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Mission and Learning Outcomes

University's Mission on RPg Education

arrow To provide first-class research postgraduate education and learning that meet the highest international standard.


Institutional Aims and Learning Outcomes of MPhil and PhD Programmes

MPhil

AIMS:

To enable students to develop their capabilities to a level for pursuing studies in PhD, and to groom their independent learning ability for continuing professional development through acquiring the necessary skills including transferable skills, research techniques and their application.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Graduates should be able to

  • develop systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical mind on identifying problems or new insights in a particular field
  • demonstrate a comprehensive and an advanced understanding of techniques for research, and develop research skills and methods applicable to a particular field
  • continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level
  • transfer their analytical skills to non-academic jobs
  • pursue PhD studies

Measurements of learning outcomes:

Academic Development

  • Students' ability to publish (measured by the quality of their research output)
  • Ability to receive prizes and awards (measured by the quality of the prizes)
  • Ability to pursue studies in PhD

Non-Academic Development

  • Ability to progress in a non-academic career with their professional knowledge
PhD

AIMS:

To enable students to develop their capabilities to conduct independent research, to transfer knowledge at the forefront of an academic discipline, with the ultimate goal of grooming them to be academic/research leaders of tomorrow in Hong Kong and around the world, and providing them with the experience and discipline of research to work in their chosen industrial/commercial fields where their training and talents can be a benefit.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Graduates should be able to

  • demonstrate a systematic understanding of advanced knowledge which is at the forefront of a particular field
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of research methodologies and techniques of an advanced level
  • design and implement research project independently which is original and pioneering in a discipline, the quality of which is up to the standard of peer review
  • have knowledge on how to write an effective application for research grant
  • have knowledge on the requirements and strategy to publish in top academic journals of a specific field
  • transfer their analytical skills to non-academic jobs

Measurements of learning outcomes:

Academic Development

  • Students' ability to publish (measured by the quality of their research output)
  • Ability to receive prizes and awards (measured by the quality of the prizes)
  • Ability to progress in an academic career

Non-Academic Development

  • Ability to progress in a non-academic career with their professional knowledge

 

Approved by the Policy Board of Postgraduate Education on July 30, 2008

 

 

 

 

 
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