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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 of 15 contact hours, has six sessions with each session lasting for about 2.5 hours. Depends on the course design, course contents may include lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions 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.

The course information for SI 2020 will be released in due course.


2019 Course List (for reference) 

Course 1 (Morning Session)

Course Code /
Course Outline
Faculty Course Title
ARTS0001 Arts Introduction to the Humanities
Topic 1: Linguistics and Me
ARTS0002 Arts Understanding Hong Kong Society
Topic: Transnational Exchanges of Popular Culture between Hong Kong and Japan (港日的流行文化交流)
BSAM0001 Business Administration Applied Game Theory for Business
EDUC0201 Education Education: Societal Roles of Schooling
(教育: 學校的社會角色)
SIME1020 Engineering Robotics: Automating the Future
LAWS0006 Law The Law of War
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


Course 2 (Afternoon Session)

Course Code /
Course Outline
Faculty Course Title
ARTS0001 Arts Introduction to the Humanities
Topic 2: Philosophy Through Film (看電影談哲學)
BSAM0002 Business Administration Introduction to Accounting
EDUC0301 Education Introduction to Special Needs Education
BMEG1001 Engineering Electrocardiography (ECG) Circuit Theory and Design
LAWS0002 Law Climate Change, Law and Politics
LAWS0007 Law What is Law?
NURS1000 Medicine Discovering What Nurses Actually Do: A Snapshot of Nursing Practice
SBMS0201 Medicine Current Topics in Medical Sciences (Class B)
LSCI1004 Science Frontiers in Biological Sciences
GLSD1000 Social Science Hong Kong as a “Global” City
GRMD0401 Social Science Understanding Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism