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Graduate Attributes

 

HKBU Taught Postgraduate graduates

On graduation, HKBU Taught Postgraduate graduates should have:

KNOWLEDGE Mastery of knowledge of their academic specialty or profession that is in-depth, advanced and up-to-date and be able to apply the knowledge to their profession or disciplines. 
CREATIVITY The ability to evaluate and apply knowledge to make critical and independent judgement, and provide creative and innovative solutions to problems.
SKILLS The ability to apply appropriate theories, methodologies and techniques for professional or disciplinary advancement in their fields. 
LEARNING An on-going interest and capability in continuous learning for the purpose of tackling the complexities in their professional field or discipline through inquiry and critical reflection. 
COMMUNICATION The ability to synthesize and articulate ideas clearly, coherently, and in a logical way, with fluent communication skills.
CITIZENSHIP A sense of upholding professional ethics and social responsibility consistent with their roles as local and global citizens.

Remark: HKBU’s whole person education comprises seven elements.  It is considered that “TEAMWORK” should have been developed when students reach postgraduate level, therefore it is not highlighted in the Graduate Attributes for postgraduates. However, owing to the different nature of the programmes, “teamwork” may be one of the learning goals or programme outcomes as appropriate.


HKBU Research Postgraduate and Professional Doctorate Degree graduates

On graduation, HKBU Research Postgraduate and Professional Doctorate Degree graduates should have:

KNOWLEDGE Mastery and creation of knowledge at the forefront of their field of specialization, together with advanced knowledge in other related areas.
CREATIVITY The ability to evaluate existing regimes and develop original research insights and methodology for advanced academic inquiry. 
SKILLS The ability to apply appropriate theories, research methodologies and techniques to make informed judgement and solve problems in general and of different complex contexts in their fields.
LEARNING  A sustainable interest and autonomous initiative in the acquisition of advanced knowledge and in the exploration of new areas of research and professional environments.
COMMUNICATION The ability to communicate and exchange knowledge and ideas in their fields clearly and effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences. 
CITIZENSHIP A sense of upholding professional ethics and social responsibility consistent with their roles as local and global citizens.

Remark: HKBU’s whole person education comprises seven elements. It is considered that “TEAMWORK” should have been developed when students reach postgraduate level, therefore it is not highlighted in the Graduate Attributes for postgraduates. However, owing to the different nature of the programmes, “teamwork” may be one of the learning goals or programme outcomes as appropriate.