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An essential common aim of industrial attachment course alongside the discipline-specific and curriculum-specific features is to broaden students’ social horizons, enrich their learning experience, and improve their employability through direct engagement in the workplace.


An industrial attachment course enables students:

  • To apply their theoretical knowledge through hands-on experience of real-world practices in an authentic organisational context.
  • To connect what students have learned in the classroom with real life lessons learned in the workplace;
  • To combine theory with practice in order to create new knowledge and builds generic competencies to enable them to pursue their career goals;
  • To cultivate capable and self-reliant graduates who are ready to embark on their chosen career path and able to contribute to the betterment of the community.
Departments Courses
Chinese Language and Literature CHI 396 Work Placement
English Language and Literature ENG 285 Work Placement
History HIST 380 Work Placement
Journalism and Communication JOUR 403 Professional Internship
  MDIT 403 Professional Internship
Accounting ACCT 471 Internship
Business Administration BUS 490 Internship
  BUS 471 Internship Capstone Project (CGRM)
  BUS 471 Internship Capstone Project (DM)
  BUS 471 Internship Capstone Project (HRMAP)
Economics and Finance ECON 460 Internship
Law and Business LAW 323 Internship
Applied Data Science ADS 403 Professional Internship
Counselling & Psychology COUN 461-2 Internship
  PSY 461 Industrial Attachment
Social Work SW 361-2 Fieldwork
  SW 363 Fieldwork
  SW 471-2 Fieldwork
Sociology SOC 470 Service Learning
  SOC 490 Work Placement

Course handbooks are available for download here.


Hong Kong Shue Yan University is determined to be the leading private University in Hong Kong. Strategic development goals have been set to sustain the University’s first mover advantage as the students’ choice of private university in Hong Kong and to enrich students’ learning experience and employability.

The integration of industrial attachment with the academic curriculum is introduced in support of the University’s vision. The new teaching and learning model and practice from industrial attachment courses is advanced to accomplish the strategic development goals and to offer innovative pedagogy in delivering theoretical, professional and practical knowledge that:

  • Keeps academic programme development abreast with the ever-changing and competitive environment;

  • Enhances the integration of tertiary education with community that is necessary for the knowledge-based economy;

  • Meets the need to develop informed and skilled individuals who have the self-reliance, capabilities and attributes to make an effective contribution to the society;

  • Equips students with the generic competences to realise their career goals and the determination to succeed in different contexts and throughout life.

Overall, industrial attachment courses seek to make a difference to students’ learning experience and contribute to the betterment of the community in general.