4,530 Graduates Conferred PolyU-HKCC or
PolyU-SPEED Awards at the 16th Joint Graduation Ceremony
(22 October 2018, Hong Kong) Hong Kong Community College (HKCC) and School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED), the educational units of the PolyU-affiliated College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE), held their 16th Joint Graduation Ceremony on 20 and 21 October 2018. SPEED and HKCC respectively sent forth 1,380 bachelor’s degree graduates and 3,150 sub-degree graduates who earned their Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD).
HKCC Graduates’ Articulation Rate Reaches 88.2%, with a Record High of 61.1% Admitted to Government-funded Programmes
Dr Simon Leung, CPCE Associate Dean (Development) and HKCC Director, said, “According to the HKCC Graduate Survey 2018 which had a response rate of 85.9%, a total of 2,385 graduates articulated to bachelor’s degree programmes, representing a high articulation rate of 88.2%. Among the articulated graduates, a record high of 61.1% (1,458) were admitted to government-funded bachelor’s degree programmes. These impressive articulation figures testify that HKCC provides the premier non-JUPAS pathway for youngsters to gain entry to government-funded undergraduate degree programmes.”
“From the first cohort of graduates in 2003 to those in 2018, over 25,200 HKCC graduates have articulated to bachelor’s degree studies. This represents a 16-year average articulation rate of 81.5%, which bears testimony to the HKCC graduates’ abilities,” added Dr Leung. (Please refer to the Annex for an overview of the HKCC Graduate Survey 2018.)
SPEED’s Quality Articulation Pathways for Sub-degree Graduates
CPCE has put in place a flexible “2+2” articulation pathway to enhance the articulation prospects of HKCC graduates. After completing their 2-year sub-degree study, HKCC graduates have the opportunity to articulate to SPEED’s 2-year top-up honours degree programmes.
Dr Jack Lo, SPEED Director, said, “SPEED endeavours to provide quality articulation degree programmes in business and other professional fields that are relevant to a range of career and professional aspirations. Since the 2018/19 academic year, the BA (Hons) in Convention and Event Management and the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering have been transferred from PolyU School/ Department. In addition, the BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering has been introduced through SPEED’s partnership with CLP Power. After becoming PolyU-SPEED award programmes, these three programmes will continue to provide quality articulation pathways for sub-degree graduates.”
“In a bid to sharpen the competitive edge of graduates in the employment market, SPEED has been building close linkage with industry. Apart from organising the Career Fair, SPEED has secured placement opportunities from CLP Power, Hong Kong International Airport as well as other industry partners. According to the results of SPEED Graduate Employment Survey 2017, 92% of graduates were engaged in full-time employment or full-time further studies within six months after graduation. We expect that the 2018 cohort of SPEED graduates will continue to enhance their employment prospects,” added Dr Lo.
HKCC and SPEED are two self-financed educational units operating under the auspices of CPCE, which was founded by PolyU in 2002. HKCC currently offers more than 30 sub-degree programmes spanning the domains of arts, science, social sciences, business and the specialised areas of health studies and design. As for SPEED, it provides nearly 30 top-up honours degree programmes leading to PolyU-SPEED awards.
Dean of CPCE, Prof. Peter Yuen (centre) officiates at the Graduation Ceremony with members of College Board and other senior academic staff.
Ms Winnie Wong (HKCC)
Hong Kong Community College
Tel: 3746 0277
Ms Marco Chung (SPEED)
School of Professional Education and Executive Development
Tel: 3746 0052