Medium of Instruction
Except for Chinese-related subjects and specially approved programmes, English is used for classes, written assignments and examinations.
Teaching and Assessment Methods
- Teaching is usually in the form of lectures, and sometimes tutorials and seminars. Some classes may be supplemented by laboratory and/or practical sessions.
- Your academic progress will be assessed by methods that include fieldwork, laboratory assignments, projects, tests and/or examinations.
- Examinations are normally held in December and April / May every year, after the teaching semesters. For programmes with teaching in the summer, examinations are conducted in July.
There are two teaching semesters, each of 13 weeks, and a 7-week summer term. The academic year starts in early September, with the second semester ending sometime in April and the summer term running from May to July.
You can check the Academic Calendar at www.polyu.edu.hk/as. Successful applicants will be informed of their class timetables after completion of registration.