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Academic and Scholarly Activities Successful Acquisition of Programme Area Accreditation (PAA) Status In 2015/16, HSMC was granted PAA status for two Areas of Study and Training, “Business and Management” and “Languages and Related Studies” at Qualification Framework (QF) Level 5 under the new 14-area of study framework by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) with a validity period of five years starting from the 2016/17 academic year. The College may offer new bachelor’s degree programmes within the approved programme areas through the College’s own quality assurance process without undergoing the Learning Programme Accreditation process of HKCAAVQ.

Successful Acquisition of Institutional Evaluation (IE) Status at QF Level 6 and Accreditation of the First Postgraduate Programme HSMC successfully obtained an IE status at QF Level 6 from HKCAAVQ which allowed the College to offer postgraduate programmes at QF Level 6. During the year, the College’s first postgraduate programme, Master of Arts in Translation (Business and Legal), was successfully accredited and launched in September 2016.

Successful Re-accreditation of One Existing Programme and Accreditation of Three New Undergraduate Programmes Apart from the successful re-accreditation of an existing programme, Bachelor of Journalism and Communication (Honours), HSMC continued to develop three new undergraduate programmes, namely Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied and Human-Centred Computing, Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Asian Studies and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Convergent Media and Communication Technology, which were all successfully accredited for introduction in September 2016.

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