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Accreditation of Inspection Bodies
Start Date
Course Level Length in Terms Credits
Fees ($)
(including lab fees)
Future Terms
Spr 2018
Postgraduate 1 term 5
Spr 2019

Course Coordinator: Mr Wai Leong, BEng (Hons) (London); MSc (U York)

Fees: This course will be charged by a lock-in fee system. Please refer to the fee table ‘2017 Spring term courses’ (page 22–24).

Important notes:
This course will be taught through a face-to-face postgraduate mode. Lectures and tutorials will be scheduled on Sundays.

The overall aim of this course is to provide students with comprehensive knowledge to interpret and apply the general criteria for operations of various inspection bodies in accordance with ISO/IEC 17020.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Backgrounds of inspection body accreditation

  • Requirements and interpretation of ISO/IEC 17020 -- Part I

  • Requirements and interpretation of ISO/IEC 17020 -- Part II

  • Implementation of inspection body accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC 17020

  • Major HKIAS Accredited Inspection Services

Learning support
There will be fifteen two-hour face-to-face lectures/tutorial classes and a three-hour workshop spread throughout the course.

Assessment will include both a continuous assessment portion (50%) and a written examination (50%). The continuous assessment will include a quiz, a mini project and an assignment.

Online requirement
This course is supported by the Online Learning Environment (OLE). You can find the latest course information from the OLE. Through the OLE, you can communicate electronically with your lecturer as well as other students. To access the OLE, you will need to have access to the Internet. The use of the OLE is required for the study of this course.

Students will need access to a computer system suitable for connecting to the Internet. The recommended minimum computing requirements are:

  • Pentium IV CPU

  • SVGA display card and monitor

  • 1 GB RAM

  • 500 MB free hard disk space

  • Broadband Internet access

  • Keyboard and mouse

Set book(s)
There are no set books for this course.