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Programme Outline

Programme Content

Diploma in Foundation Studies  Associate Degree Programmes Higher Diploma Programmes
Objectives
  • Broad-based education and generic skills
  • Specialized knowledge and skills
Programme Content
  • Provides students with a solid foundation for progressing to AD and HD Programmes
  • Provides students with a solid foundation of general knowledge while allowing an in-depth study of a specialized area
    Provides students with a solid foundation in a specialised area for further studies or career development
Length of Study
  • 1 year
  • 2 years
  • 2 years
Opportunities for studying locally
  • Associate Degree / Higher Diploma programmes
  • Local UGC-funded / self-financed degree programmes and top-up degree programmes offered by overseas universities
Opportunities for studying abroad
  • Graduates can progress to the first year of bachelor's degree programmes offered by North American and Scottish universities
  • Graduates can progress to the third year of bachelor's degree programmes in North American and Scottish universities or the second in universities in the United Kingdom and Australia
Curricula
  • 60-70% Core Course
  • 30-40% Electives
  • 40% Generic Skills
  • 20% General Education
  • 40% Specialism
  • 35% Generic Skills
  • 65% Specialism
Credits #
  • At least 30 credits
    (i.e. 10 courses)
  • At least 30 credits#
    (i.e. 10 courses)
  • At least 30 credits#
    (i.e. 10 courses)
Award
  • Diploma in Foundation Studies (DFS)
  • Associate Degree
  • Students who complete the first year and then leave the College will be awarded an Advanced Certificate in General Studies (ACGS). 
  • Higher Diploma
  • Students who complete the first year and then leave the College will be awarded an Advanced Certificate.Δ

Δ Not applicable to individual programme

#  These are expressed in HKU SPACE Community College credits. For details of QF Credit please visit http://www.hkqr.gov.hk.

Remarks:
Programmes offered by Community College through HKU SPACE are registered on the Qualifications Register (QR). For details of the QR, please visit http://www.hkqr.gov.hk.

Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment, timetabling and resources available.