Putting emphasis on the achievement of intended learning outcomes by students has become a worldwide trend in higher education. In Hong Kong, the University Grants Committee (UGC) has also started to advocate the adoption of this approach in teaching and learning in local universities. PolyU is cognizant of this global movement, and as early as in 2004, has proactively pledged in the Academic Development Plan to the UGC to implement the Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) in our full-time undergraduate programmes starting from 2005.

Much progress has been made since then. Basic elements of OBE such as the articulation of intended learning outcomes, mapping of subjects to programme outcomes, alignment of teaching and assessment strategies with learning outcomes, have all been achieved in substantive ways.Principles of OBE continue to underpin the design of our 4-year undergraduate programmes.

PolyU’s OBE is exemplary in the following ways:

Please visit our Outcome-Based Education website for more details.