The University of Macau (UM) implements a residential college (RC) system on the new campus. Under this system, UM adopts a curriculum based approach to provide undergraduate students with experiential residential learning. Core capability indices and an evaluation system are in place to make sure students meet the requirements of community and peer education by the time they graduate. UM adopts a “4-in-1” model for undergraduate education. This model has four components, namely discipline-specific education, general education, research and internship education, as well as community and peer education. The objective of this model of education is to nurture self-reflective, caring, and  socially responsible individuals who can grow in a challenging and multicultural environment. This is UM’s general educational requirements for its students. As an important vehicle for carrying out community and peer education, the RCs also have their core educational objective, which is to help students meet the requirements in the five Areas of Competencies—Healthy Living, Interpersonal Relation and Teamwork, Leadership and Service, Cultural Engagement, and Citizenship with Global Perspectives—through systematic planning of all courses, programmes, and activities. RC students must meet educational requirements at three levels, the university’s general requirements for RC education, the specific requirements of each RC, and the students’ individual goals for personal development.

澳門大學新校園全面推動住宿式書院系統,採取課程化的規劃方式為大學本科學生提供體驗式的住宿學習,並通過訂定「能力指標」和「評鑑制度」確保學生在畢業時能夠達到「社群教育」的要求。澳大本科生教育推行融合專業、通識、研習和社群教育「四位一體」教育模式,目的是培養能自我反思、熱心助人、有社會責任,以及能在多元文化和充滿挑戰的環境下成長的學生。這是大學對學生整體性的教育要求,而書院作為其中「社群教育」重要的一環,也有其核心的教育目的——就是通過系統化學習規劃,利用所有課程、計劃、活動等體驗式學習方法,讓學生達到健康生活、人際關係和團隊合作、領導與服務、文化參與,以及具全球視野的公民五個方面的能力要求。書院學生學習具有以下三個必須達到的層面,其一是達到大學一般性書院教育的整體要求,其二是達到個別書院教育的特別要求,最後是完成學生對個人自我發展的要求。