Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sino-Lusophone Trade Relations
|Awarding institution 頒授機構||Macao Polytechnic University|
|Responsible academic unit 負責學術單位||Faculty of Applied Sciences|
|Endorsement in the Official Gazette 政府公報批示||70/2021|
|Name of final award / programme title 學位及課程名稱||Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sino-Lusophone Trade Relations|
|Duration of study 學習年期||4 years|
|MPU programme code 理大課程編號||4LCPC|
|FHEQ level of award FHEQ學歷水準||6|
|QAA benchmark group QAA學科基準組別||-|
|Programme accredited by 專業認可機構||-|
|Language of instruction 授課語言||Portuguese/English|
|Academic units which will also be involved in teaching part of the programme
|Engineering Research Centre of Applied Technology on Machine Translation and Artificial Intelligence, Ministry of Education, Centre for Portuguese Studies and Centre for Gaming and Tourism Studies|
|Institution(s) other than MPU that will provide some teaching to the programme
|Polytechnic Institute of Leiria|
Programme description 課程簡介
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sino-Lusophone Trade Relations is the only degree programme of its kind in Macao and neighbouring regions. It offers an interdisciplinary education that develops students' competencies in intercultural communication, commercial negotiation, management and administration, web marketing, e-commerce, advertising, and public relations. It also provides a broad humanities-based len through which students gain a rich foundation in Chinese and Lusophone cultures and histories. The programme cultivates bilingual professionals with strong interdisciplinary competencies to excel in fields related to Sino-Lusophone trade relations.
Programme objectives 課程目標
The programme aims to cultivate bilingual trade professionals who are proficient in both Portuguese and Chinese and are competent to address the opportunities and challenges in international trade. Students will acquire solid knowledge and skills across multiple disciplines such as business negotiation, management and administration, marketing and advertising, public relations, e-commerce, international economics and relevant legislations. Students will develop their creative thinking and language skills in both Portuguese and English in an interdisciplinary academic context.
What will you be expected to achieve? 期望達到的成效
Upon completion of the programme, students are expected to achieve the following learning outcomes in terms of academic contents, disciplinary skills, and attributes. Graduates shall be prepared to work in public services, international trade organisations and enterprises that have business relations with Portuguese-speaking countries/regions. Graduates shall also be ready for further education especially in Portugal and other Portuguese-speaking countries.
Academic contents 學術內容
|A1||Knowledge and awareness of the new challenges between China and Portuguese-speaking countries based on areas such as economy, trade, management, marketing and law|
|A2||Knowledge and understanding of the main concepts of trade relations and the main approaches of the political and legal systems in Portuguese-Speaking countries|
|A3||Ability to make judgements and critical argumentation when analysing commercial relationships|
Disciplinary skills‐ able to 學科技能
|B1||Associate various concepts to provide examples in negotiations, and identify the key dimensions of commercial relationship in the context of trade between China and Portuguese-speaking countries|
|B2||Study autonomously and carry out independent critical reflection; understand spoken and written communication techniques|
|B3||Communicate and develop argumentation|
|C1||To be capable to learn continuously in academic and professional contexts|
|C2||To demonstrate research skills in Sino-Lusophone trade relations|
|C3||To equip with good professional knowledge and analytical skills|
How will you learn? 如何學習
The programme promotes active learning and students are trained to be independent learners. Through lectures, group discussions, collaborative projects and other learning opportunities, students will acquire the learning outcomes expected from individual learning modules. Explicit guidance on basic and supplementary reading is given. Students carry out research projects to enhance their research capability through both practical and theoretical means, as well as to enhance their written and presentational skills. Various extra-curricular activities are organised to enhance students' communication skills as well as their multicultural competencies and broaden their horizons.
How will you be assessed? 如何評核
Students will be assessed via a combination of coursework, presentation and/or written examinations depending on the nature and requirements of individual learning modules. Guidance on coursework requirement will be given with an emphasis on the approahces to the different types of coursework required, together with relevant rules and procedures, during individual learning modules. Written examinations are typically of a three-hour paper undertaken end of a semester. The examination papers and scripts will be reviewed by both internal and external examiners in the programme examination board. Students' performance will also be reviewed on a regularly basis by the examination board to ensure adequate learning progression and provision of student support measures.
How is the programme structured? 課程架構
This is a 4-year bachelor's degree programme. Students are required to acquire 147 credits following the study plan in order to graduate. During the second year of study, students will receive a one-year exchange opportunity at a partner university in Portugal to strengthen their language competencies.
Learning Module Title
Learning Module Code
Learning Module Selection Status
Year of Study
|Constitution and Basic Law||LLAW1110||2||Compulsory||1||2|
|Portuguese as Foreign Language I||PORT1121||15||Compulsory||1||1|
|Portuguese as Foreign Language II||PORT1122||12||Compulsory||1||2|
|Portuguese as Applied Foreign Language I||PORT2121||15||Compulsory||2||1|
|Portuguese as Applied Foreign Language II||PORT2122||15||Compulsory||2||2|
|Spoken and written communication techniques||COMM3111||3||Compulsory||3||2|
|Brief history of Macao and the relation between china and the portuguese-speaking countries||HIST3111||3||Compulsory||3||1|
|Chinese History and Culture||HIST3112||3||Compulsory||3||1|
|History and Culture of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP)||HIST3113||3||Compulsory||3||1|
|General Theory of Law and Contract Law in General||LLAW3111||3||Compulsory||3||1|
|Commercial Contracts and Company Law||LLAW3112||3||Compulsory||3||2|
|Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences||MATH3111||3||Compulsory||3||1|
|Marketing Business to Business||MRKT3111||3||Compulsory||3||2|
|Advertising and Public Relations||RPUR3111||3||Compulsory||3||2|
|Economy of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP)||ECON4111||3||Compulsory||4||1|
|Political Systems of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP)||LLAW4111||3||Compulsory||4||1|
|Legal Systems in Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP)||LLAW4112||3||Compulsory||4||1|
|Tax Systems of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP)||LLAW4113||3||Compulsory||4||2|
|International Economic Law||LLAW4121||3||Compulsory||4||1|
|Web Marketing and E-Commerce||MRKT4111||3||Compulsory||4||1|
What are the Entry Requirements? 入學條件
According to Article 3 of Academic Regulations Governing Bachelor's Degree Programmes of MPU,
- An applicant shall be considered for admission to a bachelor’s degree programme of the University if s/he
a) holds a qualification not lower than Grade 12 or the equivalent, and
b) fulfils other admission criteria prescribed by the programme of study concerned.
- An applicant of age 23 or above, proven to possess relevant capabilities (especially in the entrance examination(s) of MPU), shall be considered for admission to a bachelor’s degree programme with a waiver on the requirement in item a) of above point.
How do we listen and act on your feedback? 如何聽取及回應學生的回饋
Each student is allocated a year tutor who provides general academic and pastoral support throughout the four years of study. Year tutors are the first point of contact in matters stated above. Various communication channels are available for students to express their opinions and suggestions, such as via their respective year tutors, student representatives, programme coordinators and assistant programme coordinators, and dialogue meetings on different levels. The dialogue meetings serve as platforms for consultation and discussion between students and respective personnel ranging from the programme, the faculty, the academic support and administrative units, to the university management. Feedback is made by respective personnel to every issue raised by the students during the meeting with follow-up actions tracked. Student surveys are conducted in every learning module on a semesterly basis to collect students' opinions regarding the delivery of the modules. User satisfaction surveys are conducted annually on central student services. Feedback collected via these surveys will be followed up by the faculty or respective departments.
Academic support and guidance 教學支援及指導
Students will receive an orientation about their four years of study at the beginning of the first year. Year tutors are appointed to individual students upon admission to provide academic and pastoral support throughout the period of study in the programme. Students may seek academic advices from their year tutors or programme coordinators regarding their learning path/plan and registration of learning modules. In individual learning modules, the instructors' office hours and contact information are made accessible to students for any questions regarding their study. Students' learning engagement and performance will be reviewed on a regular basis by year tutors and programme coordinators to identify learning needs and provide relevant support. Students' learning performance and progression will also be reviewed by the programme examination board to ensure their learning is adequately supported and their progress is on track. In addition, counselling services, careers services and student support services are accessible to all students through the Student Affairs Office. A wide variety of extracurricular activities (e.g. seminars, workshops, exchange opportunities, fieldtrips etc.) are available via the Student Affairs Office. Students may make full use of the variety of learning oppportunities, both curricular and extracurricular, to develop their academic and holistic capabilities for their future careers or further studies.
Programme-specific rules and facts 課程特定的規則及事項
Support for students with disabilities 身心障礙學生支援
Macao Polytechnic University has in place a university-wide policy to ensure that all student needs are taken care of and a supportive and accessible learning environment is maintained. When cases of special needs are notified or identified, special arrangements are made on a case-by-case basis with the joint effort of the programme and various student support services of the University, such as the Registry, the Student Affairs Office, the Information Technology Department and the Campus Management and Development Department, etc. to provide the necessary support.
Links with employers, internship opportunities and transferable skills 與僱主的關係、實習機會及可轉移技能