The School of Continuing Education (SCE) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) endeavours to serve those who aspire to learn, offering opportunities and options to equip them for further studies or employment. Founded in 1975, SCE is now a School with more than 6000 full-time students amid many other part-time students, and more than 400 full-time teaching and supporting staff amid many other part-time staff.
On the full-time front, our College of International Education (CIE) operates a “2 + 2 scheme”, in which secondary school graduates can select to study from 30 Associate Degree concentration studies, and proceed to enrol in one of the HKBU self-funded undergraduate programmes, earning an HKBU honours degree in a total of four years.
SCE also provides other opportunities which encompass HKBU Higher Diplomas in a number of specialisations, Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education; as well as Top-up Degree programmes offered in collaboration with the University of South Australia.
In fact, Associate Degree and Higher Diploma have years of history in Hong Kong, and are recognised by both employers and academic institutions locally and abroad. We had witnessed many cases in which students thrived while studying for a sub-degree because they had found their passion. While Higher Diploma is more vocationally-oriented, many Associate Degree graduates went on to take up Top-up Degree study in HKBU, and upon graduation some even proceeded to acquire postgraduate degree qualifications from prominent universities overseas and forged ahead with their career. As the saying goes, “All roads lead to Rome”.
For those who need to reinforce their foundation before pursuing higher education, the School offers a couple of choices, which include Diploma of College Foundation Studies and Diploma of Applied Education, both with clear articulation pathways.
To help working adults scale new heights in their career, SCE provides an extensive array of part-time programmes ranging from short courses to postgraduate ones to expand their breadth and depth of knowledge and skills.
Learning opens up opportunities, and in SCE you will find abounding options to fuel your educational and career aspirations.
Ronald C.K. Chung
Dean, School of Continuing Education