First-year Curriculum (for 2020-21 intake)

Briefing on Curriculum Structure, Major Allocation, Academic Advising and Employment Situation (held on 26 Aug 2020):


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First-year curriculum

Subject Area Course Code Course Title Credit Units (CU)
Gateway Education (12 credit units)
English

GE1401 /
GE2410

University English (3 CU) and
English for Engineering (3 CU)
6
OR
LC0200A*and
LC0200B
 

English for Academic Purposes 1* (3 CU) and
English for Academic Purposes 2 (3 CU)

(for students whose entry qualification in English scoring Level 3 in HKDSE English Language or Grade E in HKALE AS-level Use of English, or as determined by the Language Centre)
6

Chinese

GE1501

(b) Chinese Civilization – History and Philosophy
3
(c) Gateway Education courses #
3
College-specified Courses (9 credit units)
Mathematics

MA1200 /
MA1300

Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra I /
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I 
3
MA1201 /
MA1301
Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra II /
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
3
Engineering MNE2066 Engineers in Society 3
College Requirements (6 credit units)
Computing CS1302 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
Physics PHY1101 Introductory Classical Mechanics 3
Department-specified Courses (6 credit units)
Engineering MNE2016 Engineering Graphics 3
Physics PHY1202 General Physics II 3
    Total: 33

* Early Exit Arrangement
Bachelor's degree students successfully completing LC0200A and LC0200B for a total of 6 credits will be considered to have achieved the minimum standard required for proceeding to the GE English courses. Students who have achieved a grade B or above in their overall course results for LC0200A will be permitted to exit the programme at this point. They will achieve 3 credits and also be considered to have satisfied the pre-requisite for entry to the GE English courses.

# Students may take GE courses from the distributional areas and may refer to http://www.cityu.edu.hk/ge_info/ for the list of GE courses on offer.


English & Chinese Language Requirements

Students whose entry qualification in HKDSE English Language/Chinese Language is below Level 4 are required to take the following additional language courses:

  1. LC0200A English for Academic Purposes 1 (3 credit units *) and
    LC0200B English for Academic Purposes 2 (3 credit units *)#
  2. CHIN1001 University Chinese I (3 credit units *)

# Early Exit Arrangement
Bachelor's degree students successfully completing LC0200A and LC0200B for a total of 6 credits will be considered to have achieved the minimum standard required for proceeding to the GE English courses. Students who have achieved a grade B or above in their overall course results for LC0200A will be permitted to exit the programme at this point. They will achieve 3 credits and also be considered to have satisfied the pre-requisite for entry to the GE English courses.

* The credits earned from taking LC0200A, LC0200B, and CHIN1001 will not be counted towards the minimum credit units required for graduation and will not be included in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average (CGPA). However, they will be counted towards the maximum credit units permitted.


For students who do not have Hong Kong public examinations results:

  • English Language Requirement: The Chan Feng Men-ling Chan Shuk-lin Language Centre (LC) will invite them to sit for an English Placement Test to determine whether they need to take the courses LC0200A and LC0200B. Students may, instead of taking the Test, provide an alternative English proficiency qualification (e.g. TOFEL or IELTS) for consideration by the LC. A waiver from taking the LC0200A and LC0200B may be granted for students who have achieved the required English proficiency. For details, please visit the website of Language Centre.
  • Chinese Language Requirement: students are not required to take additional Chinese course.

Please refer to the University’s website for more information.


Suggested First-year Study Plan

  1. A set of courses is pre-registered for students.

  2. Students are advised to plan their study according to the suggested pattern to avoid possible time conflict between courses.

  3. Students wishing to drop/change a pre-assigned course will need to do so on web or using the paper form during the add/drop period. However, after dropping/changing the course, the places may be taken up by other students and you may not be able to enrol in the pre-assigned course again. Students are therefore not recommended to drop/change courses pre-assigned to them.

Suggested Study Plan
Semester A Semester B
English (GE1401 / LC0200A) English (GE2410 / LC0200B)
Mathematics (MA1200/ MA1300) Mathematics (MA1201/ MA1301)
Engineers in Society (MNE2066) Chinese Civilization – History and Philosophy (GE1501)#
Introductory Classical Mechanics (PHY1101) Introduction to Computer Programming (CS1302)
Engineering Graphics (MNE2016) General Physics II (PHY1202)
Any GE Course# (3 CU)
Total: 15 CU Total: 18 CU

# Students will need to register for the course on web during the add/drop period.


Course Registration


Please refer to ARRO’s website for the latest information on course registration..


Last modified on 20 August, 2020