Undergraduate Curriculum Structure

The College adopts a 4-year curriculum for all bachelor’s degree programmes. All students admitted as from 2014/15 follow the College’s new Undergraduate Curriculum Structure.

The New Undergraduate Curriculum Structure comprises 3 components: Major Studies, Common Core Requirement, and Free Electives. The total number of modules varies across individual programmes.

Apart from the Major Studies, students are required to take at least 15 modules, under the Common Core Requirement, on General Education, Languages, and Quantitative and IT skills. This structure aims to enhance students’ generic skills and broaden their intellectual horizons.

For Degree Programmes offered in 2014/15 and thereafter

Study Areas

Range of No of Modules (Credits)

Range of % of
Total Curriculum

A. Major Studies +

(Including at least 2 common Business modules)

19 (57) – 25 (75)*

47.5% – 62.5%

B. Common Core Requirement

15 (45) – 16 (48)

37.5% – 40%

(i) General Education

7 (21)


(ii) Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

3 (9)
3 (9)


(iii) Quantitative Methods and IT Skills #

2 (6) – 3 (9)

5% – 10%

C. Free Electives

0 (0) – 6 (18)

0% – 15%


40 (120)


+ Unless specially approved, non-business programmes should include at least 2 specified business / management-related modules from:

  • BUS1001 Introduction to Business
  • BUS1002 Principles of Management
  • ECO1000 Principles of Economics

* Recommended to be 20 to 22 modules (60 to 66 credits)
# Unless specially approved, all programmes should include at least 1 module in quantitative methods and 1 module in IT Skills

In order to graduate, students also need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Language Competency Exit Requirements for English and Putonghua
  • Information Technology Proficiency Test
  • Community Services, Extra-curricular Activities and Physical Activities

For details, please refer to the respective programme brochure.

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