Aims and Objectives

Programme Aims

The programme aims to achieve a tripartite objective, namely: to enable students to become lifelong learners with a special focus on the English language; to provide an opportunity for students’ whole-person development; and to enable students to acquire skills and knowledge appropriate to a variety of career pathways. In addition, on account of our close partnership with an overseas university, the Department of English helps students develop an international dimension in their academic and professional pursuits.

Programme Objectives

PO1 Enable graduates to acquire all the generic and intellectual as well as communication skills as prescribed for QF Level 5 (vide Generic Level Descriptors).
PO2 Enable graduates to evolve into knowledgeable individuals, highly proficient and articulate in English and appreciative of the cultural, historical, socio- political, aesthetic, and philosophic backgrounds behind the English language.
PO3 Empower graduates to mediate and communicate effectively in areas of business, technical, media, and publishing sectors.
PO4 Enable graduates with the above skills to cultivate a life- long learning attitude.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Programme, students should be able to:
PILO1 Demonstrate English proficiency in all practical situations and in particular commercial, industrial, media, publishing, or any other relevant environment.


PILO2 Function competently in the English medium, using English as a world language, in situations in which subtle features and characteristics of the English language figure prominently.
PILO3 Build a good grounding in the literature, linguistics, and cultural backgrounds of the English-speaking nations so as to be culturally sensitive.
PILO4 Develop critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.


PILO5 Cultivate a lifelong propensity and capability of applying the integrated skills of language and communication towards a whole-person development.