GECW4021 College Project

GECW4021 College Project (3 units) is a student-orientated capstone course for students in Year 2, 3 or 4, with formal registration in Term 1 of the year, but initial preparation in the preceding spring term and most of the project work performed in the summer.

In this course, students from different backgrounds will be grouped into small teams (~4 students each) to work on projects. Each team will synthesise academic skills beyond the limits of major disciplines, engage with a real-life issue relevant to society, conduct field, survey or literature research, deliver a presentation, and submit a written report. List of previous topics can be found here.


  1. Students must take GECW4021 OR GECW4022 to fulfill College GE requirements for graduation. From the intake of 2024–25, students who choose GECW4021 to satisfy the College GE requirements must additionally take SOWK2100 Service Learning Online Course (1 unit) followed by GECW4030 Service (0 unit) to fulfill the University-level service-learning requirement. Students should inform the College Office of their plans as early as possible.
  2. Students enrolled in programmes that require more than four years (e.g. BEd, MBChB, BChiMed) should normally follow the same schedule and register for the course not later than Year 4. Students who for reasons such as exchange or internship need flexibility of arrangement should apply early to the College for approval.
  3. Students should pre-register with the College in the preceding term, and carry out most of the required project in the summer.
  4. Students who have time-tabling difficulties due to outbound exchange or term-time internship may take one of the options below. Every case is subject to individual approval.
    Option 1. Students who go on exchange in Term 1 may still join teams to do their projects in the preceding summer, on their own schedule and making normal contributions. The student(s) on exchange will (a) join the presentation online, (b) contribute to the report as usual, (c) formally register for the course and receive the grade in the following Term. If this arrangement is not feasible, physical presentations should be made individually in Term 2. Approval should be sought before Term 1 commences.
    Option 2. If Option 1 is for any reason not feasible, then students may apply to take a broadly similar University GE course of the same number of units.
  5. Students are advised to pay special attention to updates sent via email (@link email) and/or announced on the CUHK eLearning platform Blackboard.

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