Curriculum Structure of Bachelor’s Degree Programmes

In our normative 4-year undergraduate curriculum, the minimum graduation requirement is 120 credit units, subject to the requirements of individual colleges/schools. Students have the flexibility to enrich their studies with double degrees/majors or minors to prepare for challenges in the globalised community. Our 4-year undergraduate curriculum comprises the following components.

  Credit Requirements
Gateway Education 30 credit units
College/School Requirement 54 - 72* credit units (major ≥ 27 credit units)
Home Major
Minor (optional) 15 - 18 credit units
Free Electives Remainder to fulfil the credit requirements for graduation, if necessary
Minimum Credit Units for Graduation 120 credit units, depending on major

* Approval from the Senate is required to exceed 72 credit units.


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.

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, or browse the webpages for the majors/minors/courses in which you are interested.