Who Takes What?

The table below specifies which students are required to take which courses in order to meet the University Language Requirement.


Entrants to Bachelor Degree Programmes

 

English Level on Entry English for Academic Purposes 1 & 2
(EL0200A & EL0200B)
English Language Centre
Gateway Education: University English
(GE1401)
Department of English
Gateway Education: Discipline-specific English Courses
Department of English
  • HKALE Use of English 'D' or above
  • HKDSE English 4 or above
 

Yes(1)

Yes(1)
  • HKALE Use of English below 'D'
  • HKDSE English below 4
Yes(2) Yes(1) Yes(1)
  1. The 6 credits will count towards the credit requirement for graduation and will be calculated in students’ GPA
  2. The 6 credits are treated as ‘additional credits’, and will NOT count towards the minimum credit requirement for graduation but will count towards the maximum credit units in the degree, and will not be calculated in students’ GPA

Senior year entrants to Bachelor Degree Programmes

Advanced Standing 1: as per table above
Advanced Standing 2: students are required to take a Gateway Education (GE) discipline-specific English course (offered by the Department of English)

Entrants to Associate Degree programmes (the Division of Building Science and Technology and the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering)

 

English Level on Entry English Foundation Course for Associate Degree Students (EL0009) English Language Centre English Enhancement Courses for Associate Degree Students I & II (EL1002 & EL1003) Other Language Courses Offered by CityU
  • HKALE Use of English 'D' or above
  • HKDSE English 4 or above
 

 

Yes(1)
  • HKALE Use of English 'E'
  • HKDSE English 3
  Yes(1)  
  • HKALE Use of English below 'E'
  • HKDSE English below 3
Yes Yes(1)  

 

  1. The 6 credits will count towards the credit requirement for graduation and will be calculated in students’ GPA