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Summer Institute (SI)

Academic Courses

The CUHK Summer Institute offers a wide variety of courses that cover topics in arts, business administration, education, 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 two courses, one in the morning and another one in the afternoon. Each course, consisting approximately 15 contact hours (including lectures, tutorials and/or laboratory sessions and a final assessment), has six sessions with each session lasting for about 2.5 hours.

Upon successful completion of the courses and fulfilling the requirements as specified by the courses, you will 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 2018, there were 22 courses on offer for your choices. The 2019 course list will be announced in due course.


2018 Course List 

Course 1 (Morning Session)

Course Code /
Course Outline
Faculty Course Title
ARTS0002 Arts Understanding Hong Kong Society
Topic: Hong Kong Foodways
BSAM1722 Business Administration Using Essentials of Marketing
SIME1010 Engineering Sustainable Energy Future
CSCI1201 Engineering Hands-on Introduction to Python and Machine Learning
LAWS0001 Law “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers”
BCME1105 Medicine Introduction to Chinese Medicine (中醫學導論)
SBMS0201 Medicine Current Topics in Medical Sciences (Class A)
SAYT1510 Science Mathematics of Data and Network – Turning Data into Intelligence and Real-life Connections
ARCH1003 Social Science Structure in Architecture
COMM1210 Social Science Introduction to Creative and New Media: Video Production (創意媒體與新媒體導論——影像製作)


Course 2 (Afternoon Session)

Course Code /
Course Outline
Faculty Course Title
ARTS0001 Arts Introduction to the Humanities
Topic 1: Linguistics and Me
ARTS0001 Arts Introduction to the Humanities
Topic 2: Touring World History
BSAM1713 Business Administration Using Accounting Information for Investment and Managerial Decision
EDUC1300 Education Learning, Memory, and Cognition in Education
BMEG1001 Engineering Electrocardiography (ECG) Circuit Theory and Design
LAWS0005 Law “If the law supposes that, then the law is an ass”
LAWS0002 Law Climate Change, Law and Politics
SBMS0201 Medicine Current Topics in Medical Sciences (Class B)
NURS1000 Medicine Discovering What Nurses Actually Do: A Snapshot of Nursing Practice
LSCI1004 Science Frontiers in Biological Sciences
GLSD1000 Social Science Hong Kong as a “Global” City