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Diploma in
General Studies

This programme aims to prepare students for higher studies and future career development by enhancing their generic knowledge and skills required in the areas of language proficiency (in both English and Chinese), quantitative reasoning, basic IT and interpersonal skills, as well as knowledge of the socio-economic environment of Hong Kong. Successful completion of the Diploma will fulfil the entrance requirement to Associate Degree programmes offered by CCCU (except Associate of Social Science in Social Work).


The Diploma in General Studies is registered on the Qualifications Register (QR) and recognized under the Qualification Framework as QF Level 3. The QR Registration No. is 15/002774/L3. For details of the QR, please visit www.hkqr.gov.hk

Programme Leader:

Mr. MA, Lawrence Kwai-hing


Email:

cmlma@cityu.edu.hk

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Programme Intended Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in English and Chinese, both written and oral, using appropriate structure and style;
  • Apply a range of information technology, numeracy and quantitative skills in processing and collating data and information;
  • Apply appropriate presentation and communication skills for academic purpose or at the workplace;
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the socioeconomic environment of Hong Kong; and
  • Work in teams, accept individual responsibilities and respect diversity.
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Special Feature

  • Articulate to Associate Degree Programmes offered by CCCU (except Associate of Social Science in Social Work);
  • Student centered teaching and learning approach;
  • A wide variety of extra-curricular activities to enhance whole-person development.
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Further Studies Pathways

Graduates of the Diploma in General Studies programme are eligible for admission to the Associate Degree programmes offered by CCCU*. CCCU’s Associate Degree graduates can articulate into the senior year of bachelor’s degree programmes at CityU or other local universities. The College also has established articulation pathways with overseas universities. This international outreach enables our graduates to enter many bachelor’s degree programmes with advanced standing, thus reducing the time they need to complete the programmes. Our Associate Degree graduates can also enter Top-up Programmes leading to degrees awarded by University of Wollongong or other overseas universities.

* except Associate of Social Science in Social Work

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Programme Structure

All students are required to complete the following eleven courses (3 credit units each) in TWO semesters (one academic? year or maximum two years) to be awarded the Diploma in? General Studies.

  • Courses in Semester A
    • Effective English I
    • Basic IT Skills
    • Mathematics
    • Foundation Chinese I
    • Analytical Thinking and Study Skills
    • Hong Kong Economy
  • Courses in Semester B
    • Effective English II
    • Effective English III
    • Fundamentals of Quantitative Methods
    • Foundation Chinese II
    • Intra- and Interpersonal Skills
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Medium of Instruction

English supplemented with Chinese where appropriate

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Entry Requirements

To apply for admission to CCCU Diploma in General Studies programme, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Achieved total score of at least 6* in five best subjects of the HKDSE; or
  • Completing an IB curriculum or other secondary qualifications awarded overseas; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

(*HKDSE Levels 1 to 5 are converted into scores 1 to 5 respectively.)

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Mode of Study

One-year Full-time

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Teaching and Learning Facilities

All students enrolled in the Diploma in General Studies programmes are entitled to use the Telford Annex Campus, Telford Library and Telford Recreation Club Sports Complex.

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Application and Admission

(1) Application Form and the Required Documents

Fill in the application form. The following documents should be submitted together with the completed application form:

  • Photocopies of relevant certificates and transcripts
  • Photocopy of HKID card
  • The original proof of application fee payment

(2) Payment of application fee

Applicants are required to pay an application fee by:

  • Direct deposit or ATM transfer at any branch of the Hang Seng Bank (A/C number: 359-300001-004) or;
  • Octopus payment in the CCCU offices located in Academic 2, City University campus or Telford Annex, Kowloon Bay.

(3) Submission of Application

By Post

Completed application forms together with relevant documents and the original proof of application fee payments should be sent to:

Community College of City University,
6/F, Room 6104,
Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building (formerly Academic 2),
Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

In Person

Completed application forms can be dropped into the collection boxes outside either of these offices from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm daily:

  • Community College of City University, 6/F, Room 6104, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building (formerly Academic 2), Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon (Kowloon Tong MTR Station Exit C2)
  • Community College of City University, Telford Annex, G/F., Telford Plaza, 33 Wai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay [Kowloon Bay MTR Station Exit B]

Walk-In Application Days

Completed application forms can be submitted during walk-in application days scheduled on 13-18 July 2016 and 8-9 Aug 2016.

 

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Tuition and Other Fees

Application Fee: $150

Tuition Fee: All students are required to complete eleven courses (3 credit units each) in TWO semesters (one academic year or maximum two years) to be awarded the Diploma in General Studies. Total tuition fees are $36,000.

Other Fees: A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

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Financial Assistance

Successful applicants are eligible to apply for Government’s Extended Non-Means Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) administered by the Student Finance Office of Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA). The maximum financial assistance under the ENLS is equivalent to the total tuition fees payable for the programme. For enquiries, please call 2150 6222 or visit the website:
http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/.

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Contact Us

Telephone no: 3442 5495
Fax no: 3442 0265
Email: cm_msg@cityu.edu.hk
Website: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/cccu