Our Professional Programmes

Being a young university, the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) responds dynamically to market trends in curriculum development and our innovative spirit is demonstrated by our tailoring of professional programmes to industry needs. Most of the programmes offered by our five Schools, ie. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Science and Technology, are professional programmes with high application value for meeting the needs of society. The OUHK also enjoys the largest share of places subsidized under the Government’s Study Subsidy Scheme for Designate Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) – with 1,040 places under 12 OUHK programmes subsidized.

Examples of our professional programmes are:

Creative Arts

Our creative arts programme aim to groom talent for the rising creative industries identified by the Government as an important part of Hong Kong’s economy. For example, the Creative Writing and Film Arts programme unprecedentedly brings two interconnected areas together; the Animation and Visual Effects programme is the first local programme dedicated to animation offered at Bachelor’s level.

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Our Business programmes catch the latest business development trends. For example, the Sports and Recreation Management programmes are geared towards business opportunities brought by increasing health awareness among the public and the popularity of large-scale sports events;

the International Hospitality and Attractions Management programme supplies manpower to a pillar of Hong Kong’s industry; the Business Intelligence and Analytics programme deals with big data generated by Internet technologies;

the Financial Technology and Innovation programme caters to the latest fintech innovations born out of the banking and financial services sector.

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Early Childhood Education

Our Early Childhood Education programmes train pre-school teachers in line with the Government’s 15-year free education policy. Special education needs (SEN) programmes have been developed to meet demand for SEN specialists.

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Nursing programmes produce the greatest number of nursing graduates of Hong Kong per year, including both general and mental health nurses. We are the first institution in Hong Kong to see the need of offering a mental health nursing degree at undergraduate level.

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Testing and Certification

With Government support, OUHK pioneered the Testing and Certification (T&C) programmes in view of the increasing public concerns for product safety. The curricula have been designed according to the Qualification Framework’s Specification of Competency Standards.

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Cutting-edge technologies are developed and acquired to facilitate teaching and learning. The creative arts, nursing and T&C programmes are provided with well-equipped laboratories and / or studios.

Furthermore, the Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE) provides lifelong learning opportunities by offering full-time sub-degree programmes, community learning and professional programmes.
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