Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Chinese

 Before AY2014-15 Intake  |  AY2014-15 - AY2017-18 Intake​  |  AY2018 Intake onwards

Curriculum Structure​​​

To graduate, students must complete two categories of requirements, totaling at least 126 Academic Units (AUs):


A.  Major Requirements (69 AUs)

B.  General Education Requirements (GER) (57 AUs) 


​     Curriculum Structure
      AY2014-15-​AY2017-18 Intake
A. Major Requirements B. General Education Requirement (GER) Total (AUs)
Core Prescribed Electives Core Prescribed Electives (PEs) Unrestricted Electives (UEs)
27 42 12 15 30 126


​​​​Major Requirements (69 AUs)


The requirements to earn a major in Chinese are:


  • Chinese Major Core (27 AUs)
  • Major Prescribed Electives (42 AUs)


Important Note:

For the 42 AUs (MPEs), students must take at least 2 courses at HC3XXX, and 4 courses at HC4XXX. 

All students whose CGPA earned by the end of their sixth semester placed them in line for second class honours (upper) and first class honours will be required to complete the final year project (FYP). Those who opt out will be able to substitute this project with two additional senior-level HC4XXX courses.

General Education Requirements (GER) (57 AUs)

The General Education Requirements (GER) courses consists of 3 components:

1.    GER-CORE (12 AUs)

a.    Communication Skills

b.    Singapore Studies

c.     Career Development

d.    Other online courses

2.    GER-Prescribed Electives (15 AUs)

3.    GER-Unrestricted Electives (30 AUs)

Students may fulfill the remaining 30 AUs from any school. They may make use of unrestricted electives to fulfill the requirements for a second Major, one or two Minor(s), or to read more courses in Chinese.

​Course Type

Number of Courses



​Communication Skills


HW0106 Academic Communication in Chinese Studies

(to be taken in Year 1, Semester 1)





HW0206 Academic Communication in Chinese Studies II

(to be taken in Year 1, Semester 2)


Career Development

(Online Module)​


ML0001 Absolute Basics for Career

(to be taken in Year 2)

1 1


ML0002 Career Power Up

(to be taken in Year 3)

1​ 1​

Singapore Studies


Please check semester's offerings under this sub-category. (to be taken in Year 2)




Other Online Courses


GC0001 Environmental Sustainability

(to be taken in Year 1, Semester 2)




HY0001 Ethics & Moral Reasoning

(to be taken in Year 2, Semester 2)





ET0001 Entrepreneurship & Innovation

(to be taken in Year 3, Semester 2)








​Business and Management (BM)



​Liberal Arts (LA)​



Science and Technology (STS) 1 3​

​GER-PE in Any Category (STS, BM or LA)



​GER-UE​ ​


Total AU



Duration of study

The curriculum is designed as a four-year course. Well-prepared students can complete the degree in a shorter period by taking more courses during the semester and/or attending special sessions.

Admission requirements

Students majoring in Chinese will be admitted directly to the B.A. in Chinese programme. In addition to the general admission requirements set by NTU, students need at least: (1) a good pass in GCE ‘O’ level Chinese or Higher Chinese, or (2) a pass in GCE ‘A’ level H1 Chinese or H2 Chinese, or (3) an equivalent.​​​​​​​​​​​​​