Abbreviation FT / PT

The Master of Science in Information Technology in Education [MSc(ITE)] is intended for instructional designers, educators and professionals, including educational publishers, software developers, tertiary-sector staff, school administrators, IT coordinators and people involved in staff IT training in business settings, who have an interest in ITE and wish to update, extend and reflect on their knowledge and practice. The programme provides a comprehensive understanding of the cultural, administrative and technological implications of current and new educational technologies. It prepares students to design, develop, implement and evaluate the use of IT in various educational level and settings.

The MSc(ITE) programme has a modular programme structure, including taught courses and a capstone course.

The programme extends over one academic year of full-time study or between two and four years of part-time study. There will be three terms in each academic year. The three terms will begin in September, January and May.

Student Sharing

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (normally one year, up to a maximum of two years)
Part Time (normally two years, up to a maximum four years, with classes on weekday evenings and/or Saturday afternoons)

Classes normally will be held on weekdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and on Saturday mornings and afternoons at HKU Campus.  Some day-time classes will be held on weekdays.*

*Subject to change without further notice

Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements

A candidate shall satisfy both the University Admission Requirements and the Programme Specific Requirements as listed below:

  1. comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;
  2. hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose;
  3. for qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, a candidate is required to obtain a score of 550 or above (paper-based test) or 80 or above (internet-based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)#; a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)#; or Grade C or above in either the Overseas General Certificate of Education, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, or the Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language; and
  4. satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if required.

#For admission, only TOEFL or IELTS scores recorded in the two years before the date of application will be considered.

Programme Admissions Advisor(s)

Dr Daniel Churchill

Tel: 3917 5856
Fax: 2858 5649