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[The scheme will cease to admit 4-year-curriculum students in 2023-24, and cease to admit senior-year students in 2025-26.]

The BALT award requires the accumulation of a minimum of 60 academic credits plus 3 training credits. To qualify for the award, BALT top-up students must complete 9 GUR credits, 30 compulsory subject credits, plus another 21 elective credits and 3 training credits by taking CBS2400 Work Integrated Education (WIE).

Area and Credit Requirement

Cluster-Area Requirements (CAR) [6 credits]

  • CAR (A) – English Language with English Reading and Writing Requirements
  • CAR (M) “Chinese History and Culture”
  • Students are required to fulfil the English and Chinese Reading & Writing Requirements

 Service Learning [3 credits]

  • Students can register any service learning subjects offered by CBS or other departments of the University.

 4 Essential Components of General Education E-Modules [Non-credit-bearing]

  1. Academic Integrity
  2. Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
  3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  4. National Education

 Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) [3-9 credits]

Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree LCR will be required to take the default LCR replacement subjects for BALT students including:

  • ENGL2000 English for Effective Communication
  • ENGL2001 English for Professional Communication
  • CBS2901 Chinese for Language Professionals

Elective Subjects in Speech Sciences Offered by BALSS(CBS)
1 Pre-requisite subject: CBS3802
Pre-requisite subject: CBS1402
Pre-requisite subject: CBS2905
Pre-requisite subject: CBS2905 or CBS3403
Pre-requisite subject: CBS3947
Pre-requisite subject: CBS3949
7 Pre-requisite subject: CBS1902


The above subject lists are subject to revision. Offering of subjects is subject to the availability of teaching staff and viable enrolment number. The Department has the discretion on the offering semester and class quota, which is limited by classroom capacity.


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