*Higher Diploma in Disciplinary Forces

Key Features

  • Equipping students with vocational knowledge and skills in disciplinary forces
  • Providing an 18-hour practical workshop related to disciplinary forces
  • Nurturing students’ insight with talks or seminars by disciplinary forces practitioners or retired practitioners
  • Enhancing students’ competitiveness of further studies and career development in disciplinary forces 

Programme Objectives

  • To equip students with a range of generic skills, including language, interpersonal and communication, and information technology skills required for pursuing a career in disciplinary forces of related further study

  • To promote students’ awareness of legal and social issues, and apply it to analyze, evaluate and make recommendation to handle social problems

  • To provide students with the subject knowledge in policing, law enforcement and investigation, and related applications to the real-world scenarios

  • To equip students with the essential leadership, teamwork and management skills as well as fitness training required for career pursuit in disciplinary forces

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • explain and apply various social science concepts to comprehend and handle social problems ethically and responsibly;
  • demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts and knowledge relating to disciplinary forces and apply them to the real-world workplace environment;
  • integrate and apply interpersonal, leadership, teamwork, and sport science knowledge and skills required for pursuing a career in the disciplinary forces;
  • evaluate the functions and work procedures of policing and other law enforcement agencies and apply them in crime prevention, control and investigation in Hong Kong;
  • demonstrate proficiency in the use of English and Chinese languages for work or further studies; and
  • identify and integrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills for handling career pursuits or further studies.


General Education (24 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Oral Academic Communication

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication I

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication II

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Career and Life Planning

  • Understanding Morality


Programme Specific Courses (36 Credits)

  • Basic Legal Studies

  • Criminal Law and Procedures

  • Policing and Law Enforcement

  • Criminology and Criminal Behaviour

  • Public Sector Management in Hong Kong

  • Criminal Investigation

  • Communication and Interpersonal Relations

  • Understanding Social Problem and Social Welfare

  • Crisis Intervention Methods

  • Leadership and Team Work

  • Physical Fitness Training I

  • Physical Fitness Training II


Programme Specific Workshop

  • Skills Enhancement Workshop for Disciplinary Forces


​Apart from Chinese courses and courses which require students to have working knowledge of Chinese, all courses are normally taught in English.

Articulation Prospects

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the local or overseas Bachelor’s Degree programmes, such as:

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy and Politics, City University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Crime and Investigation, Teesside University in collaboration with Hong Kong Institute of Technology

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Public Administration and Management, De Montfort University in collaboration with School of Continuing and Professional Education at the City University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Criminology, Nottingham Trent University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Policing, Nottingham Trent University

  • Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, The University of New South Wales

Career Prospects

  • Correctional Officers / Correctional Services - Assistant Officers II

  • Inspectors of Customs and Excise / Customs Officers

  • Station Officers of Fire Services / Firemen/Firewomen

  • Police Inspectors / Police Constables

  • Immigration Officers / Immigration Assistants

  • Security Officers

Continued Education Fund (CEF)

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
This course/ The mother course (Title of Qualification) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4]).

For details, please refer to "Continued Education Fund (CEF)" in our website.