First Year Curriculum
First Year Tutors
Programme Leader: Dr. Stephen S W TSANG
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jonathan C Y CHUNG
|Subject Area||Course Code+||Course Title||Credit Units (CU)|
|GE2410||English for Engineering||3|
|LC0200A||English for Academic Purposes 1||3|
|LC0200B||English for Academic Purposes 2||3|
|(depending on students' language background)*|
|Chinese||GE1501||Chinese Civilisation - History and Philosophy||3|
|CHIN1001||University Chinese I||3|
|(depending on students' language background)#|
|Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra I /
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I
|Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra II /
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
|-||MSE2066||Materials Engineers in Society||3|
|Chemistry||CHEM1300||Principles of General Chemistry||3|
|Physics||PHY1201||General Physics I||3|
|Major Requirement Core Courses|
|Computer Science||CS1302||Introduction to Computer Programming||3|
|Physics||PHY1202||General Physics II||3|
|Physics||PHY1203||General Physics III||3|
+ Students may refer to ARRO website for the most updated course information.
* 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.
Recommended Study Plan
- A set of courses (see tables below) is pre-registered for students according to their home academic units.
- Students are advised to plan their study according to the suggested pattern to avoid possible time conflict between courses.
- 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. Thus, it may affect your major allocation and delay your graduation.
|Semester A||Semester B|
|Course Code||CUs||Course Code||CUs|
|GE1401 or LC0200A||3||GE2410 or LC0200B||3|
|GE1501^ or CHIN1001^||3||MA1201 or MA1301||3|
|MA1200 or MA1300||3||PHY1202||3|
|PHY1201||3||GE Course (Any Area)^%||3|
|Total:||15 CUs||Total:||18 CUs|
^ For GE courses and Chinese course, students will need to register them on web during the add/drop period.
% Students may refer to TED website for the list of GE courses on offer.
Laboratory Safety (for students under the age of 18)
Students under 18 MUST read the Information and complete the "Parental Consent Form for Students under the Age of 18" (https://www.cityu.edu.hk/mse/documents/programmes/Safety/11parental-consent-form.pdf) in relation to Safety Regulations in Laboratories. The form should be signed by your parents and be returned to the General Office of Department of Materials Science and Engineering (R7112, BOC) before entering the laboratory.