Message from Director

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

Since its establishment in 1991, CityU SCOPE has been a pioneer and major provider of quality professional and lifelong education in Hong Kong. The School offers a range of programmes at different levels. Our Bachelor’s degree programmes focus on professional education in a variety of disciplines. Our postgraduate programmes are academically sound and career-relevant. Our professional development programmes cater to corporate training needs; fulfill learners' continuing professional development (CPD) requirements; and prepare candidates for professional examinations. These represent the commitment of the School to supporting lifelong self-development and a swift response to community needs and social and technological changes.

The School and our partner universities have nurtured around 30,000 non-local Bachelor’s Honours degree (top-up) graduates entering into a world of work to make contributions to various sectors of society. Leveraging its excellent track record, the School has launched seven 3-year non-local Bachelor’s Honours Degree Programmes since 2016, as an additional option of further studies for secondary school graduates.

The quality assurance system of the School follows the internal validation process of the University, which is rigorous and sound. All 3-year non-local degree programmes and sixteen of the non-local top-up degree programmes have been successfully accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). This accredited status has guaranteed both the programme quality and the eligibility of our full-time students to apply for government grants and loans and to participate in suitable government internship and scholarship schemes. Graduates of these programmes are recognised by the Government of the HKSAR for employment.

The well-qualified teaching teams from both the School and our non-local partner universities are committed to nurturing and developing individual talent through a well-articulated curriculum. Their successful education is proven by well-documented satisfaction of students in teaching feedback questionnaire and the excellent performance of our graduates in meeting the challenges in the dynamic workplace.

In 2016, the School attained a grant of HK$1.70 million from the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) to set up the English Language Centre for our students. The Centre provides diversified English learning activities to enhance the English proficiency of our undergraduate students. Students can also make use of the self-access language laboratory and resource corner of the Centre to learn English at their own pace.

The School cares about its students. We provide a wide range of student development services to prepare students for fruitful studies and successful careers. A range of awards and scholarships have been established to recognise both the outstanding academic performance and the talent in non-academic achievements of our students. Career and employment services are available. Counselling services are provided to support students to handle their personal issues and to adjust to university life. In 2018, the School was further awarded HK$3.75 million by QESS to form a Student Industrial Attachment Service Center. The Center will enhance the career readiness and employability of all full-degree and top-up degree students through structured industrial attachment guidance, preparation, workplace practice and learning consolidation.

Learning is a continuous process. The School guides you to locate the next destination to quality university education. To learn more about the wide range of learning opportunities offered by the School, please visit www.scope.edu. Join us and increase your competitiveness to succeed in a world of work!

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

March 2019