Admitted in 2017/18 and onwards

Programme Objectives
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)
First Year Modules
Second Year Modules
Third Year Modules
Fourth Year Modules
Elective Modules
Overview
Programme Objectives

The Programme will enable students to:

  1. learn independently and to think critically;

  2. gain solid knowledge in the concepts, theories and applications of English studies (literature and linguistics), supplemented with fundamental knowledge in business studies;

  3. face challenges using critical thinking, creativity, analytical skills and problem-solving abilities acquired from their training in language, linguistics and literature;

  4. use knowledge of language and literature to develop an understanding of local and global issues, developments and cultures;

  5. communicate effectively in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua) in biliterate and trilingual environments, including academic and business-related contexts;

  6. put knowledge and theories of linguistics, literature and language studies into practice, including business-related purposes and contexts;

  7. develop and broaden their understanding and appreciation of the world and its diverse communities and cultures;

  8. work independently or in a team with effective social and interpersonal skills from the learning process.
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

On completion of the Progamme, students should have acquired the following standards:

  1. knowledge of genres, themes and movements in English literary studies, as well as knowledge of form, function, meaning and usage in linguistic studies;

  2. knowledge of the historical and cultural contexts in which English literature has been written and shaped, and theories of modern linguistics have developed and evolved;

  3. skills of critical inquiry, appreciation, interpretation and evaluation, argument, and written expression;

  4. research skills to critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise information, ideas and concepts from literary, non-
    literary texts and linguistic data;

  5. cultural and global awareness through literary and linguistics studies;

  6. capacity for adaptability and for appreciating diversity in the workplace;

  7. effective communicative skills in English and Chinese in biliterate and trilingual environments, including academic and business-related contexts;

  8. knowledge and skills to undertake further study within the discipline or to pursue a career in business-related settings.

First Year Modules

Common Core Modules

 
Second Year Modules

Common Core Modules

 

Free Elective Modules

  • 1 Free Elective Module
Third Year Modules

Business Elective Modules

  • 1 Business Elective Module

Common Core Modules

  • 1 GE Cluster Core Module
  • 1 GE Cluster Elective Module
 

English Elective Modules

  • 4 English Elective Modules
 

Free Elective Modules

  • 2 Free Elective Modules
Fourth Year Modules

Common Core Modules

  • 1 GE Cluster Elective Module

English Elective Modules

  • 6 English Elective Modules
 

Free Elective Modules

  • 2 Free Elective Modules
Elective Modules
Examples of Business Elective Modules
 
 
List of GE Cluster Elective Modules
 
 
Examples of English Electives
 
Overview

The table below illustrates the number of core and elective modules in each Study Area.


Study Area No. of Core
modules (Credits)     
No. of Elective
modules (Credits)    
Total no. of modules
studied (Credits)         
Percentage       
English studies                                       10 (30) 10 (30) 20 (60) 46.5%
Business studies 2 (6) 1 (3) 3 (9) 7.0%
Free Electives 0 (0) 5 (15) 5 (15) 11.6%
Common Core Curriculum 13 (39) 2 (6) 15 (45) 34.9%
i. General Education 5 (15) 2 (6)    
ii. Languages        
• English 3 (9)      
• Chinese 3 (9)      
iii. IT Skills and
Quantitative Methods
2 (6)      
Total: 25 (75) 18 (54) 43 (129) 100%

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Programme Structure

Degree Award Requirement

In order to be eligible for the award of the BA-ENG degree, students must have:

  • completed and been assessed on at least 129 credits (43 modules);
  • obtained an overall GPA of 2.0 or above for all modules in which they were assessed;
  • obtained a Grade D or better on at least 120 credits (40 modules);
  • obtained a Grade D or better in all core modules;
  • fulfilled the language competency exit requirement, i.e. 6.5 or above in IELTS**, or equivalent, and Grade 3B (三級乙等) or above in State Grade Putonghua Proficiency Test; Students failing to pass these tests are required to take the relevant English or Putonghua modules in lieu of the tests.
  • passed the Information Technology Proficiency Test; and
  • fulfilled the requirements of Community Services (20 hours), Extra-curricular Activities (10 hours) and Physical Activities (10 hours), within the course of the Programme.
** This applies to students graduating after 2020/21. Students graduating in or before 2020/21 are required to achieve level 6.0 or above in IELTS.

Download Student Guidebook 2019-2020 (For Year-1 Entrants)
Download Student Guidebook 2019-2020 (For Senior-year Entrants)

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