Qualifications Framework Recognition

The  Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) conducts accreditation of non-local learning programmes by benchmarking them against Hong Kong’s education system, including the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (QF) which defines the standards of different qualifications to ensure their quality.

Non-local learning programmes accredited by the HKCAAVQ enjoy similar status to locally-accredited ones, and are placed on the Qualifications Register (QR) with a recognised QF level for the public’s enquiry.


As at June 2017, 53 top-up degree programmes operated by SHAPE in collaboration with 12 overseas universities have successfully been accredited by the HKCAAVQ for meeting the QF standard at Level 5.  Among local institutions, SHAPE currently has the greatest number of QF Level 5 non-local learning programmes accredited by the HKCAAVQ.

 

Benefits

Students who enroll in the full-time mode of the following accredited programmes with Honours are eligible for the Government’s “Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)" and “Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)".

 

Qualifications Recognised under the Qualifications Framework


Applied Science

Partner University Programme Title QF Level QF Registration No. Validity Period
Coventry University

BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences

Level 5 17/000638/L5 01/09/2017-31/08/2021

BSc (Hons) Public Health Studies

Level 5 17/000639/L5 01/09/2017-31/08/2021
University of Northumbria at Newcastle BSc (Hons) Environmental Science Level 5 16/000514/L5 01/09/2016-31/08/2020
BSc (Hons) Food Science and Nutrition Level 5 14/000002/L5

01/09/2014-31/08/2018

Accounting and Finance

Partner University Programme Title QF Level QF Registration No. Validity Period
Coventry University BA (Hons) Accountancy Level 5 13/000086/L5 01/01/2013-31/12/2020
University of Northumbria at Newcastle BA (Hons) Finance and Investment Management Level 5 12/001123/5 01/09/2012-31/08/2020

Business and Management

Partner University Programme Title QF Level QF Registration No. Validity Period
Coventry University BA (Hons) Business Administration Level 5 12/000818/5 01/07/2012-30/06/2020
BA (Hons) International Marketing Level 5 17/000515/L5 01/09/2017-31/08/2021
Sheffield Hallam University BA (Hons) Business and Finance Level 5 16/000726/L5

01/09/2016-
31/08/2020

BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management Level 5 16/000725/L5

01/09/2016-
31/08/2020

BA (Hons) Business Management Level 5 16/000727/L5

01/09/2016-
31/08/2020

University of Central Lancashire BA (Hons) Advertising and Marketing Communications Level 5 12/000895/5 01/09/2012-
31/08/2020
University of Northumbria at Newcastle
BA (Hons) Business (with Law) Level 5 14/003380/L5 01/09/2014-
31/08/2018
BA (Hons) International Business Management Level 5 12/000439/5 01/09/2012-
31/08/2020

Childcare, Elderly and Community Services

Partner University Programme Title QF Level QF Registration No. Validity Period
University of Hull BEd (Honours) Education and Early Years  Level 5 17/000479/L5 01/09/2017-31/08/2021

Computing and Information Technology

Partner University Programme Title QF Level QF Registration No. Validity Period
Coventry University BSc (Hons) Computing Level 5 14/002777/L5 01/09/2014-31/08/2018
BSc (Hons) Multimedia Computing Level 5 14/002957/L5 01/07/2014-30/06/2018
University of the West of England, Bristol BSc (Hons) Digital Media Level 5 14/002686/L5 01/09/2014-31/08/2021
BSc (Hons) Information Technology Level 5 14/002640/L5 01/09/2014-31/08/2021

Design

Partner University Programme Title QF Level QF Registration No. Validity Period
Birmingham City University BA (Hons) Fine Art Level 5 15/003023/L5 19/10/2015-18/10/2019
BA (Hons) Interior Design Level 5 15/002214/L5 01/09/2015-31/08/2019
BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture Level 5 15/003024/L5 19/12/2015-18/10/2019
BA (Hons) Product Design Level 5 15/002215/L5 01/09/2015-31/08/2019
BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Film & Animation) Level 5 15/002212/L5 01/09/2015-31/08/2019
BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Graphic Communication) Level 5 15/002213/L5 01/09/2015-31/08/2019
BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Illustration) Level 5 13/000085/L5 01/09/2013-31/08/2019
BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Photography) Level 5 13/000084/L5 01/09/2013-31/08/2019
Coventry University BA (Hons) Media Level 5 17/000514/L5 01/09/2017-31/08/2021
BSc (Hons) Music Technology Level 5 16/000829/L5 19/09/2016-18/09/2020
Nottingham Trent University BA (Hons) Fashion Design Level 5 15/002828/L5 01/09/2015-31/08/2019
BA (Hons) International Fashion Business Level 5 15/002829/L5 01/09/2015-31/08/2019
Sheffield Hallam University BA (Hons) Jewellery and Metalwork Level 5 14/003086/L5 01/09/2014 - 31/08/2018

University for the Creative Arts

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion and Imaging Level 5 16/000353/L5 01/09/2016-31/08/2020
University of Lincoln BA (Hons) Architecture Level 5 14/003288/L5 01/09/2014-31/08/2018
BA (Hons) Design for Exhibition and Museums Level 5 14/003289/L5 01/09/2014-31/08/2018

Engineering

Partner University Programme Title QF Level QF Registration No. Validity Period
RMIT University Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) Level 5 16/000866/L5 01/10/2016-30/09/2020
Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) (Honours) Level 5 16/000243/L5  01/09/2015-10/09/2018 
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Infrastructure) (Honours) Level 5 14/003405/L5 11/09/2014-10/09/2018
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours) Level 5 14/003404/L5 11/09/2014-10/09/2018
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) Level 5 14/003406/L5 11/09/2014-10/09/2018
Sheffield Hallam University BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering Level 5 15/002710/L5 01/09/2015-31/08/2019
Southampton Solent University Bachelor of Science (Hons) Marine Operations Management Level 5 16/000889/L5 01/10/2016 - 30/09/2020
University of Central Lancashire BEng (Hons) Building Services and Sustainable Engineering Level 5 13/000591/L5 17/09/2013-31/08/2020
BSc (Hons) Architectural Studies   Level 5 15/003056/L5 09/10/2015- 08/10/2019
BSc (Hons) Building Surveying Level 5 13/000589/L5 17/09/2013-31/08/2020
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying Level 5 13/000590/L5 17/09/2013-31/08/2020
University of the West of England, Bristol BEng (Hons) Building Services Engineering Level 5 16/000113/L5 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2020

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure

Partner University Programme Title QF Level QF Registration No. Validity Period
Sheffield Hallam University BSc (Hons) Events and Leisure Management Level 5 16/001008/L5

01/09/2017-31/08/2021

BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Business Management Level 5  16/001011/L5

01/09/2017-31/08/2021

BSc (Hons) International Tourism Management Level 5 16/001010/L5 01/09/2017-31/08/2021
BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management Level 5 16/001009/L5

01/09/2017-31/08/2021

BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching Level 5 15/002711/L5 01/09/2015-31/08/2019
University of Northumbria at Newcastle BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management Level 5 13/000135/L5 01/09/2013-31/08/2021
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