The EdUHK General Education Programme prepares students to be active agents of change, by broadening their intellectual horizons, helping them make connections among different areas of knowledge between their formal studies and life outside the classroom, and strengthening their capacity for sound thinking and good judgement. It offers a varied but balanced mix of individual courses across a range of subject areas and disciplines, set within an integrated structure of General Education Foundation Course, General Education Breadth Courses and University ePortfolio.

General Education Foundation Course

  • 3cps
  • Compulsory
  • To be taken in Semester 2 of the first year of study
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Lectures (video & face-to-face) + Tutorials

General Education Breadth Courses

  • 12cps 
  • To be taken from Semester 2 (Year 1) concurrently with the General Education Foundation Course or after the completion of the General Education Foundation Course
  • For cohort 2016/17 and thereafter: Students have to take one course from each of the 4 compulsory strands.
  • For cohort 2015/16 and before: Students have to take at least one course each from Strand 1 to 3, Strand 4 is optional.
Strand 1 Persons, Interpretations, Perspectives 
Strand 2 Community, Society, Culture 
Strand 3 Nature, Science, Technology 
Strand 4 Positive and Values Education
  • Year 1 students who have been granted credit transfer for the General Education Foundation Course (due to change of programme within EdUHK) can start taking GEBCs in Semester 1 (Year 1). 
  • Unless specified by individual hosting departments, courses contained in the course offering list in each semester are open for students’ selection provided there is no time clash with other registered courses.
  • Medium of Instruction: English/ Chinese

University ePortfolio

  • 3cps
  • Compulsory
  • Medium of Instruction: English
For cohorts 2018/19 or before:
  • To be taken after completion of all General Education Breadth Courses required or concurrently with the fourth (i.e. last) General Education Breadth Course.

Students have to take ONE University ePortfolio course in the study semester assigned by individual programmes.


i) Students have to keep all learning artefacts/ documents/ records for the construction of University ePorfolios throughout their undergraduate studies.

ii)  As EdUHK students are expected to follow the General Academic Regulations and to attend every scheduled session of a course, a standard attendance requirement is now set up across the General Education courses. The minimum attendance requirement is 80%. Students who are absent from a prolonged period, or for more than the 20% of the contact time allowed, in a course without prior permission from the Course Instructor and Programme Leader/ Coordinator will be given a grade F (Fail) by their course tutors/ supervisors.

iii) Disclaimer - Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.