Division / Teaching Staff
Code of Practice (Taught Postgraduate Studies)
Dec 2018
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Preface
Content
1. Role of Stakeholders    
  1.1 Stakeholders and governance structure 6
  1.2 Graduate Panel 7
2. Basic Information on Programmes and Courses   
  2.1 Taught postgraduate programmes 8
  2.2 Strategic goal statement for taught postgraduate programmes 8
  2.3 Graduate attributes of taught postgraduate programmes 9
  2.4 Modes of study 9
  2.5 Courses 9
  2.6 Course code and sequence 10
3. Admissions   
  3.1 Admission process 11
  3.2 Entrance requirements 11
  3.3 Quality of students admitted to taught postgraduate programmes 11
4. Registration/Residence Requirements/Leave of Absence
  4.1 Orientation 13
  4.2 Student registration 13
  4.3 Course selection 13
  4.4 Residence requirements 14
  4.5 Normative and maximum study periods 14
  4.6 Shortening of normative study period 15
  4.7 Programme change 15
  4.8 Leave of absence 15
  4.9 Student visa 16
  4.10 Employment 16
5. Progress towards Graduation   
  5.1 Graduation requirements 18
  5.2 Course requirements 18
  5.3 Postgraduate students taking undergraduate courses 18
  5.4 Research Ethics Training 18
  5.5 Other requirements 19
  5.6 Course and unit exemptions 19
  5.7 Language policy 19
6. Assessment and Examination   
  6.1 Assessment of academic performance 21
  6.2 Course grades 21
  6.3 Assessment Panel 22
  6.4 Examination administration 22
  6.5 Grade appeal process 23
  6.6 Unsatisfactory performance 23
7. Submission of Thesis for Taught Doctoral Programmes  
  7.1 Preparation of thesis 24
  7.2 Procedure 24
  7.3 Declaration of intention to submit thesis 26
  7.4 Thesis Assessment Committee 26
  7.5 Submission of thesis 27
  7.6 Oral examination 28
  7.7 Written examination 28
  7.8 Thesis grades and follow-up actions 28
  7.9 Re-submission 29
  7.10 Deferment of submission of thesis 29
  7.11 Submission of final version of thesis 29
  7.12 Copyright of theses 30
  7.13 Confidentiality of thesis 30
8. Quality Assurance  
  8.1 External assessment of taught postgraduate programmes 31
  8.2 Taught postgraduate programme review 31
  8.3 Committee on Re-approval of Self-financed Taught Postgraduate Programmes 31
9. Student Fees
  9.1 Student fees 33
  9.2 Payment schedule of tuition fee 33
10. Academic Honesty and Disciplinary Action
  10.1 Academic honesty 34
  10.2 Infringement of copyright 34
  10.3 Graduate School Disciplinary Committee 34
11. Course Evaluation and Feedback  
  11.1 Course and Teaching Evaluation Questionnaire  36
  11.2 Exit survey (Survey on Taught Postgraduate Programmes) 36
12. Credentials
  12.1 Academic results 37
  12.2 Transcripts 37
  12.3 Letter of Certification 37
  12.4 Report on Curriculum Details 37
  12.5 Graduate Certificate 38
  12.6 Replacement of Graduate Certificate 38
  12.7 Certified true copy of the Graduate Certificate 38
13. Appeals and Complaints  
  13.1 Complaint process 39
  13.2 Policy against sexual harassment 39
  13.3 Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance 40
  13.4 Whistleblowing Policy 41
14. Services and Support for Students
  14.1 Chinese University Student Information System (CUSIS) 42
  14.2 Graduate School Platform 42
  14.3 Student Advisory System 42
  14.4 University Library 43
  14.5 Language training 43
  14.6 Independent Learning Centre 43
  14.7 Information Technology Services Centre 44
  14.8 Student services and student activities 44
  14.9 Off-campus housing 44
  14.10 Student association 44
  14.11 University Health Service 45
  14.12 Other cultural/recreational/sports facilities and services 45
  14.13 Safety and environmental issues 46
Sources of information contained in this Code of Practice       47