GE1304 - Visual Expression and Communication

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 3: Science and Technology
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2021/22
Semester B 2022/23 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

In order to raise the visual literacy level of students, the course is designed to introduce various concepts and application of visual expression, developing students’ interpretation and creation skills in visual communication.

The continuous teaching and learning experience allows student opportunity to experiment the use of various types of graphic communication associated closely with our living environment, enabling them the ability to act and react in this information age, which does not only saturated with text but also graphics contents.

Instead of course-end assessment, continuous assessments which ties in with the diverse learning activities are incorporated to allow students‘ self-evaluation in their learning process and as basis for student assessment in a course. Hands-on experience is engaged, in comparison to textual-memory based learning experience in other subjects. This provides a discovery enriched learning experience and encourage application of creativity and innovation in the pursuance of visual-based knowledge.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 80%
Examination: 20%
Examination Duration: 1 hours
To pass a course, a student must obtain minimum marks of 30% in both coursework and examination components, and an overall mark of at least 40%.
Detailed Course Information


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