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AY2023/24 Programme Choice and Transfer Policy

This policy defines the general principles and relevant requirements of Programme Choice and Programme Transfer for Academic Year 2023/24. The Programme Choice Week falls in the first half of Stage 1 Semester 2, whilst any needs for Programme Transfer will be considered during the summer in 2024.

Programme Choice

1) Stage 1 students who are not admitted directly to a programme of study, particularly Chinese Mainland students who are admitted into a subject group, shall make their programme choice during the first half of Semester 2 of Stage 1. Students who have already been admitted into a programme of study during the admission stage will normally not participate in the Stage 1 programme choice process.

2) The admission criteria of each programme vary between schools and programmes, which typically include the following:

a) The choosing and taking of prerequisite modules;

b) One or more aptitude/selection processes, which may include reviews of portfolios, interviews and/or other selection process defined by the programme;

c) Level of academic achievements as specified in Clause 6.

3) In preparation for their programme choice in Semester 2, students should choose optional modules that are required prerequisites for their intended programmes before the start of Semester 1 as per University arrangements.

4) Prerequisites are normally Mathematics or language modules that are to be taken in Semester(s) 1 and/or 2 in Stage 1.

a) Mathematics prerequisite requirements are detailed in Appendix 1.

b) Language module requirements for admission to:

International Business with a Language: at least 2 stages of a language other than English in Stage 1 (e.g. SPA001+SPA002, or JPL001+JPL002, or CLT001+CLT002, or CLT021);

Translation and Interpreting: For international students and Taiwan/Hongkong/Macao students whose native language is not Chinese, an HSK level 6 or the pass of the aptitude test arranged by the Department of Translation and Interpreting is required.

5) Admission to the following programmes is subject to the pass of aptitude/selection tests:

a) Admission to Architecture is subject to: (1) taking either ARC001 or DES003 in Semester 1 AND; (2) passing the Department’s selection process via Portfolio submission and review in Semester 1.

b) Admission to Filmmaking, Digital Media Arts, and TV Production is subject to passing the selection test via portfolio and interview prior to the Programme Choice Week.

6) Admission to the following programmes is subject to average marks of a specific module or a combination of modules as detailed below.

a) School of Advanced Technology

i) Computer Science and Technology, Digital Media Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Science and Technology, Information and Computing Science, Mechatronics and Robotic Systems, and Telecommunications Engineering: subject to the average mark of Calculus and the Linear Algebra modules taken in Semester 1.

b) International Business School Suzhou

i) Accounting: subject to the mark of the Calculus module taken in Semester 1.

ii) Economics, and Economics and Finance: subject to the mark of the Calculus module taken in Semester 1.

iii) Business Administration, Human Resource Management and Marketing: subject to the average mark of all modules taken in Semester 1 that have final marks.

iv) Information Management and Information Systems: subject to the average mark of Calculus and Linear Algebra modules taken in Semester 1.

c) School of Sciences

i) Biological Sciences: subject to the mark of the Calculus module taken in Semester 1.

d) School of Mathematics and Physics

i) Financial Mathematics: subject to the average mark of the specific Linear Algebra module (MTH017) and the specific Calculus module (MTH029/023) taken in Semester 1.

e) School of Humanities and Social Sciences

i) English and Communication Studies, Media and Communication Studies, English and Finance, English and International Business and Translation and Interpreting: subject to the average mark of all modules taken in Semester 1 that have final marks.

7) The Programme Choice Week event runs in Semester 2 and during that period, students are required to make no more than three choices from the programmes for which they have met the admission criterion a) and b) listed in Clause 2 of this policy, and list their programme choices in order of preference in the programme choice system.

8) The University will make sure that each student will be eventually admitted into a programme of study through the Programme Choice process.

Programme Transfer

9) Stage 1 Taiwan, Hongkong, Macau and International new entrants, who have been directly admitted into a programme of study at the admission stage, may participate in the Programme Choice Week if they wish to change their programme.

10) Students who have progressed to Stage 2 or later stages of study, including those who have been directly admitted into Stage 2, are not normally allowed to change their programmes unless under very exceptional circumstances where they are experiencing difficulties in satisfying the requirements of the current programme as detailed in Clauses 3c and 4q of the Framework for Undergraduate Degree Programmes.

11) Programme transfer cases will be considered by Schools as per students’ academic profile and suitability of the applicant against all criteria set in the Programme Choice stage as outlined in Clause 2 of this policy.

12) Requests and consultations for programme transfer under Clause 11 must be made by the student as early as possible and the approval from Programme Directors of both the target programme and the current programme must be sought in advance of the next academic year. After the commencement of the first day of Week 1 of Semester 1 of the new academic year, requests for programme transfer are not normally considered.

 

 

APPENDIX 1: TABLE OF MATHEMATICS PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS OF PROGRAMMES (2023/24)

*Starred Programme - The programme’s admission is subject to average marks of a specific module or a combination of modules as detailed in Clause 6.

 

 

 

School/Academy

 

Programme

Semester 1 Prerequisites

Semester 2 Prerequisites

Calculus

Linear Algebra

Multi-variable Calculus

 

 

 

 

 

School of Advanced Technology

Computer Science and Technology*

Y

Y

Y

Digital Media Technology*

Y

Y

Y

Electrical Engineering*

Y

Y

Y

Electronic Science and Technology*

Y

Y

Y

Information and Computing Science*

Y

Y

Y

Mechatronics and Robotic Systems*

Y

Y

Y

Telecommunications Engineering*

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Business School Suzhou

Accounting*

Y

 

Y

Business Administration*

 

 

 

Economics and Finance*

Y

 

Y

Economics*

Y

 

Y

Human Resource Management*

 

 

 

International Business with a Language

 

 

 

Information Management and Information Systems*

Y

Y

Y

Marketing*

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design School

Architecture

Y

Y

Y

Architectural Engineering

Y

Y

Y

Civil Engineering

Y

Y

Y

Industrial Design

Y

Y

Y

Urban Planning and Design

 

 

 

 

 

School/Academy

 

 

Programme

Semester 1 Prerequisites

Semester 2 Prerequisite

Calculus

Linear Algebra

Multi-variable Calculus

 

 

 

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

China Studies

 

 

 

Media and Communication Studies*

 

 

 

English and International Business*

 

 

 

English and Communication Studies*

 

 

 

English and Finance*

Y

 

 

English Studies

 

 

 

International Relations

 

 

 

Translation and Interpreting*

 

 

 

 

 

School of Mathematics and Physics

Applied Mathematics

Y

Y(MTH017)

Y

Actuarial Science

Y

Y(MTH017)

Y

Financial Mathematics*

Y (MTH029/023)

Y(MTH017)

Y

 

 

 

School of Sciences

Bioinformatics

Y

            Y

Y

Biological Sciences*

Y

 

Y

Applied Chemistry

Y

 

Y

Environmental Science

Y

 

Y

 

 

 

Academy of Film and Creative Technology

Digital Media Arts

 

Y

 

Filmmaking

 

 

 

TV Production

 

 

 

Arts, Technology and Entertainment with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism

 

 

 

School      of     AI     and Advanced Computing

Data Science and Big Data Technology with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism

Y

Y

Y

School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem

Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism

Y

Y

Y

School of Internet of Things

 

Internet of Things Engineering with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism

 

Y

 

Y

 

Y

 

 

School/Academy

 

 

Programme

Semester 1 Prerequisites

Semester 2 Prerequisite

Calculus

Linear Algebra

Multi-variable Calculus

 

School of Robotics

Intelligent Robotics Engineering with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism

 

Y

 

Y

 

Y

School of Intelligent Finance and Business

Intelligent Supply Chain with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism

Y

 

Y

School of CHIPS

Microelectronic Science and Engineering with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Academy of Pharmacy

Biomedical Statistics

Y

             Y

Y

Biopharmaceuticals

Y

 

Y

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Y

 

Y

 

Note:

The offering in Mathematics may vary in content, level and credit hours for different subject groups/programmes, and for different types of students. Unless specified in the above table, the prerequisites may refer to a range of modules with similar contents.

- Calculus refers to any one module from MTH013 Calculus for Science and Engineering, MTH019 Calculus for Business, MTH023 Introductory Calculus II, MTH029 Calculus (Mathematical Sciences), or the combination of MTH025 Pre-Calculus and MTH027 Introductory Calculus I.

- Multivariable Calculus refers to any one module from MTH004 Multivariable Calculus (Business and Arts), MTH008 Multivariable Calculus (Science and Engineering), MTH002 Multivariable Calculus and Statistics and MTH014 Multivariable Calculus (Architecture).

- Linear Algebra refers to any one module from MTH007 Linear Algebra, MTH015 Introductory Linear Algebra, and MTH017 Linear Algebra for Mathematical Science.

 

 (Last Review Date: 12 May 2023)

 

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