Curriculum & Course Registration (for 2018-19 intake)

First-year curriculum

Subject Area Course Code Course Title Credit Units (CU)
Gateway Education (18 credit units)

GE1401 &

GE2401 /

University English (3 CU) &
Discipline Specific English
- English for Science (3 CU) /
- English for Engineering (3 CU)

EL0200A* & EL0200B


English for Academic Purposes 1
English for Academic Purposes 2

(for students whose entry qualification in English scoring Level 3 in HKDSE English Language or Grade E in HKALE AS-level Use of English, or as determined by English Language Centre)


College-specified Courses
(Mathematics and Computing)

MA1200 /

Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra I /
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I 
MA1201 /
Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra II /
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
CS1102 /
Introduction to Computer Studies /
Introduction to Computer Programming~
GE Courses - Any GE Course~ 3
College Requirements (Science Courses) (6 credit units)
Choose two from the following three subject courses:
Physics PHY1201 General Physics I (3 CU) 6
Chemistry BCH1100 Chemistry (3 CU)
Biology BCH1200 Discovery in Biology (3 CU)
Courses specified by CSE depts (6 credit units) - Details to be provided by individual depts 6
    Total: 30
~GE1501 Chinese Civilisation - History and Philosophy and GE courses from the distributional areas
^CS1302 Introduction to Computer Programming will be offered subject to sufficient enrolments


English & Chinese Language Requirements

Students whose entry qualification in HKDSE Chinese Language/English Language is below Level 4 are required to take the following additional language courses:
(i) EL0200A English for Academic Purposes 1* and EL0200B English for Academic Purposes 2 (6 credit units#)
(ii) CHIN1001 University Chinese I (3 credit units#)

Early Exit Arrangement
Bachelor's degree students successfully completing EL0200A and EL0200B for a total of 6 credits will be considered to have achieved the minimum standard required for proceeding to the GE English courses. Students who have achieved a grade B or above in their overall course results for EL0200A will be permitted to exit the programme at this point. They will achieve 3 credits and also be considered to have satisfied the pre-requistie for entry to the GE English courses.

# The credits earned from taking EL0200A (3 credits) and/or EL0200B (3 credits)/CHIN1001 will not be counted towards the minimum credit units required for graduation and will not be included in the calculation of cumulative grade point average (CGPA). However, they will be counted towards the maximum credit units permitted.
For students whose entry qualifications in Chinese Language/English Language do not fall within those mentioned above:
(i) English Language Requirement: students who do not have Hong Kong public examinations results as specified above, the English Language Centre (ELC) will invite them to sit for an English Placement Test to determine whether they need to take the courses EL0200A and EL0200B. Students may, instead of taking the Test, provide an alternative English proficiency qualification (e.g. TOFEL or IELTS) for consideration by the ELC. A waiver from taking the EL0200A and EL0200B may be granted for students who have achieved the required English proficiency. For details, please visit the website of English Language Centre.
(ii) Chinese Language Requirement: students are not required to take additional Chinese course.