polyu-logo cbs-logo

 Study > CBS Programme Overview > Undergradute Programme > UGC Funded Programme

UGC Funded Programme
4-year BA (Hons) in Chinese and Bilingual Studies [BACBS]



Programme Code: 72418
Duration:4 years (normal) – 8 years (maximum)
No. of Credits Required: A minimum of 126 credits (including 3 training credits)


BACBS is a four-year full-time undergraduate honours programme that emphasizes training in English, Mandarin and/or Cantonese, as well as proficiency in written standard Chinese and English. Students are given the option to further develop practical knowledge and skills in one of the following two professional areas:

Translation and Interpreting
CBS has over twenty years of experience in teaching translating and interpreting. With the best interpreting training laboratories in Hong Kong, our curriculum emphasizes the training of practical translation and interpreting skills, and enables students to work for various specialized fields, such as business, the media, science and technology, law, etc.

Bilingual Corporate Communication
Our curriculum equips students with language-mediated and culture-specific communication skills and familiarizes students with the conducts and practices of corporate communication; the general goal is to prepare students for a career in corporate communication.

Linguistics and Speech Sciences
We provide foundational courses in linguistics, with a focus on the physiological, neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic basis of speech, in order to prepare students for further study in linguistics and related professions such as speech therapy.

Enquiries about BACBS




Copyright © 2013 Department of Chinese & Bilingual Studies. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. All rights reserved.

This website is best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0, Firefox 3.0 or above and optimized with JavaScript turned on.