Faculty of Science

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chemistry

Programme Code


Year of Entry

Year 3

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

4 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for classroom teaching (in all forms) at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

Class Start Date

September 2024

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$145,000 (non-local) i

Credits Required for Graduation


Programme Description

  • To provide students with a strong foundation in all principal areas of chemical science.
  • To provide students with knowledge in developing career and solving real-life chemical problems, including those in the environmental, pharmaceutical, and materials areas, and to meet the needs from government, education, industrial or commercial sectors.


Unique Features

  • Train for Employment and Postgraduate Studies;
  • Hands-on Training (Final Year Project) in Modern Analytical Instrumentation;
  • Summer Internship Programme;
  • Summer Research Programme; and
  • Student Assistant Scheme.


Student Learning Experiences

The Chemistry Department offers the following learning experiences for students:

  • Exchange opportunities:
    Georgia State University (summer),
    Strasbourg University (1 year with scholarship),
    Warwick University (3+1 programme),
    Imperial College
  • Internship programme
  • Summer research programme
  • Summer study tour
  • Student assistant/helper scheme


Career Opportunities

  • Environmental protection
  • Chemical processing industries
  • Chemical analysis in commercial or public chemical testing laboratories
  • Marketing of technical products
  • Teaching
  • General administration in the private or public sectors



  1. Subject to University annual review.

We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet the University entrance requirements, English Language requirements and Programme entrance requirements (if any).


Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Students/ Holders

Local final year students or graduates of an Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma programme at an institution recognised by the University are eligible for publicly-funded senior year places.


Transfer Students

Transfer students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree programmes at a local or non-local university may apply. 

Please note that according to the guidelines of the University Grants Committee (UGC) on inter-institutional transfer of students, repeating of UGC-funded undergraduate study across institutions, irrespective of whether there is a change of programme or discipline, is generally discouraged unless under very exceptional circumstances.