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Articulation with PolyU SPEED
HKCC+SPEED=CPCE “2+2” Pathway to PolyU Accredited Degrees

College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) is an affiliate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), overseeing the operations of two education units, namely Hong Kong Community College (HKCC) and School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED). Among the many articulation opportunities that are available for HKCC sub-degree graduates to advance to Bachelor’s degree programmes, CPCE offers a flexible “2+2” articulation pathway.

With the “2+2” articulation pathway, students who have completed the 2-year Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) programmes at HKCC may articulate to the 2-year top-up honours degree programmes offered by SPEED, leading to PolyU or PolyU-SPEED awards.

HKCC graduates may apply for admission to the following three types of top-up degree programmes offered by SPEED:
  1. Top-up Honours Degree Programmes/Schemes Leading to PolyU-SPEED Awards

    SPEED provides a Conditional Offer Scheme< specially for HKCC graduates. As an HKCC student, you will receive from SPEED a conditional offer of admission into one of its top-up honours degree programmes leading to a PolyU-SPEED award* at the start of your 1st semester at HKCC. The conditions that you, as an HKCC student, need to meet at the end of your 3rd semester of study at HKCC are as follows:

    1. GPA Requirements
      A Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above by the end of the 3rd semester of study in an HKCC AD or HD programme in related disciplines.


    2. Language Requirements
      1. English
        Except programmes with specific requirements, an average grade point of at least 2.5 in all English subjects in an HKCC AD or HD programme is required. Two programmes with specific English requirements are listed below#:
        • BA (Hons) in Marketing and Public Relations: An average grade point of at least 2.75 in all English subjects in an HKCC AD or HD programme.
        • BA (Hons) in Professional Communication: A grade point of at least 3.0 in two English subjects in an HKCC AD or HD programme AND Grade E or above in Use of English in HKALE (AS-level), or Level 3 or above in English Language in HKDSE, or equivalent qualifications.


      2. Chinese & Putonghua
        BA (Hons) in Professional Communication has the following specific Chinese and Putonghua requirements#:
        • A grade point of at least 3.0 in one Chinese subject in an HKCC AD or HD programme AND Grade E or above in Chinese Language and Culture in HKALE (AS-level), or Level 3 or above in Chinese Language in HKDSE, or equivalent qualifications.
        • A grade point of at least 3.0 in one Putonghua subject in an HKCC AD or HD programme.


    3. Programme-specific Requirements
      Particular PolyU-SPEED award top-up honours degree programmes will have programme-specific requirements that are uniformly applied to all students interested in the same programme. For details, please refer to the website of SPEED at PolyU SPEED website.


    Students meeting the above conditions may enrol into SPEED on successful completion of study within the specified study period at HKCC.

    In case you are unable to fulfil the above requirements, you may still be considered for admission, but this will be subject to the availability of places and your interview performance.

    *Specific programmes may require shortlisted candidates to pass an interview in order to be eligible for admission.

    #The offering of any programmes is subject to annual review. There may be revamping, redevelopment and phasing out of programmes from time to time. At the same time, SPEED may develop new programmes as appropriate in response to the community needs. Depending on the programme nature, different programmes may have different language requirements. Please refer to the website of SPEED for details at the time of application.

  2. Top-up Honours Degree Programmes Leading to PolyU Awards

    SPEED works closely with other faculties and departments of PolyU in offering different programmes that meet society’s needs for a knowledge-based economy.

    For details on PolyU award programmes, please refer to PolyU SPEED website.

  3. Programmes Leading to Overseas Awards

    SPEED collaborates with renowned overseas institutions, namely Northumbria University and the University of London International Programmes, in offering top-up degree programmes and preparatory law courses respectively for you to pursue your interest and aspiration after graduation from HKCC.

    For details on programmes leading to overseas awards, please refer to PolyU SPEED website.