General Regulations Governing Full-time Undergraduate Studies for Students admitted in 2021-22

 

(These General Regulations Governing Full-time Undergraduate Studies shall not be applicable to undergraduate students pursuing Medical studies or to those pursuing programmes offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. 

Students may be admitted to either a specific major programme or a group of disciplines of cognate major programmes upon their admission to the University.  Where applicable, for students admitted under broad-based admission, the term “Major Programme” in the Regulations refers also to Faculty Offices or relevant programme offering units.  For Major Programmes that do not come under a Faculty, the term “Board of Faculty” refers to the Programme Board. .  All requirements stipulated in these Regulations are subject to change as determined by the Senate from time to time.)

 

1.0

Registration

1.1

A student admitted to the University shall pay the fees and register on the respective specified dates.  Only under very special circumstances may an applicant who has been offered admission apply for deferment of first registration. Such an application shall be made in writing beforehand for approval by the Registrar.

1.2

A student shall not be registered simultaneously for another course of study or research leading to the award of a degree, diploma or certificate at this University or any other tertiary institution except by prior permission of the Board of the Faculty to which s/he belongs. A student in breach of this regulation shall be required to discontinue studies at the University.

1.3

A student shall not take up any full-time employment, paid or unpaid, during term time except by prior permission of the Board of the Faculty to which s/he belongs.

1.4

A student shall register in the name which appears in his/her Hong Kong Identity Card or passport. Only under very special circumstances may an applicant who has been recommended by the Undergraduate Examinations Board for graduation or has withdrawn from the University apply for change of his/her registered particulars.  Such an application shall be made in writing with justification for approval by the Registrar.

 

 

2.0

Fees

2.1

The fees prescribed by the University Council shall be payable on dates specified unless prior permission for deferment is obtained.

2.2

A student in arrears shall be subject to fines. Unless written approval is given by the University to defer payment, a student in arrears, whether in part or in full, or who has outstanding fees/fines unpaid, shall be withheld from University services such as course registration and add/drop, application for transcript and certifying letter, graduation assessment, until all outstanding fees/fines are settled.

2.3

Caution money shall be payable as a deposit to make good any outstanding debts to the University incurred in, for example, damages to University property.  This sum less any deductions made for outstanding debts shall be refunded on discontinuation or withdrawal of studies at the University.  For graduating students, caution money shall be converted into graduation fee, which shall be payable by all students on completion of their studies. 

2.4

Apart from caution money, fees once paid shall not be refunded, unless exceptionally approved by the Bursar and Director of Finance.

 

 

3.0

Period of Study

3.1

The normative study period of all Major Programmes is four years except for certain programmes as detailed and defined in the Annex.  Students are expected to graduate at the end of the normative study period, except for (a) students admitted with Advanced Standing; (b) students granted course and unit exemptions; and (c) students who have applied in accordance with Regulation 3.2 and obtained approval for alteration of their periods of study.

3.2

A student may according to the prescribed procedures and within the specified period apply with valid reasons on a prescribed form to the Registrar for approval for alteration of his/her period of study.  Shortening of the normative study period should be made 18 months before the expected graduation term while extension beyond the normative study period should only be made within the specified application period before the commencement of the last year of attendance of the normative study period.  No such application, however, shall normally be accepted after the commencement of a student’s expected graduation term.

3.3

Notwithstanding Regulation 3.1 and 3.2, no student shall be assessed for graduation and awarded a degree unless s/he shall have attended this University for at least two years.

3.4

The maximum study period of all Major Programmes shall be six years from first registration, which shall include any periods of leave of absence and suspension of studies, but exclude any periods of compulsory military service as required by a student’s nation, except as provided for in the Annex for certain programmes, unless otherwise permitted by the Board of the Faculty and approved by the Registrar, or approved by the Senate.

3.5

A student who has not fulfilled all requirements for graduation beyond the maximum study period shall be discontinued from the University without receiving a degree.

 

 

4.0

Course Requirements and Exemptions

4.1

A student admitted to a study programme with a normative study period of four years shall complete at least 123 units of courses, or other units as prescribed by the University and detailed in the Annex and the study scheme of each programme, before graduation.  Students admitted to study programmes with normative study period other than four years or with qualifications eligible for Advanced Standing and/or unit exemptions shall complete the units of courses and other requirements as prescribed by the Major Programmes and the University as detailed in the Annex and the study scheme of each programme.

4.2

A student may register for one or more Minor Programmes, and shall complete the units of courses as prescribed by the Minor Programme/s as detailed in the Annex.

4.3

A student admitted to the University shall complete the University Core Requirements as determined by the Senate from time to time and detailed in the Annex and the study schemes of the programmes concerned.

4.4

A student with recognized post-secondary qualifications may be exempted from some courses and/or units required for graduation according to the procedure prescribed. Subject to the requirements given in Regulation 3.3, no student with such exemptions shall be allowed to graduate unless s/he shall have:

 

(a)

completed at least 60 units of courses (senior-year places for Associate Degree/Higher Diploma holders and Dual Undergraduate Degree Programme admission quota of partner universities), 66 units of courses (Dual Undergraduate Degree Programme admission quota of the University), 72 units of courses (for a study programme with a normative study period of four years), 96 units of courses (for a study programme with a normative study period of five years) or 120 units of courses (for a study programme with a normative study period of six years) at this University;

 

(b)

completed at least two-thirds of Major requirements at this University; and

 

(c)

completed at least two-thirds of Minor requirements at this University, if applicable.

 

 

 

5.0

Course Load and Selection

5.1

A student shall take at least 9 units and no more than 18 units of courses in any term within the normative study period, unless s/he is on first or extended academic probation as provided for in Regulation 5.2. A student shall take no more than 6 units of courses in each summer session, and no student shall be allowed to take more than 39 units in an academic year.

5.2

A student on academic probation shall take a maximum of 12 units per term during first probation, and a maximum of 9 units per term during extended probation.

5.3

Notwithstanding Regulation 5.1, under special circumstances a student may be allowed to take fewer than 9 units or more than 18 units in a term, or more than 39 units in an academic year if recommended by his/her Major Programme and approved by the Registrar, in accordance with such conditions as determined by the Senate from time to time.  A student who fails to obtain such approval and (a) does not register for courses after the prescribed period may be required to suspend studies or considered to have withdrawn from studies at the University; or (b) register for a total unit of courses exceeding the stipulated maximum shall be required to drop an appropriate number of courses as deemed necessary.

5.4

A student after election to the presidency of the Students Union of the University or a College or the vice-presidency of the University Students Union may, if s/he feels that his/her academic work will suffer through attendance to union duties, apply in writing to the Registrar with recommendation from the Board of the Faculty concerned for permission to take a reduced course load, which shall be no less than 6 units of courses in each teaching term, for not more than two consecutive terms during his/her term of office as University or College Students Union president or University Students Union vice-president. Such a student shall be required to pay all prescribed fees, and no student shall be granted this permission more than once.

5.5

The permission for reduced course load given in Regulation 5.4 shall not prejudice the student’s eligibility for any academic awards or financial assistance. 

5.6

A student who has failed in any required course shall retake that course or take a substitute course prescribed by the Major Programme/Committee concerned.  Where applicable, a student may be allowed to sit for supplementary examination for courses as specified by his/her Major Programme/Committee concerned, and shall retake the course/s if s/he has failed in the supplementary examination.

5.7

A student shall not repeat any course which s/he has taken and passed except as required by regulations which prescribe otherwise.

 

 

6.0

Course Withdrawals and Additions

6.1

A student who wishes to apply for withdrawal or addition of course/s after the beginning of the teaching term shall complete the prescribed procedure and within the specified period as determined by the Senate from time to time.

6.2

A student who withdraws from a course without going through the prescribed procedure shall be given a failure grade for the course.

 

 

7.0

Major, Minor and Second Degree

7.1

A student who is admitted to a group of disciplines of cognate major programmes and wishes to declare a Major or a student who wishes to transfer from one Major to another shall apply to the transfer-in Major Programme, according to the prescribed procedures and within the specified application period as determined by the Senate from time to time.

7.2

A student who wishes to declare Minor/s or change the current Minor/s shall apply to the Programme/s concerned according to the prescribed procedures and within the specified application period as determined by the Senate from time to time.

7.3

A student who wishes to declare a second Major shall apply according to the prescribed procedures and within the specified application period as determined by the Senate from time to time.

7.4

A student who wishes to register the second degree of the double degree options shall apply according to the prescribed procedures and within the specified application period as determined by the Senate from time to time.

 

 

8.0

Attendance and Absence

8.1

A student who has been absent from class/ required activities for any period shall be responsible for applying to the teaching staff concerned for permission to make up for any required work missed.

8.2

In case of illness necessitating absence exceeding one week, a student shall apply in writing to obtain permission from the Registrar. Such an application shall be accompanied by a certificate signed or countersigned by the Director of the University Health Service and shall require the endorsement of his/her Major Programme.

8.3

A student who wishes to apply for a leave of absence exceeding one week for non-medical reasons shall obtain prior permission from the Registrar through written application. Such an application shall state the reasons for which leave of absence is sought and shall require the endorsement of his/her Major Programme.

8.4

Under no circumstances shall a student be granted leave of absence for more than two years, except for compulsory military services as provided for in Regulation 3.4.

8.5

A student shall be required to take leave of absence if the condition of his/her health is considered by the Director of the University Health Service as constituting a definite hazard to the University community. At the end of the prescribed period of absence, the student shall obtain a certificate of good health signed by the Director of the University Health Service before s/he can apply to resume studies.

 

 

9.0

Assessment and Examinations

9.1

A student shall be assessed in every course for which s/he has registered on the basis of his/her performance in the course on the criteria as prescribed by the programme concerned.

9.2

Course grades, their standards and converted points used in reporting shall be as follows:

 

Grade and Standard

 

Sub-divisions

(if needed)

Converted Points

 

A

Excellent

A

4.0

 

A–

Very Good

A–

3.7

 

B

Good

B+

3.3

 

B

3.0

 

B-

2.7

 

C

Fair

C+

2.3

 

C

2.0

 

C-

1.7

 

D

Pass

D+

1.3

 

D

1.0

 

F

Failure

F

0.0

 

DI

Distinction

Not counted in the calculation of grade point average

 

PA

Pass

 

FA

Failure

 

P

Pass

Not counted in the calculation of grade point average

 

U

Failure

 

The grade point average of a student’s course work shall be computed by dividing the total weighted converted points for courses taken by the total number of units attempted inclusive of courses failed, where the weighted converted points are converted points multiplied by the number of units of the course concerned.  “DI”/“PA”/“FA” or “P”/“U” grades are for specified courses adopting distinction/pass/failure and pass/failure gradings where other grades are not applicable.

9.3

A student who has gained a grade of “D” or above, “DI”, “PA”, or “P” in a course shall earn the unit/s of that course. However, the unit/s of a course which a student has passed but is required to repeat shall count only once towards the fulfilment of course units for graduation.

9.4

A student shall take course examinations, if prescribed by the teaching staff concerned, in the form of written, practical or oral assessment, or any combination thereof.

9.5

Absence from examinations:

 

(a)

A student who for medical or other compelling reasons is unable to sit for any course examination shall apply in writing with documentary evidence at the earliest possible instance but in any case not later than five working days after the examination concerned to the Registrar for permission for absence. In the case of illness/injury, the application shall be accompanied by a certificate signed or countersigned by the Director of the University Health Service.

 

(b)

If a student’s application for absence is successful, the student may be otherwise assessed at the discretion of the programme concerned.

 

(c)

A student who is absent from any examination without permission shall be given a failure grade in that examination.

 

 

 

10.0

Academic Probation and Discontinuation of Studies

10.1

A student shall be put on academic probation if s/he has obtained a grade point average below 1.5 in the preceding term, unless Regulation 10.4 applies.

10.2

Notwithstanding Regulation 10.1, a student who has obtained a grade point average below 1.0 in a term or who has failed in more than half of the units of courses taken in a term shall be required to discontinue studies in accordance with Regulation 10.4(c), unless s/he has submitted an application in writing to continue studies, and such application has been approved by the Major Programme concerned.

10.3

A student on academic probation shall be required to take a reduced load as prescribed in Regulation 5.2.  His/Her performance shall be reviewed at the end of the term in which s/he is put on probation, at which time if s/he has obtained a grade point average of 1.5 or above, probation shall be lifted, otherwise probation shall continue to apply in the next term of attendance unless s/he is required to discontinue studies as prescribed by Regulation 10.4 or s/he has completed all graduation requirements as set out in Regulation 12.1.

10.4

A student shall be required to discontinue studies at the University:

 

(a)

if his/her grade point average in a term is below 1.0 for two consecutive terms of attendance; or

 

(b)

if s/he fails in more than half of the units of courses taken in a term for two consecutive terms of attendance; or

 

(c)

if s/he obtains a grade point average below 1.0 or fails in more than half of the units of courses taken in a term, unless permission to continue studies from the Major Programme concerned is obtained; or

 

(d)

if s/he still fails to have probation lifted after s/he has been put on academic probation for two consecutive terms of attendance; or

 

(e)

if, after two attempts, s/he still fails to meet the minimum grade required for specified courses or pass the relevant examinations (if any) as prescribed by his/her Major Programme, unless otherwise decided by the Board of the Faculty to which s/he belongs or s/he is successful in obtaining transfer to another Major Programme in the next term of attendance; or

 

(f)

if s/he fails to fulfil all requirements for graduation within the years specified in Regulation 3.0 and detailed in the Annex.

10.5

With the exception of Regulation 10.4(e), regulations on academic probation and discontinuation of studies shall not apply to students taking courses in summer sessions.

 

 

11.0

Re-instatement

11.1

A student who has withdrawn from the University for reasons other than academic ones may apply in writing to the Registrar for re-instatement as a student. Such an application shall be considered by the Board of the Faculty concerned. No student who has been required to discontinue studies at the University because of unsatisfactory academic performance as prescribed in Regulation 10.4 or has withdrawn to avoid such discontinuation shall be re-instated.

 

 

12.0

Graduation

12.1

To be considered for the award of a Bachelor’s degree, a student shall:

 

(a)

have satisfied all requirements prescribed in Regulations 3.0 and 4.0; and

 

(b)

have obtained a grade point average of not less than 1.5 in all Major courses taken which are at 2000 level or above or 3000 level or above as decided by the Board of the Faculty to which s/he belongs; or for students of the Bachelor of Chinese Medicine Programme, have obtained a grade point average of not less than 1.5 in all Major courses.

 

A student who has satisfied the above requirements shall graduate, unless, in accordance with Regulation 15.0, s/he is required to terminate studies or be suspended from studies at the University.

12.2

Notwithstanding Regulation 12.1(b), and with the exception of students of the Bachelor of Chinese Medicine Programme, a student who has obtained a grade point average below 1.5 but not less than 1.3 in all Major courses taken which are at 2000 level or above or 3000 level or above as decided by the Board of the Faculty to which s/he belongs may be recommended by the Undergraduate Examinations Board for the award of a pass degree, subject to his/her satisfying all other requirements for graduation.

12.3

Provided that s/he is not required to discontinue studies, a student who has reached the end of the normative period but fails to meet any of the requirements prescribed in Regulation 12.1 shall register for a further term or year or specific course/s, as the case may be.

 

 

13.0

Degree Classification

13.1

A student who satisfies the conditions for graduation shall be awarded a Bachelor’s degree with one of the following classifications:

 

(a)

First Class Honours

 

(b)

Second Class Honours Upper Division

 

(c)

Second Class Honours Lower Division

 

(d)

Third Class Honours

 

(e)

Pass

13.2

The classification of a student’s degree shall be determined by the Undergraduate Examinations Board in its absolute discretion, taking into account the grade point average of Major courses (at levels and with choices as specified by the Board of the Faculty concerned) and/ or the grade point average of other courses, as explained below, which are specified from time to time by the Senate; and the Undergraduate Examinations Board may also adopt other guidelines if it deems appropriate.  A student shall be recommended for the award of the relevant class of honours if s/he satisfies the following minimum grade point average (GPA) requirements:

 

 

 

Minimum

Minimum

 

 

 

Classification

Major GPA

Overall GPA

 

 

 

First Class Honours

3.50

3.30

 

 

 

Second Class Honours Upper Division

3.10

2.80

 

 

 

Second Class Honours Lower Division

2.50

2.00

 

 

 

Third Class Honours

1.50

1.50

 

 

 

Pass#

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

A student who satisfies all provisions for graduation but fails to meet the minimum grade point average requirements specified for Third Class Honours may be considered and recommended for the award of a pass degree.

 

 

14.0

Degree Certificate

14.1

The Degree Certificate shall be issued to a student after s/he has been conferred a degree by the University.  Degree Certificates for graduates with outstanding debts to the University will be withheld until the accounts are settled.

 

 

15.0

Disciplinary Action

15.1

A student who violates any rule or regulation and/or commits any misconduct, including but not limited to the following:

 

(a)

defamation of or assault on or battery against the person of any member of the University;

 

(b)

wilful damage to or defacement of any property of the University;

 

(c)

theft, fraudulent use, misapplication of University funds or property of any kind;

 

(d)

academic dishonesty;

 

(e)

an offence in connection with tests or examinations or violation of any of the regulations governing conduct at tests or examinations as approved by the Senate from time to time;

 

(f)

falsification or serious misuse of University documents or records;

 

(g)

refusal to comply with any regulations or orders by authorized persons and bodies prohibiting any conduct which disrupts teaching, study, research, administration or normal activities of the University;

 

(h)

any conduct which is detrimental to the reputation and well-being of the University;

 

(i)

an offence of an immoral, scandalous or disgraceful nature of which the student has been convicted in any court of law; or

 

(j)

misrepresentations or false statements made in any application or document submitted to the University;

 

shall be disciplined by the Senate Committee on Student Discipline, or other disciplinary committees as appropriate, including Board of Faculty and College Assembly of Fellows, as shall be vested with authority in handling matters pertaining to the discipline of students, in accordance with the nature and gravity of the offence.

15.2

Disciplinary action may result in a penalty in any one or more of the following forms:

 

(a)

reprimand issued by the disciplinary body concerned;

 

(b)

suspension from part or all of the rights, privileges and/or the use of part or all of the facilities of the University for a specified period of time;

 

(c)

demerit(s), of which a total of three may result in termination of studies at the University;

 

(d)

lowering the degree classification by one level upon graduation, where applicable;

 

(e)

suspension from the University for a specified period of time;

 

(f)

termination of studies at the University;

 

(g)

any other form as the Senate Committee on Student Discipline, Board of Faculty, College Assembly of Fellows, or other disciplinary committees (as the case may be) may deem fit.

 

Penalty (e) or (f) may be imposed only with the approval of the Senate Committee on Student Discipline, with authority delegated by the Senate. Any penalty imposed as a result of disciplinary action may be entered into the transcript of the student’s academic record.

 


 

Annex

Unit Requirements and Periods of Study of Programmes in the New Four-year Curriculum
(for 2021-22)

 

AD/HD:

Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Holders admitted to senior-year places

All others:

all other students (except AD/HD and students admitted to first-year-first-degree (FYFD) places with recognized qualifications for Advanced Standing [Note 1a] )

 

I. Major Programme

 

Major Programme

Faculty Package

Total units required by the Majors (including Faculty Package)

Minimum units required for graduation

Normative study period

(years)

Maximum study period

(years)

All others

[Note 1a & b]

AD/HD

All others

[Note 1a & b]

AD/HD

All others

[Note 1a & e]

AD/HD

All others

[Note 1a & c]

AD/HD

All others

[Note 1a & d]

Faculty of Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthropology

 

9

AD: 60

HD: 54

 

69

69

123

2

4

4

6

Bimodal Bilingual Studies

[Note 2]

 

-

60

-

[Note 2] 

-

2

-

4

-

Chinese Language and Literature

 

9

AD: 60

HD: 57

72

69

123

2

4

4

6

Chinese Studies

 

9

-

72

-

123

-

4

-

6

Cultural Management

 

9

 

-

72

-

 

123

 

-

 

4

 

-

 

6

 

Cultural Studies

 

9

 

51

69

69

123

2

4

4

6

English

 

9

60

 

69

69

123

2

4

4

6

Fine Arts

 

9

AD: 60

HD: 57

 

72

69

123

2

4

4

6

History

 

9

57

72

69

123

2

4

4

6

Japanese Studies

 

9

 

51

64

 

69

123

2

4

4

6

Japanese Studies (Business and Management Stream/ Japan in Global Perspective Stream/ Japanese Language and Linguistics Stream)

 

9

-

70

-

-

-

-

-

-

Linguistics

 

9

54

63

69

123

2

4

4

6

Music

 

9

54

72

69

123

2

4

4

6

Philosophy

 

9

54

 

72

69

123

2

4

4

6

Religious Studies

 

9

51

69

69

123

2

4

4

6

Theology

 

9

-

70

-

123

-

4

-

6

Translation

 

9

AD: 57

HD: 54

 

69

69

123

2

4

4

6

Faculty of Business Administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Degree Programme of Bachelor of Business Administration

(Integrated BBA Programme) and Juris Doctor

 

9

-

70

-

172

-

5

-

7

Hospitality and Real Estate

 

9

52

73

69

123

2

4

4

6

Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis

 

9

-

78

-

123

-

4

-

6

Integrated BBA

 

9

56

56

69

123

2

4

4

6


Integrated BBA (Global Business Studies Stream)

 

9

-

65

-

123

-

4

-

6

Integrated BBA (International Business and Chinese Enterprise Stream)

 

9

-

59

-

123

-

4

-

6

Professional

Accountancy

 

9

 

AD: 58

 

69

 

69

123

2

4

4

6

Professional Accountancy (Global Accounting Stream)

 

9

-

72

-

-

-

-

-

-

Professional Accountancy (Global Tax and Governance Stream/ Finance for Accountants Stream/ Accounting Analytics Streams)

 

9

AD: 61

72

-

-

-

-

-

-

Quantitative Finance

 

9

-

72

-

123

-

4

-

6

Faculty of Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelor of Arts (Chinese Language Studies) and Bachelor of Education (Chinese Language Education) Co-terminal Double Degree Programme

 

9

-

117

-

156

-

5

-

7

Bachelor of Arts (English Studies) and Bachelor of Education (English Language Education) Co-terminal Double Degree Programme

 

9

-

118

-

157

-

5

-

7

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education

 

9

-

111

-

150

-

5

-

7

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education

[Note 2]

 

-

HD: 55

-

[Note 2]

-

2

-

4

-

Exercise Science and Health Education [Note 2]

 

-

55

 

-

[Note 2]

-

2

-

4

-

Mathematics and Mathematics Education

 

9

-

102

-

147

-

5

-

7

Physical Education, Exercise Science and Health

 

9

-

104

-

147

-

5

-

7

Faculty of Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artificial Intelligence: Systems and Technologies

 

9

-

75

-

123

-

4

-

6

Biomedical Engineering

 

9

AD: 54

HD: 51

 

75

69

123

2

4

4

6

Computer Engineering

 

9

52

75

69

123

2

4

4

6

Computer Science

 

9

52

75

69

123

2

4

4

6

Electronic Engineering

 

9

AD: 55

HD: 52

 

75

69

123

2

4

4

6

Energy and Environmental Engineering

 

9

AD: 54

HD: 51

 

75

69

123

2

4

4

6

Financial Technology

 

9

55

75

69

123

2

4

4

6

Information Engineering

 

9

52

75

69

123

2

4

4

6

Mechanical and Automation Engineering

 

9

AD: 54

HD: 51

75

69

123

2

4

4

6

Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

 

9

55

75

69

123

2

4

4

6

Faculty of Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LLB

 

0

-

90

-

127

-

4

-

6

Faculty of Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biomedical Sciences

 

10

-

70

-

123

-

4

-

6

Chinese Medicine

 

10

-

156

-

195

-

6

-

8

Community Health Practice

[Note 2]

 

-

52

-

[Note 2]

-

2

-

4

-

Gerontology [Note 2]

 

-

AD: 54

HD: 51

 

-

[Note 2]

-

2

-

4

-

Nursing

 

10

69

 

112

97

151

3

5

5

7

Pharmacy

 

10

-

75

-

123

-

4

-

6

Public Health

 

10

-

68

-

123

-

4

-

6

Faculty of Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biochemistry

 

9

-

60

-

123

-

4

-

6

Biology

 

9

-

64

-

123

-

4

-

6

Cell and Molecular Biology

 

9

-

60

-

123

-

4

-

6

Chemistry

9

 

-

68

 

-

123

-

4

-

6

Chemistry (Enrichment Stream)

 

9

 

-

72

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

Chemistry (Testing and Accreditation Stream)

 

9

-

70

-

-

-

-

-

-

Earth System Science

 

9

-

72

-

123

-

4

-

6

Earth System Science (Atmospheric Science Stream)

 

9

 

-

72

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

Earth System Science (Geophysics Stream)

 

9

-

72

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

Environmental Science

 

9

-

69

-

123

-

4

-

6

Food and Nutritional Sciences

 

9

-

59

-

123

-

4

-

6

Food and Nutritional Sciences (Nutritionist

Stream)

 

9

-

66

-

-

-

-

-

-

Mathematics

 

9

 

-

71

 

-

123

-

4

-

6

Mathematics (Enrichment Stream)

 

9

-

71

-

-

-

-

-

-

Molecular Biotechnology

 

9

-

66

-

123

-

4

-

6

Natural Sciences [Note 2]

 

-

51

-

[Note 2]

-

2

-

4

-

Physics

 

9

 

-

71

 

-

123

-

4

-

6

Physics (Enrichment Stream in Theoretical Physics)

 

9

-

72

-

-

-

-

-

-

Risk Management Science

 

9

-

72

-

123

-

4

-

6

Statistics

 

9

-

60

-

123

-

4

-

6

Statistics (Data Analytics Stream)

 

9

-

66

-

-

-

-

-

-

Faculty of Social Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Architectural Studies

 

9

AD: 59

HD: 56

 

78

69

123

2

4

4

6

Data Science and Policy Studies

 

9

-

72

-

123

-

4

-

6

Economics

 

9

AD: 56

HD: 51

 

72

69

123

2

4

4

6

Gender Studies [Note 2]

 

-

54

-

[Note 2]

-

2

-

4

-

Geography and Resource Management

 

9

57

69

69

123

2

4

4

6

Global Communication

 

9

-

72

-

123

-

4

-

6

Global Studies

9

 

51

66

69

 

123

 

2

 

4

 

4

 

6

 

Government and Public Administration

 

9

57

66

69

123

2

4

4

6

Journalism and Communication

 

9

AD: 57

HD: 54

 

72

69

123

2

4

4

6

Psychology

 

9

52

64

69

123

2

4

4

6

Social Work

 

9

-

72

-

123

-

4

-

6

Sociology

 

9

60

69

69

123

2

4

4

6

Urban Studies

 

9

-

71

-

123

-

4

-

6

Others

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interdisciplinary Major Programme in Global Economics and Finance

 

9

-

67

-

123

-

4

-

6

Mathematics and Information Engineering

 

9

-

84

-

123

-

4

-

6

Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science

 

9

-

84

-

123

-

4

-

6

Notes:

[1a]

Students who meet the minimum requirements set for a particular qualification are eligible to apply for Advanced Standing (AS), which is not available to the LLB Programme as it has not gained one year in the transition in 2012.

[1b]

Each Programme in handling AS shall work out the exact course and unit exemptions for each student. If course and unit exemptions are granted, the minimum units required for graduation for students admitted with AS can be reduced by up to 24 units (which should already include any unit exemptions in the University Core Requirements as listed in part III of the Annex). It should be made clear that the total units required for graduation for students admitted with AS may vary because of individual difference in course and unit exemptions, and that the total course and unit exemptions gained need not equal 24 units.

[1c]

If the minimum units required for graduation is reduced by 24 units, the normative study period of students admitted with AS shall be reduced by one year.

[1d]

The maximum study period shall be the normative study period of the students plus two years.

[1e]

The total units required for graduation for students participated in Dual Undergraduate Degree Programmes with admission quota of the University and the partner universities are reduced to at least 84 and 69 respectively.

[2]

Special 2-year programme for articulation by sub-degree graduates.  Students shall complete at least 69 units of courses before graduation.  However, the total units required for graduation may vary because of individual difference in course and unit exemptions.

 

 


II. Minor Programme

Minor Programme

Minimum units required

Faculty of Arts

 

Anthropology

 

18

Archaeology

 

21

Arab Studies

 

18

Chinese Language and Literature

 

24

Creative Writing in English

 

18

Cultural Heritage Studies

 

18

Cultural Management

 

21

Cultural Studies

 

18

Curating and Artistic Strategies

 

18

English

 

18

Film and Screen Studies

 

18

Fine Arts

 

25

French

 

18

German

 

18

History

 

18

Hong Kong Sign Language

 

18

Japanese Language

 

18

Japanese Studies

 

18

Korean

 

18

Linguistics

 

18

Music

 

18

Philosophy

 

18

Public History

18

Religious Studies

 

18

Spanish

 

18

Theology

 

18

Translation

 

21

Faculty of Business Administration

 

Business

 

18

Faculty of Education

 

Education

 

18

Physical Education, Exercise Science and Health

 

18

Faculty of Engineering

 

Artificial Intelligence: Systems and Technologies

 

18

Biomedical Engineering

 

18

Computer Science

 

18

Data Analytics and Informatics

 

18

Electronic Engineering

 

18

Energy Technology

 

18

Information Engineering

 

18

 

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

 

18

Mechanical and Automation Engineering

 

18

Web and Cloud Computing

 

18

Faculty of Law

 

Law

 

24

Faculty of Medicine

 

Public Health

 

18

Faculty of Science

 

Biochemistry

 

21

Biology

 

24

Cell and Molecular Biology

 

22

Chemistry

 

24

Earth System Science

 

18

Environmental Science

 

21

Mathematics

 

18

Molecular Biotechnology

 

19

Physics

 

18

Risk Management Science

 

21

Statistics

 

18

Faculty of Social Science

 

CU-ASK: Innovative Problem Solving

18

Data Science and Policy Studies

 

18

Economics

 

18

Gender Studies

 

18

Geography and Resource Management

 

18

Global Studies

 

18

Government and Public Administration

 

18

Journalism and Communication

 

18

Psychology

 

18

Social Policy

 

18

Social Welfare

 

18

Sociology

 

18

Urban Studies

 

18

Others

 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

18

 


III. University Core Requirements

Components

AD/HD

(admitted to senior-year places)

AS (admitted to FYFD places) [Note 1]

Students admitted to Dual Undergraduate Degree Programmes [Note 2]

All others

[Note 3]

International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level (HL)/ Standard Level (SL)

GCE-Advanced Level (AL)/ GCE-Advanced Subsidiary Level (ASL)/ International Advanced Level (IAL)

Cambridge Pre-U

Hong Kong Advanced Level (HKALE)

AD/HD

DDP students admitted by CUHK

DDP students admitted by Partner Institutions

Chinese

0 unit

0 unit; students will be required to take a specially designed non-credit-bearing Chinese language course for fulfillment of the Chinese Language Requirements, except those who fulfill any of the requirements below:

0 unit

6 units

0 unit; students will be required to take a specially designed non-credit- bearing Chinese language course, unless there is similar requirement in the partner institutions or students have taken relevant courses

6 units

Grade 7 in Chinese A1/ Chinese Language A/ Chinese A: Literature/ Chinese A: Language and Literature (HL)

Grade A* in Chinese (AL)

Grade D2 or above in Mandarin Chinese

Grade A in Chinese Language and Culture

Level 5** in Chinese Language in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE); or Grade 5 in Chinese Language and Culture in Advanced Placement (AP); or 130 marks or above (with 150 as the full marks) in Chinese Language in National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gao Kao); or 14 marks or above (with 15 as the full marks) in multiple-choice items and Grade A+ in non-multiple-choice items in Chinese/ 14 marks or above (with 15 as the full marks) in multiple-choice items and “特優”(Excellent) on “整體等第”(Overall Ranking) in writing in Chinese/ 14 marks or above (with 15 as the full marks) in multiple-choice items and Grade A on both “知性的統整判斷” (Intellectual Integration and Judgment) and “情意的感受抒發” (Emotional Feeling and Expression) in writing in Chinese in General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) (Taiwan); or 70 marks or above (with 100 as the full marks) in Chinese in Department Required Test (Taiwan)

English

AD: 2 units (including one Year 3 ELTU course)

HD: 5 units (including one Year 2 and one Year 3 ELTU courses)

5 units (including one Year 2 and one Year 3 ELTU courses);

6-7 units (including one Year 1 ELTU course and one Year 2 or 3 ELTU course, depending on the year of studies in the partner institutions)

2 units (including one Year 3 ELTU course)

9 units

2 units (including one Year 3 ELTU course) for students who fulfill any of the following requirements below:

(i) Grade 5 or above in English A1/ English Language A/ English A: Literature/ English A: Language and Literature (HL); or (ii) Grade 6 or above in English B/ English Language B (HL); or (iii) Grade 6 or above in English A1/ English Language A/ English A: Literature/ English A: Language and Literature  (SL)

Grade A in English Language (ASL)

Grade D3 or above in Literature in English

Grade A in Use of English

AD Holders

Score 7.5 or above with no sub-scores below 7.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or Level 5* or above in English Language in HKDSE; or Grade 5 in English Language/ English Language and Composition/ English Literature and Composition in AP; or 590 or above (paper), or 243 or above (CBT), or 96 or above (iBT) in Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

GE

(i)  University GE

6 units (including one course of GE Foundation Programme and 3 units of Area A course from the University GE courses)

6 units (including one course of GE Foundation Programme and 3 units of Area A course from the University GE courses)

9 units (including two courses of GE Foundation Programme and 3 units of Area A course from the University GE courses)

9 units (including two courses of GE Foundation Programme and 3 units of Area A course from the University GE courses)

6 units (including one course of GE Foundation Programme and 3 units of Area A course from the University GE courses)

12 units (including two courses of GE Foundation Programme and 6 units of the University GE courses) [Note 4]

6 units (including one course of GE Foundation Programme and 3 units of Area A course from the University GE courses) [Note 5]

15 units (including two courses of GE Foundation Programme and four courses from the Four Areas of University GE courses)

6 units (including one course of GE Foundation Programme and 3 units of Area A course from the University GE courses) for students having Grade C or above in General Studies (AL)

6 units (including one course of GE Foundation Programme and 3 units of Area A course from the University GE courses) for students having Grade M3 or above in Global Perspective and Research

(ii)  College GE

 

2 to 3 units, depending on College affiliation [Note 6]

6 units

3 to 4 units, depending on College affiliation [Note 7]

2 to 3 units, depending on College affiliation [Note 7]

6 units

IT

0 unit

0 unit

1 unit

0 unit

1 unit

PE

1 unit

1 unit

2 units

1 unit

2 units

 

Notes:

[1]

Students who meet the minimum requirements set for a particular qualification are eligible to apply for AS, which is not available to the LLB Programme as it has not gained one year in the transition in 2012.  Each Programme in handling AS should work out the exact course and unit exemptions for each student.  The total units of University Core Requirements for students with AS may vary because of individual difference in course and unit exemptions.  For students with no course and unit exemptions, the total units of University Core Requirements will be the same as students under the category “All others”.

[2]

The University Core Requirements for students participating in Dual Undergraduate Degree Programmes are extracted from the “Curriculum Framework for Students Participating in Dual Undergraduate Degree Programmes” approved by the Senate. Details of the Curriculum Framework can be found in the Academic and Quality Section Website.

[3]

Students have to take a total of 39 units of University Core Requirements. Details of exemptions in University Core Requirements granted to individual programmes as approved by the Senate can be found in the study schemes of the programmes concerned.

[4]

Students have to take at least one course from each of the three Areas as prescribed by the Programme.

[5]

The Area A course can be replaced by a course of GE Foundation Programme, on the condition that there is similar requirement or students have taken courses relevant to Area A in the partner institutions.

[6]

Details of the GE Programme requirements can be found in the section “General Education Programme — Study Schemes and Course Lists”.

[7]

All DDP students are required to take 3 units except students of New Asia College, who are required to take one or two 2-unit courses.

 

 

 


IV. List of Courses Recognised for Exemption under Advanced Standing by the Faculties Concerned

Qualification1

 

 

Course2

Unit Exemption

International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level (HL)/ Standard Level (SL)

GCE-Advanced Level (AL)/ GCE-Advanced Subsidiary Level (ASL)/ International Advanced Level (IAL)

Cambridge Pre-U

Hong Kong Advanced Level (HKALE)

Advanced Placement (AP)

Arts

ANTH1010 OR ANTH1020 OR ANTH1310 OR ANTH1410

3

Grade 5 or above in Social and Cultural Anthropology (HL)

-

-

-

-

CURE1009

3

Grade 5 or above in Social and Cultural Anthropology (HL)

-

-

-

-

CURE1010

3

Grade 5 or above in Film OR Visual Arts (HL)

-

-

-

-

One of the History courses offered at 1000-level

3

Grade 6 or above in History or other relevant History subjects (HL)3

Grade A or above in History (AL)

-

-

-

ARAB1000 & ARAB2000

6

Grade 5 or above in the related language subject (HL/SL)

Grade C or above in the related language subject (AL) OR Grade B or above in the related language subject (ASL)

Grade M3 or above in the related language subject (Principal course) OR Grade M2 or above in the related language subject (Short course)

-

Grade 4 or above in the related language subject

FREN1000 & FREN2000

6

GERM1000 & GERM2000

6

ITAL1000 & ITAL2000

6

KORE1000 & KORE2000

6

RUSS1000 & RUSS2000

6

SPAN1000 & SPAN2000

6

THAI1000 & THAI2000

6

MUSC1000 & MUSC1212 & MUSC1222

7

Grade 6 or above in Music (HL)

Grade B or above in Music (AL)

-

-

Credit exemption for candidates with AP Music will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

PHIL1413

3

Grade 5 or above in Philosophy (HL)

-

-

-

-

CURE1123

3

Grade 5 or above in World Religions (SL)

-

-

-

-

Business Administration

DSME10304

3

-

-

-

-

Grade 5 in Microeconomics

DSME10404

3

-

-

-

-

Grade 5 in Macroeconomics

DSME10304 & DSME10404

6

Grade 7 in Economics (HL)

Grade A or above in Economics (AL/IAL)

Grade D3 or above in Economics (Principal course)

-

-

ACCT11114 OR ACCT21114 OR HTMG11114

3

-

Grade A or above in Accounting (AL/IAL)

-

-

-

Medicine

MEDF10115 & MEDF10125

 

5

 

Total IB score of 43 or above out of 45; 

AND

Grade 6 or above in  Biology (HL) and Chemistry (HL), of which either one must be Grade 7

 

Grade A* in four AL/IAL subjects with overall average of 95% or above in the Uniform Mark Scale (UMS);

AND

Grade A* in Biology (AL/IAL) and Chemistry (AL/IAL)

 

Grade D2 or above in four subjects (which may be substituted by Grade A* in GCE AL/IAL);

AND

Grade D2 or above in  Biology and Chemistry (which may be substituted by Grade A* in GCE AL/IAL)

 

-

-

MEDF10105 &

MEDF10125

6

Science

CHEM1070

3

Grade 5 or above in Chemistry (HL)

Grade A or above in Chemistry/Chemistry A (AL/IAL)6

Grade M2 or above in Chemistry (Principal course)

Grade C or above in Chemistry (AL)

Grade 4 or above in Chemistry

LSCI1002 OR LSCI1003

3

Grade 5 or above in Biology (HL)

Grade B or above in Biology/Biology A /Biology B (AL/IAL) 7

Grade M2 or above in Biology (Principal course)

Grade D or above in Biology (AL)

Grade 4 or above in Biology

MATH1010

3

-

-

Grade D2 or above in Further Mathematics (Paper 1)

Grade A or above in Pure Mathematics (AL)

-

MATH1520

3

Grade 6 or above in Mathematics (HL)

Grade A or above in Further Mathematics (AL)

Grade D3 or above in Further Mathematics (Paper 1)

Grade B or above in Pure Mathematics (AL)

Grade 4 or above in Calculus AB/BC

PHYS1001

3

Grade 5 or above in Physics (HL)

Grade B or above in Physics (AL/IAL) OR Physics A (AL)

Grade M2 or above in Physics (Principal course)

Grade C or above in Physics (AL)

Grade 4 or above in Physics B/C

STAT1011 OR STAT1012

3

-

Grade B or above in Statistics (AL)

-

Grade B or above in Applied Mathematics (AL) OR Mathematics & Statistics (ASL)

Grade 4 or above in Statistics

Social Science

Faculty Package (FP) Course

3

Reduction of Faculty Package (FP) requirement from 9 to 6 units for IB, GCE-AL/IAL, Cambridge Pre-U, HKALE, Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma students who have been admitted on advanced standing.  Students of GLEF must take ACCT1111 plus DSME1030 or ECON2011.

-

ECON11018

2

Grade 6 or above in Mathematics (HL)

Grade B or above in Mathematics (AL/IAL)

-

-

Grade 4 or above in Calculus AB

or Calculus BC

ECON1141

2

-

Grade B or above in Accounting (ASL or AL/IAL)

-

-

-

ECON2011

3

-

-

-

-

Grade 5 in Microeconomics

ECON2021

3

-

-

-

-

Grade 5 in Macroeconomics

ECON2011 & ECON2021

6

Grade 7 in Economics (HL)

Grade A or above in Economics (AL/IAL)

Grade D3 or above in Economics (Principal course)

-

-

GRMD1403 & one GRMD elective course

6

Grade 5 or above in Geography (HL)

Grade B or above in Geography (AL)

-

Grade C or above in Geography (AL)

-

GRMD1403

3

Grade 5 or above in Geography (SL)

Grade B or above in Geography (ASL)

Grade D3 or above in Geography (Principal course)

-

Grade 4 or above in Human Geography

COMM29269 OR COMM29289

3

Grade 6 or above in Visual Arts (HL)

Grade A or above in Art and Design (AL)

Grade D3 or above in Art and Design: Graphic Communication (Principal course)

Grade B or above in Visual Arts (AL)

Grade 4 or above in Studio Art

COMM29629

3

-

-

Grade D3 or above in Art and Design: Lens Based Imagery (Principal course)

-

-

PSYC1000

3

Grade 5 or above in Psychology (HL)

Grade C or above in Psychology (AL)

Grade P2 or above in Psychology (Principal course)

Grade C or above in Psychology (AL)

Grade 3 or above in Psychology

SOWK100110

3

-

-

-

-

-

 

Notes:

1.

Refers to qualification obtained prior to admission.  Other qualifications not listed here to be considered on an individual basis.

2.

For a particular pre-admission qualification in a specific subject (e.g. Grade 5 or above in Social and Cultural Anthropology in IB (HL)), course/ unit exemptions will only be granted once (e.g. for ANTH1010, but not again for CURE1009).

3.

Subjects include History, History of Europe and Middle East, History of Asia and Oceania, History of the Americas, or other relevant History subjects.

4.

Unit exemption is NOT applicable to students admitted to the Professional Accountancy programme (PACC) as they are required to complete DSME1030, DSME1040 and ACCT2111 in order to be eligible to apply for registering as students of the Qualification Programme under the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) or to take other professional examinations.  Students should take note that for graduates to be eligible to apply for registering as students of the Qualification Programme under HKICPA or to take other professional examinations, they are required to complete the courses DSME1030, DSME1040 and ACCT2111 (ACCT2111 is equivalent to ACCT1111 or HTMG1111).

5.

Students with the required grades may be granted unit exemption subject to approval of the Faculty of Medicine on a case-by-case basis. 

6.

GCE-AL/IAL Chemistry B (Salters) will not be considered as equivalent to GCE Chemistry (AL).

7.

Biology B will not be considered for exemption for LSCI1002.

8.

Students majoring in Economics or Global Economics and Finance who have obtained (i) Grade B or above in GCE Mathematics (AL/IAL) and Grade B or above in GCE Further Mathematics (AL); or (ii) Grade B or above in GCE Mathematics (AL/IAL) and Grade B or above in GCE Pure Mathematics (AL) are not allowed to take this course.  For these students, the number of major required units will be reduced by 2.

9.

Students with the required grades may be granted unit exemption subject to approval of School of Journalism and Communication on an individual basis.

10.

Students with Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma in Social Work will be eligible for the exemption.