Faculty of Science

Bachelor of Science

Programme Code


Year of Entry


Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

4 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for formal classroom teaching at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

First Year Intake Number

201 (subject to changes)

Class Start Date

September 2018

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$120,000 (non-local)

Credits Required for Graduation


Programme Requirements

Programme Requirements
HKDSE Core Subject(s) Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Note1: The Elective subject can be any HKDSE elective subjects, including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2).

- Good results in science-related elective subjects are preferred.

- Subject to fulfilling the interview selection criteria set by the Faculty of Science, applicants who select this programme as Band A choice may be selected for interview.


Choices of Major Programme

*Choosing concentration(s) is optional.

For details of Major Programme assignment, please visit Faculty website at http://site.sci.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/major_prog.php




Programme Description

Under 4-year curriculum, students will be admitted on a Faculty basis with broad-based education in science in the first year. Students will have a free choice of 6 Majors leading to award of the Bachelor of Science below. Students can apply for their Major of study before the end of first year.


BSc(Hons) in Applied Biology
- The programme is structured to provide background and training in the biological sciences to meet local and global needs in the fields of agriculture and fisheries, biotechnology, biomedical research, conservation, environmental monitoring and pollution control, health and sanitation.
- There are 2 Concentrations: Biotechnology and Environmental Science.


BSc(Hons) in Chemistry
- The aim of the programme is to provide students with a strong foundation in all principal areas of chemical science and knowledge in developing career and solving real-life chemical problems, and to meet the needs from government, education, industrial or commercial sectors.
- The curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge of pure and applied chemistry required for employment or postgraduate study.

BSc(Hons) in Analytical and Testing Sciences
- The aim of the programme is to provide students with a broad-based training in major scientific disciplines to support their study in multi-disciplinary analytical and testing science.
- To promote the analytical and problem-solving skills required to solve the diversity of problems encountered in students' future careers.
- To equip students with the knowledge and practical skills required to contribute to the growing analytical and testing industry.

Computer Science

BSc(Hons) in Computer Science
- The general aim of the programme, which is accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers#, is to prepare students for a career in computer science or information technology related areas or to pursue postgraduate study.
- This programme stresses on innovations in computing technologies and information systems, and their applications to real-world problems. It consists of three Concentrations of study, namely i) Computing and Software Technologies, ii)  Data and Media Communication (with an interdisciplinary focus jointly offered by Department of Journalism) and iii) Information Systems and Analytics.
- Students are able to gain IT work experience training through summer internship and 1-year placement opportunities.
- The programme offers diversified outreach opportunities for students such as study tours, overseas internship, overseas summer research programme and overseas study exchange.

# A reaccreditation will be undergone in 2017. 


BSc(Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics
- This programme is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in mathematical and statistical concepts with an aim towards developing logical thinking and analytical skills that are applicable to various career fields.
- Special emphasis on applications in industrial and commercial areas is stressed, and students are well trained in the use of various computer software packages to solve real-life problems in management science, logistics, computer visualization, computational finance, engineering design, actuarial science, clinical research, industrial applications, social science research and others.
- Concentration options in Actuarial Statistics, Financial Risk Management, Operations Research, Quantitative Data Analysis and Scientific Computing. Students can graduate without any concentration or with one or two concentration according to their interest and career goal.


BSc(Hons) in Physics and Green Energy
- This programme aims at preparing students for a career in physics and/or in the energy sector that involves applications of scientific principles and modern technology. The specific objectives are to equip students with:
(a) A solid and broad foundation in physics to build up their careers or to pursue further studies;
(b) Experimental, theoretical, and computational skills to meet the needs and challenges of contemporary society;
(c) Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- There are two optional study concentrations:

(1) Concentration in Applied Physics
The Applied Physics Concentration provides mathematical and theoretical skills that are essential for further study or technology applications. The upper level courses are designed to (i) strengthen analytical and experimental physics skills, and (ii) tackle applied physics problems in modern technology. Students who opt for this concentration will be ready to go on to graduate schools in the relevant disciplines or engage in careers in technology or industry.

(2) Concentration in Energy Management and Technology
This concentration caters for the career-oriented students who will take additional courses in energy science and technology. In particular, two upper level courses in energy management have been developed to align with the globally recognized Certified Energy Manager (CEM) programme under the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Our graduates can take the CEM exam offered by the AEE Hong Kong Chapter and become eligible for the CEM credential after some years of relevant working experience.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates receive broad-based training that equips themselves with experience in analysing scientific problems using an inter-disciplinary approach. Besides securing employment in their own fields of expertise, graduates often take up scientific research, management, marketing/sales, banking/finance and teaching posts in sectors like commerce, government, education and community services. Some graduates will pursue further study.



Students may have the option of taking an integrated programme by extending their undergraduate study by one year, leading to the award of a Bachelor's degree in that Major plus a Diploma in Education.


For 2018 entry, the Programme will consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or 2) as unspecified elective subject in meeting the entrance requirements and as a whole subject in score calculation.

The Programme will NOT consider any Applied Learning Subjects as an unspecified elective subject.

The Programme will NOT consider any Other Language subjects as unspecified elective subject.

  1. Upon score calculation and compilation of interview results (if any), eligible applicants will be given a rank in the Merit Order List to the JUPAS Office. The Merit Order List will be generated according to the priority given to the list of Tie-breakers. During the admissions process, the following are the most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University.
    The most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University
    Tie-breakers Remarks
    HKDSE Academic Score (plus interview score, if any) Derived from the score formula of individual programme
    e.g.: 4 core subjects + 1 best/specified elective or 2 best/specified electives
    Interview Performance Applicable to School Principal's nominees / applicants with a disability / OEA applicants / regular applicants with interview
    Band Band A applicants will be ranked first then Band B, and so on.
    A (Prog. Choice 1 - 3) >
    B (Prog. Choice 4 - 6) >
    C (Prog. Choice 7 - 10) >
    D (Prog. Choice 11 - 15) >
    E (Prog. Choice 16 - 20)
    HKDSE English Score Take the best score of HKDSE English Language Result
    HKDSE Standard Score + 1 best X Sum of scores for 4 core subjects plus 1 best/specified elective subject (Category A)
  2. If a programme ranks the tie-breakers as: '1' to 'HKDSE Academic Score', '2' to 'Band', '3' to 'HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score', applicants with highest HKDSE Academic Score will be ranked first. If there are two applicants having the same HKDSE Academic Score, the one who places the programme in a higher band choice will be ranked higher. If the two applicants are the same on the first 2 tie-breakers, their HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be compared, the one with higher HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be given a higher rank, and so on.




As programmes select students not only on the basis of the HKDSE results, the actual results of the students admitted to each programme may vary from year to year (depending on the overall results achieved by applicants in a particular year, the number of applicants applying to the programme, changes in selection criteria, etc.). Please be reminded that information listed above is for reference ONLY and is subject to change, and should NOT be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme.