3.3.8    Double Major Programmes

A second major will consist of at least 48 MCs of modules of which:

  1. Only 8 MCs can be double counted.
  2. At least 16 MCs must be at Level-3000 or above.

The requirements of a Double Major are as follows:

(A) University Level Requirements

Students are required to complete 20 MCs for this requirement.

(B) Faculty Requirements

Students need to fulfil the faculty requirements of the primary major.

(C) Major Requirements

Students are required to completely fulfil all the requirements of the primary major and the second major. Up to 8 MCs of the modules in the second major can be used to double count towards either the Faculty, Primary Major or Minor requirements.

Students may not need to take Unrestricted Elective (UE) Modules if the ULR and two majors add up to 160MCs or more. USP students must satisfy the prevailing USP requirements. The Advanced Modules can only be drawn from the primary major. The prevailing rules/policy concerning the S/U will apply for Double Major students.

(D) Computation of Cumulative Average Points (CAP)

Since students are graduating with only one degree, there will be a common CAP for both majors.

(E) Minimum MCs Requirements for Double Majors

The minimum MCs requirements for the Double Majors are as follows:

Single Degree, Double Major Programmes Minimum MC requirement
With Honours 160
Without Honours 120


If the above minimum requirements are achieved, it would be possible to complete a Double Major with Honours in one subject within four years. The actual total MCs will depend upon the requirements of the second major.

(F) Residency Requirement

The residency requirement is 50% of the minimum required MCs for the Double Major programme or 80 MCs, whichever is the higher.

(G) Maximum Period of Candidature

The maximum period of candidature for a Double Major is the same as that for a single major under the same degree.

(H) Awards

A Double Major student will only be eligible for award of medals and prizes associated with the primary major unless the medal/prize is to be awarded for best performance in a module.  The second major will only be mentioned in the transcript and not on the degree scroll.