Credit Transfer and Subject Exemption
Research Postgraduate

Credit Transfer


Students may apply for the transfer of credits at postgraduate level from recognised previous studies or taking outside PolyU after admission.


Please refer to the Research Postgraduate Student Handbook for details.


Subject Exemption


A student may be exempted from taking a compulsory subject if he/she has successfully completed a similar subject previously in another programme or has already acquired the associated knowledge and skills via work experience, etc. The application for subject exemption should be considered and approved by the Departmental/School Research Committee.  If a student is exempted from taking a compulsory subject, the credits associated with the subject will not count towards the credit requirements.  It will therefore be necessary for the student to take another subject, to be approved by the Chief Supervisor, to satisfy the credit requirements.


Please click here for information on the compulsory coursework requirement.