Curriculum Structure


Our 4-year undergraduate curriculum provides a broad-based education to complement the strong professional orientation of our programmes. The minimum credit requirement for graduation is 120 credits. Some programmes may require more than 120 credits for graduation, in order to meet professional accreditation requirements. The maximum number of credit a student can take without incurring a higher tuition fee is 150.

The structure and key components of the curriculum are summarised below:


University Core [General University Requirements (GUR)] Curriculum 
[30 credits]

Language and Communication 
[9 credits plus "Reading" and "Writing" requirements in English and Chinese]

Broadening Subjects chosen from the following 4 clusters:

  • Human nature, relations and development
  • Community, organization and globalisation
  • History, culture and world views 
  • Science, technology and environment  

[12 credits, 3 credits in each cluster; min. 3 credits of which should be in subjects designated as "China-related"]

Freshmen Seminar 
[3 credits]

Leadership & Intra-Personal Development 
[3 credits]

Service Learning 
[3 credits]

Healthy Lifestyle  

Major Study 
[66-102 credits]

Common underpining subjects for the Broad Discipline

Work-Integrated Education [WIE]

Discipline-specific subjects for Major study 

Capstone Project 
[min. 3 credits]

[Including a minimum of 4-credit Discipline-Specific Language requirement (2 credits in English and 2 credits in Chinese)]

Minor Study/Free Electives 
[Remaining credits]

Minor Study [Optional]
[18 credits]

Free Electives


Students admitted on the basis of advanced academic qualifications may be granted credit transfer. Please click here for details on the credit transfer arrangements.


Students enrolled on a 2-year full-time Higher Diploma programme are required to complete a minimum of 60 credits and satisify the requirements as specified in Definitive Purpose Document.