The four-year HKBU Undergraduate Programme normally requires students to complete a total of 128 units. The HKBU AD Programme is a 62-unit programme which requires two years of full-time studies. The curriculum is equivalent to the ﬁrst two years of an undergraduate programme.
After completing the AD Programme, students are eligible to take the “2+2” study path articulation to the last two years of a UG Programme. There are currently 11 UG Honours Degree Programmes jointly run by HKBU Faculties/Schools and CIE. Under the same quality assurance mechanism, HKBU AD graduates could articulate to UG Programmes seamlessly without taking any programme pre-requisites.
Enhancing English and Chinese Proficiency
Core Courses and a third English Language Course (16 units) focus on training students’ English and Chinese communication skills, helping them develop essential skills for further studies and future career.
The General Education Courses (15 units) focus on interdisciplinary learning. Students will acquire necessary skills such as divergent thinking and problem-solving skills for the 21st century.
Flexible Curriculum and Wide Range of Elective Courses
The Free Electives Courses (7 units) in the Generic Content and Elective Studies Courses (9 units) in the Discipline Speciﬁc Content cover a diversiﬁed range of disciplines such as Applied Science, Arts and Languages, Business, Communication, and Social Sciences. The ﬂexibility of options in the curriculum enables students to choose their favourite combination of elective courses to suit their own interests, learning needs and career aspirations.
Empowering Students with Professional Knowledge
The Concentration Studies Courses (15 units) emphasise on teaching discipline-speciﬁc knowledge and aim at equipping students with a solid academic foundation. Through a broad array of experiential learning activities, students can apply what they have learned in the class so as to master the professional knowledge.