Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Arts in English
Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Mode of Study

Aims of Major

The programme equips students with theoretical and practical knowledge in English language, literature, and professional communication. Our courses develop students’ ability to analyse critically the English language and its use in a variety of genres, modes, and media. Upon completion of the programme, students will have acquired the skills and attitudes essential for successful communication in linguistically and culturally diverse contexts.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

Upon successful completion of this major, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate communicative competence in English in a wide range of local and international contexts.
  2. Apply theories of linguistics, communication and literary and cultural studies to discover and analyze the way language is used in a range of settings.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of English both locally and globally.
  4. Generate and execute innovative language-based projects individually and through effective collaboration.
  5. Apply a spirit of discovery and creativity to the study of English.

Degree Requirements

Requirements Normative 4-year
Advanced Standing I1 Advanced Standing II2
Gateway Education requirement 30 credit units 21 credit units 12 credit units
College requirement 6 credit units 6 credit units 0 credit unit
Major requirement

57 credit units

54 credit units 51 credit units
Free electives / Minor (if applicable) 27 credit units 9 credit units 0 credit unit
Minimum Graduation Requirement: 120 credit units 90 credit units 63 credit units
Maximum Credit Units Permitted: 144 credit units 114 credit units 84 credit units
Note 1: For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.
Note 2: For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted as senior-year intake students.