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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, education, engineering, law, medicine, science and social science which are specially designed for senior secondary school students as previews of university-level studies.

Students will be able to explore various subject areas through these short courses taught by outstanding CUHK faculty members. Students can 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, students 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 2021, there were 16 online courses on offer. Courses were conducted online with live lessons in 2021. Some face-to-face sessions were also arranged as the pandemic subsided in Hong Kong.

SI 2021 Course List  (for reference)

Online Course 1 (Morning Session – starting from 9:00am

Course Code /
Course Outline
Faculty Course Title
ARTS0002 Arts Understanding Hong Kong Society
Topic 1: Transnational Exchanges of Popular Culture between Hong Kong and Japan
BSAM0001 Business Administration Applied Game Theory for Business
EDUC0201 Education Education: Societal Roles of Schooling
BMEG1001 Engineering Electrocardiography (ECG) Circuit Theory and Design
LAWS0002 Law Climate Change, Law and Politics
BCME1105 Medicine Introduction to Chinese Medicine
SBMS0201 Medicine Current Topics in Medical Sciences
STAT0001 Science Statistics in Our Society
ARCH1003 Social Science Structure in Architecture


Online Course 2 (Afternoon Session – starting from 1:00pm)

Course Code /
Course Outline
Faculty Course Title
BSAM0002 Business Administration Introduction to Accounting
SPED1002 Education Fitness Trends for Exercise and Health
CSCI1201 Engineering Hands-on Introduction to Python and Machine Learning
LAWS0008 Law The Avengers, Superheroes and the Law
NURS1000 Medicine Discovering What Nurses Actually Do:
A Snapshot of Nursing Practice
SBMS0201 Medicine Current Topics in Medical Sciences
LSCI1004 Science Frontiers in Biological Sciences
GLSD0101 Social Science Understanding South Korea Through K-POP and K-Drama

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

   Each course has a limited enrolment quota.