Program Requirement

Curricular Components Requirements
Research Experience

Complete EACH of the following:

  • Perform a two-semester long Final Year Project (FYP) with the topic related to at least one of the 14 Grand Challenges
  • Present the FYP in the College’s annual Student Project Exhibition
  • Conduct a two-month summer research project* (minimum of 120 hours) with the theme related to one of the 14 Grand Challenges and submit a final report and a poster.
* Students who already have other equivalent research exposure could apply for exemption from the summer research project.
Interdisciplinary Curriculum  Complete at least 4 GE courses from an approved list:
  • GE2304 Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Young Professionals (Area 3) is a compulsory course to fulfill the entrepreneurship component; and 
  • Three other *GE courses need to demonstrate the interdisciplinary component (i.e. minimum one course each from Areas 1 and 2).
Entrepreneurship Complete EACH of the following:
  • Complete the GE course GE2304 Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Young Professionals (Area 3)
  • Participate in at least one business plan / pitching competition and submit a reflective essay after completion of the experience
Global Dimension

Complete ONE of the following activities:

  • Overseas Student Exchange Program
  • Overseas Internship Scheme (OIS)
  • Cultural and Language Immersion Scheme (CALIS)
  • Overseas Study Tours
  • Overseas Summer School
  • Overseas Competition
And, submit a reflective essay to articulate the linkage between the global experience and the Grand Challenge
Service Learning Complete ONE of the following activities:
  • City-Youth Empowerment Project (CYEP)
    • Minimum of 30 hours of services
    • Submit a report to the faculty mentor to reflect on the overall experience
  • Servant Leadership Training Program (SLTP)
    • Meet the requirements laid down by the SLTP
    • Obtain endorsement on the completion of the program
  • Other service learning activities related to the 14 Grand Challenges 
    • Prior approval needs to be sought from the steering committee
    • Minimum of 30 hours of services
    • Submit a report to the faculty mentor to reflect on the overall experience

 *Courses listed below are examples only (Students may consult the committee for other choices outside the list).

Area 1: Arts and Humanities
GE1113 Visual Storytelling and Cultural Thinking
GE1119 Ethics for Professionals: An Interaction between Ethics and Professional Knowledge
GE1120 Thinking Philosophically: Bridging the Gap between Arts and Sciences
GE1123 Law, Reasoning, and Morality: A Critical Analysis
GE1134 Movies and Psychology
GE2105 Popular Culture
GE2120 Asian Values and Managerial Practices

Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
GE1205 Green Economics
GE1218 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
GE1222 Accounting in Everyday Life
GE2202 Globalization and Business
GE2204 Business Ethics and Society
GE2206 Sustainable Cities for the 21st Century
GE2211 Sexuality, Culture and Diversity
GE2220 Sustainable Business: Doing Good Business While Doing Good
GE2227 Preservation and Revitalization of Buildings with Heritage Value inside City Environments
GE2230 Revolutionary in Global Business
GE2231 Business, Media and Society
GE2233 Public Policy in Action
GE2235 Global Media, Global Crises
GE2236 Understanding Energy-Environmental Policies
GE2239 Food: Culture, Science and Society
GE2241 Cool Ideas for Hot, Thirsty Cities: Climate and Water Governance
GE2250 Understand Global Projects for Business and Engineering Professionals
GE3201 China in the Eyes of World Media
GE3203 Sustainable Development of Hong Kong

Area 3: Science and Technology
GE1333 Low Carbon Footprint-Energy Saving Practices in Everyday Life
GE1334 New Materials in the 21st Century
GE1337 Urban Green City: Pollution and Solution
GE1341 Life and Health
GE2303 Save the Earth: Sustainable Development
GE2304 Foundtions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
GE2305 Astronomy - The Sky and Us
GE2306 Energy and Technology
GE2317 Integrating Green Energy into Society
GE2321 Health, Safety and Environment
GE2329 Green Buildings: Discovery & Innovations