The School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) was established by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 1999. PolyU SPEED, along with Hong Kong Community College (HKCC), is a unit under the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) of PolyU.
PolyU SPEED offers a wide range of quality self-financed articulation honours degree programmes (also known as top-up degree programmes) in full-time and part-time modes, encompassing the academic disciplines of Accountancy, Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Marketing, Language and Communication, Building, Surveying and Property Management, Engineering, Health, Information Technology and Data Science, Design, and Social Sciences and Humanities. Graduates will be conferred a degree awarded by PolyU.
These programmes are administered by the four Academic Divisions of CPCE. The CPCE Academic Registry also provides support and services to facilitate the offering of these programmes.
PolyU SPEED has developed collaborations with Northumbria University’s Newcastle Business School to offer articulation honours degree programmes and the University of London to offer preparatory law courses in Hong Kong.
PolyU SPEED offers, through the Continuing Education Office, quality continuing education courses under HKSAR’s Qualifications Framework and the Continuing Education Fund, professionally-oriented courses to working professionals and lifelong learners as well as customised corporate training and consultancy services for organisations/corporations in the private and public sectors.
Through the Centre for Professional and Business English, PolyU SPEED provides high impact professional English communication-related services including corporate training, professional development for teachers, recruitment screening testing services, editing and proofreading, public workshops and courses, to name just a few, with the mission of enabling people to communicate more effectively in English in professional environments and hence increasing productivity in organisations.