International - Departmental Scheme-based Admission

Departmental Scheme-based Admission


Starting from the 2022/23 academic year, PolyU will adopt Departmental Scheme-based admission instead of programme-based admission in order to provide a broader educational base and a more flexible progression pathway for students, as well as a more agile mechanism to meet changing societal manpower needs.  These changes will provide greater flexibility for students in their choice of degree programmes and specialisations.


Future-ready Professional Education


To prepare students for the challenges brought by the emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and in support of the development of innovation and technology industries in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, elements of "AI and Data Analytics"(AIDA) and "Innovation and Entrepreneurship"(IE) will be embedded into our undergraduate programme curriculum from the 2022/23 academic year in three forms: (a) as mandatory components of the General University Requirements for all students; (b) as minors; (c) as a distinctive block of subjects forming part of the two integrated "X + schemes", i.e. the schemes of "X + AIDA" and "X + IE", where X is a block of subjects selected from an existing programme or specially designed to satisfy disciplinary knowledge requirements.