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Summer Institute (SI)

Academic Courses

The CUHK Summer Institute offers a wide variety of online courses that cover topics in arts, business administration, engineering, law, medicine, science and social science which are specially designed for senior secondary school students as previews of university-level studies.

You will be able to explore various subject areas through these short courses taught by outstanding CUHK faculty members. You will take one or two courses, one in the morning and/or another one in the afternoon. Each course consists of 15 contact hours. Depends on the course design, course contents may include lectures, tutorials, discussions, laboratory demonstrations, quizzes and/or a final assessment.

Upon successful completion of the courses and fulfilling the requirements as specified by the courses, you may earn a maximum of two credits as free or major elective(s) which may count towards your undergraduate studies at CUHK in the future (with the exception of some programmes). See here to know more about how the credit system works.

In 2020, there were 12 online courses on offer for your choices. You could take one course in the morning session and/or another one in the afternoon session that you are interested in. Read the course outlines to get a better idea of what the courses are about.

The SI 2021 course details will be announced in March 2021.  

2020 Course List for Reference 

Online Course 1 (Morning Session – starting from 9:30am)


Course Code /
Course Outline
Faculty Course Title
ARTS0001 Arts Introduction to the Humanities
Topic 2: Philosophy Through Film
BSAM0002 Business Administration Introduction to Accounting
SIME1010 Engineering Sustainable Energy Future
LAWS0008 Law The Avengers, Superheroes and the Law
CHEM0001 Science Chemistry in Human History
ARCH1003 Social Science Structure in Architecture


Online Course 2 (Afternoon Session – starting from 2:00pm)

Course Code /
Course Outline
Faculty Course Title
ARTS0001 Arts Introduction to the Humanities
Topic 1: Art as Experience: Exploring Contemporary Artistic and Curatorial Practices
BSAM1722 Business Administration Using Essentials of Marketing
BMEG1001 Engineering Electrocardiography (ECG) Circuit Theory and Design
NURS1000 Medicine Discovering What Nurses Actually Do:
A Snapshot of Nursing Practice
STAT0001 Science Statistics in Our Society
GRMD0401 Social Science Understanding Ecotoursim and Sustainable Tourism


   All courses will be conducted online with live lessons.

   Course availability is subject to the final decision of faculties, programmes and units.

   Each course has a limited enrolment quota.