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Curriculum Features

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. 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

The Core Courses (16 units, including three English Language Courses) focus on training students’ English and Chinese communication skills, helping them develop essential skills for further studies and future career.

Empowering Students with Professional Knowledge

The Concentration Studies Courses (15 units) emphasise 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 class so as to master professional knowledge.

Interdisciplinary University General Education

The University GE Courses (15 units) focus on interdisciplinary learning and all these 15 units will be recognised and exempted when CIE AD graduates articulate to the third year of any HKBU Undergraduate programme.

Flexible Curriculum and Wide Range of Elective Courses

The Free Elective 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.*

*Subject to the requirements of individual Concentration Studies