(Under 5-credit system)
Pre-foundation: These courses are designed as primers for higher education. They have no prerequisites. They are especially suitable for new students. These courses may be counted towards sub-degree programmes but not degree programmes. Some courses have no credit value attached to them. The course code of these courses also starts with ‘0’.
Foundation: These courses have no recommended prerequisites. They are the entry level courses for students wishing to study for a degree. They are especially suitable for new students.
Middle: These courses may have recommended prerequisites at the Foundation level.
Higher: Normally, these courses will have recommended prerequisites. In order to obtain a degree, a student must complete courses at this level.
Higher (Honours): Normally, these courses have recommended prerequisites and are prescribed as part of the requirements for an Honours degree.
Postgraduate: These are courses offered under a Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma, Master’s or Doctorate Degree.
(Under 3-credit-unit system)