Depending on their entry qualifications, applicants may be admitted to first-year studies or with advanced standing. Students have the flexibility to enrich their studies by taking double degrees/majors or minors to prepare for challenges in the globalised community.
|First-year Entrants||Advanced Standing I Entrants||Advanced Standing II Entrants
(available to local students only)
|Gateway Education||30 credit units||21 credit units||12 credit units|
|College/School and Major Requirements||
The major requirement, plus any college/school requirement, should fall within the range of 54 – 72 credit units; and the major should not be less than 27 credit units. However, the college/school may propose a higher limit to meet the requirements of professional accreditation, or for a degree with a normal study duration longer than 4 years, subject to Senate’s approval. Please refer to the respective majors webpages for details.
|Minor (optional)||15-18 credit units|
|Free Electives||Taken to fulfil the remaining 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|
The University has introduced a new degree award system starting from 2020/21. Under the new system, the top 15% of departmental/school graduates (based on CGPA ranking) will be recognised under three award categories: summa cum laude (Highest Distinction), magna cum laude (High Distinction) and cum laude (Distinction). Click here for details.