Gateway Education (GE) exposes students to a huge variety of disciplines, increasing the value and breadth of the total undergraduate experience. We offer around 260 GE courses, which focus on arts and humanities, studies of societies, social and business organisations, as well as science and technology.
The state-of- the-art facilities in the HK$4-million Gateway Education Laboratory (GE Lab) help students to develop innovative ideas as part of their GE courses. The facilities include 3D printers, 3D scanners, a scanning electron microscope, and a digital Show-and-Tell Studio.
The three new Discovery-enriched Curriculum (DEC) Labs have transformed traditional lecture halls into highly re-configurable learning spaces that facilitate more interactive blended-learning and "flip classroom" teaching.
These new reconfigurable learning-spaces are equipped with chairs that are easy to re-arrange, walls that double as multi-media display surfaces, flat-panel TVs, wireless computing devices and motion capturing sensors, representing close to $4 million in investment. In this engaging learning environment, students are able to actively work in teams and closely interact with each other in solving programming and other computing-related problems.
Innovation Commons, which helps to commercialise students' innovative ideas, was jointly set up by the Office of Education Development and Gateway Education, the Library, the School of Law, and the Knowledge Transfer Office.
By integrating interdepartmental and interdisciplinary expertise, Innovation Commons serves as an exchange platform for students, offering information and consultation services about entrepreneurship and innovation, and about competitions for business plans and government-funded venture programmes.
After graduation, our undergraduate students can discover and innovate, think critically, act professionally, learn continually and communicate effectively in a variety of leadership roles throughout society, joining over 150,000 CityU alumni already contributing their expertise to the development of Hong Kong and beyond.
CityU offers a variety of joint bachelor's degree programmes through partnerships established with world-renowned universities. The joint degree programmes provide students with an international undergraduate educational experience. Students spend two years at CityU and two years at the partner university. On completion of the curriculum requirements, students earn two bachelor's degrees: one from CityU, and the other from the partner university, normally within four years.