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Entrance Year Sept 2023

Programme Code TBC

Credits Required for Graduation 36 credits

Programme Leaders

Programme Coordinator

Dr Vincent LEUNG

Aims and Characteristics

Overview

[* Subject to Senate’s implementation approval]

Introduction

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):

 

Department

Block X programme

ABCT

BSc(Hons) in Applied Biology with Biotechnology

AMA

BSc(Hons) in Data Science and Analytics

AP

BSc(Hons) in Physics

APSS

BA(Hons) in Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship

BRE

BSc(Hons) in Property Management

BEEE

BEng(Hons) in Building Sciences and Engineering

BME

BSc(Hons) in Biomedical Engineering

ISE

BEng(Hons) in Product Engineering

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

SD

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)

SFT

BA(Hons) in Fashion and Textiles

SHTM

BSc(Hons) in Hotel and Tourism Management

SO

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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