4-year Program Structure
Common Core Curriculum
One of the distinctive features of the new 4-year undergraduate curriculum is the installation of the common core curriculum. The common core curriculum is expected to play a key role in students’ overall undergraduate experience, complementing studies in specialist disciplines and other learning opportunities.
Each common core broad area has clearly defined learning outcomes that are presented as statements of what students might be able to do as a result of their learning experience in the relevant common core courses.
Introducing the school-sponsored courses (SSC) into the Common Core Program as one of its requirements is a new initiative for the four-year undergraduate curriculum to be implemented in 2012. All 4-Year undergraduates admitted in 2012-13 and after are required to take 9 credits of SSCs. Intended to be hallmark courses of the offering Schools and be representative of the uniqueness and values of the Schools, plentiful resources have been earmarked and devoted to developing these courses. Students can expect a distinct educational experience from these courses that are inter-disciplinary in nature, transcending single disciplines and integrating different subject areas - a design that fits well with the objectives of the Common Core Program.
Common Core Program Structure: http://uce.ust.hk/core_curriculum/structure.html
The chart below shows a distribution of the 36 credits across the broad core areas:
Further details of the common core curriculum are available on the Undergraduate Core Education Office website: http://uce.ust.hk