A Specialisation provides students with the opportunity to learn more about a particular sub-discipline within their main discipline. It is very useful for students who plan to enter specific career tracks upon their graduation.
For students admitted prior to AY2008/2009, the modular credit (MC) requirement for a Specialisation is typically between 16 and 20 MCs of distinctive modules within a Major.
For students admitted from AY2008/2009 to AY2018/2019, the MC requirement for a Specialisation is at least 24 MCs of distinctive modules within a Major.
For students admitted from AY2019/2020 onwards, the MC requirement for a Specialisation is at least 20 MCs of higher-level modules of a specialised nature within a Major. For each specialisation, up to 8 MCs (40% of the MC requirements for a Specialisation) may be double counted and used to meet (i) the Specialisation requirement and (ii) another requirement, e.g., General Education (only for students admitted from AY2021/2022 onwards), College (e.g., Common Curriculum), Faculty, Second Major, Minor, Specialisation or other requirement1
, i.e., at least 12 MCs of the Specialisation must be distinct and not overlapping.
The Specialisation will be reflected in the student's transcript
1There is no double counting cap between a Specialisation and a Major requirement – Specialisation requirements can be nested within the Major requirements, which means all modules counting towards a Specialisation can concurrently be counted towards the Major it is nested in, and some modules may be triple counted towards a Major, a Specialisation nested within the Major, and another requirement.