18-11-2019

Two undergraduate programmes will be launched next year

28-09-2019
Professor Catherine SUN

Professor Catherine SUN

Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU) is planning to launch two new undergraduate programmes in September 2020.

In the academic forum held on 31 August, 2019, Professor Catherine SUN, Academic Vice President, said the two new undergraduate programmes that the University hopes to able to launch are: a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Human Resource Management with Applied Psychology (HRMAP) , and a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in FinTech.

The University is also developing two other new programmes which are expected to be launched in September 2021, said Professor SUN. One is the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Media Design and Immersive Technologies, which will be validated by the Programme Validation and Review Committee (PVRC) of the University in May 2020. The other one is the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Applied Data Science, which will be validated by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) in November 2020.

Starting from this academic year, HKSYU offers an alternate route in First Year Chinese for students whose first language is not Chinese. The teaching and learning of Classical Chinese (文言文) in this route is more flexible and involves site visits to enable students to get in touch with Chinese traditional culture, literature and philosophy.

In terms of bringing HKSYU’s academic programmes into the Information Age, Professor SUN said, the University was fortunate to receive a donation of HK$20 million from the iFREE Group to set up a Robotics and Big Data Lab on the 5th Floor of the High Block of the Research Complex (see page 2). This lab will support teaching in all departments, and in particular, journalism and mass communication, business administration and economics and finance, and the soon-to-be established Applied Data Science Department.

Regarding the admission, according to Professor SUN, total number of applications for Year 1 was 4,932, and the total number of new students was slightly over 1,100.

Group photo at academic forum

Group photo at academic forum

Source: September Issue 2019
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