一、Non-degree continuing education refers to all education except for normal degree education, adult education with degree as well as education with certificate, which covers various levels, different kinds of classes including long-term, mid-term and short-term class, classes for brand new knowledge or high technology and other skills training class, training classes for exams and self-taught training class.
二、The non-degree continuing education of South China University of Technology takes advantages of its excellent subjects, with the requirement of national economy even the economic development of Guangdong province, it will sustain the reputation and image of SCUT and maintain the proper rights of the learners.
三、The South China University of Technology set up the council for non-degree continuing education, which is now in charge of the director who is responsible for the continuing education as well as other leading members of SCUT. The council is set to regulate the operation of non-degree continuing education on behalf of SCUT. Non-degree continuing education office is set in Continuing Education Collegeto daily operation.
四、Under the leadership of the council of non-degree continuing education, the varied non-degree continuing education has been taken charge by Continuing Education College, Graduate School and International Communication and cooperation Department.
1. As for the non-degree continuing education for Bachelor degree or Diploma, as well as other training courses for skills, examination and so on, the Continuing Education College will be in charge of this, if not, the College can approve and coordinate with other departments and then transfer to involved Departments.
2. After being approved by Graduates School, the graduates courses, senior seminar, graduates training courses will be transferred to the involved Departments.
3. After being approved by International Communication and Cooperation Department, the foreign training and education will be transferred to the involved Departments.
五、The department and staff mustn’t undertake non-degree continuing education activities on behalf of SCUT, unless they are approved by the Continuing Education College, Graduates School and International Communication and Cooperation Department. In the case of making use of the SCUT resources, the department and staff should apply to involved school, if they violate the rules, they will be to blame for the consequence.
六、South China University of China positively promotes the non-degree continuing education. Each department designates a chief leader as the member of non-degree continuing education committee to be responsible for management of the non-degree continuing education. The leaders of the college will take the responsibilities to set the blueprint to undertake the non-degree education smoothly.
七、The committee for non-degree continuing education will hold periodic meeting to summarize the achievement and experience, to reward the excellent committee members and colleges, as well as focus on the statistics development and create new modes for its development.
八、Any college who wants to undertake non-degree continuing education must declare the project and finish the procedures. When declaring or enrolling must offer specific “application for undertaking non-degree continuing education”, “practical report on how to undertake non-degree continuing education”, “teaching plan”, “resources of teachers”, “proposed tuition fees ” and other certificates. The involved college need fill in “application form on non-degree continuing education”, after being approved by the department in charge of, and then approved by the committee for non-degree continuing education of South China University of Technology. And then the referred project will be available on the website of the continuing education college in case of being supervised.
九、The non-degree continuing education projects should firstly be declared and approved, then be regulated by contract with SCUT. Any projects without contract should be viewed as invalid. Committee for non-degree continuing education will empower the chief leader in charge who will sign the contract with the person in charge who undertakes the projects on behalf of South China University of Technology.
十、Non-degree continuing education can be classified as class for training courses, classes for advanced studies, seminar, lecturing class and so on according to the content and trainees. Any information on promotion and enrolling advertising should be legal and accurate as well as detailed. The content should not indicate anything related to degree education. Concealment and cheating in promotion must be forbidden. The promotion and advertisement material should be approved by SCUT officers to be released.
十一、The department which undertakes the non-degree continuing education must abide by the relevant rules involved the accounting. The tuition fees should be in accordance with the national regulations. The division of income of non-degree continuing education should be in accordance with the funds division policies of SCUT.
1．The involved department should not set its own account, the income and expense should be in accordance with finance policies of SCUT.
2．The department which will undertake the non-degree continuing education should propose the specific plan and then take into practice after being approved by the group in charge. The tuition fees must be released and should not be charged extra fees. The compulsory training fees should be approved by Price Department of Guangdong province. In addition the trainees should be given regulated receipt.
3．The income division of non-degree continuing education should be in accordance with the funds division policies of SCUT. The income bill need be settled up within the first month of the training period. The tuition fees of students who enroll in the middle of the semester will be settled up within the last month of training period. When the involved departments settle up the income bill, they need offer the Agreement paper to the financial department.
十二、Every department which will undertake the non-degree continuing education must integrate all the relevant materials, such as training target, teaching files, trainees’ information and so on. And then put these into records of the office for non-degree continuing education. If the short-term training course lasts less than a month, it can be recorded within a month by the end of the course.
十三、At the end of non-degree training course, the qualified trainees will receive the relevant certificates of completion in accordance with the training courses they attend.
1．The student card and certificate will be printed, numbered and approved by the council for non-degree continuing education of SCU. Any unit or staff mustn’t offer certificate of training or certificate of completion on behalf of themselves.
2．The certificate of completion should be sealed by the department in charge; if the trainees attend the training project approved by provincial ministries, the certificate of completion they receive will be sealed by the training base department approved by national ministries. The requirement for seal of SCUT should be approved by the council for non-degree continuing education.
3．The department in charge need apply for offering the certificate of completion before the end of training project. The following requirement need be met:
1) All the material that need be sent to the College in charge including: Application Form of Non-degree Continuing Education of SCUT; Teacher Employment of Non-degree Continuing Education of SCUT; Trainees’ Registration Form of Non-degree Continuing Education of SCUT and so on.
2) Precise approving material referred to finance settlement
3) The trainees who receive the certificate of completion can meet the relevant requirement.
十四、The department in charge will be entitled to undertake periodic or non-periodic supervision on promotion, enrollment, teaching and completion of training. Any problem will be settled promptly. The department in charge will accept the management and supervision of the council for non-degree continuing education consciously.
十五、Any department in charge will be to blame for the consequence if they violate the relevant regulations. South China University of Technology will confiscate all their income. SCUT will prohibit the promotion that is not approved in public. The persons in charge who do harm to the SCUT reputation should be given administrative sanctions and will also compensate for all economic loss and bear the legal liabilities.
十六、The regulation will be implemented as it is released. All the files must be in accordance with this regulation. The council for non-degree continuing education will deal with the uncovered terms.
十七、The council for non-degree continuing education will be responsible to explain the regulations.