Associate of Arts in Applied Chinese Studies

The Associate of Arts in Applied Chinese Studies places dual emphasis on both academic and practical skills, covering Chinese language, linguistics, classical and modern literature, history, culture and thoughts. Together they equip the students with Chinese language expertise and practical communication competence needed for further studies and careers in Hong Kong. The programme actively organises student activities such as seminars and cultural visits to widen the students’ horizon and boost their academic and cultural literacy outside the classroom. Working with numerous organisations, the programme provides the students internship opportunities to explore their potential and improve their employability. The experience not only enables the students to apply the academic and organisational skills they have learnt, but also familiarises them with real working environments that will benefit their career development.

 

FACULTY

Arts and Humanities

 

PROG. CODE

AAACS 

 

CAMPUS

Kowloon City/Telford Annex

 

QF LEVEL

4

DURATION

2 years

 

CREDIT POINTS

63 CPS

 

AWARD TYPE

Associate Degree  

 

QR REF/
VALIDITY PERIOD

17/000281/L4
01/09/2020-31/08/2024

Admission, entry requirements, fees and key dates

Applications can be submitted by the following methods:

  1. E-APP (for HKDSE 2021 only) 
  2. Online Application (for applicants with other qualifications)
  3. By Post / In Person (Application Form)

Click here for more information on admissions procedures.

Programme Specific Entry Requirements

  • No programme specific entrance requirements however preference will be given to applicants with level 3 or above in HKDSE Chinese Language or Chinese Literature.

General entry requirements

Fees

Application Fee

$150, waived for 2021

Tuition Fee

All Full-time Associate Degree/Higher Diploma students are required to take 63 credits in two years at HK$1,600 per credit. Total tuition fees for two years are about HK$100,800.

For Associate of Social Science in Social Work, students are required to take a total of 74 credits, with 38 credits of social work courses at HK $2,600 per credit, 21 credits of General Education at HK $1,600 per credit, and 15 credits of fieldwork placement at HK $2,500 per credit. Total tuition fees for two years are about HK $169,900.

Other Fee

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

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor/Associate Degree /Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

  •  Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)

Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.

Enquiries:       2152 9000

Website:  https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/fasp/overview.htm

  •  Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)

The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree

Enquiries:        2150 6222

Website:          http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/nls3.htm       

  •  Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Some of the AD programmes or course(s) in the AD programmes are included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes.

The CEF subsidizes students over 18 years of age with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses. Eligible applicants enrolling on courses after 1 April 2019 will be reimbursed 80% of their fees on the first $10,000 and 60% on the second $10,000, subject to a maximum sum of HK$20,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of a reimbursable programme/course(s).

Enquiries:        3142 2277

Website:          https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/en/index.htm

Semester A - 2020/2021

EventStart DateEnd Date
E-APP applications close (main round)   15 May 2020
E-APP applications close (second round)   30 June 2020
Orientation   28 August 2020
Teaching period

31 August 2020

28 November 2020

Add/Drop date without financial penalty   13 September 2020
Add/Drop date 50% tuition fee payable   10 October 2020
Student revision period

30 November 2020

5 December 2020

Examination period

7 December 2020

19 December 2020

Semester B - 2020/2021

EventState DateEnd Date
Teaching period

11 January 2021

23 April 2021

Add/Drop date without financial penalty   24 January 2021
Add/Drop date 50% tuition fee payable   27 February 2021
Student revision period

26 April 2021

1 May 2021

Examination period

3 May 2021 

15 May 2021

Summer Semester - 2020/2021

EventStart DateEnd Date
Teaching period

7 June 2021

24 July 2021

Student revision period

26 July 2021

31 July 2021

Examination period

2 August 2021

7 August 2021

 

 

Programme structure and outcomes

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:

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1. Demonstrate Chinese language skills at an appropriate level for articulation to further studies in a range of everyday, academic, and employment-related contexts;
2. Explain the key features and cultural context of classical and modern Chinese literature, history and thought, as well as their continuity;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and resources of the Chinese language for application in academic and professional contexts;
4. Demonstrate the ability to use Putonghua and English for a range of academic and professional communication purposes;
5. Identify problems and analyse them critically, gather relevant information, carry out basic research under guidance, and propose solutions to problems responsibly both individually and as part of a team; and
6. Apply the knowledge and skills of information technology to handle different forms of communication.

 

  • Chinese for Mass Media
  • Chinese for Business and Commerce
  • Chinese for Public Administration
  • Chinese Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Modern Standard Chinese
  • Chinese Stylistics
  • Chinese Philosophy
  • Chinese Culture and Contemporary Life
  • Chinese History
  • Hong Kong History and Heritage
  • Putonghua
  • English Communication Skills

To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 63 credit points by satisfactory completion of the following core courses.

Course CodeCourse Name  
Programme Core
LAC14200 Chinese Language Enhancement
LAC14230 Introduction to Chinese History
LAC12521 Communication in Putonghua
LAC22521 Advanced Putonghua
LAC24200 Project
LAC12241 Classical Chinese Literature
LAC12243 Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
LAC24201 Critical Readings in Literary Works
LAC24221 Modern Standard Chinese
LAC24230 Chinese Literary Criticism
Programme Electives

Select one

LAC22251

LAC22265

LAC24202

 

Chinese Thought and Culture

Chinese Stylistics

Creative Writing

Select one one the following options (9CPs):

Option 1 : “Professional Chinese” 

LAC22231 and

LAC22233 and

LAC22235

Option 2 : “Chinese History”  

LAC22251 and

LAC22265 and

LAC24202

 

 

Chinese for Public Administration

Chinese for Business and Commerce

Chinese for Mass Media

 

Hong Kong History and Heritage

Chinese Historical Research Methods

Social History of China

Language Skills
CGE1000 (1500) English for Academic Studies A or B
CGE2000 English Professional Communication
CGE1200 Practical Chinese
General Education
CGE26513 Chinese Culture and Contemporary Life
CGE13213 Information Technology: Applications and Impact

An additional 2 General Education courses to be chosen as electives. 

At least one course must be chosen from Society and Organisations, and one of the courses chosen must be at level A2

General elective courses must be selected from all the following domains:

The table below is not exhaustive and only aims to show some examples of the bachelor's degree programmes offered by UGC-funded institutions and UOWCHK/UOW which have admitted our past graduates from Associate of Arts in Applied Chinese Studies. Our graduates also articulate to various overseas degree programmes offered in Hong Kong.

 

UOW College Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Chinese Language, Literature and Communication

 

City University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Language Applications
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Asian and International Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy and Politics

 

Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese Language and Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in China Studies

 

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Bilingual Interdisciplinary Chinese Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese and Bilingual Studies

 

Lingnan University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Cultural Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History

 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Chinese Language Education)

 

The Education University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Chinese History)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Chinese Language)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Global and Hong Kong Studies

 

The University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education - Chinese
  • Editor
  • Reporter
  • Copywriter
  • Scriptwriter
  • Secretary
  • Administrative assistant
  • Public relations officer
  • Customer service officer
  • Legislative assistant
  • Teaching assistant

Any enquiry relating to the AAACS programme should be directed to the Programme Leader, Dr Abraham Chan.

Contact us

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Telephone: (852) 2707 3113
Fax: (852) 2707 3114
Emailuowchk-fah@uow.edu.au

Address: 1/F, Le Billionnaire, 46 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong
[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]

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