THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITYSPEED
Introduction

Credit Accumulation Mechanism (CAM)
學分累積制

CAM offers you maximum flexibility in learning. It allows you to choose when and what to learn. As you go along, you accumulate credits for PolyU-SPEED Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) academic awards. The credits you earned are valid for life.

You can follow a clear progression path and are totally free to decide how quickly you proceed up the qualification ladder of CAM. You may study when you feel you are ready or your other commitments allow, and leave at any exit points if your circumstances change.

A variety of subjects is available under CAM. Each subject is classified either as a Science or Non-science subject and is given a level code which reflects the standard of intellectual challenge. You can select the subjects and map out your study plan according to your ability, interest and aspiration.

Admission of new students into the Credit Accumulation Mechanism (CAM) of PolyU SPEED has ceased since academic year 2012/13. However, credit-bearing courses will continue to be offered to serve the needs of the existing students of CAM.

「學分累積制」是一個非常靈活的學習模式。你可按照自己能力和進修需要,釐定個人的學習進度,循著清晰的進修階梯,考取理大專業進修學院的專業進修學術資格。

當你完成由理大專業進修學院提供的「學分累積制」課程後,將取得學分。你所獲得學分均是終身有效的。

學院提供多項「學分累積制」科目,分為理科、非理科兩種性質,並以不同水平來表示科目的學術程度。你可根據自己的能力、興趣及志向,選讀課程和訂定個人進修計劃。

理大專業進修學院自2012/13學年已停止接受新生加入其「學分累積制」,但本學院仍繼續開辦學分課程予「學分累積制」的現有學生報讀。

Levels of Subjects Offered under CAM
「學分累積制」的課程水平及程度

  Level Code 水平 Explanation 說明    
  0 Sub A-Level standard
程度低於高級程度會考
   
  1 A-Level standard
高級程度會考程度
 
  2 Standard comparable to Year 1 of a 3-year degree programme
大學一年級程度 (三年制學位課程)
 
  3 Standard comparable to Year 2 of a 3-year degree programme
大學二年級程度 (三年制學位課程)
 
  4 Standard comparable to the Final Year of a 3-year degree programme
大學三年級程度 (三年制學位課程)
 
  5 Master’s level
碩士課程程度
 
  6 Doctoral level
博士課程程度
 

About CAM Subject Code

「學分累積制」科目編號

For easy identification, each subject under CAM will bear a code that starts with the abbreviation of the department offering the subject. For example:

所有「學分累積制」科目的編號均以開辦科目之部門簡稱為首,以茲識別。例如:

Accumulating Credits for Awards

專業進修學術資格

When you successfully complete a subject offered under CAM, you will receive a certification which shows the record of your study:

  1. Title of the subject
  2. Level of the subject (from 0 to 6)
  3. Grade achieved
  4. Number of credits earned

When you have accumulated enough number of credits and satisfied the requirements with respect to the level, nature and Grade Point Average, you may apply for a PCE award. Minimum requirements for each PCE award are listed below.

當你成功修畢一項「學分累積制」課程,會收到一張記錄個人學業成績的證明書。該證明書會列明:

  1. 課程名稱
  2. 課程水平 (0至6)
  3. 成績等級
  4. 所得學分

當你累積足夠的學分,並達到要求的水平、性質及平均積分點,便可申請專業進修學術資格。下列為專業進修學術資格的最低要求。

Minimum Requirements for PolyU SPEED PCE Awards

Awards Minimum Credits Requirements Minimum Level, Credits and Subject Nature Requirements *
Bachelor of Science (BSc) 99 credits 30 credits at Level 4 (18 should be from science subjects)
30 credits at Level 3 (16 should be from science subjects)
30 credits at Level 2 (16 should be from science subjects)
9 credits at any level
or
Bachelor of Arts (BA) 99 credits 30 credits at Level 4
30 credits at Level 3
30 credits at Level 2
9 credits at any level
Associate of Science (AS) 60 credits 24 credits at Level 3 (16 should be from science subjects)
24 credits at Level 2 (16 should be from science subjects)
12 credits at any level
or
Associate of Arts (AA) 60 credits 24 credits at Level 3
24 credits at Level 2
12 credits at any level
Professional and Continuing Education Diploma (PCE Dip) 30 credits 21 credits at Level 2
9 credits at any level
Professional and Continuing Education Certificate (PCE Cert) 9 credits 6 credits at Level 2
3 credits at any level

* In addition to the requirements shown in the table, the granting of PCE awards is subject to the following rules:

  1. The same credits may be used for different academic awards provided they are not at the same level.
  2. The Grade Point Average (GPA) of the subjects, which a student uses to claim a PCE award, must be of 2.0 or above.
  3. Where a subject is taken more than one time, only the grade obtained in the final attempt of retaking will be included in the calculation of the GPA. GPA is capped at 4.0.

專業進修學術資格的最低要求

學術資格 學分總數的最低要求 課程等級、學分及性質的最低要求 *
理學士 99 學分 30個學分為第4水平 (其中18個學分必須為理科課程)
30個學分為第3水平 (其中16個學分必須為理科課程)
30個學分為第2水平 (其中16個學分必須為理科課程)
其餘9個學分可屬任何水平
文學士 99 學分 30個學分為第4水平
30個學分為第3水平
30個學分為第2水平
其餘9個學分可屬任何水平
理科副學士 60 學分 24個學分為第3水平 (其中16個學分必須為理科課程)
24個學分為第2水平 (其中16個學分必須為理科課程)
其餘12個學分可屬任何水平
文科副學士 60 學分 24個學分為第3水平
24個學分為第2水平
其餘12個學分可屬任何水平
專業進修文憑 30 學分 21個學分為第2水平
其餘9個學分可屬任何水平
專業進修證書 9 學分 6個學分為第2水平
其餘3個學分可屬任何水平

* 除上列學術資格的要求外,學員須符合以下原則方可取得有關學術資格:

  1. 同一個學分可用作申請不同等級的學術資格,但不能用作申請相同等級的學術資格。
  2. 學員用以申請學術資格的科目的平均積分點必須達2.0或以上。
  3. 若學員曾修讀某科目超過一次,只有最後一次修讀該科目的成績會被計算入平均積分點。平均積分點以4.0為上限。
     

Credit Transfer

學分轉移

If you have undertaken previous study at PolyU or other recognised institutions, you may apply for transferring these studies as credits under CAM. Subject to the following regulations, credits approved for transfer may be used for applying Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) Awards.

  • Not more than 50% of the required number of credits for a PCE award can be transferred based on previous studies at recognised institutions outside PolyU.
  • For credits attained from previous studies within PolyU, not more than 67% of the required credits for a PCE award can be transferred.
  • In cases where both types of credits mentioned above are transferred, not more than 50% of the required number of credits for a PCE award may be transferred.

Credit transfer may also be granted based on working experience. In general, applicants with six years of relevant working experience may be eligible for up to 9 transferred credits at Level “0” or “1”. Applicants who apply for credit transfer based on working experience may be required to attend an interview. For details, please enquire at PolyU SPEED Offices.

若你曾於理大或其他院校修讀課程,而欲將所取得的學分轉至「學分累積制」,你可申請學分轉移。如申請獲批准,你可將轉移的學分用作申請專業進修學術資格之用。在使用轉移的學分作申請專業進修學術資格時, 須符合下列條件:

  • 專業進修學術資格所需的學分數目中不得有多於百分之五十是由理大以外其他認可院校的學分轉移。
  • 專業進修學術資格所需的學分數目中不得有多於百分之六十七是由理大的學分轉移。
  • 若同時使用上述兩類轉移的學分,則在專業進修學術 資格所需的學分中,不得有多於百分之五十是來自學分轉移。

你亦可以工作經驗申請學分轉移。一般而言,申請人如 擁有六年或以上工作經驗,可獲得最多九個水平“0"或“1"級 的學分。以工作經驗申請學分轉移的申請人可能需要出席 面試。詳情請向學院辦事處查詢。

Your First Step to Lifelong Learning

邁向終身學習之路

Embarking on a study for a degree is easy under CAM. Obtain subject information from PolyU SPEED Offices or website and sign up for subjects which suit your needs. You will then become a student under CAM and can start accumulating credits towards a degree.

要踏上終身學習之路,請先向學院或於網頁索取課程資料,然後根據自己的學習需要報讀課程,成為「學分累積制」的學員。

Credit, Level and Nature

學分、水平及性質

The level, nature and number of credits are indicated for each subject in promotional materials. This information will help you make a decision. As far as study effort is concerned, you are normally expected to spend 40 hours of study (inclusive of lecture hours, private study, etc.) to earn one credit.

The level indicates the intellectual challenge posed to the learners. If you are unsure of your readiness to study a subject at university level, you are advised to start with a relevant subject labelled as Level “0” or “1”.

Subjects labelled as Level “2” are equivalent in standard to those taken by a first year university student. These subjects will help you build up the foundation knowledge required for a higher level of study.

Subjects labelled as Level “3” or above usually require learners to have prior knowledge of the subjects covered or fulfill certain prerequisite requirements such as completing similar subjects at lower levels.

Please refer to the table “Minimum Requirements for PolyU SPEED PCE Awards” above if you decide to work towards any PCE award. It will help you to identify the kind of subjects you need to take as you progress.

為了讓你能作出適當選擇,每一項課程的水平、性質及學分數目均註明在課程推廣資料內。學分是以學習所需時間計算,要取得一個學分,學生一般需要花上四十小時學習,當中包括教授、自修時間等。

課程的「水平」代表其學術水平。若你不太肯定自己是否能應付大學程度的科目,你可先選讀水平“0"或“1"級的課程。

水平“2"級的課程在程度上相等於大學一年級的科目,目的是幫助學員建立高等教育課程所需的基礎。

水平“3"級或以上的課程,一般需要學員對該學術範疇有一定的基礎知識,或先符合指定修讀要求,例如要先修畢水平較低的相關課程,方可選修。

在訂定個人進修計劃前,請先參考上列的「專業進修學術資格的最低要求」一表,了解進修階梯的結構,確定所需修讀課程的類別。

Entry Requirements

入學資格

If you wish to enroll in subjects which require specific entry requirements, you must submit your application together with the relevant supporting documents for verification. For subjects without entry requirement, applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

若你打算報讀有指定入學資格的課程,於交回申請表時,你必須提供有關證明文件,以作核實。至於沒有註明入學要求的課程,則以先到先得為取錄原則。

Prior Knowledge

學前知識

Students are responsible for ensuring they have the required and prior knowledge to study the subject before enrolling in the subject.

學生有責任於報讀課程前評估自己是否達到和擁有該課程所需之學前知識,以應付課程需要。

Attendance Requirement

出席率

Participation in classes is an essential part of the learning process. You are required to attend at least 70% of class meetings in a subject. Students who cannot fulfill the minimum attendance requirement will fail the subject. Individual subjects may have different attendance requirement. Please pay attention to the subject information provided.

參與課堂是學習過程中的重要一環。你的課堂出席率必須達70%或以上。如未能達到出席率的最低要求,學生的科目成績將被評為不及格。個別課程的出席率要求或有不同,請留意有關課程資料。

Progression and Awards

專業進修學術資格

As you progress, the credits you earned will be added to your record of study under CAM. You may use these credits at any time to claim a Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) award. The credits you earned can be used for claiming different academic awards provided they are not at the same level.

To claim any PCE awards, you will need to submit an application to the PolyU SPEED Offices. In your application, you have to specify which credits in your record of study you will use for claiming the award. Application forms for claiming PCE awards are obtainable from the PolyU SPEED Offices or website. A non-refundable graduation fee is required for claiming PCE awards.

你所獲得的學分將會記錄在你個人的進修紀錄上,以作申請專業進修學術資格之用。同一個學分可用作申請不同等級的學術資格,但不能用作申請相同等級的學術資格。

如欲申請專業進修學術資格,你須向學院遞交申請表。你必須在申請表內註明用作申請專業進修學術資格的學分。申請專業進修學術資格的表格可在學院辦事處索取或於網頁下載。申請人需繳交畢業費用,費用恕不退還。

Pay as You Go

繳交學費

As enrolment is on a subject basis, you pay only when you enroll in a subject under CAM.

「學分累積制」的收費是以課程為單位。當你報讀課程時,才需繳付學費。