Admission Arrangements for Bachelor's Degree Programmes (2020 Entry)

Admission to First-Year Studies 

Depending on the programme, applicants seeking first-year admission are either admitted directly to a major or to a school/department with an undeclared major# (enter a major after one year of study).

Students who wish to be considered for the Joint Bachelor's Degree programmes must be enrolled in a 4-year degree programme of the majors concerned. For details of the eligibility criteria, please click here.

  •   College of Business

    Code Programme Title Direct Admission to Major Admission to Department
    (see notes)
    1000 BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology  
    1001 BBA Global Business  
    1002 BBA Accountancy  
    1005 BBA Management  
    1007 BBA Marketing  
    1012 Department of Economics and Finance (options: BBA Business Economics, BBA Finance)  
    1017 Department of Information Systems (options: BBA Global Business Systems Management, BBA Information Management)  
    1018 BBA Global Business Systems Management  
    1019 BBA Information Management  
    1025 Department of Management Sciences (options: BBA Business Analysis, BBA Business Operations Management)  
    1026 BBA Business Analysis  
    1027 BBA Business Operations Management  

    Notes:

    Major Entry Arrangements for Department-based Programmes

    The top 40% of students (based on CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses) have a free choice of majors after one year of study. Other students are allocated a major subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors. 


  •  College of Engineering

    Code Programme Title Direct Admission to Major Admission to Department 
    (see 
    notes)
    1204 BSc Computer Science  
    1205 Department of Electrical Engineering (options: BEng Computer and Data Engineering, BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering*, BEng Information Engineering)  
    1207 Department of Mechanical Engineering (options: BEng Mechanical Engineering, BEng Nuclear and Risk Engineering)  
    1210 BEng Materials Science and Engineering  
    1211 BEng Biomedical Engineering  
    1212 Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering (options: BEng Architectural Engineering, BEng Civil Engineering, BSc Surveying)  
    1213 BEng Architectural Engineering  
    1214 BEng Civil Engineering  
    1215 BSc Surveying  

    Notes:

    Major Entry Arrangements for Department-based Programmes

    (For 1205 and 1207)
    The top 40% of students (b
    ased on CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses) have a free choice of majors after one year of study. Other students are allocated a major subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors.

    (For 1212)
    Students have a free choice of majors after one year of study. 


  •   College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    Code Programme Title Direct Admission to Major Admission to Department 
    (see 
    notes)
    1102 BSocSc Asian and International Studies  
    1103 BA Chinese and History  
    1104 BA English  
    1105 Department of Linguistics and Translation (options: BA Linguistics and Language Applications, BA Translation and Interpretation)  
    1106 Department of Media and Communication (options: BA Digital Television and Broadcasting, BA Media and Communication)  
    1108 BSocSc Public Policy and Politics  
    1110 Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work)  
    1111 BSocSc Criminology and Sociology  
    1112 BSocSc Psychology  
    1113 BSocSc Social Work  

    Notes:

    Major Entry Arrangements for Department-based Programmes

    (For 1105 and 1106)
    The top 40% of students (based on CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses) have a free choice of majors after one year of study. Other students are allocated a major subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors. 

    (For 1110)
    ​Students have a free choice of majors after one year of study. 


  •   College of Science

    Code Programme Title  Direct Admission to Major Admission to Department 
    1202 BSc Chemistry  
    1206 BSc Computing Mathematics  
    1208 BSc Applied Physics  

  •   Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences

    Code Programme Title Direct Admission to Major Admission to Department
    (see 
    notes)
    1801 Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine  
    1805 Department of Biomedical Sciences (options: BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Biomedical Sciences)  
    1806 BSc Biological Sciences  
    1807 BSc Biomedical Sciences  

    Notes:

    Major Entry Arrangements for Department-based Programmes

    The top 40% of students (based on CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses) have a free choice of majors after one year of study. Other students are allocated a major subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors. 


  •   School of Creative Media

    Code Programme Title Direct Admission to Major Admission to School 
    (see 
    notes)
    1041 School of Creative Media (options: BA Creative Media, BSc Creative Media, BAS New Media)  
    1042 BA Creative Media  
    1043 BSc Creative Media  
    1044 BAS New Media  

    Notes:

    Major Entry Arrangements for School-based Programmes

    Students have a free choice of majors after one year of study.


  •   School of Data Science

    Code Programme Title Direct Admission to Major Admission to School 
    (see 
    notes)
    1071 School of Data Science (options: BSc Data Science, BEng Data and Systems Engineering)  
    1072 BSc Data Science  
    1073 BEng Data and Systems Engineering  

    Notes:

    Major Entry Arrangements for School-based Programmes

    Students have a free choice of majors after one year of study.


  •   School of Energy and Environment

    Code Programme Title Direct Admission to Major Admission to School 
    (see 
    notes)
    1051 School of Energy and Environment (options: BEng Energy Science and Engineering, BEng Environmental Science and Engineering))  

    Notes:

    Major Entry Arrangements for School-based Programmes

    The top 20% of students (based on CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including School required courses) have a free choice of majors after one year of study. Other students are allocated a major subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors. 


  •   School of Law

    Code Programme Title Direct Admission to Major Admission to School
    1061 Bachelor of Laws  

 

Remarks:

# The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings
* Subject to approval

 

 

Admission with Advanced Standing I  

Students with a recognised qualification may be admitted to the University with advanced standing. Eligibility for advanced standing is linked to curriculum and graduation requirements.

Students admitted with Advanced Standing I (non-senior year) must achieve a minimum of 90 credit units for graduation, subject to the requirements of individual degrees/majors, and the maximum number of credit units completed should not exceed 114.

Students admitted with Advanced Standing will not be entitled to credit transfer on the basis of qualifications attained prior to their admission to the University. Instead, students may be granted exemption from specific courses based on prior study. Credit units are not earned for exempted courses. Advanced standing entry is not available for the following programmes: BBA Global Business, BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine. 

Click here for details about the curriculum requirements of advanced standing students.