Division / Teaching Staff
Code of Practice (Taught Postgraduate Studies)
Sep 2017
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Preface
Content
1. Role of stakeholders    
  1.1 Stakeholders and Governance Structure 1
  1.2 Graduate Panel 2
2. Basic information on programmes and courses   
  2.1 Taught postgraduate programmes 3
  2.2 Strategic goal statement for taught postgraduate programmes 3
  2.3 Graduate attributes of taught postgraduate programmes 4
  2.4 Modes of study 4
  2.5 Courses 5
  2.6 Course code and sequence 5
3. Admissions   
  3.1 Admission process 6
  3.2 Entrance requirements 6
4. Registration/residence requirements/leave of absence
  4.1 Orientation 8
  4.2 Student registration 8
  4.3 Course selection 8
  4.4 Residence requirements 9
  4.5 Normative and maximum study period 9
  4.6 Shortening of normative study period 10
  4.7 Programme Change 10
  4.8 Leave of absence 10
  4.9 Student visa 11
  4.10 Employment 12
5. Progress towards graduation   
  5.1 Graduation requirements 13
  5.2 Coursework requirements 13
  5.3 Postgraduate students taking undergraduate courses 13
  5.4 Research ethics training 13
  5.5 Other requirements 14
  5.6 Course and unit exemption 14
  5.7 Language policy 14
6. Assessment and examination   
  6.1 Assessment of academic performance 16
  6.2 Course grades 16
  6.3 Assessment panel 17
  6.4 Examination administration 17
  6.5 Grade appeal process 18
  6.6 Unsatisfactory performance 18
7. Submission of thesis for taught doctoral programmes  
  7.1 Preparation for thesis 19
  7.2 Procedure 19
  7.3 Declaration of intention to submit thesis 20
  7.4 Thesis Assessment Committee 21
  7.5 Submission of thesis 21
  7.6 Oral examination 22
  7.7 Written examination 23
  7.8 Thesis grades and follow-up actions 23
  7.9 Re-submission 23
  7.10 Deferment of submission of thesis 24
  7.11 Submission of final version of thesis 24
  7.12 Copyright of theses 24
8. Quality assurance  
  8.1 External assessment of taught postgraduate programmes 25
  8.2 Taught postgraduate programme review 25
  8.3 Committee on re-approval of self-financed taught postgraduate programmes 25
9. Services and support for students   
  9.1 The Chinese University Student Information System (CUSIS) 27
  9.2 Graduate School Platform 27
  9.3 Student advisory system 27
  9.4 Library facilities 28
  9.5 Language training 28
  9.6 Independent Learning Centre 29
  9.7 Information Technology Services Centre 29
  9.8 Student services and students activities 30
  9.9 Off-campus housing 31
  9.10 Student association 32
  9.11 University Health Service 32
  9.12 Other cultural/recreational/sports facilities and services 32
  9.13 Safety and environmental issues 33
10. Student fees   
  10.1 Student fees 35
  10.2 Payment schedule of tuition fee 35
11. Academic honesty and disciplinary action   
  11.1 Academic honesty 36
  11.2 Infringement of copyright 36
  11.3 Graduate School Disciplinary Committee 37
12. Appeals and complaints  
  12.1 Complaint process 38
  12.2 Policy against sexual harassment 40
  12.3 Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance 42
13. Course evaluation and feedback   
  13.1 Course and teaching evaluation questionnaire 43
  13.2 Exit survey (Survey on taught postgraduate programmes) 43
14. Credentials  
  14.1 Academic results 44
  14.2 Transcripts 44
  14.3 Letter of certification 44
  14.4 Report on curriculum details 44
  14.5 Graduation certificate 45
  14.6 Replacement of graduation certificate 45
  14.7 Certified true copy of the graduation certificate 45
       
Sources of information contained in this Code of Practice       46