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Integrated Learning Programme (ILP)

Requirements

Intergrated Learning Programme

As a graduation requirement, Year 1, Year 2 and senior year admittees are required to complete a minimum of 75, 60 and 55 units of ILP courses respectively during their study in Lingnan University. All first-year students are required to participate in the New Student Orientation (NSO), which accounts for 15 ILP units. The minimum unit requirements for the ILP domains are listed below:

Table 1 – Basic Requirements

ILP Learning Domains

Minimum ILP Unit Requirements

Year 1 Admittees

on a 4-year Programme1

Year 2* Admittees

on a 4-year Programme

Year 3* Admittees

on a 4-year Programme

2014-15 intake onwards

2014-15 intake onwards

2012-13 intake onwards

Civic Education

5

5

5

Intellectual Development

5

5

5

Physical Education

5

5

5

Social and Emotional Development

5

5

5

Aesthetic Development

5

5

5

Hostel Education

5

5

5

Free Electives

30

15

10

New Student Orientation

15

15

15

Total Unit Requirements

75

60

55

 

Table 2 – Outbound Exchange for One Term

ILP Learning Domains

Minimum ILP Unit Requirements

Outbound Exchange2
(1 Term)

Year 1 Admittees

on a 4-year Programme

Outbound Exchange2
(1 Term)

Year 2 Admittees

on a 4-year Programme

Outbound Exchange2
(1 Term)

Year 3* Admittees

on a 4-year Programme

2014-15 intake onwards

2014-15 intake onwards

2012-13 intake onwards

Civic Education

5

5

5

Intellectual Development

5

5

5

Physical Education

5

5

5

Social and Emotional Development

5

5

5

Aesthetic Development

5

5

5

Hostel Education

5

5

5

Free Electives

22.5

7.5

2.5

New Student Orientation

15

15

15

Total Unit Requirements

67.5

52.5

47.5

 

*The designated year of admission does not reflect the number of credits the student earned for fulfilment of curriculum requirements and the expected duration before he/she can graduate. The actual number of transfer credits to be granted for fulfilment of curriculum requirements will follow the relevant academic regulations regarding credit transfer.  As such, the student may require longer period than normal programme duration for fulfilling the curriculum requirements.

1  Inbound Exchange Students who study one term or two terms at Lingnan University are not required to take ILP. 

Outbound Exchange Students refer to students who spend one term overseas or in the Chinese Mainland under Office of Global Education.

Special cases other than the above are subject to the approval of the Management Committee of ILP and CEP and Senate.

Students are encouraged to plan their ILP schedule early and take some ILP activities each year.

 


Attendance Requirement

1. Class Attendance

Students are expected to be punctual and attend the full ILP course. Students are either allowed to sign in within 15 minutes from the scheduled start time, or sign out 15 minutes before the scheduled end time of each ILP session. Exceeding the limit, the student’s attendance for that session will not be counted.

*To avoid any disturbance during the University Assembly and music performance, signing out is only allowed at the scheduled end time of each ILP session.

2. Completion Rate

In general, students are required to achieve 80% attendance in an ILP course in order to be qualified for its ILP unit(s).

3. Excused Absence

Students may apply for sick leave or leave with a valid reason from the responsible SSC staff by presenting the necessary documentations, which must be submitted before the absence or within 3 working days after the absence.

4. Unexcused Absence

Absence without a valid reason is not allowed. Absentees will be recorded and will have to bear the consequence of registering ILP activities only in the second round of online add-drop in the next term if they are absent from ILP activities 3 times or more.

5. Cost incurred after completion of academic requirements

As approved by Senate Meeting of 6 October 2001, ILP taken after completion of academic requirements will normally be charged at costs incurred for your notice, i.e. to pay 1% of the tuition fee for a full-time student for every hour of ILP course(s) taken.


Medium of Instruction

ILP activities are conducted in Cantonese, unless otherwise specified. Some activities are conducted in English.