Curriculum Structure of Bachelor's Degree Programmes

Depending on their entry qualifications, applicants may be admitted to a college/school, or with advanced standing. Students have the flexibility to enrich their studies with double degrees/majors or a minor to prepare for the challenges in the globalized community. 

The curriculum structure is as follows:

  Credit Requirements
First-year Entrants Advanced Standing I Entrants Advanced Standing II Entrants
Gateway Education 30 credit units 21 credit units 12 credit units
College/School Requirement (see notes) 54 - 72* credit units (Major ≥ 27 credit units) 54 - 72* credit units (Major ≥ 27 credit units) 54 - 72* credit units (Major ≥ 27 credit units)
Home Major
Minor (optional) 15 - 18 credit units 15 - 18 credit units 15 - 18 credit units
Free Electives Remainder to fulfil the credit requirements for graduation, if necessary Remainder to fulfil the credit requirements for graduation, if necessary Remainder to fulfil the credit requirements for graduation, if necessary
Minimum Credit Units for Graduation 120 credit units, depending on major 90 credit units, depending on major 60 credit units, depending on major

* Exceeding 72 credit units requires Senate's approval.

Notes:

  1. Students are also required to fulfil the English language and Chinese language requirements, and may be required to take additional language courses depending on their entry qualifications in English/Chinese
  2. Students admitted with Advanced Standing I or II will not be entitled to additional credit transfer on the basis of qualifications attained prior to admission to the University. Instead, students may apply for course exemption based on prior study. Credit units are not earned for an exempted course.
  3. Advanced Standing II entry is available to local students only.

For a bachelor's degree with a normal study duration longer than 4 years, the minimum credit units for graduation and the maximum credit units for the degree shall be approved by the Senate based on individual programme needs.

Please click Degree Requirements to read more about the requirements for each component and details of the majors/minors/courses offered.

For the curriculum structure of the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine programme, please click here.