Credit Transfer and Exemption


Credit Transfer


Students may be given credits for recognised previous studies at the postgraduate level, if they have not been used previously to contribute to an award to partially fulfil the compulsory coursework requirement of a research programme. Credits to be transferred can be gained from within or outside PolyU.


Subject Exemption


A student may be exempted from taking a compulsory subject if he/she has successfully completed a similar subject previously in another programme or has already acquired the associated knowledge and skills via work experience, etc. Subject exemption is decided by the Departmental Research Committee, although students can also apply for it. If a student is exempted from taking a compulsory subject, the credits associated with the subject will not count towards the credit requirements. It will therefore be necessary for the student to take another subject, approved by the Chief Supervisor, to satisfy the credit requirements.


Please click here for information on the compulsory coursework requirement.