Established in 2002, the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) oversees the operation and development of the University efforts in lifelong education through the following self-financed education units:

Sub-degree (associate degree and higher diploma) & top-up degree programmes offered by PolyU

The College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE), founded in 2002 by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), focuses on the provision of high quality self-financed programmes at the post-secondary level. The programmes are offered through CPCE’s two educational units, namely Hong Kong Community College (HKCC) and School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED).

CPCE’s vision is to be a leading self-financing tertiary education institution in Hong Kong. In pursuit of this vision, HKCC aspires to become a leading self-financing community college in Hong Kong. SPEED’s ambition is to promote intellectual and personal development through offering top-up honours degree programmes and professional learning opportunities which prepare students to excel, lead and serve.

The mission of CPCE is to offer quality higher education opportunities for senior secondary school leavers, sub-degree (associate degree and higher diploma) graduates and mature students that provide a solid foundation for further studies, career development and lifelong learning.

In pursuing this objective, HKCC’s mission is to offer quality sub-degree (associate degree and higher diploma) programmes that meet the changing needs of our community and prepare graduates for pursuing further studies or career development. These programmes span the domains of arts, science, social sciences, business and the specialised areas of design and health studies.

SPEED is driven by a mission to provide sub-degree (associate degree and higher diploma) graduates with quality top-up honours degree programmes that are relevant to their career aspirations. In addition, SPEED is devoted to forging partnership and working closely with industry, commerce, professional associations and the public sector to enrich students’ learning experiences and to provide flexible educational opportunities for lifelong learners. CPCE and its constituent units emphasise the importance of students’ all-round development by providing them with a wide array of academic and co-curricular activities in a supportive environment. These activities seek to nurture students’ creativity, active learning and critical thinking abilities as well as to enhance their self-confidence, a positive attitude and a sense of responsibility.