Coordinates: 22°11′37″N 113°33′07″E / 22.193534°N 113.551838°E / 22.193534; 113.551838

Macao Polytechnic Institute
澳門理工學院
Instituto Politécnico de Macau
TypePublic
Established1981
PresidentProf. Im Sio Kei
Location,
Websitewww.ipm.edu.mo
Macao Polytechnic Institute
Location in Macau
Macao Polytechnic Institute
Macao Polytechnic Institute (China)
Macao Polytechnic Institute
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese澳門理工學院
Simplified Chinese澳门理工学院
Portuguese name
PortugueseInstituto Politécnico de Macau
Macao Polytechnic Institute
Macao Polytechnic Institute

Macao Polytechnic Institute (IPM; Chinese: 澳門理工學院; Portuguese: Instituto Politécnico de Macau) was established in 1981. It is located in the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. MPI is a public Higher education institution with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skills.

History

Macao Polytechnic Institute was formerly known as the Polytechnic Institute of the University of East Asia. Following the splitting of the University of East Asia into three, the Macao Polytechnic Institute was established in 1991, comprising a number of schools with a long history of public education operation, including the Technical School of the Chinese Affairs Bureau, the Public Administration Training Centre, the Academy of Visual Arts and the Technical School of the Health Bureau.

Prior to 1998 the school's central building used to house the Liceu de Macau, a public Portuguese-curriculum secondary school.[1]

General Information

There are about 3,200 full-time undergraduate students at MPI, and postgraduate programmes and joint postgraduate programmes are also established. Every year, MPI offers various types of training programmes with attendance of over 10,000 people at all levels. Moreover, MPI offers Master's and Doctorate degree programmes in collaboration with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Queen Mary University of London, University of Lisbon, University of Coimbra, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Monash University, Peking University, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing Sport University, Chinese Academy of Governance, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University of Sport, Sun Yat-sen University, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan University of Arts, Chinese Culture University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Hong Kong Baptist University.

Programmes

School of Arts School of Applied Sciences
  • Master of Interdisciplinary Arts
  • Master's in Interdisciplinary Arts for Macao students and residents, taught abroad by the Taiwan University of Arts, in Macao Polytechnic Institute
  • Master Programmes in Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Design
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Applied Technology
  • Doctoral Programme in Information Science and Technology
  • Master of Science in Big Data and Internet of Things
  • Bachelor of Science in Computing
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sino-Lusophone Trade Relations
School of Business School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Master of Business Administration in Gaming Management
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of E-Commerce
  • Bachelor of Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Gaming and Recreation Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy
  • Master of Government Management- Chinese Culture University, for Macao students and residents, taught abroad
  • Master of Public Administration (Chinese only)
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Administration (Chinese/Portuguese)
School of Health Sciences and Sports School of Languages and Translation
  • PhD in Physical Education (Chinese only)
  • Master of Science in Sports and Physical Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Physical Education (Chinese only)
  • Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology (Offered in Macao by Chung Shan Medical University, in collaboration with Macao Polytechnic Institute)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Chinese Only)
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Technology (Medical Laboratory Technology / Pharmacy Technology)
  • Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Therapy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Portuguese Studies
  • Portuguese Culture and Language (as a Foreign/Second Language PhD)
  • Education, PhD (in Portuguese)
  • Master of Chinese-Portuguese Translation and Interpreting
  • Master Degree in Foreign Linguistics & Applied Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese-Portuguese/Portuguese-Chinese Translation and Interpretation
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese-English Translation and Interpretation
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Chinese Language Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese Language

Centres/ Research Centres

International recognition

On 13 February 2014, the Institute achieved the rating of "confidence", as a judgement of its Institutional Review conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), UK. The judgement is equivalent to an excellent level, as awarded similarly to Oxford University, Queen Mary University of London, etc.[2]

In 2015, the Institute was awarded the "APQN Quality Award" by the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN).[3] In 2017, the Institute was once again awarded the award,[3] becoming the only higher education institution in the country to receive the award twice.

The Institute won the "National Teaching Achievement Award" in 2019, making it the first and only higher education institution in Macao to receive this award.[4]

Chinese Universities Alumni Association (CUAA) released the annual "Evaluation and Study Report of Universities in China". The Institute was rated as a four-star university from 2017 to 2021 consecutively, ranking among China's high-level universities.[5]

Most of the programmes offered by the Institute have gained international recognition from various review and accreditation agencies/institutions:

Programme Institution / Results
  • Bachelor of Science in Computing
  • Master of Science in Big Data and Internet of Things
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK
  • Engineering Council, UK
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Administration (Portuguese)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese-Portuguese Translation and Interpretation
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Technology (Medical Laboratory Technology)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Technology (Pharmacy Technology)
  • Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES)[6][7]
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Gaming and Recreation Management
  • Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ)[9][10]
  • Bachelor of E-Commerce
  • Institute of Certified E-Commerce Consultants (ICECC)[11]
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese-English Translation and Interpretation
  • Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities (AQA)[12]
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), UK[13]
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Design
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT)[14][15][16][17]
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Administration (Chinese)
  • Higher Education Evaluation Center of the Ministry of Education (HEEC)

See also

References

  1. ^ Clayton, Cathryn H. Sovereignty at the Edge: Macau & the Question of Chineseness (Volume 324 of Harvard East Asian monographs, ISSN 0073-0483). Harvard University Press, 2009. p. 168. ISBN 0674035453, 9780674035454.
  2. ^ "Macao Polytechnic Institute Institutional Review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (PDF)" (PDF). 8 March 2014. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 March 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b "2017 APQN Quality Award" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Macao Polytechnic Institute becomes the first higher education institution in Macao to win the National Teaching Achievement Award (澳門理工學院成澳門首家獲國家級教學成果獎的高等院校)". Macao SAR Government Portal (in Chinese). Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  5. ^ "CUAA 2020 Best University Rankings in Macao (校友會2020澳門最好大學排名)". www.cuaa.net. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  6. ^ "MPI's Bachelor of Arts in Chinese-Portuguese/Portuguese-Chinese Translation and Interpretation Programme Passed Academic Review by Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES), Portugal". www.ipm.edu.mo. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Successful Academic Review for MPI's Bachelor of Science programmes in Biomedical Technology (Medical Laboratory Technology & Pharmacy Technology)". www.ipm.edu.mo. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  8. ^ "The Bachelor of Accounting Programme of MPI has passed the review by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (理工會計學學士課程通過香港學術及職業資歷評審局評審)". Macao SAR Government Portal (in Chinese). Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  9. ^ "MPI's Bachelor of Social Work Programme Passed Learning Programme Review by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ)". www.ipm.edu.mo. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  10. ^ "The Bachelor of Business Administration in Gaming and Recreation Management programme has passed the review, the quality of the Institute has been internationally recognized again (辦學質量再獲國際認可 理工博彩與娛樂管理專業課程通過學術評鑑)". Government Information Bureau. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  11. ^ "The CEC™ Accredited Education Qualified Programs". icecc.com. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  12. ^ "MPI's Translation Programme Positively Reviewed by New Zealand's Academic Quality Agency". www.ipm.edu.mo. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  13. ^ "International Subject Review of Macao Polytechnic Institute Subject: Nursing" (PDF). QAA. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  14. ^ "MPI Music Programme Successfully Accredited by HEEACT, Macao's First Accredited HEI Programme in Creativity". www.ipm.edu.mo. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  15. ^ "MPI's Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Programme Successfully Accredited by HEEACT". Macao SAR Government Portal. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  16. ^ "The Bachelor of Arts in Design programme has passed the review, the quality of the Institute has been accredited by Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan (理工設計課程通過台高教評鑑中心評審)". Macao SAR Government Portal (in Chinese). Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  17. ^ "Nurturing World Champion Martial Arts Athletes, MPI's Bachelor of Physical Education Successfully Accredited by HEEACT". www.ipm.edu.mo. Retrieved 27 August 2020.