Undergraduates

GER Core Requirements

Unless otherwise stated, undergraduates at the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences are required to read the following General Education Requirement (GER) Core Courses.

As an exception, the BSc (Hons) in Mathematical Sciences and Economics (Double Major) programme and the BSc (Hons) in Mathematical and Computer Sciences (Double Major) programme have different GER Core requirements. Students in those programmes should consult the curriculum for details.

Fo​r Students Admitted in Academic Year 2020/2021 or later

Course Code & Title​ AU​ Year​ Sem
PS0001 - Introduction to Computational Thinking​ ​3 1​ 1​​
HW0128 - Scientific Communication I
(except for CHFS, CHES, PHME, MAEO, PHMSi)
2 ​1 2​
GC0001 - Sustainability: Seeing Through the Haze 1 1 2​
​​PS8001 - Defence Science 3​ 2ii
1​
​​ML0003 - Kickstart your Career Success ​1 ​2 ​1
PS0002 - Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence 3 2iii
​2
PS0003 - Plan your Career Path​ ​1 ​2 ​​ 1 or 2*
​HY0001 - Ethics & Moral Reasoning 1 2 2​
HW0228 - Scientific Communication II 2 ​3 ​2
ET0001 - Enterprise & Innovation​​ ​1 3iv 2​
i CHFS, CHES, PHME, PHMS students are required to read HW0111 Communication: A Journey of Inquiry through Writing and Speech in Year 1 Sem 2; MAEO students are required to read HW0111 in Year 2 Sem 2
ii PHMS students are required to read PS8001 in Year 3 Sem 1
iii CHES students are required to read PS0002 in Year 1 Sem 2
iv CHES students are required to read ET0001 in Year 2 Sem 1
CHEM/CHFS/PHME/PHMS students are required to read PS0003 in Year 2 Sem 2

For Students Admitted in Academic Year 2019/2020

Course Code & Title​ AU​ Year​ Sem
PS0001 - Introduction to Computational Thinking ​3 1​ 1​​
HW0128 - Scientific Communication I
2 ​1 2​
GC0001 - Sustainability: Seeing Through the Haze 1 1 2​
​​PS8001 - Defence Science 3​ ​2 1​
​​ML0003 - Kickstart your Career Success ​1 ​2 ​1
PS0002 - Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence 3 2 ​2
PS0003 - Plan your Career Path​ ​1 ​2 ​​ 1 or 2*
​HY0001 - Ethics & Moral Reasoning 1 2 2​
HW0228 - Scientific Communication II 2 ​3 ​2
ET0001 - Enterprise & Innovation​ ​1 3​ 2​
* CHEM/CHFS students are required to read PS0003 in Year 2 Sem 2

​For Students Admitted in Academic Year 2018/2019

Course Code & Title​ AU​ Year​ Sem
PS0001 - Introduction to Computational Thinking ​3 1​ 1​​
HW0128 - Scientific Communication I
2 ​1 2​
GC0001 - Sustainability: Seeing Through the Haze 1 1 2​
​PS0002 - Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence​ ​3 ​2 ​1
​​ML0003 - Kickstart your Career Success ​1 ​2 ​1
​PS8001 - Defence Science 3 ​2 2​
​HY0001 - Ethics & Moral Reasoning 1 2 2​
HW0228 - Scientific Communication II 2 ​3 ​2
ET0001 - Enterprise & Innovation​ ​1 3​ 2​

For Students Admitted in Academic Year 2014/2015 to 2017/2018

Course Code & Title​ AU​ Year​ Sem
​ML0001 - Absolute Basics for Career ​1 1​ 1​​
HW0128 - Scientific Communication I
Offered from AY16/17 onwards
2 ​1 2​
GC0001 - Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions 1 1 2​
​PS8001 - Defence Science 3 ​2 2​
​HY0001 - Ethics & Moral Reasoning 1 2 2​
HW0228 - Scientific Communication II 2 ​3 ​2
​​ML0002 - Career Power Up ​1 ​3 2​
ET0001 - Enterprise & Innovation​ ​1 3​ 2​
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