2012/13 & 2013/14

Gateway Education Requirements (For 2012/13 & 2013/14)

Students are required to take 30 credit units of GE courses in the 4-year curriculum starting in the academic year of 2012/13.

University Requirements: 9 credit units

  • GE English (1): GE 1401 University English (3 credit units) 1
  • GE English (2): Discipline-specific English (3 credit units) 1,2
  • GE1501 Chinese Civilisation – History and Philosophy (3 credit units) 3

Distributional Requirements: 21 credit units from 3 areas (minimum 3 credit units from each area)

  • Area 1: Arts and Humanities
  • Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
  • Area 3: Science and Technology

1Students whose entry qualification in English falls below Level 4 in HKDSE English Language OR Grade D in HKALE AS-level Use of English are required to complete the 6-credit EL0200 English for Academic Purposes course prior to taking the above GE English courses. The credits earned from taking EL0200 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).

2Discipline-specific English: These courses focus on discipline specific aspects of English.  Students are assigned to one of the following course according to their disciplines:
GE2401 English for Science
GE2402 English for Business Communication
GE2403 English and the environment
GE2404 Asian Literature in English
GE2405 Creative Writing
GE2406 Shakespeare: Introduction to Genius
GE2407 Reading lives, writing selves: Autobiography and culture
GE2408 Travel writing: Discovery and experience
GE2409 Words and images: Reading and writing in the 21st Century
GE2410 English for engineering
GE3401 Exploring English Cinema
For details of the GE English courses, please visit http://www.english.cityu.edu.hk/GE

3GE1501 Chinese Civilisation – History and Philosophy: This 3-credit GE course on Chinese Civilisation – History and Philosophy helps students explore both the past and present issues in Chinese history and philosophy and also their self-identity in the modern world. For details of the course on Chinese Civilisation – History and Philosophy, please visit http://www.cciv.cityu.edu.hk/course/history_and_philosophy/

For Students with Advanced Standing

GE Requirements Advanced
Standing I
(Note 1)
Standing II
(Note 2)
University Requirements English University English and Discipline-specific English
6 credit units
Discipline-specific English
3 credit units
Chinese Civilisation – History and Philosophy 3 credit units Not compulsory requirement
Distributional Requirements A minimum of 3 credit units from each of the three distributional areas below:

Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations
Area 3: Science and Technology
12 credit units 9 credit units
Total 21 credit units 12 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.