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  • Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law Enforcement and Security Management and Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Law Enforcement and Security Management - for (a) Junior Police Officers who have obtained the Certificate in Law Enforcement and Security Management awarded by the OUHK under the partnership between the OUHK and the Hong Kong Police Force; or (b) Police Officers who have completed the Certificate in Law Enforcement and Security Management (in Chinese) (part-time face-to-face)

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    1. General
    1.1 These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.
    1.2

    In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.

       
    2.
    Entry Requirements
    2.1
    To enter the Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law Enforcement and Security Management (Pathway 2), or the Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Law Enforcement and Security Management (Pathway 5), a student should be either (a) a Junior Police Officer who has obtained the Certificate in Law Enforcement and Security Management awarded by the OUHK under the partnership between the OUHK and the Hong Kong Police Force (hereinafter, these officers will be referred to as HKPC-JPO); or (b) a police officer who has completed the Certificate in Law Enforcement and Security Management (in Chinese) (part-time face-to-face) (hereinafter CLESMC graduate).
    2.2 To enter the Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Law Enforcement and Security Management (Pathway 4), a student should be a HKPC-JPO or CLESMC graduate who has obtained the Diploma in Law Enforcement and Security Management (60 credits at Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses*) plus two subsequent years of working experience in the Hong Kong Police Force.#
      * If credits are gained from courses at Pre-foundation level for the Diploma, the same number of credits from courses at Foundation level or above has to be completed for pursuing this Pathway.
      # Students wishing to pursue this programme must directly articulate from the Diploma in LESM to this programme, and are not allowed to use the Diploma in LESM to articulate to the Higher Diploma in LESM or the B. Soc. Sc in LESM before articulating to this programme.
       
    3.
    Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law Enforcement and Security Management (BSSCLESM2)
    3.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law Enforcement and Security Management (Pathway 2), a student shall
      3.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status, and;
      3.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      3.1.3 obtain at least 120 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations, of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level and at least 20 credits in courses at Higher level.
    3.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law Enforcement and Security Management (Pathway 2), the University has prescribed that a student must:
      3.2.1 have successfully completed the Certificate in Law Enforcement and Security Management (30 credits) under the partnership between the OUHK and the Hong Kong Police Force; or completed the Certificate in Law Enforcement and Security Management (in Chinese) (part-time face-to-face) (30 credits); and
      3.2.2 successfully complete 20 credits of compulsory courses labelled BC in Table 1 (i.e. LESM A201 and LESM A204); and
      3.2.3 successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled BF in Table 1; and
      3.2.4 successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled BM in Table 1; and
      3.2.5 successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled BH in Table 1, of which 10 credits should be from LESM A301 or LESM A305; and
      3.2.6 successfully complete an additional 10 credits from any courses in Table 1 or any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University.*#
      * Of the 120 credits required for the attainment of the degree, students can complete up to 40 credits of courses (including the 30 credits counted towards the Certificate in LESM under para 3.2.1) in a language of instruction other than English.
      # The courses LESM A205CF and LESM A206CF taken at the Hong Kong Police College overlap with the courses LESM A202 and LESM A203 of the LESM Programme; hence in fulfilling para 3.2.6 above, students will not be allowed to take LESM A202 or LESM A203.
       
    4. Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Law Enforcement and Security Management (BSSCHLESM4)
    4.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Law Enforcement and Security Management (Pathway 4), a student shall
      4.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status, and;
      4.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      4.1.3 obtain at least 80 credits, of which at least 40 credits in courses at Higher level; and
      4.1.4 successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
    4.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Law Enforcement and Security Management (Pathway 4), the University has prescribed that a student must:
      4.2.1 successfully complete 20 credits of compulsory courses labelled PC in Table 1 (i.e. LESM A201* and LESM A304); and
      4.2.2 successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled BHM# in Table 1; and
      4.2.3 successfully complete 40 credits from courses labelled BHH in Table 1, of which 10 credits should be from LESM A301 or LESM A305.
      * If LESM A201 is already taken in fulfilment of the Diploma in Law Enforcement and Security Management, students are required to choose 10 credits from courses labelled BHM other than those taken in fulfilment for the said Diploma programme, 4.2.2 above, subject to the condition that no more than 25 credits of BHM courses presented in Chinese should be taken.
      # Other than those taken in fulfilment of the Diploma in Law Enforcement and Security Management
      NB1: Diploma holders awarded or pursuing this 80-credit B.Soc.Sc. (Hons) degree programme are not eligible to use their Diploma in LESM to apply for conversion to higher awards of other programmes by means of articulation.
    4.3 Each degree with Honours shall be conferred with a classification of First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Division) or Third Class save that exceptionally a degree may be conferred without classification.
    4.4 Subject to the requirements of the relevant programme of study, each person on whom an Honours degree is to be conferred shall be assigned to a classification determined by the University according to its regulations.
    4.5 For the calculation of scores for classification purposes in the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Law Enforcement and Security Management, the University has deemed that "Group (a)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher level listed in Table 1, and that "Group (b)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher or Middle level listed in Table 1, where such credits are not taken into account in "Group (a)" . Further, that "X" shall equal one, that is "Group (a)" and "Group (b)" shall be equally weighted. (Refer to the paragraphs on Classification of the Degree with Honours of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.)
    5. Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Law Enforcement and Security Management (BSSCHLESM5)
    5.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Law Enforcement and Security Management (Pathway 5), a student shall
      5.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status, and;
      5.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      5.1.3 obtain at least 160 credits, of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level, and at least 50 credits shall be obtained at Higher level; and
      5.1.4 successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
    5.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Law Enforcement and Security Management (Pathway 5), the University has prescribed that a student must:
      5.2.1 have successfully completed the Certificate in Law Enforcement and Security Management (30 credits+) under the partnership between the OUHK and the Hong Kong Police Force; or completed the Certificate in Law Enforcement and Security Management (in Chinese) (part-time face-to-face) (30 credits+); and
      5.2.2 successfully complete 30 credits of compulsory courses labelled PC in Table 1 (i.e. LESM A201, LESM A204 and LESM A304); and
      5.2.3 successfully complete 30 credits from courses labelled BHM in Table 1; and
      5.2.4 successfully complete 40 credits from courses labelled BHH in Table 1, of which 10 credits should be from LESM A301 or LESM A305; and
      5.2.5 successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled BHF in Table 1; and
      5.2.6 successfully complete an additional 20 credits from any courses in Table 1 or any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 130 credits gained from para 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.2.4, 5.2.5, 5.2.6, no more than 30 credits are at Foundation level.*#
      + Of these 30 credits, only the results of the 15 credits gained from the courses LESM A205CF and LESM A206CF will be taken into consideration and, where appropriate, counted in relation to honours classification.
      * Of the 160 credits taken in fulfillment of this pathway, students can complete up to 50 credits of courses (including the 30 credits counted towards the Certificate in LESM under para 5.2.1) in a language of instruction other than English.
      # The courses LESM A205CF and LESM A206CF taken at the Hong Kong Police College overlap with the courses LESM A202 and LESM A203 of the LESM Programme; hence in fulfilling para 5.2.6 above, students will not be allowed to take LESM A202 or LESM A203.
    5.3 Each degree with Honours shall be conferred with a classification of First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Division) or Third Class save that exceptionally a degree may be conferred without classification.
    5.4 Subject to the requirement of the relevant programme of study, each person on whom an Honours degree is to be conferred shall be assigned to a classification determined by the University according to its regulations.
    5.5 For the calculation of scores for classification purposes in the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Law Enforcement and Security Management, the University has deemed that "Group (a)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher level listed in Table 1, and that "Group (b)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher or Middle level listed in Table 1, where such credits are not taken into account in "Group (a)". Further, that "X" shall equal one, that is "Group (a)" and "Group (b)" shall be equally weighted. (Refer to the paragraphs on Classification of the Degree with Honours of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.)

    Table 1

    Course Code Course Title Credits

    BSSCLESM (Pathway 2)

    BSSCHLESM (Pathway 4)

    BSSCHLESM (Pathway 5)
    Honours Classification Group

    Foundation level       

    BIS B121 1,4,9

    Business Computing with Internet Applications

    5

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    BIS B123 1,9

    Business Computing Applications

    5

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    BUS B170 1,4

    Quantitative Methods for Business

    10

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    BUS B171 1,12

    Business Statistics

    5

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    BUS B172 1,4,8

    Quantitative Methods for Decision Making

    5

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    CHIN A171C

    Practice in Contemporary Language

    5

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    ENGL A101 1,2

    University English Writing Skills

    5

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    ENGL A122 1

    Presentation Skills

    5

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    LAW L166C 1,4

    General Principles of Hong Kong Law

    10

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    MGT B160 1

    Business Management Fundamentals

    5

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    MGT L162 4

    Managing Quality

    5

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    PTH E150C 1

    Foundation Putonghua

    5

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    SOSC A101 1

    Social Sciences: A Foundation Course

    20

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    SOSC A111C 1,4,13

    Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology and Sociology

    10

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    SOSC A112C 1

    Foundations of Social Sciences: Economics and Politics

    10

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    SOSC A121C1,13

    Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology

    5

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    SOSC A122C1,13

    Foundations of Social Sciences: Sociology

    5

    BF

    --

    BHF

    --

    Middle level       

    ECON A230 1,4,5

    Introduction to Economics

    10

    BM

    BHM

    BHM

    b

    ECON A231 1,5

    Introduction to Microeconomics

    5

    BM

    BHM

    BHM

    b

    ECON A232 1,5

    Introduction to Macroeconomics

    5

    BM

    BHM

    BHM

    b

    ECON A230C 1,4,6

    Introduction to Economics

    10

    BM

    BHM

    BHM

    b

    ECON A231C 1,6

    Introduction to Microeconomics

    5

    BM

    BHM

    BHM

    b

    ECON A232C 1,6

    Introduction to Macroeconomics

    5

    BM

    BHM

    BHM

    b

    MGT B240 1

    Principles and Practices of Management

    5

    BM

    BHM

    BHM

    b

    MGT B290 1,4,10

    Organizational Behaviour

    5

    BM

    BHM

    BHM

    b

    POLS A201 1

    Introduction to Political Science

    10

    BM

    BHM

    BHM

    b

    POLS A201C 1

    Introduction to Political Science

    10

    BM

    BHM

    BHM

    b

    POLS A211 1

    Government and Politics of Hong Kong

    10

    BM

    BHM

    BHM

    b

    POLS A211C 1

    Government and Politics of Hong Kong

    10

    BM

    BHM

    BHM

    b

    PUAD A201 1,4,11 Introduction to Public Policy and Administration
    10
    BM
    BHM
    BHM
    b
    PUAD A202 1,11 Introduction to Public Administration
    5
    BM
    BHM
    BHM
    b
    PUAD A203 1,11 Introduction to Public Policy
    5
    BM
    BHM
    BHM
    b

    SOCI A202 1

    Hong Kong Society

    10

    BM

    BHM

    BHM

    b

    SOCI A202C 1

    Hong Kong Society

    10

    BM

    BHM

    BHM

    b

    LESM A204

    Security Practice and Management

    10

    BC

    BHM

    PC

    b

    LESM A201

    Hong Kong Criminal Justice System

    10

    BC

    PC

    PC

    b

    Higher level       

    LESM A301

    Core Issues in Policing

    10

    BH

    BHH

    BHH

    a or b

    LESM A302

    Public Order Management

    5

    BH

    BHH

    BHH

    a or b

    LESM A303

    Law Enforcement and Policing in Chinese Societies

    5

    BH

    BHH

    BHH

    a or b

    LESM A305 Major Issues in Criminology and Penology 10 BH BHH
    BHH
    a or b

    MGT B440 1,4,7

    Strategic Management of Human Resources

    10

    BH

    BHH

    BHH

    a or b

    MGT B441 1,7 Human Resource Management: A Strategic Approach
    5

    BH

    BHH

    BHH

    a or b

    MGT B442 1,7 Strategic Human Resource Management Issues
    5

    BH

    BHH

    BHH

    a or b

    PUAD A301 Public Sector Management in Hong Kong
    10
    BH
    BHH
    BHH
    a or b

    LESM A304 1

    Research Methods in Law Enforcement and Security Studies

    10

    BH

    PC

    PC

    a or b

    SOCI A301 1,3,4 Crime and Justice

    20

    - -

    BHH

    BHH

    a or b

    SOCI A315 1,3,4

    Crime, Order and Social Control

    20

    - -

    BHH

    BHH

    a or b

    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. SOCI A315/SOCI A310 was replaced by SOCI A301. Students who have successfully completed SOCI A315/SOCI A310 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of SOCI A301.
       
    4. Courses no longer available.
       
    5. Students who have successfully completed ECON A230 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ECON A231 and ECON A232.
       
    6. Students who have successfully completed ECON A230C will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ECON A231C and ECON A232C.
       
    7. MGT B340 was replaced by MGT B440. Students who have successfully completed MGT B340 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of MGT B440. Also, MGT B440 was replaced by MGT B441 and MGT B442. Students who have successfully completed MGT B440 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of MGT B441 and MGT B442.
       
    8. 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.
       
    9. Students who have successfully completed BIS B220/BIS B121 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of BIS B123.
       
    10. Students who have successfully completed MGT B346 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of MGT B290.
       
    11. Students who have successfully completed PUAD A201 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of PUAD A202 and PUAD A203.
       
    12. 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.
       
    13. Students who have successfully completed SOSC A111C will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of SOSC A121C and SOSC A122C.

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