Communications Technology

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

This programme provides comprehensive knowledge of the basic principles of telecommunications and computer communications, their applications in communications technology, and the basis of existing communications practices. Students will also be able to analyse and design advanced communication systems. The Honours programme provides students with advanced knowledge and specialization, as well as the training needed to handle independent project work.

Graduates will be qualified to take up employment as communications technologists and network administrators/managers in the communications industry.

Programme List and Prospectus

    BSc in Communications Technology (BSCCT) 120 credits     Prospectus
    BSc in Communications Technology (through Pathway 1) (BSCCT1) 40 credits   Prospectus
    BSc in Communications Technology (through Pathway 2) (BSCCT2) 50 credits   Prospectus
    BSc (Hons) in Communications Technology (BSCHCT) 160 credits   Prospectus
    BSc (Hons) in Communications Technology (through Pathway 1) (BSCHCT1) 80 credits   Prospectus
    BSc (Hons) in Communications Technology (through Pathway 2) (BSCHCT2) 90 credits   Prospectus
    BSc (Hons) in Communications Technology (with Management) (BSCHCTM) 160 credits   Prospectus
    Higher Diploma in Mobile Communications Technology (HDMCT) 90 credits   Prospectus
    Diploma in Communications Technology (DCT) 60 credits   Prospectus

Entry Requirements:

  • DCT, HDMCT, BSCCT, BSCHCT & BSCHCTM: Admission is open to anyone in Hong Kong over the age of 17.
  • BSCCT1 &BSCHCT1: a student shall normally possess a higher diploma or associate degree in a discipline closely related to Communications Technology.
  • BSCCT2 &BSCHCT2: a student shall normally possess the Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering awarded by The Open University of Hong Kong.

Mode of Study:

  • Distance learning
  • In distance learning, students are provided with self-study materials which allow them to study at their own pace. Tutors will provide tutorials and online support.

Programme Structure:

  •  The programme structure and the course outline can be seen in the prospectus. (See the Programme List and Prospectus section above.)

Study Plan:

  • Since most DL students study part-time, at their own pace, the length of time they take to complete their studies varies. For example, most people take around five years to gain the 120 credits needed for a Bachelor’s Degree (usually taking one or two courses at a time), but some have managed to compress it into three.
  • Students can take courses in any order (except those with prerequisites). In general, new students are advised to choose a course or courses at the Foundation or Middle level that are listed for the programme.

Credit Exemption – Pathway:

  • Pathways (BSCCT1, BSCCT2, BSCHCT1 and BSCHCT2) provide a very convenient means to obtain credit exemption for students holding a relevant qualification.
  • 80 credits are exempted through Pathway 1; 70 credits are exempted through Pathway 2.

Credit Exemption - Advanced Standing:

  • Block Credit Transfer (BCT) is the general means of applying for credit exemption based on your current academic qualification.
  • Application should be submitted to Advanced Standing & Records Office. The office will assess your academic qualification and determine the number of exempted credits.
  • Before your application, you may search for precedent cases for your qualification. The result can be used as an indicator for the assessment of your qualification.
  • There is a charge for BCT application.

Course Fees:

  • The course fee is based on number of credits and course level. For example, a 10-credit middle-level course costs $10,800 in 2016.


  • The OUHK has two intakes each year - normally in Autumn Term (September) and Spring Term (January).
  • Admission normally opens three months before the Term starts.
  • Ways to register include online registration and Application by hand.