As in all other College programmes, academic quality is upheld through both internal and external audits. The internal audit involves the CGEO, CGE as well as the College QAC (Quality Assurance Committee), while the external audit was completed through the external examiner’s system.

1.Quality Assurance System at UIC

The College quality assurance system is in place to ensure that all courses offered by the College meet the standards of HKBU. The system is supported by an internal and an external audit process.

2. Internal Audit

Besides the built-in teaching evaluation procedure for all courses at the end of each semester, the Board of Examination is a sub-committee under each programme management committee. Because of the large number of courses offered each semester, each Division has its own examination board. Members of the Division/Programme course board automatically become members of the Division Board of Examiners. They are responsible for ensuring all courses are taught and students are assessed according to the established guidelines. On the other hand, courses offered by GEO, ELC and CLC are audited by the GE Board of Examiners under the CGE. The Board will meet to evaluate exam papers, exam outcomes and problem cases if any. The CGE will receive examination results from the aforementioned teaching centers and submit them to the College Board of Examiners and the Senate for final approval.

3. External Audit

In addition, the College has established an external examiner system. External examiners are HKBU faculty members who are invited to review the GEP examination outcome. They also provide input to the programme and recommend changes as deemed necessary.