Associate of Science in Information Technology (ASCIIT)

School of Science and Technology Computing Programmes Part-time Programmes Undergraduate Programmes 3 credit-unit Associate of Science in Information Technology (ASCIIT)

Associate of Science in Information Technology (ASCIIT)

Distance Learning Mode Part-time
This programme only serve as an early exit point for the programme suite, and students will not be admitted directly. Students may opt to graduate with ASCIIT after completing the required number of credit-units and fulfilling the requirements of the programme regulations.
Programme Structure
Associate of Science in Information Technology (ASCIIT) To be eligible for the award of the Associate of Science in Information Technology, a student shall:
  • obtain 60 credit-units as prescribed below, of which at least 30 credit-units shall be at least 2000-level and/or 3000-level:
    • 18 credit-units from courses labelled FD in Table 1;
    • 36 credit-units from courses labelled CM and EM in Table 1;
    • 6 credit-units of University Core courses labelled UC in Table 1; and
    • attain the CGPA for graduation as prescribed in the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.
The programme structure description here is subject to the regulation given in the Official Programme Regulation. [link to be updated]

The programme regulations and the courses on offer are subject to revisions.

Table 1.

Course Code Course Title Credit-units Course label Earliest Term Available
IT 1010SED Introduction to Information and Communications Technology 6 FD 2023 Autumn
IT 1230SED Introduction to Internet Services and Applications 6 FD 2023 Autumn
MATH 1210SED A Foundation in Pure Mathematics 6 FD 2023 Autumn
COMP 2010SED Computing Fundamentals with Java 6 CM 2024 Autumn
COMP 2580SED Computer Programming and Problem Solving 6 CM 2023 Autumn
COMP 2600SED Computer Architecture and Operating Systems 6 CM 2023 Autumn
COMP 3590SED Relational Databases: Theory and Practice 6 CM 2024 Autumn
COMP 3630SED Discrete Structures 6 CM 2023 Autumn
IT 2340SED Web Site Design 6 EM 2024 Autumn
COMP 2120SED Network Programming and Design 6 EM 2023 Autumn
University Core Courses
UNI 1001ABW University Core Values 2 UC 2024 Spring
UNI 1011ABW Social Responsibilities 1 UC 2024 Autumn
UNI 2001BEW Effective Communication and Teamwork 3 UC 2024 Autumn


* Students are required to take the course in/after the mentioned academic year and term.

Jonathan Chiu
Marketing Director
3DP Technology Limited

Jonathan handles all external affairs include business development, patents write up and public relations. He is frequently interviewed by media and is considered a pioneer in 3D printing products.

Krutz Cheuk
Biomedical Engineer
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

After graduating from OUHK, Krutz obtained an M.Sc. in Engineering Management from CityU. He is now completing his second master degree, M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, at CUHK. Krutz has a wide range of working experience. He has been with Siemens, VTech, and PCCW.

Hugo Leung
Software and Hardware Engineer
Innovation Team Company Limited

Hugo Leung Wai-yin, who graduated from his four-year programme in 2015, won the Best Paper Award for his ‘intelligent pill-dispenser’ design at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China 2015.

The pill-dispenser alerts patients via sound and LED flashes to pre-set dosage and time intervals. Unlike units currently on the market, Hugo’s design connects to any mobile phone globally. In explaining how it works, he said: ‘There are three layers in the portable pillbox. The lowest level is a controller with various devices which can be connected to mobile phones in remote locations. Patients are alerted by a sound alarm and flashes. Should they fail to follow their prescribed regime, data can be sent via SMS to relatives and friends for follow up.’ The pill-dispenser has four medicine slots, plus a back-up with a LED alert, topped by a 500ml water bottle. It took Hugo three months of research and coding to complete his design, but he feels it was worth all his time and effort.

Hugo’s public examination results were disappointing and he was at a loss about his future before enrolling at the OUHK, which he now realizes was a major turning point in his life. He is grateful for the OUHK’s learning environment, its industry links and the positive guidance and encouragement from his teachers. The University is now exploring the commercial potential of his design with a pharmaceutical company. He hopes that this will benefit the elderly and chronically ill, as well as the society at large.

Soon after completing his studies, Hugo joined an automation technology company as an assistant engineer. He is responsible for the design and development of automation devices. The target is to minimize human labor and increase the quality of products. He is developing products which are used in various sections, including healthcare, manufacturing and consumer electronics.

Course Code Title Credits
  COMP S321F Advanced Database and Data Warehousing 5
  COMP S333F Advanced Programming and AI Algorithms 5
  COMP S351F Software Project Management 5
  COMP S362F Concurrent and Network Programming 5
  COMP S363F Distributed Systems and Parallel Computing 5
  COMP S382F Data Mining and Analytics 5
  COMP S390F Creative Programming for Games 5
  COMP S492F Machine Learning 5
  ELEC S305F Computer Networking 5
  ELEC S348F IOT Security 5
  ELEC S371F Digital Forensics 5
  ELEC S431F Blockchain Technologies 5
  ELEC S425F Computer and Network Security 5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 ELEC S201FBasic Electronics5
 IT S290FHuman Computer Interaction & User Experience Design5
 STAT S251FStatistical Data Analysis5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMPS333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMPS362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMPS363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMPS380FWeb Applications: Design and Development5
 COMPS381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud Computing5
 COMPS382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMPS390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMPS413FApplication Design and Development for Mobile Devices5
 COMPS492FMachine Learning5
 ELECS305FComputer Networking5
 ELECS363FAdvanced Computer Design5
 ELECS425FComputer and Network Security5