Programme Content




This programme provides you with the fundamental range of skills necessary to become a software developer.  It equips you with key programming, analysis and design skills including back and front-end web development, internet-of-things development, user experience design, quality assurance and testing, system administration, and security that give you a competitive edge in the job market.

UK-specific contents may not be applicable to HK students


Programme Features

Hot topics of the IT Industry
Up-to-date knowledge on technologies with dedicated modules on “Data Science for Developers”, “Web API Development”, “Mobile App Development”, “User Experience Design”, and “Security”

Practical professional skillsets
You will be given lots of opportunities to work with new technologies to help develop new design solutions, in the classroom and on real-life projects, where you will work with staff on real-world computing and design problems as you would in commercial, professional or research practice. This means that you can develop professional skills at the same time as you learn the technical contents of your degree. 

No examination
Assessment 100% based on coursework, phase test and final project, etc.

Employable graduates
Our graduates work in the Civil Service, as well as a range of medium and small sized companies in web, media, and the creative industries.



Data Science for Developers

This module provides an insight into how data and information retrieval systems are designed. It aims to provide an introductory study of database concepts, theory and design aimed at practical use of database and information retrieval tools and techniques.

Individual Project

The aim of this module is for you to build on your previous project preparation module and conduct development, reach relevant and useful conclusions in its evaluation, and communicate these in a professional academic report.

Web API Development (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 34Z141511)
This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills to create your own API for use in web applications using the latest technologies and featuring an interactive web client.

Mobile App Development (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 34Z122533)
This module will enable you to use development kits to build applications for mobile platforms.

User Experience Design (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 34Z136534)
The module will allow you to focus on the creation of graphical user interfaces, from simple prototyping through to coded product.

Security (CEF Module)

(CEF code: 34Z136542)
This module introduces you to the concepts and practical considerations of creating and evaluating secure computer systems.

Academic Writing 3:Writing Skills for Dissert and Res Prj

This module offers you strategies for conceptualising, planning, drafting, revising and editing longer assignments such as final-year projects.  Focusing on final-year associated tasks of 'evaluate', 'synthesise', 'argue' and ‘reflect’, this module emphasises the place of these types of discourse and practice in academic communication. 

 For part-time mode only. This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (BSc (Hons) Computing) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5). 

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.


Coursework, phase test, and final project, etc.



QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 14/002777/L5
Validity Period : 01/09/2014 - 31/08/2027


Importance of choosing a non-local top-up with QF Level 5

  • Degree qualifications pitched at QF Level 5 are formally recognised by the HKSAR Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service for graduate posts.

Further Studies
  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes. Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships



Entry Requirements


Entry Requirements

Holders of a VTC Higher Diploma in relevant IT subjects:
  • HD in IT for Business
  • HD in Game Software Development
  • HD in Computer Systems Administration
  • HD in Software Engineering
  • HD in Telecommunications and Networking
  • HD in Mobile Computing
  • HD in Network Applications
  • HD in Information and Network Security
  • HD in Information and Communications Technology
  • HD in Web Design and Development
  • HD in Mobile Applications Development
  • HD in AI and Mobile Applications Development
  • HD in Cloud and Data Centre Administration
  • HD in Data Science and Analytics
  • HD in Cybersecurity
  • HD in AI and Smart Technology


Holders of Higher Diploma, or Associate Degree, or equivalent qualifications in relevant IT subjects from recognised institutions will also be considered.  These applicants must also be able to demonstrate competence equivalent to an HKDSE Level 2 or HKCEE Grade E in Mathematics.*

*Subject to final approval by Coventry University 


English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications (e.g. Higher Diploma, Associate Degree, Professional Diploma) taught and assessed in English from recognised institutions;


  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.5, or equivalent.




Fees & Funding


  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee : HK$69,450 by 2 (FT) or 3 (PT) instalments 
     (FT students: deduct up to HK$33,740 via NMTSS; PT students: deduct up to HK$25,000 via CEF)

FT students: Reimburse up to the full tuition fee if you are eligible for NMTSS and receive SPSS Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS).
(i.e. Tuition Fee HK$69,450 - NMTSS HK$33,740 - OPS HK$40,000)

Eligible students for NMTSS only need to pay the tuition fee net of NMTSS. After admission, students with outstanding academic performance at sub-degree level will be nominated for OPS and the awardees will receive the scholarship around July/August next year. The disbursement of NMTSS and the award of OPS will be subject to the final approval by the Education Bureau (EDB).


A variety of attractive scholarships are available to prospectivecurrent and graduating SHAPE students.


"This programme introduces the latest IoT applications, such as data analytics and the current computer systems and architectures used in the workplace. SHAPE lecturers spark our learning interest and improved our problem-solving skills."

Wong Chun Kit

BSc (Hons) Computing

  • HKSAR Government Reaching Out Award

Financial Aids 

The following HKSAR Government financial assistance schemes are available to eligible students who pursue this programme at SHAPE:

Financial Assistance Schemes
Amount (HK$)  FT Mode PT Mode
Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS) Up to $33,740 per year 



Continuing Education Fund (CEF)  Up to $25,000* --


Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)

 Up to $89,080
(Tuition fee grant)

Up to $8,620
(Academic expenses grant)

Up to 55,560
(Living expenses loan)


Y --
Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year Y


Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year -- Y

For details including eligibility and subsidy amount, please refer to the hyperlink of each scheme.
* Please refer to the Programme Content section of this programme for the reimbursable courses under the CEF


Career Prospects/ Further Studies

Career Prospects

The practical nature of this programme places an emphasis on your future employability, developing a wide range of technical, analytical, design and professional skills. Graduates can be employed in a wide variety of roles in business or industry, such as programmer, web developer, user experience specialist, IT business analyst, and data warehouse manager.

Our graduates work in the Civil Service, as well as a range of medium and small sized companies in web, media, and the creative industries.


"I learnt the latest IT knowledge such as artificial intelligence and big data from the degree programme which have been very helpful to my career development. I also participated in various competitions which broadened my horizons and enhanced my self-confidence. SHAPE lecturers were very kind and supportive. I am thankful to their continuous encouragement and motivation. "

Ngai Ka Tung

BSc (Hons) Computing

  • Programmer, HKSAR Government
  • 大灣區智能生活創科提案比賽   優異獎 
  • 中國互聯網 +創新創業大賽 銅奬


Further Studies

Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes. Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.


Student Awards

Student Awards


Connect with Us


Sha Tin Campus (Full-time) 

Programme Coordinator

Dr. Fung Kai Tat

Tel. no.

2256 7330




General Enquiries

SHAPE (Sha Tin) Office 

Tel. no.

2256 7240 



Chai Wan Campus (Part-time) 

Programme Coordinator

Mr. Wong Hang Chit 

Tel. no.

2595 8113 




General Enquiries

Ms. Kelly Lai

Tel. no.

2595 8377



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Registration No. : 252436. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.