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.

In the past two decades, the School and its partner universities have nurtured over 30,000 non-local Bachelor’s Honours degree (top-up) graduates entering into a world of work to contribute to various sectors of society. Leveraging its excellent record of accomplishment, the School has launched nine 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. The non-local bachelor’s degree programmes, with successful periodic reviews by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), have 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 has been reflected by the 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 significant grant 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 and provides a wide range of student development services to prepare students for fruitful studies and successful careers. The School has also established a range of awards and scholarships 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 support students to handle their personal issues and to adjust to university life. In 2018, the School obtained a multi-million grant from 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 to increase your competitiveness in a world of work or fulfill your life-long learning initiatives!

I wish you good health and every success in your endeavours!

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

June 2020