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

Business Statistics

5

FD

FHD

BUS B172 1,6 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

Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology and Sociology

10

FDC

FHDC

SOSC A112C 1

Foundations of Social Sciences: Economics and Politics

10

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.

September 2015

 
 
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