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Integrated Learning Programme (ILP)

ILP Requirements

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As a graduation requirement, Year 1 and senior year admittees are required to complete a minimum of 75 and 45 ILP units respectively by attending ILP activities during their study in Lingnan University. All first-year students are required to participate in the New Student Orientation (NSO), which accounts for 15 ILP units. The minimum unit requirements for the ILP learning domains are listed below:

Table 1 – Basic Requirements

ILP Learning Domains

Minimum ILP Unit Requirements

Admittees on a 4-year Programme1

Outbound Exchange Admittees (For One Term)2

Senior Year Places Admittees (Designated as Year 3)

Civic Education and Leadership Development

5

5

5

Intellectual and Entrepreneurship Development

5

5

5

Physical Fitness and Well-being

5

5

5

Social and Emotional Well-being

5

5

5

Aesthetic Development

5

5

5

Residential Education

5

5

5

Free Electives3

30

22.5

--

New Student Orientation (NSO)4

15

15

15

Total Unit Requirements

75

67.5

45


1  Inbound Exchange Students who study one term or two terms at Lingnan University are not required to take ILP.
Outbound Exchange Students refer to students who have participated in an approved Student Exchange Programme (SEP) of Lingnan University. Students could acquire a 7.5 ILP units exemption after the completion of the exchange programme. For details of Student Exchange Programmes (SEP), please refer to the webpage of Office of Global Education.
3  For students who have met the requirement of each learning domain, the additional units will be counted as free electives.
4  Students who are unable to participate in the NSO are required to obtain ILP units under the Free Electives area.

Table 2 – Suggested ILP Study Plan

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Minimum ILP Unit Requirements

Admittees on a 4-year programme

15 (NSO) + 15

15

15

15

75

Senior Years Places Admittees (Designated as Year 3)

--

--

15 (NSO) + 15

15

45


Students are encouraged to plan their ILP study plan early and fulfill part of the ILP requirements each year.

Additional Notes:
1. Special cases other than the above are subject to the approval of the Management Committee of ILP and Senate.
2. The designated year of admission does not reflect the number of credits the student earned for fulfilment of curriculum requirements and the expected duration before he/she can graduate. The actual number of transfer credits to be granted for fulfilment of curriculum requirements will follow the relevant academic regulations regarding credit transfer.  As such, the student may require longer period than normal programme duration for fulfilling the curriculum requirements.

 


Attendance Requirement

1. Class Attendances

Students are expected to be punctual and complete the ILP activity. Students can only have 12-minute allowance (for late check-in or early check-out) in 1-hour events and 15-minute allowance in 1.5-hours-or-above events. Exceeding the limit, the student's attendance for that session will not be counted.

*To avoid any disturbance during the University Assembly and music performance, signing out is only allowed at the scheduled end time of each ILP session.

2. Completion Rate

Students are required to achieve at least 80% attendance in an ILP activity in order to be qualified for its ILP unit(s).

3. Evaluation and Reflection

Students are required to complete the evaluation survey and the reflection report after an ILP activity in order to be qualified for its ILP unit(s).

4. Excused Absence

Students may apply for sick leave or leave with a valid reason from the responsible OSA staff by presenting the necessary documentations, which must be submitted before the absence or within 3 working days after the absence.

5. Unexcused Absence

Absence without a valid reason is not allowed. Absentees will be recorded and will have to bear the consequence of registering ILP activities only in the second round of online add-drop in the next term if they are absent from ILP activities 3 times or more.

6. Cost incurred after completion of academic requirements

As approved by Senate Meeting of 6 October 2001, ILP taken after completion of academic requirements will normally be charged at costs incurred for your notice, i.e. to pay 1% of the tuition fee for a full-time student for every hour of ILP activities taken.


Medium of Instruction

ILP activities are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some activities are conducted in Cantonese and Putonghua.