Post-graduate Diploma in Chinese Studies (Mandarin)


1. Title and Origin:
• Post-graduate Diploma in Chinese Studies (Mandarin) (PGDCS)
Awarded by: American Center for Education


2. Program Summary:

The course is a higher-level study on the several aspects of Chinese Culture, including Buddhist Culture’s history and how it affects Chinese, the relationship between China and Western Culture, how the two Cultures affect each other.


3. Entry Requirements:

Academic Requirements:

Bachelor degree in any major without working experience, or

Advanced diploma in any major with completion of Diploma in Book of Changes or the similar major, with at least 5 years’ working experience

Work Experience: 

At least 5 years’ working experience for Advanced diploma holders

Language Requirements:

Pass in high school Chinese Language subject


4. Total Course Duration/Instruction Hours:
• Full Time: Theory study, 12 Months/150 hours, 5 sessions per week x 3 hours
• Part Time: Theory study, 18 Months/150 hours, 2 sessions per week x 3 hours

5. Mode of Delivery and Intake:
• Delivery: Lectures and Tutorials (Face to face)
• Intake: Mar, May, Jul, Sep and Nov of each year
*Note: The course intake months might be adjusted.

6. Course Fees:

• Please click here to find out the relevant fee details.

• ACE has Regional Course Fees List for Vietnam and Philippines. Please contact our Course Consultant for the latest Course Fees List.

• Please follow your signed student contract to make the relevant payment.

• Students and parents shall transfer the course fees directly to ACE bank account or make the payment to ACE finance department.

• Students and parents shall pay attention to the risk of paying course fees through recruitment agents or other third parties.


7. Course Synopses and Module Syllabus:

Designed to offer learners the chance to study about the rich cultural heritage of China, which includes its literature, philosophy, religion, and art which gives students a global perspective, enabling them to comprehend China’s place in the globe as well as its effects on international politics, economics, and culture.


1. Research on Chinese Buddhist Culture

2. Comparison Research of China and Western Culture

3. Pre-Qin Dynasty Scholars and their thoughts

4. Yijing or Book of Changes

5. Lao Tzu’s Moral Classics

6. Research Project

7. Test1


8. Graduation Requirement
• Pass all modules


9. Assessment Methods:
• Assignment (Homework, Quizzes, Group work & etc)
• Project


10. Lecturers:
Please refer to this page for the relevant lecturers being assigned to the relevant modules.


11. Academic Progression:

Please refer to this page for ACE Program Academic Progression Path.


If you need any extra information about this course, please click here to write to ACE course consultants.

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