Higher Diploma in Mobile Communications Technology

School of Science and Technology Programmes Department of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Higher Diploma in Mobile Communications Technology

Higher Diploma in Mobile Communications Technology
Programme description
Programme requirements
Choosing the first courses to get started
Related programmes

All Communications Technology programmes, including those with pathways, are phasing out starting from the 2021 Spring Term. For new admission, please consider other programmes.

Programme description

This programme provides comprehensive knowledge of the basic technical and business knowledge required to enter the mobile communications industry. Graduates are qualified to take up a career as technical personnel in the telecommunications industry.


Programme requirements

Students pursuing this programme must successfully complete at least 90 credits as follows:


10 credits from courses:

Course code
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Course titleCreditsLevel
BUS B103English and Communications for Business I5Foundation
BUS B191C商業關係與溝通(一)5Foundation
ENGL A122Presentation Skills5Foundation
ENGL E110English for Effective Communication I: Listening and Speaking5Foundation
ENGL E120English for Effective Communication I: Reading and Writing5Foundation
PTH E150C普通話基礎課程5Foundation

10 credits from courses:

Course code
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Course titleCreditsLevel
MGT B160Business Management Fundamentals5Foundation
MGT B240Principles and Practices of Management5Middle
MKT B250Introduction to Marketing5Middle
TC S319Quality Management for Science and Technology5Higher
TC S409Safety and Reliability for Science and Technology5Higher

70 credits of compulsory courses:

Course code
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Course titleCreditsLevel
MATH S121A Foundation in Pure Mathematics10Foundation
MATH S122A Foundation in Applied Mathematics10Foundation
ELEC S211Fundamentals of Communications Technology10Middle
ELEC S212Network Programming and Design10Middle
ELEC S222Electronics Principles and Digital Design10Middle
ELEC S225Analogue Circuits10Middle
ELEC S311Wireless Communications10Higher

Choosing the first courses to get started

Students should consider initially registering for not more than two of the following foundation level courses, which count towards qualification.

  • BUS B103 English and Communications for Business I

  • BUS B191C 商業關係與溝通(一)

  • PTH E150C 普通話基礎課程

  • ENGL A122 Presentation Skills

  • MGT B160 Business Management Fundamentals

Related programmes


For enquiries about the programmes, please contact:

Dr Wilson Chu 朱翰為博士
Tel: 3120 2614
Email: wchu@ouhk.edu.hk

Dr Kevin Hung 熊景輝博士
Tel: 3120 2603
Email: khung@ouhk.edu.hk

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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