CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMME (CO-OP@CUHK)

 

CUHK's Co-operative Education Programme (Co-op@CUHK) prides itself in being the first of its kind in Hong Kong, open to CUHK's penultimate and final-year students of all disciplines who exhibit good academic standing, a breadth of extra-curricular activities and a positive, can-do attitude.

 

Co-op@CUHK is a credit-bearing programme that combines classroom learning with productive and paid work experience in a field related to students' academic or career goals. Through around six to eight months of valuable paid work experience alongside CUHK's bespoke courses, Co-op gives students the opportunity to build up their technical soft skills, industry insights and professional networks while earning their degree.

 

Programme Features

 

Structured Learning Approach

Two stages of pre-employment initiatives will be arranged to prepare students for the school-to-work transition. Continuous assessments are to be conducted to track students' progress in particular on their personal and career development.

 

Immersive Learning Experience

Learning by doing - participating students will have the chance to embrace essential skill sets through experiential learning initiatives on top of theories.

 

Networking Opportunities

Extensive placement exposure allows students to expand their professional network.

 

Distinction/ Pass / Fail Grade System

With the distinction/ pass/ fail grade system, participating students can focus on developing holistic skills and new perspectives.

 

Co-op placement which lasts for six to eight months will start in summer session each year until the first term of the next academic year. Unlike internship which requires students to apply for suspension of study, participants’ student status will remain unchanged during the Co-op placement. Other than the Co-op placement and assessment course, participating students will not be able to sign up for other courses but they can still enjoy the welfare and benefits as a CUHK student.

 

Programme Requirement

 

Students are required to complete a total of 5 units of Co-op courses as follows:

 

1.

Required Courses:

Unit(s)

(a)

COOP3001

1

(b)

COOP3002

2

(c)

COOP4001[a]

1 per Term; a total of 2

 

Total:

5

 

2.

Elective Courses:[b]

 

(a)

COOP1001

1

(b)

COOP2001

2

 

Explanatory Notes:

[a]        Students will have to take COOP4001 in the summer session and the subsequent 1st term respectively.

[b]        Students who have not been enrolled to the Co-op programme are also eligible to take the elective courses. 

 

Course List

Course Code

Course Title

Unit(s)

COOP1001

Greater Bay Area Field Trip

1

COOP2001

Asia Field Trip

2

COOP3001

Unlocking Employability Potential and Personal Branding

1

COOP3002

Developing Workplace Professionalism

2

COOP4001

Work Placement and Continuous Assessment

1

 

 

All enquiries should be directed to:

Co-operative Education Programme (Co-op@CUHK)

Office of Co-operative Education Programme (OCEP)

Room 527, Sino Building

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR

Tel: (852) 3943 0669

Email: coop@cuhk.edu.hk

Website: https://coop.cuhk.edu.hk