New University Core & General Education Curriculum

New Curriculum

Curriculum Structure

The new undergraduate curriculum will be of minimum 128 units, with four broad categories, including major programme, electives, University Core requirements and the General Education (GE) Programme.

The new structure will provide a more comprehensive learning experience to students, with the ultimate aim to support the University’s commitment to develop HKBU Graduate Attributes among students.

Curriculum Structure

Curriculum Structure

University Core

GE Programme

Intended Learning Outcomes of GE Programme

 

 

 

 

University Core

The University Core requirements will consist of University English I and II (6 units), University Chinese (3 units), Healthy Lifestyle (2 units) and The Art of Persuasion (2 units), for a total of 13 units.

The curriculum provides students with the essential and transferable knowledge and skills that help them lead successful lives both living and following their university education.

University Core

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GE Programme

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.

The programme demonstrates the essential elements of liberal arts education, such as multiple perspectives, values, empathy and critical mind. The students will be able to see the connections between different disciplines and their major or minor studies. All Level 1 and Level 2 courses will be 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:

– Service or Experiential Learning Project
– Service Leadership Education Course
– Interdisciplinary Thematic Group Project
– Independent Study

GE Programme

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

– Science, Technology and Society
– Sustainable Communities
– Culture, Creativity and Innovation

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

– Quantitative Reasoning
– History and Civilization
– Values and the Meaning of Life

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Intended Learning Outcomes of the GE Programme

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

ILO

More details will be announced at a later stage.

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