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Self-funded Undergraduate Programmes


Ever since 2005, the College has been providing degree articulation opportunities for its Associate Degree graduates. Today, the College is offering various undergraduate programmes in 5 disciplines ranging from Applied Science, Arts and Languages, Business, Communication and Social Sciences. The CIE curriculum framework has adopted the four-year HKBU Government-funded Undergraduate Programme as a blueprint. The curriculum of UG Programmes is equivalent to the final two years of the Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in HKBU, which focuses on discipline specific courses.

+ Students should be competent in reading and writing Chinese. Either Cantonese or Putonghua may be used, depending on particular pedagogical strategy
^ Administered by School of Continuing Education
‡ Formerly the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Liberal and Cultural Studies
** This Programme has not admitted new students from AY2023/24 onwards
* Hong Kong based programmes offered by HKBU SCE in collaboration with the University of South Australia. The Programmes are applicable to local / overseas students (not include mainland student).

Programme Structure

The four-year HKBU undergraduate programme normally requires students to complete a total of 128 units, including 66 units of Major Courses, 38 units of General Education Courses, and 24 units of Free Elective Courses.

CIE Associate Degree graduates are normally entitled to get full exemption from the General Education and Free Elective units, and will be admitted directly into the third year of study, obtaining an Honours Degree awarded by HKBU in two years.

* Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Accountancy requires students to complete 69 units