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HKCC and SPEED welcome new students for the 2015/16 academic year with a full-fledged “2+2” articulation pathway
理大轄下香港專上學院及專業進修學院舉行開學禮 新學年為同學提供更完善的「2+2」升學途徑

2015-08-31

HKCC and SPEED Welcome New Students for the 2015/16 Academic Year
with 
a Full-fledged “2+2” Articulation Pathway

 

On 29 August 2015, College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE), an affiliate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), welcomed around 5,000 new full-time students joining its educational units, Hong Kong Community College (HKCC) and School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED). These students are enrolled in the PolyU-HKCC award associate degree and higher diploma programmes, and the PolyU-SPEED award top-up honours degree programmes.

Officiating at the ceremony, Prof. Philip C.H. Chan, PolyU Deputy President and Provost cum CPCE Council Vice Chairman, remarked that CPCE, through its two educational units of HKCC and SPEED, offers highly integrated academic and professional programmes for learners to pursue higher academic qualifications. In particular, HKCC’s sub-degree programmes and SPEED’s top-up honours degree programmes play an important role of “offering youngsters an alternative pathway to pursue university education”.

Prof. Philip C.H. Chan, PolyU Deputy President and Provost cum CPCE Council Vice Chairman, addresses the welcome ceremony.

In his welcoming address, CPCE Dean Prof. Peter Yuen remarked that CPCE strives to deliver education of the highest quality, and he shared with the freshmen the latest development of CPCE’s flexible “2+2” articulation pathway that leads to PolyU-accredited degrees. “After completing their 2-year AD or HD programmes, HKCC graduates have the opportunity to join SPEED and articulate to the 2-year top-up honours degree programmes, which lead to PolyU or PolyU-SPEED awards. I am delighted to share with you that as from 2015/16, the ‘2+2’ articulation pathway has further been enriched through the close collaboration among HKCC, SPEED and PolyU faculties/ departments.”

CPCE Dean Prof. Peter Yuen welcomes around 5,000 new full-time students joining HKCC and SPEED this academic year.

To address the manpower needs of the community, two new programmes, namely Higher Diploma in Aircraft Services Engineering and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Sciences (Statistics and Data Science), are receiving their first cohort of students. Additionally, SPEED has enhanced its collaboration with PolyU faculties and departments to offer diversified PolyU award top-up honours degree programmes, covering the disciplines of construction and environment, design, engineering, hotel and tourism management, humanities and social sciences.

In 2015/16, HKCC offers more than 30 sub-degree programmes spanning the domains of arts, science, social sciences, business, and the specialised areas of health studies and design. As for SPEED, it provides more than 30 top-up honours degree programmes leading to PolyU or PolyU-SPEED awards, which match closely the articulation needs of HKCC graduates in related disciplines.

Since the first cohort of graduates in 2003, more than 16,300 HKCC graduates have articulated to bachelor’s degree programmes. This represents a 12-year average articulation rate of 78.5%, which ranks among the highest in Hong Kong. The impressive articulation figures bear testimony to students’ abilities, as well as academic staff’s dedicated efforts in fostering students’ all-round development.

The new academic year also marks a key milestone in the development of CPCE with the establishment of its Student Affairs Office (CSAO). Ir Dr Joseph So, Head of Student Affairs, said, “With a mission to foster students’ holistic development, CSAO provides three main areas of services, namely Personal Growth, Counselling Services, and Further Studies and Career Services. Students will be offered a wide range of co-curricular activities as well as opportunities to serve the community.”

Established under the auspices of PolyU in 2002, CPCE oversees the day-to-day operations of two self-financed educational units of HKCC and SPEED. HKCC is dedicated to the provision of quality sub-degree programmes. As for SPEED, apart from the top-up honours degree programmes leading to PolyU and PolyU-SPEED awards, the School also offers programmes/ courses in collaboration with the University of London and Northumbria University (UNN), as well as courses for continuous professional development and lifelong learning.

理大轄下香港專上學院及專業進修學院舉行開學禮
新學年為同學提供更完善的「2+2」升學途徑

 

香港理工大學轄下的專業及持續教育學院(CPCE)於8月29日為旗下教學單位-香港專上學院(HKCC)及專業進修學院(SPEED)合共約5,000名全日制新生舉行2015/16年度開學禮,歡迎他們分別入讀HKCC的副學士及高級文憑課程,以及由SPEED開辦的榮譽學士學位銜接課程。

主禮嘉賓理大常務及學務副校長兼專業及持續教育學院校董會副主席陳正豪教授表示,CPCE透過HKCC及SPEED兩個教學單位,提供緊密銜接的學術及專業課程,協助有志人士獲取更高學術資歷。他特別指出HKCC和SPEED開辦的副學位課程和榮譽學士學位銜接課程,共同為青年人提供另一道晉升大學的階梯。

理大常務及學務副校長兼專業及持續教育學院校董會副主席陳正豪教授為開學禮致辭。

專業及持續教育學院院長阮博文教授表示,CPCE致力提供優質教育,他並向新生介紹「2+2」理大審批學士學位途徑的最新發展。阮教授說:「HKCC同學完成兩年制的副學士或高級文憑課程後,有機會升讀SPEED兩年制榮譽學士學位銜接課程,以獲取理大或理大專業進修學院學銜。2015/16學年,透過HKCC、SPEED和理大學院/學系之間的緊密合作,我們將進一步豐富『2+2』升學模式。」

專業及持續教育學院院長阮博文教授歡迎HKCC及SPEED合共約五千名全日制新生。

為了配合社會對人力資源的需求,兩所學院於新學年推出兩項全新課程,分別是飛機服務工程高級文憑課程,以及應用科學(榮譽)理學士(統計及數據科學)課程。此外,SPEED亦加強與理大學院/學系合作,增辦多項可獲頒理大學銜的榮譽學士學位銜接課程,涵蓋建設及環境、設計、工程、酒店及旅遊業管理、人文及社會科學範疇。

2015/16學年,HKCC開辦30多項副學位課程,涵蓋文、理、社、商範疇,也有健康學及設計專科。SPEED則提供逾30項可獲頒理大或理大專業進修學院學銜的榮譽學士學位銜接課程,務求緊密配合HKCC畢業生的升學需要。

自2003年首屆畢業生至今,HKCC共有逾16,300名畢業生升讀學士學位課程,12年平均升學率達78.5%,是全港升學率最高的大專院校之一。這些升學數字證明HKCC同學的能力備受肯定,同時反映教學人員在推動學生的全人發展方面不遺餘力。

CPCE學生事務處(簡稱CSAO)亦於新學年正式成立,為學院的發展奠下重要的里程碑。學生事務總監蘇志豪博士表示:「CSAO的宗旨是促進學生的全人發展,因此我們提供三大範疇的服務,分別是個人成長、輔導服務,以及升學及就業服務,致力為同學提供多采多姿的課外活動,以及服務社會的機會。」

CPCE於2002年成立,專責統籌和管理理大轄下以自負盈虧營運的教學單位-HKCC和SPEED的運作及發展。HKCC專為中學畢業生開辦優質的副學位課程;SPEED則主要提供榮譽學士學位銜接課程。除理大及理大專業進修學院學銜課程以外,SPEED也開辦各類專業進修和終身學習的課程,並與University of London及Northumbria University(UNN)合辦課程。