About UOW College Hong Kong
UOW College Hong Kong (UOWCHK) evolves from the Community College of City University (CCCU), which came under the stewardship of the University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia since July 2015 in a strategic alliance with the City University of Hong Kong.
UOW College Hong Kong/Community College of City University (UOWCHK/CCCU) is well recognized as a premier College in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 2004, UOWCHK/CCCU has played an increasingly important role in the self-financing education sector, offering a wide range of quality programmes from foundation to degree level studies.
The link with UOW has meant that the education experience for our students is significantly enhanced through greater articulation opportunities, improved employment prospects, and international mobility. UOWCHK is one and the same institution as the former CCCU, serving Hong Kong, but only stronger under UOW.
Served by about 220 well qualified and experienced staff, we are highly regarded for our rigorous quality assurance systems. Our well-designed programmes are highly regarded by the community for the holistic education delivered through rich co-curricular activities such as overseas study tours and student mentoring scheme.
The undergraduate degrees offered by UOWCHK have been accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. Their curricula have been designed specifically for Hong Kong, capitalizing on the College’s strong links with industries and with employability and international mobility of graduates in mind. Students in these programmes will have access to the library e-resources of UOW, as well as IT and counselling services and sports facilities that are open to all students of the College.
About University of Wollongong
UOW College Hong Kong is part of something much bigger…… UOW
The University of Wollongong (UOW), parent institution of UOW College Hong Kong, is an international multi-campus University with two Sydney campuses and five regional campuses, as well as locations in Hong Kong and Dubai. It has over 36,000 students, more than 2,400 staff, and an economic impact of around AUD$2 billion in activity annually. In just 40 years UOW has become a benchmark for Australia’s new generation of universities; dynamic, agile, innovative and prominent in national and international rankings for the quality of its teaching and research.
UOW Awards and Rankings
NUMBER ONE UNIVERSITY IN NEW SOUTH WALES
In the Australian Federal government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), last updated in January 2019, ranked UOW overall as the number 1 university in New South Wales based on the average rank of all of the 13 scales
GLOBALLY RANKED AS ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST MODERN UNIVERSITIES
- 16th in the world – QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2019
- 32nd in the world – Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018
- 37th – Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019
GLOBALLY RATED A FIVE-STAR UNIVERSITY
- QS World University Rankings 2018
- It is consistently ranked among the top Australian universities for the quality of its teaching, research, graduate employment rates and student experience by the ‘Good Universities Guide’, which independently ranks Australia’s universities over a range of criteria.
TOP 1% FOR GRADUATES AS RATED BY GLOBAL EMPLOYERS
UOW is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world for the quality of our graduates in the 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
- Rated 23rd in the world for graduate employment rates
- Rated 148th in the world for partnerships with employers
- Ranked in the 181-190 band overall.
EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH FOR AUSTRALIA (ERA) 2018
- 90% of UOW disciplines that were assessed in 2018 were rated ‘At’, ‘Above’ or ‘Well above world standard’, based on results at the 4-digit FOR code level.
- 73% of assessed disciplines were rated as ‘Above’ or ‘Well above world standard’, based on results at the 4-digit FOR code level.
GLOBAL TEACHING EXCELLENCE
TheThe University of Wollongong has been recognised among the world’s best institutions for teaching excellence, receiving a Spotlight Award in the 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Awards. UOW was the only Australian university to be listed as a finalist for the prestigious Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) for two consecutive years.
Vision and Mission
UOWCHK aspires to be a leading university in Hong Kong with an outstanding reputation for the professionalism of its graduates.
We aim to deliver quality in teaching, learning and research with a strong and connected presence to our local, regional and global communities, nurturing graduates who are recognised for their capability and trusted for their professionalism.
Key Academic Members
Professor Vrijmoed KWAN, Lilian Lee-ping
BSc (Hons), MPhil, PhD HKU; CBiol
Professor Lilian Vrijimoed Kwan has a distinguished career in higher education spanning three and a half decades. As a teacher, she is the winner of two Teaching Excellence Awards from CityU (1997 & 2004). From the wealth of her teaching experience, she has developed expertise in curriculum design and e-pedagogies for engaging students and enhancing their learning. By parlaying these strengths into her academic leadership, she has made significant contributions to the quality of teaching and learning. During this time, her academic world has straddled two cities (Hong Kong and Zhuhai) and three universities (HK Polytechnic University, City University of Hong Kong and Beijing Normal University-HK-Baptist University United International College (UIC) in Zhuhai, PR China. Beginning her senior administrative role as Dean of Student Learning in CityU in 2005, she migrated to UIC in 2014 as its Associate Vice-President. If any academic is deeply knowledgeable about the challenges of student learning in Hong Kong and China, Prof Kwan is. She is known for her tireless and passionate pursuit of pedagogic innovation on platforms old and new.
As a research scientist, she is one of the few marine mycologists world-wide, with more than 110 papers in international refereed journals, 10 refereed book chapters and over 120 presentations at national and international conferences to her credit. True to the Chinese adage that those who excel in scholarship will graduate to public service, Prof Kwan has been tapped as a consultant by the HKSAR Government to advise on the control and prevention of indoor air molds via its Indoor Air Quality Certification Scheme.
Appointed as Vice President of UOWCHK/CCCU in February 2019, Prof Kwan will be relied on to bring her full weight and vast experience as an educator to bear on effective learning in the Age of Innovation for the Greater Bay Area.
Deans of Faculties
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professor SIN, King-kui
MA CUHK; PhD Southern Illinois; MBE
Professor King-kui SIN received his B.A. and M.A. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and his Ph.D from the Southern Illinois University. From 1978 to 1980 he worked in the Judiciary as a court interpreter. From 1980 to 1987 he worked for a French oil corporation based in China, responsible for training in English, translation and interpretation. He joined City University of Hong Kong in 1987, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in interpretation, translation, language and law, and philosophy of language as well as supervising doctoral students. His research interest and publications are in the areas of language and law, translation theory, and the philosophy of language. His administrative duties included Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Translation, Programme Leader for MA Language and Law, Research Degrees Coordinator, Associate Head, and Acting Head.
In professional service, he served on the Bilingual Laws Advisory Committee from 1990 to 1997 and was awarded MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by the British Government for his contribution to the translation of Hong Kong laws into Chinese. He is currently President of the Multicultural Association of Law and Language, which has organized 11 international conferences since 2011. He has also organized training courses for court interpreters, government translators, lawyers and judicial officers, and provided professional consultancy on legal translation for law firms in Hong Kong and the Australian Government.
Before joining CCCU/UOWHKC as Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities, he was Adjunct Professor and Special Consultant for the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.
Dean, Faculty of Business
Professor CHAN, Raymond Siu-yeung
BBA(Hons) CUHK; MBA Missouri; MScIS, MScAppMaths PolyU;
LLM, PhD CUHK; FCCA(UK), FCPA (Aust.), CPA(HK), CCP(US), HKRFP(HK)
Professor CHAN, Raymond Siu-yeung was educated in Hong Kong and the US. He has published widely in the fields of accounting, finance, corporate governance, information science, social science, and business laws. Professor Chan is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the GSTF Journal on Business Review and an Editorial Board Member of Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review and Corporate Ownership and Control Journal. In addition to his academic training, Professor Chan is a certified professional accountant in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong, a certified computing professional in the US, and a registered financial planner in Hong Kong.
With professional consultancy training from one of the largest professional accounting firms in the world, Professor Chan was the lead consultant of many consultancy projects for a variety of organizations. In addition to providing consultancy services to various types of organizations, he served as a Small and Medium-sized Enterprises consultant for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, a semi-government institution promoting trades between Hong Kong and overseas. He was also appointed as a member of the Companies Ordinance Reforms advisory groups, assisting the Hong Kong Government in redrafting the Companies Ordinance of Hong Kong. Professor Chan was a Founding Vice-president and the Chairman of the Professional Education and Training Committee of the Hong Kong Independent Non-Executive Directors Association and is currently a council member of the Association.
Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology
Professor TANG, Yuan-yan
PhD Concordia; IEEE Fellow; IAPR Fellow, CAA Fellow
Professor Yuan-Yan TANG received his PhD from the Concordia University in Canada, and MSc from the Beijing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications in China. He was Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science of the Hong Kong Baptist University between 2004 and 2010, and has also been Chair Professor in the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Macau since 2011. Currently, he still serves both as Honorary Professor of the Hong Kong Baptist University and Adjunct Professor of the Concordia University, Canada. The research interest, publications and teaching of Professor Tang are in the areas of Computer Science and Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, and Big Data Analysis. In all these years in the academia, he has been awarded over 20 million Hong Kong dollars research grants from Hong Kong, China and Macau, and has accumulated over 500 research publications.
Regarding professional services, Professor Tang is Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), as well as Fellow of the Chinese Association of Automation (CAA). He was also Chair of the Technical Committee on Pattern Recognition - IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society in 2009-2017. Professor Tang is currently editor-in-chief and associate editor of a number of international academic journals, and Chair of a few academic conferences.He is recipient of the First Prize of the Natural Science Award 2005 of the Ministry of Education of China, and the Second Prize of the Natural Science Award of Chongqing in 2008 and 2011.
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor BLOWERS, Geoffrey Hathaway
BSc Sheffield; MPhil Sussex; PhD HKU
Professor Geoffrey Blowers, formerly Associate Dean and Chairman of the Board of Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology at The University of Hong Kong, has most recently been the Director of the Research Office at Hong Kong Shue Yan University. He is now appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the UOW College Hong Kong. He is co-editor with Alison Turtle of Psychology Moving East: the status of Western Psychology in Asia and Oceania (Westview, 1987), co-author with Kieron O’Connor of Personal Construct Psychology in the Clinical Context (Ottawa/Montreal U.P, 1996) and has published papers on the history of psychology and psychoanalysis in China and Japan. He was twice President of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and was its Registrar (2000-2015). He is also Founding President of the Hong Kong Institute of Analytical Psychology.
Learning at UOW College Hong Kong
Strong Support from Parent Institution
- Full support of the University of Wollongong in educational resources, student mobility and global exposures
Academic Programmes with Cross-disciplinary possibilities
- Bachelor of Accounting (Hons)
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons)in Chinese Language, Literature and Communication
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Japanese Studies
- Bachelor of Aviation (Hons) in Operations and Management
- Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Finance
- Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Social Innovation
Professional Teaching Team
- A team of well-qualified, multi-national full and part-time academic staff with extensive experience in teaching and pastoral care of students
Accredited UOW College Hong Kong Award
- Internationally recognized, locally accredited award
Strong Career Prospects
- Our graduates enjoy strong career prospects due to built-in links to industries in curriculum design
Rich Student Life
- Overseas study tours or short study programmes
- Local co-curricular activities
- Internships, special projects, and site visits exposures
- Close links with professional bodies for future exemptions in qualifications and/or memberships in these bodies
Facilities and Student Support
- Campus in Kowloon Bay with computing facilities
- Access to e-resources of UOW library
- Access to convenient sports facilities
- Scholarships and awards opportunities
1st Year and 3rd Year Entry Criteria
For admission to UOW College Hong Kong Bachelor Degree programmes, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Year 1 Entry
- obtain Level 3 in Chinese Language and English Language and Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies plus one Elective/Applied Learning Subject at Level 2 (“3322+2”) in HKDSE; OR
- pass AS Use of English and AS Chinese Language and Culture plus one AL subject/two AS subjects in HKALE and Level 2 for Chinese Language and English Language plus passes in three other subjects in HKCEE; OR
- obtain equivalent qualifications.
Year 3 Entry*
- Holders of an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in similar or relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution in Hong Kong with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or equivalent
* Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese Language, Literature and Communication does not provide senior year entry
Fees, Financial Assistance and UOWCHK Degree Inauguration Fund
Application Fee: HK$150
Annual Tuition Fee for Year 1 and 2: HK$69,000
Annual Tuition Fee for Year 3 and 4: HK$74,000
A Graduation Fee of HK$400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme
Our bachelor degree programmes are included under the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (“NMTSS”). Eligible students can obtain a subsidy of HK$31,300 in 2019/20 academic year.
Students enrolled in these bachelor degree programmes may also apply for the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP) or Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS).
UOW College Hong Kong Degree Inauguration Fund
In addition to the above financial assistance provided by the government, the College offers funding support to the first cohort of students enrolling in our Degree programmes.
Year 1 Entry
- All applicants successfully admitted before 30 August 2019 will receive a grant of HK$10,000 towards tuition fees.
Year 3 Entry
- All applicants successfully admitted before 30 August 2019 will receive a grant of HK$15,000 towards tuition fees.
Teaching and Learning Facilities
All students enrolled in the Bachelor Degree programmes can use the facilities at Telford Annex Campus, Telford Library and Telford Recreation Club Sports Complex. In addition, they will be able to use the e-Learning platform and the extensive e-resources of the UOW Library.
Application and Admission
(1) Application Form and the Required Documents
The following documents should be submitted with a completed application form:
- Photocopies of relevant certificates and transcripts
- Photocopy of HKID card
- Original proof of application fee payment
(2) Payment of application fee
Applicants are required to pay an application fee of $150 by:
- Direct deposit or ATM transfer at any branch of the Hang Seng Bank (A/C number: 359-300001-004) or;
Octopus payment in the UOW College Hong Kong offices located in :
- Room 6104, 6/F, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, City University campus, Kowloon Tong
- Telford Annex (G/F, Telford Plaza), Kowloon Bay
- Room 6104, 6/F, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, City University campus, Kowloon Tong
(3) Submission of Application
Completed application forms together with relevant documents and the original proof of application fee payments should be sent to:
UOW College Hong Kong
Room 6104, 6/F, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
Completed application form can be dropped into the collection boxes outside either of these offices from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm daily:
- UOW College Hong Kong, Room 6104, 6/F, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, City University campus, Kowloon Tong (Kowloon Tong MTR Station Exit C2)
- UOW College Hong Kong, Telford Annex, G/F., Telford Plaza, 33 Wai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay [Kowloon Bay MTR Station Exit B]
Walk-In Application Days
Completed application forms can be submitted during walk-in application days scheduled on 10 July - 15 July 2019 and 5-6 Aug 2019.
Telephone no: 3442 9880/ 2707 9440
Fax no: 3442 0555