Associate'S Degree

Options abound for college hopefuls

After the release of the much-awaited Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination results, public concerns over the new liberal studies subject have largely been dismissed, with more than 90 per cent of candidates scoring at least level 2, the minimum req

Monday, 30 July, 2012, 12:00am

Colleges asked to clarify where public funds go

The University Grants Committee asked the city's publicly funded tertiary institutions to clarify whether public money was being used for non-subsidised subdegree programmes, says outgoing chairwoman Laura Cha Shih May-lung.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Prepped for working life


15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Attitude, not degree leads to job success

Society has high expectations for those with a tertiary education. Many think it is unacceptable for people with a high level of education to live on social welfare.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The art of adding to our bottom line

Hong Kong's universities are preparing to launch four-year undergraduate degrees next year. For the most part, they are not adding more specialised training to existing programmes. Instead, they are adding general education and liberal arts courses, notably in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

2 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Second grade

Since it came into being 10 years ago, the associate degree programme has been treated like an outcast in the circles that matter. Unable to shake off the stigma of being a receptacle for underperformers and derided as a 'dead end' degree, the programme produces graduates who have little hope of either getting a decent job or into a decent university.

7 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

School leavers turn to associate degrees

School leavers, who are unable to pursue the traditional higher education route, are turning to associate degrees and top-up degrees.

As the government pushes to make higher education more accessible, institutions are turning their attention to this growing market to meet the needs of students who are proving that higher education need not be the preserve of the elite.

15 May 2010 - 12:00am

New policy on associate degree stirs debate

Some students say Baptist University's ruling on associate degrees is not ideal. The School of Continuing Education at Baptist U has announced that publicly funded universities will allow associate degree graduates to enter Year Three when the new four-year university structure is introduced in 2012.

26 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Consensus reached on entry of associate degree graduates

Publicly funded universities have agreed that graduates of associate degrees can be admitted as third-year students under the new university structure to begin in 2012, a Baptist University dean said yesterday.

23 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Ticket to success

One of the most popular programmes at Polytechnic University's school of professional education and executive development (PolyU Speed) is the bachelor's degree in travel industry management.

17 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

35pc sorry they did an associate degree course

A survey shows that more than a third of associate degree students regret their studies, saying the qualification will not boost their job prospects.

Civic think-tank Roundtable surveyed 516 associate degree students studying at the continuing education arm of the University of Hong Kong and Polytechnic University.

16 May 2009 - 12:00am

Form Five graduates more willing to pursue alternative study routes

More Form Five graduates have moved early to seek alternative study paths amid tougher competition for Form Six places this year.

6 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

New college

YCCC offers accredited courses with an international flavour

The Yew Chung Community College of International Studies (YCCC) opens this academic year with the aim of promoting international understanding by enrolling students from various backgrounds and forging links with other academic institutions around the world.

4 Aug 2008 - 12:00am


What do you think of the Tsim Sha Tsui piazza?

I refer to the letter from Mary Melville of Tsim Sha Tsui (Talkback, July 7).

Apparently, there has been some misunderstanding by Ms Melville about the proposed development of a piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui. I am writing to clarify the situation so that your readers are not misled.

11 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Net progress

Bureau website to keep tabs on associate degree graduates

The latest information on how associate degree graduates are doing will be highlighted this year on the ipass (Information Portal for Accredited Self-financing Sub-degree Programmes) website,, the Education Bureau says.

30 Jun 2008 - 12:00am