Exemption by Equivalence of Courses from the University Core Requirements

 

Applicable to students admitted in 2022-23 and thereafter

Programme/Faculty

Exemption

Equivalent Course(s) to be Taken

 

Chinese Language

LLB Programme

 

CHLT1001 University Chinese I (3 units)

CHLT1002 University Chinese II (2 units)

 

Instead of taking CHLT1001 University Chinese I (3 units) and CHLT1002 University Chinese II (2 units), students are allowed to take the following courses to fulfill the requirement:

(i)             LAWS2201 Chinese Law (Summer Course) (3 units); and

(ii)          A 2-unit CHLT course recognized by the Department of Chinese Language and Literature

 

English Language

English Programme

 

ELTU1001 Foundation English for University Studies (3 units)

ELTU2011 English Through Literary Analysis (3 units)
ELTU3011 Professional Communication for Arts Students (2 units)

 

ENGE1310 Communications for English Majors I (3 units)

ENGE1320 Communications for English Majors II (3 units)

ENGE3100 Communications for English Majors III (3 units)

 

BA (English Studies) and BEd (English Language Education) Programme

 

ELTU2013 English for Education Students I (3 units)

 

ELED1010 Immersion Experience I (1 unit)

ELED1020 Immersion Experience II (1 unit)

ELED1030 Immersion Experience III (1 unit)

 

LLB Programme

 

7 units out of the 8 units of English language courses1

 

LAWS1010 Legal Analysis and Argumentation (3 units) 

LAWS1020 Hong Kong Legal System (3 units)  

LAWS1041 Contract I (3 units)

LAWS1042 Contract II (3 units)  

LAWS1100 Hong Kong Constitutional Law (3 units)  

LAWS2110 Administrative Law (3 units) 
LAWS2121 Criminal Law (3
units) 

LAWS2131 Tort I (3 units)  

LAWS4151 Equity and Trusts (3 units)

 

Each of the above law courses consists of 39 hours of writing, research, reading, communication and language skills, and incorporates the learning outcomes of ELTU1002 English Communication for University Studies, ELTU2015 English for Law Students and ELTU3503 Intercultural Communication Through English.

 

MBChB Programme

 

ELTU2016 Communication for Medical Professionals (3 units)

 

MEDF1120 Public Health (15 hours for language)

Advanced Clinical Communications (embedded in MEDU4610 and 4710), Year 6 (24 hours)

MEDU2500 Doctor and Patient I, Year 2 (19 hours)

MEDU3500 Doctor and Patient II, Year 3 (15 hours)

SSMU3000 Selected Study Modules, Year 4 (20 hours for language)

Integrated Sessions (embedded in MEDU4610 and 4710), Year 6 (20 hours)

 

General Education

LLB Programme

7 units of the University General Education Four-Area courses

Students will be directed by the Faculty of Law to take 4 units of courses in the Four Areas of University General Education or the Modern Languages Area of the List of Language Enhancement Courses2, including one course in Area A, as non-law electives.

 

MBChB Programme3

 

5 units of the University General Education Four-Area courses4

 

Courses in bioethics offered by the CUHK Centre for Bioethics

 


 

Physical Education

Physical Education and Sports Science Programme

 

Physical Education Core Requirements (2 units)

 

Professional Skills Courses (14 units)

 

Exercise Science and Health Education Programme

 

Physical Education Core Requirements (1 unit)

 

Skills Courses (3 units)

 

 

Remarks:

1

Students are required to take ELTU2015 “English for Law Students” (1 unit).

2

Please refer to the List of Language Enhancement Courses (Modern Languages Area).

3

Students graduating with the exit qualification of the Bachelor of Science in Medical Studies, will be granted exemption from 3 units of courses in the Four Areas of University General Education by taking courses in bioethics offered by the CUHK Centre for Bioethics.  Students are still required to take 2 units in Area A and 2 units in one Area of University General Education designated by the Faculty of Medicine.

4

Students are still required to take 2 units in Area A.

         


 

Applicable to students admitted in 2021-22 and before

Programme/Faculty

Exemption

Equivalent Course(s) to be Taken

 

Chinese Language

LLB Programme1

 

3 units out of the 6 units of Chinese language courses

 

LAWS2201 Chinese Law (Summer Course) (3 units)

 

English Language

English Programme

 

ELTU1001 Foundation English for University Studies (3 units)2

ELTU2011 English Through Literary Analysis (3 units)

ELTU3011 Professional Communication for Arts Students (2 units)

 

ENGE1310 Communications for English Majors I (3 units)

ENGE1320 Communications for English Majors II (3 units)

ENGE3100 Communications for English Majors III (3 units)

 

BA (English Studies) and BEd (English Language Education) Programme

 

ELTU2013 English for Education Students I (3 units)

 

ELED1010 Immersion Experience I (1 unit)

ELED1020 Immersion Experience II (1 unit)

ELED1030 Immersion Experience III (1 unit)

 

LLB Programme3

 

6 units out of the 9 units English language courses

 

To be granted if a level of 7.0 is attained in IELTS upon graduation

 

MBChB Programme4

 

ELTU2016 Communication for Medical Professionals (3 units)

 

Applicable to students admitted in 2015-16 to 2021-22:

MEDF1120 Public Health (15 hours for language)

Advanced Clinical Communications (embedded in MEDU4610 and 4710), Year 6 (24 hours)

MEDU2500 Doctor and Patient I, Year 2 (19 hours)

MEDU3500 Doctor and Patient II, Year 3 (15 hours)

SSMU3000 Selected Study Modules, Year 4 (20 hours for language)

Integrated Sessions (embedded in MEDU4610 and 4710), Year 6 (20 hours)

 

General Education5

MBChB Programme6

 

6 units of the 21 units of General Education Core Requirements under Areas B, C and D

 

Applicable to students admitted in 2015-16 to 2021-22:

Courses in bioethics offered by the CUHK Centre for Bioethics

 

Physical Education

Physical Education and Sports Science Programme

 

Physical Education Core Requirements (2 units)

 

Professional Skills Courses (14 units)

 

Exercise Science and Health Education Programme

 

Physical Education Core Requirements (1 unit)

 

Skills Courses (3 units)

 

IT

All Undergraduate Programmes

 

ENGG1000 IT Foundation (1 unit)

 

Applicable to students admitted in 2014-15 to 2016-17:

(a)       ENGG1110 Problem Solving By Programming (3 units)/ ESTR1002 Problem Solving By Programming (3 units);

(b)       ENGG2601 Technology, Society and Engineering Practice (2 units); and

(c)      ENGG2602 Engineering Practicum (1 unit) or equivalent course(s) as approved by the Sub-Committee on Education Technologies

 

Applicable to students admitted in 2017-18 to 2021-22:

Fulfill the major requirements of any engineering programmes; or any equivalent course(s) as approved by the Sub-Committee on Education Technologies

 

 

Remarks:

1

Students will have to take either CHLT1101 “Communication in Chinese”, CHLT1301 “Creative Chinese Writing”, CHLT1302 “Oral Communication Skills”, or a 3-unit course recognized by the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, in order to satisfy the remaining 3-unit of Chinese Language Core Requirements.

2

Course units changed from 4 to 3 units with effect from 2022-23.

3

Students are only required to take ELTU2015 “English for Law Students” (3 units). Since the course units changed from 3 to 1 unit with effect from 2022-23, students who have not fulfilled the 3-unit course requirement are required to make up for the rest of the 2 units by taking a 2-unit English language course offered by the English Language Teaching Unit.

4

The 2-unit Year 3 ELTU3017 “English for MBChB Programme: Medicine in the Humanities” tailor-made to the MBChB Programme includes elements other than those covered in the equivalent courses concerned.

5

LLB students are required to take 12 units of General Education Core Requirements, including 6 units of General Education Foundation Programme and 6 units of College General Education Requirements. Students will be directed by the Faculty of Law to take 6 units of courses in the Four Areas, including one course in Area A, as non-law electives.

6

Students admitted in 2015-16 to 2021-22, who are graduating with the exit qualification of the Bachelor of Science in Medical Studies, will be granted exemption of 4 units of the 21-unit General Education Core Requirements under Areas B, C and D by taking courses in bioethics offered by the CUHK Centre for Bioethics.