Non-JUPAS Local Senior Year Admissions - Credit Requirements

Credit-Based System

PolyU programmes operate under a credit-based system. This flexibility responds to the changing needs of our students, the professions and society. It gives you greater freedom to decide your own pace of study, and facilitates the transferability of credits.


Academic programmes are comprised of subjects that are defined in terms of credits. About 35-45 hours of study earns a single credit.

Students who have sought approval from their departments can pace their own studies. You should normally complete the credit requirements for graduation within the normal duration that is specified under individual programme entries. 


Credit Requirements for Graduation

Bachelor’s degree programmes for Associate Degree or Higher Diploma graduates are normally of two-year duration and require the completion of 60-75 credits. Programmes that include professional training in industry, commerce and the public sector may take an additional year. The credit requirements for graduation vary by programme and are subject to annual review. Academic departments will advise students of the actual credit requirements after admission.