The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Registration and Examinations Section
University Core Requirements
For Year 2 Students 2019-20
1. University Core Requirements
The following table is a summary of the requirements for the University Core Requirements. Except specified programmes / students who are granted exemption by attainment or by equivalence, all students have to complete the requirements for graduation according to the study schemes as recommended by the Departments concerned and the Major Programmes.
|University Core Courses||No. of Units|
|General Education||University GE||9|
2. Course Registration of Core Courses in 2019-20
As the University core courses are compulsory, except specified major programmes / students with different arrangements (listed in 3 below) and / or students who meet the requirements for exemption by attainment or by equivalence, all Year 2 students* will be pre-assigned with the following Chinese and English courses according to their Faculties.
|CHLT1200||University Chinese II||3 Units|
|Discipline/Faculty-specific English language course||3 Units|
* Students who failed / did not take the required Year 1 Foundation course will not be pre-assigned the Year 2 compulsory course. They have to take the required course according to the advice of the course offering department.
For the General Education Foundation Courses: In Dialogue with Humanity (UGFH1000) and In Dialogue with Nature (UGFN1000), students should register the course on their own on CUSIS. For details, please refer to ‘Course Selection Information for University General Education Courses’ on RES homepage.
|Faculty||1st Term||2nd Term|
|Arts||University Chinese II||
English for Arts Students I (ELTU2011)
Academic English for Linguistics (ELTU2022) (for Linguistics major students)
|Business Administration||University Chinese II||Business Communication I (ELTU2012)|
|Education||English for Education Students I (ELTU2013)||University Chinese II|
|Engineering||University Chinese II||English for Engineering Students I (ELTU2014)|
|Law||No pre-assignment for Faculty of Law Students|
English for Medicine I (ELTU2016) (Excluding MBChB Programme) #
English for Chinese Medicine Students (ELTU2023) (for Chinese Medicine major students)
English through Health Sciences (ELTU2026) (for Community Health Practice major students and Public Health major students)
|University Chinese II #|
|Science||English for Science Students I - Effective Communications (ELTU2018) / Science Research Writing (ELTU2019)||University Chinese II|
English for Social Science Students I (ELTU2020)
English for Architecture Students I (ELTU2021) (for Architectural Studies major students)
|University Chinese II|
# Special arrangements will be made to MBChB students by their Faculty Office and Offices concerned.
3. Special Arrangements for Specified Major Programmes / Students
Students of English major will not be pre-assigned English for Arts Students I (ELTU2011) as its equivalent courses are included in their major curriculum.
Students of B.A.(English Studies) and B.Ed.(English Language Education) Co-terminal Double Degree Programme will not be pre-assigned English for Education Students I (ELTU2013) as its equivalent courses are included in their major curriculum.
Students of Contemporary China Studies will be pre-assigned University Chinese II (CHLT1200) and Academic Writing for Contemporary China Studies (ELTU2406) in 1st term of 2019-20. For details, please refer to department announcement.
Students of Social Work major will be pre-assigned Professional Writing for Social Workers (ELTU2411); arrangements will be made by Departments concerned.
Students of LLB Programme will not be pre-assigned University Chinese II (CHLT1200) and Discipline/Faculty-specific English language course. Faculty will provide information to Registration and Examinations Section on course fulfillment.
Students of Faculty of Science will be pre-assigned English for Science Students I – Effective Communications (ELTU2018) or English for Science Students I - Science Research Writing (ELTU2019). Arrangements will be made by the English Language Teaching Unit.
Students with Advanced Standing will be pre-assigned Discipline/Faculty-specific English language course and they are exempted from taking CHLT1200.
Students admitted to Senior-Year Places are exempted from taking CHLT1200. They will be pre-assigned the relevant Discipline/Faculty-specific English language course by the English Language Teaching Unit.
- Students of Financial Technology Programme will be pre-assigned English for Engineering Students I - Extensive Reading about Contemporary lssues (ELTU2024), arrangements wil be made by English Language Teaching Unit.
For enquiries about the pre-assigned courses in English and Chinese Language, please approach the following offices:
Language Skills/ Assessment:
For English course:
English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU)
Telephone: 3943 5963
For Chinese course:
Department of Chinese Language and Literature
Telephone: 3943 7095 or 3943 1567 (Chinese Language waiver only)
Registration and Examinations Section (RES)
Telephone: 3943 9888
Requests for change of the schedule will NOT be accepted unless students can provide special reasons.
1 August 2019