Curriculum structure - Advanced Standing I
(Applicable to Advanced Standing I students admitted to CLASS from 2014/15 onwards)
The four-year undergraduate curriculum allows students to gain in-depth knowledge through major studies, and diversify their learning with Gateway Education (GE) courses, electives, and optional minors. The curriculum structure is as follows:
||First-year (HKALE entrants)
||English (see notes)
|Chinese Civilisation - History and Philosophy
Distributional area requirements
Select two courses in any area
- Arts and Humanities
- Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations
- Science and Technology
|Major + college requirement (see notes)
||≤ 72 credits
||Remainder to fulfill the credit requirements for graduation, if necessary
|Minimum credit units for graduation
||90 credits, depending on major
|Maximum credit units for graduation
The Advanced Standing I students are required to complete 6 credits of GE English comprising GE1401 University English and a Discipline-specific English courses.
Students scoring below Level 4 in HKDSE English Language or Grade D in HKALE AS-level Use of English or students who do not possess an equivalent qualification are required to complete two 3-credit unit courses, LC0200A English for Academic Purposes 1 and LC0200B English for Academic Purposes 2, prior to taking the GE English courses. Students who demonstrate that they have achieved a grade B or above in their overall course results for LC0200A will achieve 3 credits and also be considered to have satisfied the pre-requisite for entry to the GE English courses without needing to take LC0200B. The credit units of LC0200A and LC0200B 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.
Students scoring below Level 4 in HKDSE Chinese Language, or below Grade D in HKALE AS-level Chinese Language and Culture will be required to complete a 3-credit unit course CHIN1001 University Chinese I. The 3 credit units 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.
Students admitted with Advanced Standing I will not be entitled to additional credit transfer on the basis of their entry qualifications. Instead, students may apply for course exemption based on prior study. Credit units are not earned for an exempted course.
Please refer to Academic Regulations and Records Office / Departmental websites.