ELC Programme Content

New bachelor degree students

In order to meet the University’s English Language Requirement, bachelor degree students entering City University with a DSE English Level 3 are required to take the following course in academic English, as a pre-requisite to GE1401 University English.

Check out ‘Who Takes What’ on the left-hand menu to find out which course[s] you need to take and whether or not you are eligible for exemption from any course.

Code Title Hours per week Total hours Length Credits
EL0200A English for Academic Purposes 1 3 39 1 semester 3
EL0200B English for Academic Purposes 2 3 39 1 semester 3

New associate degree students in the Division of Building Science and Technology (BST) and the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

In order to meet the University’s English Language Requirement, associate degree students of BST and the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering entering City University are required to take the following ELC courses, depending on DSE English score.

Check out ‘Who Takes What’ on the left-hand menu to find out which courses you need to take and whether or not you are eligible for exemption from any of the courses.

Code Title Hours per week Total hours Length Credits
EL0009 English Foundation Course for Associate Degree Students 3 39 1 semester 0
EL1002 English Enhancement Course for Associate Degree Students I 3 39 1 semester 3
EL1003 English Enhancement Course for Associate Degree Students II 3 39 1 semester 3


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 exemption from ELC courses and exceptions to the requirements.