GE programme


GE Programme

The General Education (GE) Programme provides the foundation of a well-rounded university education. The goal of the programme is to promote Whole Person Education (WPE) through exposure to a range of transferable skills, guiding principles, and attitudes that all students will need in their future professional and personal lives.


After completing the GE Programme, students are expected to achieve a number of programme intended learning outcomes:

Curriculum Structure

University Core

GE Programme

Students admitted from AY2018/19




Structure and Category Aims

The new GE Programme will offer three levels of learning from foundational courses to courses in themes, and a culminating experience, for a total of 18 units. All the Level 1 and Level 2 courses are interdisciplinary.

As a culminating experience in the GE Programme, students are required to engage in one of the following learning activities that will further enhance their skills in a variety of ways:

  1. Service or Experiential Learning Project
  2. Service Leadership Education Course
  3. Interdisciplinary Thematic Group Project
  4. Independent Study
GE Programme

All students are required to take two 3-unit courses under any one or two of the following themes:

  1. Science, Technology and Society
  2. Sustainable Communities
  3. Culture, Creativity and Innovation

All students are required to take one 3-unit course in each of the categories:

  1. Quantitative Reasoning
  2. History and Civilization
  3. Values and the Meaning of Life


The following transition courses will be offered in AY2018/19 only for year 1 students under the new GE Programme:

Remarks: From AY2019/20, new courses will be delivered under the new GE curriculum.
Undergraduate students of all study years will be allowed to take those new courses to fulfil their GE requirements.