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Associate Degree Programmes

 

Associate of Applied Social Sciences in Human Resource Management and Development

Programme Code:

  • 3 Years (Diploma in Foundation Studies + Years 1 & 2)
  • 2 Years (Year 1 & 2)

Hong Kong is in the process of reinventing itself as a knowledge-based economy. Its greatest asset is its people, and the "people managers", i.e. the human resource management (HRM) specialists and the trainers, have a crucial role to play in Hong Kong. HRM professionals are needed not only for the many multi-national companies but also the small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Furthermore, Hong Kong’s close integration with the Pearl River Delta increases economic convergence of the two territories, and leads to a rising demand for HRM specialists.

 

Programme Aims and Features

This programme aims to acquaint students with practical skills in human resource management such as organisational behaviour, planning and recruitment, employee development and performance appraisal. The programme also provides students with a broad-based foundation in Social Sciences to prepare them for higher level studies in related disciplines. On completion of the programme, students will have acquired the practical knowledge in managing and developing human resources for career and professional training, as well as for further studies.

 

Opportunities for Further Studies

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to:

  • Full-time, Bachelor’s degree programmes offered locally by overseas universities in collaboration with HKU SPACE Centre for Degree Programmes (CDP):
    • 2-year, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Human Resource Management, Oxford Brookes University (UK);
    • 2-year, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University (UK).
  • Bachelor’s degree programmes in Human Resource Management, Social Sciences or other relevant disciplines offered by local (including HKU) as well as overseas universities, including Bachelor of Social Sciences offered by The University of Hong Kong (HKU);
  • BSc in Human Resource Management, a part-time degree programme offered locally by the University of Leicester (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE (for graduates with relevant working experience).
 

Career Prospects

Graduates will be eligible to take up positions in the human resource management and training fields in Hong Kong and the Mainland.

 

Support from Professional Organisation

Achieving workforce readiness and staying competitive in the workplace are the two major challenges of professionals in any field of work. This also applies to Human Resource professionals. The Associate of Applied Social Sciences in Human Resource Management and Development programme provides the platform for secondary school leavers to gain the educational qualifications required to join the profession as well as for knowledge sharing and networking. This professional knowledge sharing is the most important asset for HR executives to be competent and efficient in managing their workplace.

Mr. Lai Kam Tong
F.I.H.R.M.(HK), M.H.K.I.o.D.
Past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management

2-year Associate Degree Programme

HKDSE

  • Level 2 or above in 5 subjects^ (including Chinese Language and English Language);

OR

HKALE

  • Pass in one AL subject or two AS subjects in the HKALE; AND three passes in the HKCEE* PLUS Level 2 / Grade E or above in Chinese Language and English Language, or equivalent;

Applicants whose HKDSE / HKALE results do not meet the entry requirements of the 2-year Associate Degree programme should apply for admission to the Diploma in Foundation Studies programme.

OR

  • Hold a recognised Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme, Certificate in General Studies Programme, Pre-Associate Degree Programme or Foundation Programme qualification; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.

Applicants are allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. The recognition of the ApL subjects is as follows: “Attained with distinction” is deemed equivalent to Level 3; and “Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2.

Applicants are allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. Successful completion of an ApL subject will be recognised as comparable to a HKCEE pass (not including Chinese Language and English Language).


Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications, but are aged 21 or above and have relevant working experience will be considered by the College.

 

Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme

HKDSE

  • Level 2 or above in English Language and Level 1 or above in Chinese Language; AND at least 7 points+ in the best five subjects#^

# If the candidate has attempted less than five subjects but obtained 7 points or above, the application will still be considered.

OR

HKCEE

  • Three passes in the HKCEE* PLUS Level 2 / Grade E or above in Chinese Language and English Language, or equivalent;

OR

  • Completed Project Yi Jin with satisfactory results; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.

Level 5** = 7 points; Level 5* = 6 points; Level 5 = 5 points; Level 4 = 4 points; Level 3 = 3 points; Level 2 = 2 points; Level 1 = 1 point.

Applicants are allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. The recognition of the ApL subjects is as follows: “Attained with distinction” is deemed equivalent to Level 3; and “Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2.

Applicants are allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. Successful completion of an ApL subject will be recognised as comparable to a HKCEE pass (not including Chinese Language and English Language).


Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications, but are aged 21 or above and have relevant working experience will be considered by the College.

 

Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme*

  • General English I & II 
  • English Grammar 
  • Foundations of Chinese Language 
  • Foundations of Mathematics / General Mathematics
  • The Process of Design / Chinese Language Enhancement 
  • Understanding Hong Kong Popular Culture 
  • The Science of Everyday Life / China and the West 
  • Multiple Intelligences and Competencies
  • Elements of Business 

 

 

Associate Degree Year 1*

  • General English III
  • English for Academic and Professional Purposes Part I
  • Quantitative Analysis I / Mathematics with Applications
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Intra- and Interpersonal Competencies
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Foundation Psychology
  • Ideas that Shaped the Modern World
  • Fundamentals of Management in Organizations
  • Appreciating Social Research

 

 

Associate Degree Year 2*

  • English for Academic and Professional Purposes Part II
  • English for Arts and Humanities
  • Hong Kong and Chinese Societies in Transition
  • Energy and Environment
  • Politics, Peoples and Cultures: The Making of a Globalising World since 1945
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Workplace Communication
  • Employee Development
  • Performance Management
  • Globalization, Culture and Organization
  • Human Resource Development in China

 

 

* The choice of the courses in the programme may be replaced by another course under the same category depending on availability in a particular semester.