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Entrance Year Sept 2023 (From the 2022/23 cohort onwards)

Programme Code N/A

Credits Required for Graduation 36 credits

Programme Leaders

Programme Coordinator

Dr Vincent LEUNG


Aims and Characteristics


A Secondary Major features an expanded area of studies in addition to an existing Major, forming an additional award option of "Your Major (Block X) plus a Secondary Major".   Students are expected to complete the "Block X + Secondary Major" within the normal duration of the Primary Major.

Students in the following undergraduate programmes shall have an opportunity to pursue a Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE):



Block X programme


BSc(Hons) in Applied Biology with Biotechnology


BSc(Hons) in Data Science and Analytics


BSc(Hons) in Physics


BA(Hons) in Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship


BSc(Hons) in Property Management


BEng(Hons) in Building Sciences and Engineering


BSc(Hons) in Biomedical Engineering


BEng(Hons) in Product Engineering

(Existing programme title: BEng(Hons) in Product Engineering and Management)


BA(Hons) in Design (Advertising Design)

BA(Hons) in Design (Information Design)

BA(Hons) in Design (Media Design)

BA(Hons) in Design (Environmental Design)

BA(Hons) in Design (Interior Design)

BA(Hons) in Design (Service Design)

BA(Hons) in Design (Social Design)

BA(Hons) in Design (Product Design)

BA(Hons) in Design (Interaction Design)


BA(Hons) in Fashion and Textiles


BSc(Hons) in Hotel and Tourism Management


BSc(Hons) in Vision Science

(Existing programme title: BSc(Hons) in Optometry)



This Secondary Major curriculum takes a cross-disciplinary approach that aims to instil in students from different disciplines the spirit and mindset of innovation and entrepreneurship, whether it is applied to the commercialisation of technologies specifically or to problem solving in general. Through the cross-disciplinary design, students are equipped with knowledge and techniques critical to the analysing, planning, and implementing of financially-viable and technically-feasible innovation and ventures. Students are provided with hands-on experience in innovative and entrepreneurial activities.


Upon completion of this Secondary Major, students are expected to be able to:


a)      Develop an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset in exploring a business solution

b)      Critically assess business environments, as well as identify opportunities and innovative ideas with the support of professional-specific skills and knowledge

c)      Demonstrate an understanding on the applications and implications of the latest technologies to inform or support entrepreneurship and innovation

d)      Align the resources and interests of different stakeholders in the knowledge transfer process through effective communication

e)      Identify and respond appropriately to ethical issues as they arise in different business settings.

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