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Diploma of College Foundation Studies

Daytime Programme Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable ProgrammeCEF Course Code: 37L108422
1 year full-time
Qualifications Framework Level : 3
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Commencement : SEP 2021
Application Deadline : 31 AUG 2021 (Applications will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis)
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Programme Features

  • 1-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 Programmes 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

 

⇨ 2021-22 Programme Leaflet

 

DCFS video 2021 Higher Diploma video DCFS video

 

School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University

 

The School of Continuing Education (SCE) of Hong Kong Baptist University was founded in 1975 and is one of the seven schools or faculties of the University. The educational objectives of the SCE are based on the notion "Learning is a lifelong process". The School has been providing people of all ages with ways and options for professional and academic advancement to meet the needs of the rapidly changing society. This programme aims to develop students' English language skills, academic literacy and numeracy skills and prepare them for local sub-degree and overseas undergraduate studies. It is designed to equip students with skills in English language proficiency, communication, personal development, mathematics, analytical skills and other areas that would broaden students' horizons.

This programme consists of seven core courses and two elective courses, totaling 450 hours.

 

Subject Code Course Title Hours
Core Courses (7 courses)
Language and Communication (4 courses)
DFS3101

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

This course is designed to give students the skills they need to communicate ideas effectively in English, taking consideration the complementary and interdependent nature of the four skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

 

COURSE CONTENT

  1. Developmental writing and speaking patterns
  2. Theme: Getting to know yourself
  3. Theme: Making friends
  4. Theme: Leisure and entertainment
  5. Theme: Travel
60
DFS3102

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

This course is designed to further enhance students’ ability to communicate ideas effectively in English and to actively pursue academic and career aspirations, taking consideration the complementary and interdependent nature of the four skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

 

COURSE CONTENT

  1. Developmental writing and speaking patterns
  2. Theme: Communication and technology
  3. Theme: Globalization
  4. Workplace communication
  5. Work and study
60
DFS3103

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

This course is designed to improve students’ proficiency in spoken English including proper pronunciation of English speech sounds and words, and the ability to express ideas, intended meanings, views, attitudes and feelings effectively in English.

 

COURSE CONTENT

  1. Pronunciation and phonetics
  2. Social situations in everyday life
  3. Vocabulary building
45
DFS3104

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

This course is designed to build and consolidate students’ awareness and understanding of the essential aspects of English grammar and usage. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of English structure within a functional approach, focusing primarily on the use of various grammatical items or concepts for practical communicative purposes.

 

COURSE CONTENT

Grammar items to be covered:

  1. parts of speech
  2. prepositional phrases
  3. active and passive voices in different tenses
  4. gerunds, infinitives and participles
  5. verb tenses, verb phrases and patterns
  6. reported speech
  7. discourse markers
  8. collocations and phrasal verbs
  9. words, phrases and clauses
  10. relative clauses
  11. sentence construction: simple, compound and complex sentences
  12. paragraph development
  13. proofreading and editing

Students will exercise the use of these grammar items exclusively in context-based, functional usage and real-world communicative tasks.

45
Meaning of Life (1 course)
DFS3301C

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

This course provides opportunities for students to develop a deeper understanding of their “self” and improve their life skills for self-improvement. Students will utilise their critical thinking skills through a systematic approach to personal development by examining a range of topics which will help them increase their potential for academic success as well as in their future careers.

 

COURSE CONTENT

  1. Awareness building and self-discovery
  2. Interpersonal relationship
  3. Self-management
  4. Critical thinking skills and decision making
  5. Study skills and learning strategies for improving academic performance
45
Numeracy and Research (2 courses)
DFS3201
 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

This course aims at providing students with statistical theories and techniques to collect, analyse and present data that are supported by information technology. Furthermore, students will develop their abilities in statistical reasoning, logical thinking and analytical skills to support future studies.

 

COURSE CONTENT

  1. Statistics
  2. Research and information on the web
  3. Data collection
  4. Data presentation
  5. Calculating descriptive statistics
  6. Logical reasoning
  7. Decision tree and probability
  8. Discrete probability distributions
45
DFS3202

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Mathematics is around us that people use numbers to communicate information in most aspects of our lives. This course aims to nurture students with quantitative concepts to solve problems in daily-life contexts. It also provides a foundation in mathematics for student to further their studies and future career development.

 

COURSE CONTENT

  1. Numbers
  2. Application in arithmetic
  3. Linear equations
  4. Quadratic equations
  5. Quadratic functions
  6. Polynomials
  7. Exponential and logarithmic functions
  8. Inequalities
  9. Variations
  10. Sequences
60
Electives courses (Any two courses)
DFS3401
 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

IELTS, International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the English language ability of those who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. The test is recognised for admission by universities / colleges in many countries. This IELTS preparatory course will provide students with language practice to prepare them for the Academic Module of the IELTS exam. It will introduce students to the IELTS exam format and content, and equip them with effective skills needed to undertake the IELTS test with confidence. Students will work through mock questions in the lessons and get immediate feedback for improvement.

 

COURSE CONTENT

  1. Overview of IELTS exam format and different sections
  2. Reading
  3. Writing
  4. Listening
  5. Speaking
  6. Time management in taking the IELTS exam
45
DFS3404

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive coverage of basic economic principles and their applications to the real-world economic issues. Students will learn to appreciate the variety of analytical tools which develop students to think logically. Topics include the basic economic concepts, market mechanism, production and costs, market structure, national income, money and banking, inflation and unemployment and international economics.

 

COURSE CONTENT

  1. Fundamental economic concepts
  2. Demand, supply and equilibrium
  3. Firms and production
  4. Market structure
  5. National income determination
  6. Money and banking
  7. Inflation and unemployment
  8. International trade and finance
45
DFS3405

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

This course is designed to offer students an exposure to different business disciplines as well as perspective of business firms as integrated organizations composed of a number of specialized functions. It also aims to provide the opportunity for students to develop a wide range of business related knowledge and skills.

 

COURSE CONTENT

  1. The business environment
  2. Forms of business ownership
  3. Understanding management
  4. Financial management
  5. Operations management
  6. Marketing management
45
DFS3406

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

With the popularity of the participation in sports activities, there is a growing need for sports coaches. This course is designed to enhance students' understanding of the current trends in the field of sports coaching. It gives them an idea of different coaching models, strategies and techniques. This course will also systematically prepare students to exercise the skills.

 

COURSE CONTENT

  1. Principles of Sports Coaching
  2. Teaching and coaching techniques
  3. Design of Training Program
  4. Safety Practice and Management Skills of Sports Coaching
45
DFS3407

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

This course is designed to expose students to different design disciplines in commercial design areas as well as foster an understanding of the relationship between design styles and global trends. It also aims to provide students with basic hands-on skills and design knowledge, develop their creativity and refine their aesthetic sensibilities in commercial design.

 

COURSE CONTENT

  1. Fundamental Concept of Commercial Design
  2. Understanding Design Movements and Styles
  3. Visual Elements and Principles of Design
  4. Design Drawing Practice
  5. Creative Thinking in Commercial Design
45
DFS3408

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

“Law and Order” has become the most critical element in maintaining the stability and prosperity of a metropolitan city like Hong Kong today. This course aims at providing students with a fundamental but comprehensive understanding of crimes, criminal behaviours and on how law enforcement can be practiced to combat various crimes in the society. At the same time, the course will equip students with basic aspects of criminal law as well as an overview of the legal system in Hong Kong.  

 

COURSE CONTENT

  1. Introduction to crimes, elements of crimes and criminal behaviours
  2. Legal aspects of crime and the Legal system of Hong Kong
  3. Introduction to law enforcement operations
  4. Development in law and law enforcement sectors
45
   
450

The School reserves the right to offer any elective courses.

 

Upon successful completion of the Diploma programme, graduates will be eligible to apply for the HKBU Higher Diploma Programmes offered by SCE and the HKBU Associate Degree Programme offered by CIE.*

Study Path

Students who have obtained a passing grade and satisfied the attendance requirement in each course will be awarded the Diploma of College Foundation Studies.

Application Fee: HK$120
2021/22 Tuition Fee:

HK$42,500 (by two instalments)

 

Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme

Students can apply for financial assistance through the Government's Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS). For details, please refer to the website of the Student Finance Office (SFO) .

 

Continuing Education Fund

The Continuing Education Fund (CEF) subsidises adults with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses. Please refer to the website of CEF for details.

 

Click here for more information on the financial assistance available.

Course Schedule September 2021 
Venue HKBU Campuses

 

 

The admission requirements of the programme are as follows:

 

  1. Level 2 in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) English Language and Chinese Language; OR
  2. Level 1 or above in HKDSE English Language and Chinese Language AND at least 6 points in the best five subjects*#; OR
  3. 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.

Application Procedure

Application Arrangement for DSE Release Day

Online Application and On-site Application will be available

 

Online Application

The following document files should be ready for application:

  • Academic qualification documents [including HKDSE results notice or certificate/ HKAL/HKCEE certificate and other academic certificates (if applicable)];
  • HKID card;
  • Application fee of HK$120 [to be paid by credit card/PPS/WeChat for on-line application]

 

Applicants can submit their application through the SCE Online Application System.

 

Application Period: From now until 31 Aug 2021 (Applications will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis)

 

On-site Application

Applicants should bring the following documents for application:

  • Original and photocopy of academic qualification documents [including HKDSE results notice or certificate/ HKAL/HKCEE certificate and other academic certificates (if applicable)];
  • HKID card and photocopy;
  • Application fee of HK$120 (to be paid by cash/Octopus/EPS/Cheque/Credit Card/Alipay/WeChat Pay/Apple Pay/Google Pay/Samsung Pay for in-person application).

 

Location for On-site Application:

Date:     21 – 23 July 2021

Venue: 2/F, Madam Kwok Chung Bo Fun Sports and Cultural Centre, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, 16 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong

Time:    (21 July) 09:00 – 18:00

              (22-23 July) 09:00 – 17:00

 

Applicants should note that:

  1. The qualification obtained after completing the programme is not recognised for civil service appointment as meeting the academic entry requirement which require Level 2 in five subjects including Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination;
  2. The qualification awarded by our School may not be recognised by other institutions for articulation to their sub-degree or other programmes; and
  3. Students will not be eligible for Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) administered by the Student Finance Office.

Date

20 July 2021 (Tuesday)

Time

2:30 pm

Register

The Information Seminar will be conducted online via Zoom. Please register HERE. A Zoom link will be provided for attending the Seminar.

Meeting ID

948 3050 9747

Alumni Sharing

Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Programme / Course This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. This course / The mother course (Diploma of College Foundation Studies) of this module is recognized under the Qualification Framework (QF Level 3).

IMPORTANT NOTES

  1. With effect from 25 October 2021, all students and staff entering HKBU Campuses* must have been fully vaccinated 14 days prior or more. For individuals who cannot receive vaccinations on time for medical or other reasons, a negative result for a COVID-19 test carried out by a Government recognized route for testing in the last 14 days is required for entry into the Campuses.
  2. All classes will be delivered face to face in 2021 Autumn Term. However, the School reserves the right to arrange online or mixed mode teaching due to the changing situation of COVID-19.

* including SCE Learning Centres