Macao Polytechnic Institute

Introduction

Established on September 16, 1991, Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) is a public institution of higher education with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skills. MPI’s motto is “knowledge, expertise and global vision”, and the Institute strives to achieve international standards in teaching and learning, building an e-campus, ensuring administrative compliance with the law and sound research management. Small in size and compact in structure, MPI adopts the strategy of “dual emphasis on teaching and research”, with a commitment to remain “rooted in Macao and backed up by the motherland while facing the world and striving for excellence”. The present members of the Board of Management are Professor Lei Heong Iok, President, Professor Im Sio Kei, Vice President, and Dr Chan Wai Cheong, Secretary-General. Currently, there is approximately 250 academic staff (70% of which possess a doctoral degree) and 55 professional trainers, together serving a population of approximately 3,000 fulltime students on degree programmes and 10,000 students on non-degree training courses.

In MPI there are six Schools, namely, Languages and Translation, Business, Public Administration, Physical Education and Sports, Arts and Health Sciences, providing a broad range of bachelor degree programmes in areas such as Translation and Interpretation (Chinese-English / Chinese-Portuguese), International Chinese Language Education, Portuguese Language, E-commerce, Marketing, Accounting, Public Relations, Management, Gaming and Recreation Management, Public Administration, Social Work, Computing, Sino-Lusophone Trade Relations, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Music, Design, Nursing, Biomedical Technologies (Medical Laboratory and Pharmacy Technologies) and Science in Speech-Language Therapy.

In recent years, in response to the SAR Government’s higher education policy of promoting academic accreditation, we have been committed to seeking accreditation to improve management and teaching quality. In February 2014, UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) announced on its website that MPI has received a Judgement of “confidence”, the highest rating given by the QAA. This is the first internationally recognised institutional review ever undertaken by a higher education institution in Macao. QAA has commended MPI’s academic standards, quality of learning opportunities, information about learning opportunities, and enhancement of learning quality, thus demonstrating that MPI meets international standards.

With this important process, MPI will continue to strive for excellence in accordance with its philosophy of high quality, student-centred education. Rooted in Macao while serving the society, MPI endeavours to grow into a continuously improving higher education institution of excellence in terms of management, teaching and research within a vibrant academic culture, with the aim of dedicating itself to the social, economic and cultural development of Macao.

Vision

The Macao Polytechnic Institute vision is to excel as an institution of higher learning distinguished by its open and transparent management, multidisciplinary approach to studies and high standard of scholarship in both teaching and applied research. It will build on its distinctive position as a quality institution with a strong commitment to serving the local community as well as wider areas of China. MPI aspires to join the league of leading tertiary institutions in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Mission Statement

  • Developing academic programmes which are relevant to Macao (local) and regional needs in a changing environment;
  • Enhancing students’ development through enriched campus life and innovative learning programmes;
  • Equipping students with proficient language and communication skills in Chinese, English and Portuguese (for some groups of students);
  • Promoting effective teaching and learning both in and outside the classroom;
  • Contributing to the Macao Government’s human resource policy of up-graduating its human capacity as well as its goal of building a prosperous society;
  • Establishing a first-class institution of higher learning through continuous capacity building and strategic partnership with renowned universities around the world;
  • Creating an open and harmonious environment for the free expression of academic views and functioning as a platform for first-class research and academic exchanges, especially projects of direct relevance to Macao;
  • Encouraging students to work towards self-improvement, maturity and a willingness to serve; and
  • Providing professional training tailored to the specific needs of the local community and thereby contributing to its sustainable development.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese

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Programs

This school also offers:

BA

Bachelor of Arts in Chinese-English Translation and Interpretation

Campus Full time Part time 4 years August 2018 Macau

The programme aims to (1) develop students' English and Chinese communication skills, which they will need to serve as effective and responsible intermediaries between the two languages; and (2) enhance students' awareness of their prospective roles as language specialists in government, business and the professions in Macau's multilingual community. [+]

Objectives

The programme aims to (1) develop students' English and Chinese communication skills, which they will need to serve as effective and responsible intermediaries between the two languages; and (2) enhance students' awareness of their prospective roles as language specialists in government, business and the professions in Macau's multilingual community.

Career Prospects

Graduates are employed as professional translators in the public or private sectors, as teachers of English, and as various office staff in Chinese or foreign institutions or enterprises. Graduates have also continued on to the Master of Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting at the University of Queensland (Australia). Students within Macao can go on to the Master’s program in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, a joint Master’s program between the Beijing Language and Culture University and the Macao Polytechnic Institute.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in International Chinese Language Education

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Macau

This programme, which is applicable to non-native speakers of Chinese, aims to cultivate quality professionals, who can speak Chinese, Portuguese and English, with a global vision and cross-cultural competence in response to the needs posed by the development of Macao, Portuguese-speaking countries and the international community. [+]

Objectives

This programme, which is applicable to non-native speakers of Chinese, aims to cultivate quality professionals, who can speak Chinese, Portuguese and English, with a global vision and cross-cultural competence in response to the needs posed by the development of Macao, Portuguese-speaking countries and the international community. After four years of study, students will be able to make use of three languages to be engaged in such fields as commerce, trading, administrative management, cultural and language education, mass communication and creative industries.

Career Prospects

Graduates may be engaged in such fields as commerce, trading, administrative management, cultural and language education, mass communication and creative industries. They may also choose to pursue postgraduate education locally and abroad.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations

Campus Part time 4 years August 2018 Macau

This Degree program is designed to better prepare students for careers in public relations or related fields, and become effective public relations professionals in interdisciplinary and diverse professional contexts. [+]

Objectives

Since the liberalization of the gaming industry in 2002, there has been a substantial growth in Macao’s economy, which attracts a number of local and foreign investors to establish their companies in Macao. In order to attain a competitive advantage over their rivals, many companies pursue various public relations strategies to differentiate their products and services. Thus the demand for public relations professionals is soaring year after year with higher educational institutes in Macao failing to meet the needs in the public relations industry due to insufficient academic programs that focus both on theory and practice.

This Degree program is designed to better prepare students for careers in public relations or related fields, and become effective public relations professionals in interdisciplinary and diverse professional contexts. In addition, it helps students acquire basic skills specific to contemporary public relations professionals as well as practical knowledge in the public relations industry. Emphasis is placed on four major areas of the profession -- relationship building, creative thinking, strategic communications, and business management skills.... [-]


BBA

Bachelor of Business Administration in Gaming and Recreation Management

Campus Full time Part time 4 years August 2018 Macau

The programme combines theories with local knowledge and industry experience, the objective being to prepare high-quality management personnel for Macao's gaming industry. Integrating theories and practice, the courses are effective in assisting upward mobility for gaming professionals, as well as helping those who would like to join the gaming industry build a solid foundation in theories and practical skills. [+]

Objectives

The programme combines theories with local knowledge and industry experience, the objective being to prepare high-quality management personnel for Macao's gaming industry. Integrating theories and practice, the courses are effective in assisting upward mobility for gaming professionals, as well as helping those who would like to join the gaming industry build a solid foundation in theories and practical skills. The mode of delivery is very flexible, offering parallel sessions of morning and evening class, to enable both secondary school graduates and working individuals to undertake the programme.

Career Prospects

Public and private enterprises, Gaming Industry.

Study Plan ... [-]

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Macau

The objective of this program is to provide a framework for developing skills and knowledge through theoretical and applied aspects of marketing. In addition, it is to broaden the knowledge on international and industrial marketing strategies, integrated marketing communication, service marketing and in the research area. [+]

Objectives

The objective of this program is to provide a framework for developing skills and knowledge through theoretical and applied aspects of marketing. In addition, it is to broaden the knowledge on international and industrial marketing strategies, integrated marketing communication, service marketing and in the research area.

Career Prospects

Many career opportunities are available in public and business sectors, such as marketing analysis, product management, professional sales, sales management, sales promotion, advertising, and a host of other customer service/leadership positions.

Graduates may choose to further their studies in the overseas universities that Macao Polytechnic Institute has the articulation with or any other universities they would like to study in.... [-]


Bachelor

Bachelor of E-Commerce

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Macau

This Program is designed to prepare students for a career in E-Commerce or related field, and become effective E-Commerce professionals within dual disciplinary environments. The objective of this program is to provide a well-balanced foundation of knowledge in both Business and IT disciplines as well as develop the skill sets specific to contemporary E-Commerce Professionals. [+]

Objectives

This Program is designed to prepare students for a career in E-Commerce or related field, and become effective E-Commerce professionals within dual disciplinary environments. The objective of this program is to provide a well-balanced foundation of knowledge in both Business and IT disciplines as well as develop the skill sets specific to contemporary E-Commerce Professionals.

Career Prospects

Many career opportunities are available in public and private sectors, such as E-Commerce Master, Business or System Analyst, Consultant, Project Manager, and Entrepreneur.

Graduates may choose to further their studies in the overseas universities that Macao Polytechnic Institute has an articulation with or any other universities they would like to study in.... [-]


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Macao Polytechnic Institute

Address Rua Luis Gonzaga Gomes
Macau, Macau
Website http://www.ipm.edu.mo/zh/index.php
Phone +853 2857 8722