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Subject Exemption / Credit Reduction

HKCC allows students to be exempted from certain subjects / take alternative subjects with fewer credits if they have attained the required level in the corresponding HKDSE subjects.

Credit Reduction

Programme 

HKDSE Result or its equivalents 

English Subjects to be Taken

All Associate Degree and Higher Diploma programmes

Level 3 or above in English*

 
English for Academic Studies I (3 credits) and
English for Academic Studies II (3 credits)
 

Level 2 in English

 
Academic English I (4 credits) and
Academic English II (4 credits)
 
* A reduction of 2 credits in compulsory subjects in English

 

Subject Exemption

Programme 

HKDSE Result or its equivalents

Subject Exempted

All Associate Degree and Higher Diploma programmes (except those listed below)

Level 3 or above in any one subject (other than English)

One General Education elective subject

Associate in Engineering

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Level 2 or above in Mathematics Extended Module 1/ Module 2

Foundation Mathematics

Level 2 or above in Physics or Combined Science (with Physics component) AND Level 3 or above in any one subject (other than English)

Foundation Physics

Associate in Information Technology/ Associate in Statistics and Data Science

 

Level 2 or above in Mathematics Extended Module 1/ Module 2

Foundation Mathematics

 

Level 3 or above in any one subject (other than English)

One General Education elective subject

Associate of Science
 

Level 2 or above in Biology or Combined Science (with Biology component)

Foundation Biology

Level 2 or above in Chemistry or Combined Science (with Chemistry component)

Foundation Chemistry

Level 2 or above in Mathematics Extended Module 1/ Module 2

Foundation Mathematics

Level 2 or above in Physics or Combined Science (with Physics component) AND Level 3 or above in any one subject (other than English)

Foundation Physics

Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
 

Level 2 or above in Mathematics Extended Module 1

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Level 2 or above in Mathematics Extended Module 2

Introduction to Linear Algebra

 
Level 3 or above in any one subject (other than English)
 

Foundation Physics

Higher Diploma in Aircraft Services Engineering

 

 
Level 3 or above in Physics 
 
 
Foundation Physics
 
 
Level 2 or above in Mathematics Extended Module 1
 

Introduction to Probability and Statistics