City University of Hong Kong


To be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate (PGC) in Information Security, a student must acquire a minimum of 12 credit units, in which 3 credit units come from the core (required) course and 9 credit units from the elective courses, including at least 3 credit units of courses in Group I. Each course is worth 3 credit units.

This part-time programme can be completed within one year by studying two courses per semester. The maximum period of study in the programme is 2.5 years.

A typical schedule of study is as follows:

Part-time Study
Year 1  
Semester A 1 core course
1 elective course
Semester B 2 elective courses
  1. Upon graduation, students may further their studies by applying for the Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) programme or Master of Science in Electronic Commerce (MSEC) programme, with credit transfer of a maximum of 9 credit units for MSCS and a maximum of 6 credit units of the core courses for MSEC.
  2. Alternatively, during their study of the PGC programme, students may opt to further their studies by applying for programme transfer to the MSCS or MSEC programme. If programme transfer is approved, up to a maximum of 4 completed courses would be recognized as fulfilling the requirements of the MSCS programme or a maximum of 2 completed core courses for MSEC.