Curriculum: Bachelor of Science in Applied Child Development [Code: A202]

The University Registration and Induction Programme for New Students will be held during August 17 to 25, 2021, depending on your curriculum of study. The Programme comprises three parts, namely Online Talk on Course Selection with Q&A, Faculty Induction Talk and Programme Induction Talk (if any) and CEDARS Non-Academic Induction Talk.

New undergraduates are required to register in advance and attend all three sessions to complete the University Registration and Induction Programme.

Online Talk on Course Selection with Q&A

Online Talk on Course Selection with Q&A will provide an opportunity for all freshmen to obtain information and ask questions in relation to course selection before the first day of course selection on August 20, 2021.

Common Core Talk

Date: August 17, 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration Link:
Remarks: In case of inclement weather, the online talk will be held as scheduled.

Faculty Induction Talk and Programme Induction Talk

Faculty Induction talk will give you an overview of your study at HKU and university life including introduction to your Faculty and Departments, programme structure, important academic matters such as curriculum requirement, course selection and enrolment, Common Core courses, academic integrity, academic advisement and experiential learning opportunities.

Date: August 18, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Grand Hall


  • Please register online and obtain your e-ticket in the form of a personalized QR code before attending the Faculty Induction Talk. You are required to show the QR code on your mobile phone at the entrance to the Talk.
  • You should register in advance by simply following the steps below to register for the Talk:
    1. Scan the following QR code with your mobile phone (or visit
      QR Code
    2. Log in with your HKU Portal UID (account name) and PIN (password) – please refer to your computer account notice email for details
    3. If you are eligible, your QR code is displayed.
  • The QR code is personalized for you and contains your University number. You should not share your QR code with other students. You can either take a screen capture of the QR code for showing at the entrance, or repeat the procedure above at any time to retrieve it.

    In case of any bad weather warning or announcement is hoisted or in force at or after 11 am, the induction talk will be cancelled. Video clips will be posted on the First Year Experience website around August 25, 2021.

    CEDARS Non-Academic Induction Talk

    The Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) provides new students with non-academic support and resources including new student adjustment and counselling support, support to students with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN Support), financial resources, housing, etc. CEDARS also offers co-curricular and out-of-classroom learning opportunities to students. New undergraduates should enrol into one of the following identical sessions:
    Date/Time Registration Link
    1August 17, 2021 (Tuesday), 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Link
    2August 17, 2021 (Tuesday), 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Link
    3August 19, 2021 (Thursday), 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Link
    4August 21, 2021 (Saturday), 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Link
    5August 24, 2021 (Tuesday), 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Link

    Remarks: In case of inclement weather, the online CEDARS Non-Academic Induction Talk will be held as scheduled.

    List of Faculty-based / Programme-based Essential Information

    1. Introduction to the Faculty and core departments
    2. Introduction to the programme
    3. Structure of the programme
    4. Course enrolment procedures
    5. Course selection - compulsory courses, elective courses
    6. Regulations and curriculum requirements (including information on plagiarism, discontinuation, etc.)
    7a. Faculty academic advising system
    7b. Academic Advising Office
    8. Information for specific groups of students (e.g. those admitted under Direct Admissions Scheme, double degree students, etc.)
    9. Experiential learning, Internships and Outside Classroom Learning Experience
    a. Faculty-based opportunities
    b. CEDARS co-curricular programmes
    c. Study abroad opportunities – International Affairs Office and HKU Horizons
    10. Recording of the Faculty Academic Induction Talk during Aug 18-25 (after the talk)
    11. Common Core Courses
    12. Core University English (CUE) and English-in-the-Discipline (ED) courses
    13. Faculty Student Societies and Departmental Student Societies
    14. Student Support Services by CEDARS (both services and co-curricular programmes)
    15. Equal Opportunity, Health and Safety

    Programme-based essential information will be sent to students directly.

    Student Body Registration & Hall Information Day

    New Students will visit your respective faculty societies to know more about the academic planning and get to know your fellow classmates. You will go around the campus to join clubs promoting different cultural, sports and other areas of interests. Students can also visit booths of different halls and join hall visits. Throughout the day, you can enroll for orientation activities by student societies/clubs.

    For details of the date and time of registration, please click here:

    Other Induction Programmes and Activities

    First Year Experience (FYE) website <> is a one-stop information site for new students to understand more about learning at HKU, adapt to university life and make better use of HKU’s support services, meet your learning buddies and develop academic and personal goals.

    New undergraduates are welcome to visit the FYE page for the latest induction and orientation activities available.