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PolyU Secondary Major Study

 

Under the framework of the 4-year undergraduate degree programmes, students can work for either a single discipline Major, a Major plus a Secondary Majora Major plus a Minor or Double Major.

 

What is a Secondary Major?

What is a Secondary Major?

An expanded area of studies

on top of an existing major; forming an additional award option:

Major + Secondary Major (AIDA or IE)

Who can opt?

Who can opt?

Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.70

Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.70 by the end of Semester Two of Year One

When to apply?

Please apply

before

the commencement of the second year of study

Applications will be invited after the announcement of overall assessment results in Semester Two of Year One.

How to graduate?

To graduate, you must complete the Secondary Major

as part of

your graduation requirements.

You will receive one award parchment, which will list the title of the Major Programme and the Secondary Major.

Key Information

A Secondary Major features an expanded area of studies in addition to an existing major, forming an additional award option of "A Major plus a Secondary Major". The University currently offers two Secondary Major options for students: "Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA)" and "Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE)".

 

The curriculum structure of a "A Major + a Secondary Major" (i.e. Major + Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) or Major + Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE)) is as follows:

Discipline-Specific Requirements
[including Capstone Project and Discipline-Specific Language Requirements]

At least 66 credits
Secondary Major Requirements 36 credits*
General University Requirements 30 credits
Minimum credit requirements for graduation At least 132 credits
* At least 50% of the subjects should be at Level 3 or above.

Students are expected to complete the “Major + Secondary Major” within the normal duration of the major programme.

Students may count up to 12 credits of their Major/GUR subjects towards the Secondary Major. Nevertheless, students must take at least 12 credits from their chosen Secondary Major in order to satisfy the residential requirement of the chosen Secondary Major.

If deemed appropriate by the programme offering Department, students are allowed to take a Major with a Secondary Major and a Minor. Subjects already double-counted for the Major and Secondary Major cannot be used to fulfil the Minor requirement. 

 

Studying a Secondary Major is a free choice by students and not mandatory. Only students with a Cumulative GPA of 2.70 or above may be considered for Secondary Major enrolment. Each Secondary Major may stipulate additional selection criteria for admission.

Normally, the option to study for a Secondary Major will not be applicable to students admitted to the advanced stage of a programme, nor to students admitted to an articulation degree programme. On the other hand, students admitted on the basis of advanced standing may be allowed to study for a Secondary Major, if so decided by the programme offering Department. This decision will be made at the time of admission, based on the merits of each individual case.

 

CB004B_760x430_SecondaryMajor(6)Students must apply to and obtain approval from the programme offering Department, normally no later than the commencement of the second year of study, to be admitted to the Secondary Major. 

The University will invite applications for Secondary Major after the announcement of overall assessment results in Semester Two of Year One. Please stay tuned for relevant University notice nearer the time.

 

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Students must complete the Secondary Major as part of their graduation requirements. For details, please refer to the curriculum structure of " A Major + a Secondary Major" and the curriculum structure of AIDA/IE above.

Students who wish to withdraw from the Secondary Major must obtain approval from the programme offering Department normally before the end of the add/drop period of the last semester of study.

Students graduating with a Secondary Major will receive one award parchment, which will list the title of the Major Programme and the Secondary Major.

 

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