Courses are offered on a modular basis to allow students to focus on one area of study at a time. Normally, each module consists of 7-8 weeks including the examination week. Most core courses for full-time students will be held in the daytime either at HKU Town Center in Admiralty or on Pokfulam Main Campus. Elective and part-time classes will be held in weekday evenings, or occasionally on Saturdays, at Admiralty Town Centre or on Main Campus. Evening classes start at 6:45pm. Classes may also be conducted at Cyberport Campus if needed. Examinations are normally on Saturdays.
Applicants can choose either the full-time or the part-time mode of study. The curriculum shall extend over a minimum of one academic year and a maximum of two academic years for full-time study, or a minimum of two academic years and a maximum of four academic years for part-time study. Full-time students normally need to take four classes each week whereas part-time students normally take two evening classes each week.
Students are required to successfully complete twelve courses (for single concentration) or fourteen courses (for double concentration). Students who have failed a course are required to sit for a re-examination or to retake the course. If the failed course is an elective, students may choose to take another elective course as a substitute. In order to graduate, the total number of failures cannot exceed two in the entire period of study and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above must be achieved.