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  • Regulations for the Diploma in Law Enforcement and Security Management and Higher Diploma in Law Enforcement and Security Management

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    These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Sub-degree Qualifications (Sub-degrees).

    In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Sub-degree Qualifications and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.

    Diploma in Law Enforcement and Security Management (DLESM1)
    1. To be eligible for the award of the Diploma in Law Enforcement and Security Management (Pathway 1), a student shall:
      a) comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      b)

    comply with the Regulations for the Award of Sub-degree Qualifications (Sub-degrees); and

      c)

    obtain at least 60 credits* in courses prescribed by the regulations including at least 20 credits at Middle level.

      *

    Of the 60 credits required for the attainment of the Diploma, students can complete up to 20 credits of courses in a language of instruction other than English.

    2.

    For the Diploma in Law Enforcement and Security Management (Pathway 1), the University has prescribed that a student must

      a) successfully complete 20 credits from compulsory courses labelled CD in Table 1 (i.e. LESM A202 and LESM A204); and
      b) successfully complete 30 credits from courses labelled FD, FDC and/or PFD* in Table 1 but no more than 10 credits from FDC; and
      c) successfully complete additional courses labelled MD from Table 1 to obtain the total of 60 credits required for the award.
      * Junior Police Officers, Customs Officers or above, Assistant Trade Controls Officers or above, and Assistant Officers II or above of the Correctional Services Department who intend to pursue the B.Soc.Sc. (Hons) should gain 30 credits from courses labelled FD and/or FDC.
         
    Higher Diploma in Law Enforcement and Security Management (HDLESM1)
    1. To be eligible for the award of the Higher Diploma in Law Enforcement and Security Management (Pathway 1), a student shall:
      a) comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      b) comply with the Regulations for the Award of Sub-degree Qualifications (Sub-degrees); and
      c) obtain at least 90 credits* in courses prescribed by the regulations including at least 10 credits at Higher level.
      * Of the 90 credits required for the attainment of the Higher Diploma, students can complete up to 30 credits of courses in a language of instruction other than English.
    2.

    For the Higher Diploma in Law Enforcement and Security Management (Pathway 1), the University has prescribed that a student must

      a) successfully complete 40 credits from compulsory courses labelled CHD in Table 1 (i.e. LESM A201, LESM A202*, LESM A203 and LESM A204*); and
      b) successfully complete 30 credits from courses labelled FHD, FHDC and/or PFHD* in Table 1 but no more than 20 credits from FHDC; and
      c) successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled MHD* in Table 1; and
      d) successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled HHD in Table 1 to obtain the total of 90 credits required for the award.
      * credits gained in the Diploma can count towards the requirements of the Higher Diploma through articulation of qualifications. However, students wishing to pursue the 80-credit B.Soc.Sc (Hons.) in LESM programme through Pathway II must directly articulate from the Diploma in LESM to the B.Soc.Sc. (Hons.) in LESM and are not allowed to use the Diploma in LESM to articulate to the Higher Diploma in LESM.

    Table 1

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credits

    DLESM
    (Pathway 1)

    HDLESM
    (Pathway 1)

    Pre-foundation level

    ENGL E070 1

    English for Post-secondary Study

    5

    PFD

    PFHD

    EDU L080 1,3

    Study Skills

    5

    PFD

    PFHD

    Foundation level

    ENGL A101 1,2

    University English Writing Skills

    5

    FD

    FHD

    CHIN A171C

    Practice in Contemporary Language

    5

    FDC

    FHDC

    BIS B121 1,3,7

    Business Computing with Internet Applications

    5

    FD

    FHD

    BIS B123 1,7

    Business Computing Applications

    5

    FD

    FHD

    BUS B170 1,3

    Quantitative Methods for Business

    10

    FD

    FHD

    BUS B171 1,10

    Business Statistics

    5

    FD

    FHD

    BUS B172 1,3,6 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making

    5

    FD

    FHD

    ENGL A122 1

    Presentation Skills

    5

    FD

    FHD

    MGT B160 1

    Business Management Fundamentals

    5

    FD

    FHD

    MGT L162 3

    Managing Quality

    5

    FD

    FHD

    LAW L166C 1,3

    General Principles of Hong Kong Law

    10

    FDC

    FHDC

    PTH E150C 1

    Foundation Putonghua

    5

    FDC

    FHDC

    SOSC A101 1

    Social Sciences: A Foundation Course

    20

    FD

    FHD

    SOSC A111C 1,3,11

    Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology and Sociology

    10

    FDC

    FHDC

    SOSC A112C 1

    Foundations of Social Sciences: Economics and Politics

    10

    FDC

    FHDC

    SOSC A121C 1,11 Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology

    5

    FDC

    FHDC

    SOSC A122C 1,11

    Foundations of Social Sciences: Sociology

    5

    FDC

    FHDC

    Middle level

    ECON A230 1,3,4

    Introduction to Economics

    10

    MD

    MHD

    ECON A231 1,4

    Introduction to Microeconomics

    5

    MD

    MHD

    ECON A232 1,4

    Introduction to Macroeconomics

    5

    MD

    MHD

    ECON A230C 1,3,5

    Introduction to Economics

    10

    MD

    MHD

    ECON A231C 1,5

    Introduction to Microconomics

    5

    MD

    MHD

    ECON A232C 1,5

    Introduction to Macroeconomics

    5

    MD

    MHD

    MGT B240 1

    Principles and Practices of Management

    5

    MD

    MHD

    MGT B290 1,3,8

    Organizational Behaviour

    5

    MD

    MHD

    PUAD A201 1,3,9 Introduction to Public Policy and Administration
    10
    MD
    MHD
    PUAD A202 1,9 Introduction to Public Administration
    5
    MD
    MHD
    PUAD A203 1,9 Introduction to Public Policy
    5
    MD
    MHD

    LESM A201

    Hong Kong Criminal Justice System

    10

    MD

    CHD

    LESM A202 1

    Police and Society

    10

    CD

    CHD

    LESM A203 1

    Psychology for Law Enforcement

    10

    MD

    CHD

    LESM A204

    Security Practice and Management

    10

    CD

    CHD

    POLS A201 1

    Introduction to Political Science

    10

    MD

    MHD

    POLS A201C 1

    Introduction to Political Science

    10

    MD

    MHD

    SOCI A202 1

    Hong Kong Society

    10

    MD

    MHD

    SOCI A202C 1

    Hong Kong Society

    10

    MD

    MHD

    POLS A211 1

    Government and Politics of Hong Kong

    10

    MD

    MHD

    POLS A211C 1

    Government and Politics of Hong Kong

    10

    MD

    MHD

    Higher level

    LESM A301

    Core Issues in Policing

    10

    -

    HHD

    LESM A304

    Research Methods in Law Enforcement and Security Studies

    10

    -

    HHD

    LESM A305 Major Issues in Criminology and Penology 10 - HHD

    Notes:

    1. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the attached list for details.
       
    2. ENGL A100 was replaced by ENGL A101. Students who have successfully completed ENGL A100 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ENGL A101.
       
    3. Courses no longer available.
       
    4. Students who have successfully completed ECON A230 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ECON A231 and ECON A232.
       
    5. Students who have successfully completed ECON A230C will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ECON A231C and ECON A232C.
       
    6. Students who have enrolled on BUS B172 on or before April 2007 and passed the course will have the credits counted towards this programme and other relevant programmes of the Law Enforcement & Security Management Programmes. With effect from April 2008, this course is no longer offered.
       
    7. Students who have successfully completed BIS B220/BIS B121 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of BIS B123.
       
    8. Students who have successfully completed MGT B346 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of MGT B290.
       
    9. Students who have successfully completed PUAD A201 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of PUAD A202 and PUAD A203.
       
    10. Students who have enrolled on BUS B171 on or before 2020 Spring term and passed the course will have the credits counted towards this programme and other relevant programmes of the Law Enforcement & Security Management Programmes. With effect from 2020 Summer term, this course will be no longer offered.
       
    11. Students who have successfully completed SOSC A111C will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of SOSC A121C and SOSC A122C.

    March 2020

     
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