Depending on their entry qualifications, applicants may be admitted to a college/school, or with advanced standing to a major direct.
At the cornerstone of the Discovery-Enriched Curriculum (DEC) lies the notion that every student will have the chance to make an original discovery whilst at City University. The DEC is designed to motivate and ignite a passion for knowledge and discovery in our students, prepare them to practice professionally at and beyond international standards, and promote a culture of knowledge and innovation that spurs local and global advancements in professional practice.
Technology is a critically embedded element in the DEC. Whether using new mobile platforms for students and faculty to communicate about assignments, creating Facebook pages that allow social networking for class projects, exploiting software that enables students to reflect on their learning, or facilitating the collection of students’ work through ePortfolios, technology is an irresistible force in shaping education.
The curriculum structure is as follows:
|Admission to College/School||Advanced Standing I Entrants||Advanced Standing II Entrants|
|Gateway Education||English||6 credits||6 credits||3 credits|
|Chinese Civilization – History and Philosophy||3 credits||3 credits||Not compulsory requirement|
|Arts and Humanities; Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations; Science and Technology||21 credits||12 credits||9 credits|
|Major||≥45 credits||≥45 credits||≥45 credits|
|College /School Requirement (see notes)||0 to 27 credits||0 to 27 credits||0 to 27 credits|
|Minor (optional)||15-18 credits||15-18 credits||15-18 credits|
|Free Electives||Remainder to fulfill the credit requirement for graduation, if necessary||Remainder to fulfill the credit requirement for graduation, if necessary||Remainder to fulfill the credit requirement for graduation, if necessary|
|Minimum credit units for graduation||120 credits, depending on major||90 credits, depending on major||60 credits, depending on major|
|Maximum credit units for graduation||144 credits||114 credits||84 credits|
* subject to change for 2014 entry