Category I

Category I - University Credit-bearing Courses

Courses in Category I are entitled to university credit exemptions. Upon completion of the courses and fulfilling the requirements as specified by the courses, students are eligible to apply for credit exemption when they study at CUHK.

List of Category I Courses:


Science Academy for Young Talents (SAYT)
Course Code Course Title Unit(s)
STEM1020 Robotics in the Real-World 3
STEM1040 A Trilogy of Hands-on Machine Learning 2
STEM1050 Micro-and Nano-technology for Biosensing 2
SAYT1001 Bondings in Organix Compounds, and Reactivity and Selectivity of Organic Reactions 1
SAYT1005 Introduction to University Physics 1
SAYT1006 Introductory Risk Management / Risk Management and Actuarial Science 1*
* This 1 unversity credit can only be used to apply exeption from the 1 credit course RMSC1101 Elementary Concepts in Risk Management.


Enrichment Programme for Young Mathematics Talents (EPYMT)
Course Code Course Title Unit(s)
SAYT1014 Towards Modern Algebra 1
SAYT1034 Complex Numbers and Analytic Geometry 1
SAYT1084 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics 1
SAYT1114 Number Theory and Cryptography 2
SAYT1134 Towards Differential Geometry 2
SAYT1214 Understanding Non-Euclidean Geometry 2


SAYT1023 Glimpses of the Oceans – Credit-bearing Course on Marine Sciences Studies
SAYT1054 Mathematical Analysis: An Overture I
SAYT1064 Mathematical Analysis: An Overture II
SAYT2000 Scientific Insights Forum
SAYT2003 From Bio-Insights to Technology – Credit-bearing Course on Bionics
SAYT2013 Glimpses of Modern Biotechnology – Credit-bearing Course on Biotechnology
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*Subject to the final approval of the department