- Course Selection Information for University General Education
- University GE Course Enrolment Restrictions
1. Course Selection Information for University General Education
Please refer to the following RES webpages for the details of course selection for UGE courses in 2012-13 Term 2:
- for Year 2 or above students under the old curriculum
- for the new students under the old curriculum
- for the new students under the new curriculum
2. University GE Course Enrolment Restrictions
2.1 Changes in UGE Course Enrolment Restrictions with effect from 2012-13
Please refer to the RES webpage for details.
2.2 Course ceiling
With effect from 2012-13, students may enroll in a maximum of 2 UGE courses per term in Term 1 and 2, and 1 UGE course in Summer Term. General Education Foundation (GEF) courses and courses completed during overseas exchange and approved for exemption for UGE units will also be counted for this purpose.
2.3 GEF Programme Requirement for S6/DSE entrants admitted in 2010-2011 and thereafter
a) The GEF Programme consists of two required courses, namely, UGFH1000 "In Dialogue with Humanity" and UGFN1000 "In Dialogue with Nature".
b) S6/DSE entrants* should complete one GEF course in Year 1 Term 2 and the second GEF course in Year 2 Term 1 but they are not required to take these two courses in any specific order.
(*S6 entrants of MB ChB programme admitted in 2010-11 and 2011-12 are required to complete only UGFH1000.)
c) S6/DSE entrants are not allowed to enroll in any course in the four University GE Areas before completing at least one of the two GEF courses.
2.4 Change in major discipline
For some courses, students of certain disciplines are excluded. Should students decide to change their major discipline, they should check the course enrolment rules in the Student Handbook (old curriculum
) of their admission year. If the newly adopted major is excluded, the units of courses taken will not be counted toward the fulfillment of GE requirement, and students should take another University General Education course to make up for the required units.
2.5 Using double-coded departmental courses to fulfill UGE requirement
Some departmental courses are also double-coded with University General Education courses. If students, either because of change in disciplines or for other reasons, would like to use the units earned from such departmental courses to fulfill University General Education requirements, they have to apply to the Office of University General Education. Application form can be obtained from Office of University General Education or downloaded online
If students would like to use the units earned from a University General Education course to fulfill departmental requirements, they have to apply to the relevant Department Office, and students should take another University General Education course to make up for the required units.
3.1 The 1st week after term start
a) Students who are interested in adding or dropping any UGE course should sit in classes and study the necessary course information before making decision to add/drop any UGE course.
b) The medium of instruction of each course is clearly stated in the timetable on CUSIS. Students should check carefully before course enrolment. Please refer to the RES webpage
for explanation of the abbreviations.
3.2 e-add/drop period
a) If students would like to add or drop UGE courses, they should do so on Chinese University Student Information System (CUSIS) on their own (MyCUHK>CUSIS
). Students will not be allowed to add or drop any UGE courses after this period.
b) For students who are on the "wait list", please check "My Class Schedule" daily to track any changes in enrolment status. If they do not wish to enrol in such courses any more, students should drop the courses on wait list immediately.
3.3 Approach departments for solving course enrolment problems that cannot be processed through CUSIS
a) Only the following cases will be considered:
i) "Add Consent" or "Drop Consent" is required for the class. In which case, students cannot make such changes in CUSIS on their own;
ii) A student does not fulfill the course enrolment rules but must add a certain course;
iii) A student is required to take a certain course to fulfill graduation requirements but has failed to enrol in the course even after the close of e-add/drop period under CUSIS.
b) Documentary proof, wherever applicable, must be submitted together with the application.
c) Carelessness or failure to obtain class information before the end of the e-add/drop period will not be acceptable reasons for manual add/drop.
d) Late application will not be considered except on the recommendation of the applicant's Faculty Dean.