Message from Director

Welcome to the website of the School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE) at the City University of Hong Kong!

Since its establishment in 1991, CityU SCOPE has been a pioneer and major provider of quality professional and life-long education in Hong Kong. As a facilitator of lifelong learning, we offer a wide range of quality programmes for professional practice, retraining and self-development which anticipate and respond to community needs as well as to the effects of social and technological changes. Our top-up degree programmes focus on professional education and cover a variety of disciplines; our postgraduate programmes are academically sound and career-relevant; and our professional development programmes address corporate training needs, fulfill learners' continuing professional development (CPD) requirements and prepare candidates for professional examinations.

Apart from the variety and differentiation of our programmes, our quality assurance systems follow our rigorous internal validation processes at the University. Many of our programmes, especially for the programmes leading to non-local awards, have also been closely scrutinized and examined by local and overseas academic accreditation agencies and relevant professional bodies. Among the non-local Top-Up Degree Programmes that we offer in 2014/15, seventeen of them have been successfully accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). The accredited status not only verifies our programme quality but also enables our full-time students to be eligible to apply for government grants and loans on very favourable terms as well as to participate in relevant government internship and scholarship schemes. Graduates of these programmes are also recognized by the Government of the HKSAR for employment purposes.

The well-qualified teaching teams from both CityU SCOPE and our foreign partner universities aspire to nurture and develop individual talent through a well-articulated curriculum with pastoral care for our students in an engaging learning environment. The satisfaction of students across our programmes and the outstanding performance of our graduates in meeting the challenges in the dynamic workplace prove our success as a provider of quality education.

The School also provides a wide range of student development services for a well-rounded education and future success of our students. We have various award and scholarship schemes to recognize our students' outstanding academic performances or talents in non-academic achievements; career and employment services to equip students with career knowledge and related skills; and counselling services to help students cope with personal problems and facilitate their adjustment to university life. These activities not only address the various needs of students, but also help them foster a balanced approach to personal development.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share with you our accomplishments and aspirations. For further information on the School, please visit our website at www.scope.edu. We hope that you will be interested in learning more about our quality programmes and become one of our students or learning participants, who will enjoy your time with us as you learn, and succeed in today's increasingly competitive workplace.


Louis C.K. Ma, PhD
Director
School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE)
City University of Hong Kong


November 2014