Faculty of Science

Bachelor of Science 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 formal classroom teaching at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

Class Start Date

September 2020

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local)

Credits Required for Graduation


  • 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),
    Warrick University (3+1 programme),
    Imperial College
  • Internship programme
  • Summer research programme
  • Summer study tour


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



^ Subject to annual review and the University's approval.

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

AD/ HD holders or students studying in the final year of AD /HD programmes may apply for Year 3 entry.


Transfer Students

Transfer students are current students of recognised local/ overseas institutions who are enrolled in a full-time or sandwich government-funded or self-financed degree programme.

Applicants who have completed at least one year of study of a 3-year degree programme or two years of study of a 4-year degree programme may apply for Year 3 entry.

Inter-institutional transfer of students is considered on a case-by-case basis.


Degree Holders

Holders of Bachelor’s/ Master’s/ Doctoral Degree or students studying in the final year of a degree programme may apply for Year 3 entry.