Work-Integrated Education

With the emphasis on practical training and connecting classroom theory with workplace applications, PolyU is well recognized for providing professional education to meet the needs of society. This explains why the University’s graduates are extremely popular with employers, as reaffirmed by independent surveys over the years.

We place top priority on nurturing all-round students with professional competence. All students taking undergraduate degree programmes are required to complete a mandatory Work-Integrated Education (WIE) component as part of the curriculum requirement. And PolyU is the only university in Hong Kong which implements this WIE requirement starting from 2005/06.

Students can choose from a number of programmes to fulfill the WIE requirements. The Office of Careers and Placement Services (CAPS) also offers different placement opportunities for students to obtain valuable working experience before graduation.

Work-Integrated Education: offshore placements

YearNo. of students
2016 1,200
2015 1,145
2014 926
2013 684
2012 576

PolyU puts emphasis on Work-Integrated Education for students to gain valuable learning experiences

PolyU places top priority on nurturing all-round students with professional competence. Students taking undergraduate degree programmes are required to complete Work-Integrated Education (also known as a work-integrated learning programme) as part of the curriculum requirement. Work-Integrated Education involves work-based learning experiences that take place in an organisation context relevant to a student¡¯s profession, or the development of generic skills that will be valuable to that profession.

PolyU graduates are extremely popular with employers, as reaffirmed by independent surveys over the years. It is because PolyU puts emphasis on practical training and connecting classroom theory with workplace applications. In other words, PolyU is well recognized for providing professional education to meet the needs of society. We believe that work-integrated learning can definitely further graduate outcomes.

The Office of Careers and Placement Services offers different placement opportunities for students to obtain valuable working experience before graduation. Also, students can choose from a number of work-integrated learning programmes to fulfill the requirements.

The offshore placements provided by PolyU is also a great opportunity for students to experience work-integrated learning overseas. The number of students going offshore is increasing every year and almost doubled from 2012 to 2015. In 2012, there are 576 students having offshore placements and the number had increased to 684 in 2013. In 2014, there are 926 students going to offshore. In 2015, the number of students going to offshore increased to 1145, which is doubled to the number of 2012.