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Industrial attachment course offers students an experiential learning to apply their knowledge from the academic discipline, broaden their social horizon and enhance their work readiness. It emphasises teaching and learning through hands-on experience of real-world practices in an authentic workplace. 

In line with the department’s focus on interdisciplinary nature of knowledge, the course equips students with communicative competence and transferable skills for a wide range of careers. Through a co-supervision from an Academic Supervisor and a Workplace Supervisor, the course encourages students to reflect upon their performance and identify areas for self-improvement throughout the experiential learning process.

Industrial attachment course is designed for students from Year 2 and above. The total hours required to complete the internship are 120 hours. 

Credits will be awarded to students who demonstrate that they have been able to apply their academic knowledge and analytical skills successfully to achieve the intended learning outcomes.

  • To develop mutually beneficial partnership between the University and the community.
  • To enhance students' employability through integrating academic knowledge from class with real-world practice in an authentic organisational context.
  • To provide the Agency opportunity to know the talent of Shue Yan students, more available manpower and potential staff for advancing the business.
  • To keep the teaching and learning practice of the University for students abreast with the current job expectation and requirement.
Roles & Responsibilities
Roles & Responsibilities
Roles & Responsibilities

The Department

  • To provide students guidance on working attitudes and behaviours before the placement;
  • To assign an Industrial Attachment Coordinator to liaise with agency to deal with issues in relation to the placement;
  • To conduct the recruitment process and the selection of the appropriate students for the placement;
  • To ensure students on placement to be covered by a Group Personal Accident Policy Schedule;
  • To arrange Academic Supervisor(s) for students to guide their academic learning process;
  • To collect the Agency Evaluation Form from the Agency upon the completion of the placement.


  • To make available a range of opportunities for students to learn through working in the Agency;
  • To provide a Workplace Supervisor to guide students onsite for the implementation of the roles, tasks and projects assigned to them throughout placement period;
  • To give professional and constructive feedback on student’s performance and help them to improve;
  • To monitor students’ behaviour and attitude to ensure that they behave in an ethical and courteous manner;
  • To stay in touch with the Industrial Attachment Coordinator to discuss students’ performance, behaviour and attitudes;
  • To complete the Agency Evaluation Form and send it to the Industrial Attachment Coordinator upon the completion of the placement.   
Recruitment & Evaluation


The Industrial Attachment Office supports academic departments to source the potential external agencies and coordinate the recruitment process for the work component of an industrial attachment course. 

To identify the potential external agencies, the Director of the Industrial Attachment/the Industrial Attachment Coordinators in academic departments should visit the agencies for a site observation and consider whether they would be able to meet the University’s requirements as a provider of industrial attachments as part of a credit-bearing course for undergraduate programmes. 

Once the provision of industrial attachments is confirmed, the Industrial Attachment Office helps the Industrial Attachment Coordinators in academic departments to set up briefing sessions for students about the opportunities for industrial attachment and the application procedures. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon their career interests, to familiarise themselves with the work expectations of the external agencies, and to identify their own intended learning outcomes from the industrial attachment. The Industrial Attachment Coordinators/Academic Supervisors in academic departments will designate special office hours to provide additional consultations and advice.


The agency has to complete the Agency Evaluation Form and send it to the Industrial Attachment Coordinator upon the completion of the placement.  Please contact us at iao@hksyu.edu for the requesting Agency Evaluation Form.

Subsidy and Insurance

Financial Subsidy

In order to provide an incentive to students, external agencies are recommended to offer students a travel allowance to encourage their participation at work. Students should, however, understand the work component of an industrial course is conducted for teaching and learning purposes. Students taking an industrial attachment course may work for the external agency entirely on a voluntary basis, particularly if the external agencies are NGOs, community organisations, charity institutions, welfare authorities, social enterprises, or non-profit making companies, etc., financial subsidy should not be the target. 

Insurance Coverage

Hong Kong Shue Yan University has a Group Personal Accident Insurance Policy Schedule in place that covers all students during their work placement outside campus. Further information on the insurance policy can be obtained from the Industrial Attachment Office.

Collaborative Agencies
Collaborative Agencies
Collaborative Agencies

Collaborative Agencies in 2019/20

  • Above The Line Communications & Production
  • Abundant Life Christian Church Family Links Social Services
  • ADAM Arts Creation Limited 
  • Amity Foundation
  • Anani Kindergarten
  • Apple Daily-Video news
  • Applied Development Holdings Limited (HKEx: 0519)
  • Asbury Methodist Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
  • Asbury Methodist Social Service Asbury Methodist Primary School
  • Association for Rights of Industrial Accidents Victims
  • AVISTA Group
  • BE Fortune (HK) Investment Management Limited
  • Bishop Paschang Catholic School
  • Bravo Online Ltd.
  • Buddhist Ho Nam Kam College
  • C & M A Riviera Gardens Elderly Learning Centre
  • C&MA Cheung Hang Neigbourhood Elderly Center
  • C&MA Yau Lai Neigbourhood Elderly Center
  • Canossa College
  • Caritas Chong Yuet Ming Secondary School
  • Caritas Lok Heep Club – Hong Kong Centre
  • Caritas Mother Teresa Hall
  • Caritas Tuen Mun Integrated Family Service Centre
  • Catholic Diocese HKDPC- HK Island
  • CCC Yenching College
  • Chan's Creative School
  • Chan's Creative School (Hong Kong Island)
  • Cheng Wing Gee College
  • Chin Hong & Co.
  • China Holiness Church Living Spirit College
  • China Holiness College
  • Chinese Methodist School (North Point)
  • Chinese Young Men’s Christian Association of Hong Kong Chai Wan Centre Jockey Club Integrated Children & Youth Services Centre
  • Christ College
  • Christian Action (Choi Hung Center)
  • Christian Action (Mong Kok Center)
  • Christian Action (Sau Mau Ping Center)
  • Christian Family Service Centre Outreach Support Service for Networking People living in Sub-divided Units
  • Christian Family Service Centre School Social Service -  Carmel Divine Grace Foundation Secondary School
  • Christian Family Service Centre School Social Service - CCC Mong Man Wai College
  • Christian Sheun Tao Cheung
  • Chung Sing Benevolent Society Mrs Aw Boon Haw Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
  • CMRS group
  • CNEC  Lui_Ming Choi Primary School
  • Compliance First Consulting Ltd
  • Concerning CSSA and Low Income Alliance
  • Confucius Hall Secondary School
  • Consumer Council Public Affairs Division
  • CPC Yao Dao Secondary School
  • Crossfade Creative Ltd
  • CUHK FAA Thomas Cheung Secondary School
  • CW CPA
  • Dialogue in the Dark
  • Distinctions Asia
  • ECF Saint Too Canaan College
  • Equal Oppportunities Commission
  • Father Financial
  • First Assembly of God Church Tin Chak Nursery
  • Forget Thee Not
  • Francis Kong & Co.
  • Gather2Gather
  • Gimmick Box Ltd
  • Global Vision CPA Limited
  • Goinmarketing
  • Gracious Shepherd Christian Church
  • Grandy Mary
  • Grey Group
  • Harris Fraser Group
  • Haven of Hope Sunnyside School
  • Haven of Hope Sunnyside School cum Hostel - Hostel unit
  • Health in Action
  • Heep Hong Society Cheung Sha Wan Centre (Special Child Care Centre)
  • Heung To Middle School (TSW)
  • HHCKLA Buddhist Po Kwong School
  • HK Catholic Commission (SWH)
  • HKCNews
  • HKMLC Queen Maud Secondary School
  • HKSR Centre on Research and Advocacy
  • HKSR Community Rehabilitation Network Tai Hing Center
  • Ho & Ip Solicitors
  • Ho Tung Secondary School
  • Hok Yau Club
  • Holy Trinity Primary School
  • Hon & Co
  • Hong Kong Academy of Ice Hockey
  • Hong Kong AIDS Foundation
  • Hong Kong Association of Therapeutic Horticulture
  • Hong Kong Children and Youth Service Tai Po District Youth Outreaching Social Work Team
  • Hong Kong Children and Youth Services Jockey Club Belvedere Garden Integrated Children and Youth Services Centre 
  • Hong Kong Christian Service Corporate Affairs & Development Office 
  • Hong Kong College of Technology
  • Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF
  • Hong Kong CU Movement Charity Fund
  • Hong Kong Evangelical Church Fanling Family Center
  • Hong Kong Family Welfare Society Hong Kong Eastern Centre Integrated Family Service Centre
  • Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprise Ltd
  • Hong Kong Institute of Company Secretary
  • Hong Kong Juvenile Care Centre Chan Nam Cheong Memorial School
  • Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service, Lutheran Church – Hong Kong Synod Lutheran Martha Boss Lutheran Community Centre Group & Community Work Unit
  • Hong Kong Playground Association Unusual Academy
  • Hong Kong Practical Philosophy Society
  • Hong Kong Rehabilitation Power
  • Hong Kong Rope Skipping Club Limited
  • Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Tung Chung Integrated Service
  • Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association Central, Western & Islands District Youth Outreaching Social Work Team 
  • Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association Tseung Kwan O Youth Outreaching Social Work Team
  • Hong Kong Youth Sports Association
  • Con Creative House
  • IMC Advertising Limited
  • iMUSIC
  • Infolink Publishing Ltd.
  • Innermost Mobile Ltd
  • Innovative Net Learning Limited
  • International Social Service – Hong Kong, Sham Shui Po (South) Integrated Family Service Centre
  • International Social Service – Hong Kong, Tin Shui Wai (North) Integrated Family Service Centre
  • Jackson & Brothers 
  • Ka Man Beauty Center Limited
  • Kei Yam Family Services Centre
  • Kin Chi Dementia Care Support Service Centre
  • King Privilege Wealth Management 
  • Kirin Financial Group 
  • Kowloon City Baptist Church Neighbourhood Elderly Centre (Lok Fu Centre)
  • Kwok, Ng & Chan Solicitors
  • Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service
  • Lai Chack Middle School
  • Lam & Company, Amy Solicitors
  • Leung Wah & Co. CPA
  • Li & Partners
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (HK) Primary School
  • LogonCorp Employment Agency
  • Lok sin Tong Cheung Yip Mou Ching Kindergarten
  • Lok Sin Tong Lau Tak Primary School
  • Lok Sin Tong Stephen Leung Kindergarten
  • Lok Sin Tong Wong Chung Ming Secondary School
  • Lok Sin Tong Yeung Chung Ming Primary School
  • LW Group
  • M21.com (HK Federation of Youth Group HKJC Media 21)
  • Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre
  • Mazars Hong Kong
  • Methodist Centre (Wan Chai)
  • Methodist Centre Aldrich Bay Integrated Children & Youth Service
  • Methodist Centre Project Phoenix – Community Support Service Scheme 
  • Methodist Centre School Support Service 
  • Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre Epworth Integrated Youth Team
  • Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre, Social Welfare Hing Wah Neighborhood Elderly Centre 
  • Ming Pao Weekly
  • MM Creation Co., Ltd
  • Mono One Communications 
  • MRRM Publishing Limited
  • Mynors International Kindergarten
  • National Arts Entertainment and Culture Group Limited (HKEx: 8228)
  • Neighbourhood & Worker's Service Center
  • New Home Association Kowloon West Service Centre
  • North Point Methodist Church Kindergarten & Day Nursery
  • now BNC/NNC (PCCW Media Limited)
  • Paradise Se Lte
  • PhotoGift
  • Po Leung Kuk Anita L. L. Chan (Centenary) School
  • Po Leung Kuk Ma Kam Ming College
  • Pok Oi Hospital Chan Feng Men Ling Care and Attention Home 
  • Pok Oi Hospital Tai Kwan Care and Attention Home
  • Premiere Performances of Hong Kong Limited
  • Principal Chan
  • PRO Marketing Services Co Ltd
  • Proactive System Ltd
  • Project Space
  • ProLINK International Translation Service Limited
  • Public Comm. Strategic Consultancy Ltd
  • Reanda Lau and Au Yeung CPA Ltd
  • Red Asia Communications Limited
  • Requs
  • Royal Oxbridge Academy
  • Royal Oxbridge Academy 
  • Run for Good Limited
  • S.K.H. Good Shepherd Primary School
  • S.K.H. Ho Chak Wan Primary School
  • S.K.H. Kei Hin Primary School
  • S.K.H. St Timothy's Primary School
  • S.K.H. Tin Wan Chi Nam Primary School
  • SAHK Pak Tin Pre-school Centre 
  • Saint Johannes College (Primary Section)
  • Salesian of Don Bosco Ng Siu Mui Secondary School
  • SENS Studio
  • SKH Kei Yan Primary School 
  • SKH St. Michael's Primary School
  • So, Lung & Associates
  • Social Enterprise Business Centre
  • Social Welfare Department Central & Islands Integrated Family Service Centre
  • Social Welfare Department Kwai Chung (West) Integrated Family Service Centre
  • Social Welfare Department Tuen Mun Children and Juvenile Home
  • Social Work Unit
  • Society for Community Organization
  • SOCO Care and Support Networking Team
  • Srbcepsa Lee Yat Ngok Memorial School
  • SSP Community
  • St. Francis Xavier's School
  • St. James’ Settlement  WanChai District Elderly Community Centre
  • St. Monica Kindergarten
  • St. Monica's Anglo-Chinese Kindergarten (Lei Tung)
  • St. Monica's Anglo-Chinese Kindergarten (Tsuen Wan)
  • St. Monica's Play School & Kindergarten (Tsuen Wan)
  • St. Paul's College
  • Start PR Ltd
  • Stewards Pooi Kei Primary School
  • Strategic Public Relations Group Ltd
  • Sun N Sea Holidays
  • Tai Kok Tsui Catholic Primary School (Hoi Fan Road)
  • Tai Po Baptist Family Service Center
  • Tai Po Methodist School
  • Tang Ernest, Solicitors
  • The Academy of Play and Psychotherapy
  • The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong Jockey Club South Kwai Chung Children & Youth Integrated Services Centre
  • The Boys’& Girls’Clubs Association of Hong Kong
  • The Conservancy Association
  • The Fuzi Chamber
  • The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
  • The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups School Guidance Team
  • The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Youth Support Scheme
  • The Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association
  • The Hong Kong Sze Yap Commercial and Industrial Association San Wui Commercial Society School
  • The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong Training and Employment Service (NT)
  • The Mission Covenant Church Holm Glad College
  • The Mission Covenant Church Holm Glad Primary School
  • The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council Touch – Support Service Centre for Ethnic Minorities 
  • The Sisters of the Good Shepherd Marycove Centre
  • The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong Chan Chun Ha Yee Tsui House
  • The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong Tai Po Revival Hub
  • The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong Vitality Place (ICCMW)
  • Tung Koon School (Sheung Shui)
  • Tung Tak School
  • TWGHs Fong Shiu Yee Nursery School
  • TWGHs Kwan Fong Nursery School (KFNS) (Wong Tai Sin)
  • TWGHs Lo Wong Pik Shan Nursery School
  • TWGHs Lo Wong Yuk Man Nursing Home
  • TWGHs Ma Hing Chou Home for Elderly
  • TwoHundred
  • United Christian College
  • United Christian College (Kowloon East)
  • Vis Communications Consultancy Co Ltd
  • Vivo Overseas Education Consultancy
  • W.F.B. Manjusri Nursery School
  • Wasabi Creation Ltd
  • We R Family Foundation Limited- 333 Learning Companion Leadership Program
  • Werfamily Foundation - 333 Learning Companion Leadership Program
  • Windshield Charitable Foundation Kwai Chung Social Service
  • Windshield Charitable Foundation PinShek Social Service
  • Windshield Charitable Foundation ShamShuiPo Social Service
  • World Green Organisation
  • Yan Chai Hospital Social Services Department Pre-school Support Team (On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services)
  • Yan Chai Hospital Social Services Department Yuen Yuen Institute Early Education & Training Centre
  • Yan Oi Tong Allan Yap Kindergarten
  • Yaumati Catholic Primary School
  • YMCA College of Careers
  • Youth Outreach
  • Zhang Lawyers


Collaborative Agencies in 2018/19