Honours College Certificate Programme (HC20)

(for students admitted to UM in Academic Year 2020/2021 and after)

The curriculum is designed to nurture high flying students into globally competitive leaders and intellectual achievers committed to collaborative and creative thinking for Macao and beyond. It provides students with courses for learning and practicing leadership, experience of study abroad, community engagement at residential college (RC) and service learning on and off campus. In completion of the Honours College Certificate Programme, students will have:

  • earned seven credits of honours courses
  • gained study-abroad experience
  • fulfilled the RC residency requirement
  • completed a leadership & service learning requirement

Students have to complete 7 credits of courses including (one 3-credit lecture base honours course, one 1-credit honours project and one 3-credit cap-stone project) with a “B” or higher grade earned for each course. Arrangement of the courses and required component are shown below:

Honours Programme Objective 1st Semester 2nd semester
Year 1 Personality traits Student activities
Year 2 Intellectual & Leadership Developing Leadership

(3 credits Compulsory – Honours Course)

Project on Social Awareness

(1 credit Compulsory – Group Project)

Developing Leadership

(3 credits Compulsory – Honours Course)

Project on Social Awareness

(1 credit Compulsory – Group Project)

Year 3 International Study Abroad
Year 4 Scholastic Preparation for Honours Project Honours Project

(3 credits Compulsory – Individual Project)

Language of Instruction

English is the main language of instruction

Course Description

LINK

Students are required to fulfil “study abroad” experience during their studies at UM. The experience must be semester/academic year based and credit bearing with a minimum of 3 abroad credit successfully transferred back to UM. It must be international experience. Hence, mobility programmes to universities in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong regions will not be considered as fulfillment of the Honours Programme. There are multiple ways in fulfilling this requirement with different types of financial support and requirements as stipulated by internal regulations; e.g.

  • A full time semester abroad at universities having agreement with the Honours College.
  • A full time semester/ academic year abroad through the programme operated by UM.

† Different types of scholarship with requirements will be awarded to support this study abroad experience based on the availability of university’s financial resources.

  • Students are required to have four-semester RC residency during their undergraduate study at UM
  • For students admitted through recommendation of Masters of RCs and Dean of Students, they are required to have full (except study abroad period) RC residency during their undergraduate study at UM
  • Students have to demonstrate their leadership skills and services on and/or off campus by satisfying requirements through the Whole Person Development Award Programme offered by the Student Affairs Office (SAO), or an equivalent programme recognized by SAO.
  • With the Whole Person Development Award Programme, students are required to earn a minimum of 900 cumulative Competency Score (CS) with a minimum of 150 CS in each of the 5 core areas of development for graduation.
  • Interpersonal Relation and Teamwork
  • Healthy Living
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Citizenship with Global Perspectives
  • Leadership and Service

◊ The CS areas of development have been grouped into 7 areas starting from Academic Year 2021/2022 by the Student Affairs Office (SAO). For conversion between the 7 areas and the previous 5 areas, please check here.

Honours Programme (HC17)

(for students admitted to UM in Academic Year 2017/2018 and after)

The curriculum of the new Honours Programme is designed to nurture high flying students into globally competitive leaders and intellectual achievers committed to collaborative and creative thinking for Macao and beyond. It provides students with courses for learning and practicing leadership, experience of study abroad, community engagement at residential college (RC) and service learning on and off campus. In completion of the programme, students will have:

  • earned six credits honours courses
  • gained study-abroad experience
  • fulfilled the RC residency requirement
  • completed a leadership & service learning requirement

Students have to complete one 3-credit lecture base honours course and one 3-credit honours project with a “B” or higher grade earned for each course.

Course Title Type Credits
HONR1001 Self-Awareness and Social Responsibility Required Elective

(Lecture base course:

choose 1 from these 3)

3
HONR1002 Leadership Skills and Positive Influence
HONR1003 Communicating in a Global Context
HONR1000 Honours Project Compulsory

(Group project base course)

3
Total credit requirement: 6

Language of Instruction

English is the main language of instruction

Course Description 

Link

Students have to gain study abroad experience during their residency at UM with different levels of financial support and requirements stipulating by internal regulations. The experience must be credit bearing with a minimum of 3 abroad credits successfully transferred back to or earned from UM. Below are some ways to fulfill this requirement:

  • A full time semester abroad at universities having agreement with the Honours College
  • A full time semester abroad at universities having agreement with UM operated through the Global Affairs Office
  • Credit-bearing abroad programme or requirement operated by faculties
  • Credits earned in reputable universities abroad in summer and successfully transferred back to UM during the student’s residency at UM
  • Students are required to have four-semester RC residency during their undergraduate study at UM
  • For students admitted through recommendation of Masters of RCs and Dean of Students, they are required to have full (except study abroad period) RC residency during their undergraduate study at UM
  • Students have to demonstrate their leadership skills and services on and/or off campus by satisfying requirements through the Whole Person Development Award Programme offered by the Student Affairs Office (SAO), or an equivalent programme recognized by SAO.
  • With the Whole Person Development Award Programme, students are required to earn a minimum of 900 cumulative Competency Score (CS) with a minimum of 150 CS in each of the 5 core areas of development for graduation.
  • Interpersonal Relation and Teamwork
  • Healthy Living
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Citizenship with Global Perspectives
  • Leadership and Service

◊ The CS areas of development have been grouped into 7 areas starting from Academic Year 2021/2022 by the Student Affairs Office (SAO). For conversion between the 7 areas and the previous 5 areas, please check here.