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Programme Information & Application

Undergraduate Programmes

  • Programme Features
    • Teaching practicum and mainland & overseas exchange activities organized every year
    • Training support provided by the HKBU Kindergarten
    • Recognized professional qualifications including:
      • Kindergarten teacher
      • Kindergarten principal (meeting one of the requirements for registration)
      • Child care worker
      • Child care supervisor
      • Having acquired training in the One Year In-service Course in Special Child Care Work (stipulated specialized courses should be completed)
    • Qualifications awarded by HKBU
  • Programme Structure
    • This programme is structured according to the HKBU overall structure of the four-year curriculum. It consists of 128 units.
      Courses Units
      Major Required Courses  
      Professional Studies 18 units
      Curriculum Studies 21 units
      Practicum 14 units
      Honours Project 5 units
      Elective Courses 33 units
      Specialized Courses 6 units
      University Core 13 units
      General Education Programme 18 units
       Total:  128 units

      Please refer to the programme webpage for details.

  • Admission Requirements
    1. Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE):

      (i) Level 3 or above in both Chinese Language and English Language; and
      (ii) Level 2 or above in Mathematics and Liberal Studies; and
      (iii) Level 3 or above in two elective subjects*
      * At least one must be a Category A elective subject including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2). Category B subjects with “Attained with Distinction I” or above or Category C subjects with Grade E or above could be used to fulfill the second elective subject requirement.

      OR

    2. Other qualifications deemed acceptable by the School as equivalent to the General University Admission Requirements

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  • Programme Features
    • The five-year full-time Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) Programme (BN) is accredited by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong (NCHK). Graduates will be eligible to obtain licence to practise as Registered Nurses (General) in Hong Kong. The programme prepares students to serve in a wide range of healthcare settings including acute, rehabilitation and community to help patients reach their greatest healing potentials. The programme’s distinctive features include:
      • First nursing honours degree programme awarded by HKBU
      • Experienced academic team with a wealth of clinical and teaching experiences
      • Strong student support services and facilities offered by HKBU and SCE
      • Design of the nursing laboratories with reference to private hospital specifications
      • Curriculum comprises Western and Chinese medicinal nursing elements
      • Well-equipped laboratories for practical training
      • Comprehensive clinical practice opportunities at public and private hospitals, clinics and community settings
      • Whole person education with wide-ranging of service-learning and experiential learning activities
      • Global exposure through ample student exchange opportunities
  • Programme Structure 

    • This is a five-year full-time programme, which consists of Major Required Courses (120 units), Elective Courses (6 units) and University Core and General Education Courses (31 units) per HKBU requirement, a total of 157 units.
      Courses Units
      Major Required Courses        
      Basic Life Sciences 12 units

      Behavioural and Social Sciences

      6 units

      Nursing Studies

      60  units
      Clinical Nursing Practice 33  units
      Professional Nursing Development 9  units
      Elective Courses 6  units
      University Core and General Education Courses 31  units
      Total:  157 units

      Please refer to the programme webpage for details.

  • Admission Requirements
    1. Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE):
      (i) Level 3 or above in both Chinese Language and English Language; and
      (ii) Level 2 or above in both Mathematics and Liberal Studies; and
      (iii) Level 3 or above in two elective subjects*
      * The first elective must be Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2). The second elective can be any Category A subjects or Applied Learning Courses (either Health Care Practice or Foundation in Chinese Medicine) with Attained with Distinction (I) or above. The preferred Category A subjects are Biology and Science: Combined Science.
      OR

    2. Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) and Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)
      (i) HKALE
      Grade E or above obtained in any two sittings:
      .AS Use of English; and
      .AS Chinese Language and Culture; and
      .Either two AL subjects or one AL subject plus two AS subjects
      and
      (ii) HKCEE
      Level 3 / Grade D or above in English Language (Syllabus B) AND Level 2 / Grade E or above in at least five subjects^ including Chinese Language in a single sitting (^The total grades of these five subjects are no less than 8 points.)
      OR
    3. Other qualifications deemed acceptable by the School as equivalent to the General University Admission Requirements
      OR

    4. Applicants aged 25 or above with acceptable qualifications to justify admission

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Higher Diploma Programmes

  • Programme Features
    • A solid foundation of basic design concepts and skills, followed by two specialised areas on Jewellery Design and Visual Merchandising
    • Interdisciplinary teaching approach increasing students’ competitiveness and employability as designers in different work settings
    • Taught by professionals and academics with rich working experiences in local tertiary institutions and related industrial sectors
    • Dynamic learning environment, equipped with Art Studio, Gemmology Laboratory and Computer Labs, stimulate creative thinking and facilitate hands-on learning and practice.
  • Programme Structure    
    • This is a two-year full-time programme, which consists of 63 units (21 courses).
      Courses Units
      Generic Skills Courses 15 units(5 courses)
      Discipline Required Courses 33 units(11 courses)
      Specialisation Courses 15 units(5 courses)
      Total:  63 units(21 courses)

      Please refer to the programme page for details.

  • Admission Requirements
    • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE): Level 2 in five subjects# (including Chinese Language* and English Language); OR
    • Successful completion of the Diploma Yi Jin; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications to be assessed by the School; OR
    • Applicants aged 21 or above with acceptable qualifications to justify admission.
      # A DSE applicant is allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning subjects in the application.
      * “Attained” or above in Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) would be accepted as an alternative Chinese Language qualification.

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  • Programme Features
    • Comprehensive management knowledge and integrated industry and profession-specific skills, together with the necessary competencies to enhance students’ employability
    • A systematic basis with theoretical and practical foundation in management and appropriate professional skills to achieve their personal goals in further studies or career development
    • Taught by professionals and academics with rich working experiences in local tertiary institutions and related industrial sectors
  • Programme Structure
    • This is a two-year full-time programme, which consists of 63 units (21 courses).

      Courses Units
      Generic Skills Courses 15 units(5 courses)
      Discipline Required Courses 33 units(11 courses)
      Specialisation Courses 15 units(5 courses)
       Total:  63 units(21 courses)

      Please refer to the programme page for details.

  • Admission Requirements
    • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE): Level 2 in five subjects# (including Chinese Language* and English Language); OR
    • Successful completion of the Diploma Yi Jin; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications to be assessed by the School; OR
    • Applicants aged 21 or above with acceptable qualifications to justify admission.
      # A DSE applicant is allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning subjects in the application.
      * “Attained” or above in Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) would be accepted as an alternative Chinese Language qualification.

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Diploma Programmes

  • Programme Features
    • One-year full-time studies
    • Students can obtain conditional offers through the Special Admission Scheme of HKBU Higher Diploma Programmes offered by SCE and Associate Degree Programme offered by CIE
    • English is used as the main medium of instruction to enhance students’ language abilities in listening, speaking, reading and writing
    • A selection of elective courses are offered to provide students with the opportunities to gain knowledge from different disciplines and broaden their horizons
    • This programme will develop students’ personal values
    • Qualifications awarded by SCE
  • Programme Structure
    • This is a one-year full-time programme, which consists of seven core courses and two elective courses, totaling 450 hours.
      Courses Contact Hours
      Core Courses 360 hours
      Language and Communication (4 courses) 210 hours

      Meaning of Life (1 course)

      45 hours

      Numeracy and Research (2 courses)

      105 hours
      Electives courses (Any two courses) 90 hours
       Total:   450 hours

      Please refer to the programme page for details.

  • Admission Requirements
    • Level 2 in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) English Language and Chinese Language; OR
    • Level 1 or above in HKDSE English Language and Chinese Language AND at least 6 points in the best five subjects*#; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications to be assessed by SCE.
      * Application will still be considered if an applicant has attempted less than five subjects but obtained 6 points or above.
      # Applicants are allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application.

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  • Programme Features
    • A total of 24 elective clusters, with 3 new additions including Aviation Services, Health Care Studies and Media Studies
    • Early admission to HKBU SCE Higher Diploma programmes and CIE Associate Degree programme
    • Qualification comparable to Level 2 in five subjects (including Chinese Language and English Language) in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) which is accepted by the Government as meeting the academic entry requirement of over 30 civil service posts including Ambulanceman, Police Constable, Social Security Assistant, Customs Officer and Tax Inspector II etc.#
    • Quality teaching team with experienced field practitioners as advisors or adjunct faculty
    • Responsive to market needs with a balance between academic and practical components in the curriculum
    • Vibrant campus life from co-curricular to extra-curricular activities, to expand students’ horizons
    • Qualifications awarded by SCE
      # For those who have successfully completed the Maths Plus elective course, the Diploma Yi Jin qualification obtained is accepted by the Government as meeting the academic entry requirement of civil service posts requiring Level 2 standard in 5 subjects including Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics in the HKDSE Examination. These posts are Assistant Clerical Officer, Assistant Taxation Officer, Assistant Trade Controls Officer, Land Inspector II and Supplies Supervisor II.
  • Programme Structure
    • This is a one-year full-time programme, which consists of five core courses and one elective cluster (with 3 specified elective courses), totaling 600 hours.
      Courses Contact Hours
      5 Core Courses 420 hours
      1 Elective Cluster comprising 3 Elective Courses
      (5 categories with 24 Elective Clusters on offer)
      180 hours
      Total:    600 hours

      Please refer to the programme page for details.

  • Admission Requirements
    • Secondary 6 school leavers or adult learners aged 21 or above

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