Graduate Profile

Graduate Profile of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English for Professional Communication

Qualification Title

(in English and Chinese, if applicable)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Studies


Qualification Type

(e.g. Bachelor Degree)

Bachelor Degree

QF Level


Primary Area of Study/Training

Languages and Related Studies

Other Area of Study/Training (if any)

English Language

Programme Objectives


Enable graduates to acquire all the generic and intellectual as well as communication skills as prescribed for QF Level 5 (vide Generic Level Descriptors).


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.


Empower graduates to mediate and communicate effectively in areas of business, technical, media, and publishing sectors.


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:


Demonstrate English proficiency in all practical situations and in particular commercial, industrial, media, publishing, or any other relevant environment.


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.


Build a good grounding in the literature, linguistics, and cultural backgrounds of the English-speaking nations so as to be culturally sensitive.


Develop critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.


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

Education Pathways

Articulation to further studies at both local and overseas universities and other institutions of higher.

Employment Pathways

Positions in companies/ firms/ organizations in commercial, industrial, media, publishing, logistics, etc.; executive and administrative grade in the Civil Service, financial and banking sectors, teaching in secondary schools, etc.

Minimum Admissions Requirements

General Entrance Requirement (for DSE Graduates)


Level Requirement

Chinese Language1 Level 3

Level 3

English Language

Level 3


Level 3

Liberal Studies or Citizenship and Social Development

Level 2 or Attained (A)

Elective subject2

Level 2 in one subject


Accredited Associate Degree or Higher Diploma from local educational institutions


Be an overseas applicant (admitted on a case-by-case basis)


Be a mature applicant of at least 23 years of age

Operator (in English and Chinese, if applicable)

Chu Hai College of Higher Education


1. For non-Chinese speaking (NCS) applicants, he/she must obtain one of the following Chinese Language qualifications as the equivalent of HKDSE Chinese Language:

Applied Learning Chinese: Attained or above; GCSE / IGCSE: Grade C or 4 or above; GCE A-level: Grade E or above.

2. Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can also be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.