Faculty of Science

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physics and Green Energy

Programme Code

JS2510-PGE


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 2022

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local) (Subject to the University's annual review)

Credits Required for Graduation

128

General Information

The BSc (Hons) in Physics and Green Energy prepares students for a career in Applied Physics or the Green Energy sector. Two study concentrations are offered: (i) Applied Physics, and (ii) Energy Management and Technology (with a focus on energy audit, energy-saving and renewable energy technologies).

This programme offers two concentrations of study:

  • Applied Physics Concentration
    This concentration provides analytical and practical knowledge and skills for students interested in pursuing a future career in technology development and application, innovation as well as research in advanced topics. Graduates will find employment in high-tech companies and industries, or continue post graduate study in world-renowned universities.
  • Energy Management and Technology Concentration
    This concentration provides foundation training in energy science and technology, including green energy generation, energy storage, energy audit and management. Such training helps our students to prepare for taking professional examinations^. Besides in-class learning and projects, students also have internship opportunities which will help them to prepare for careers in energy audit and consulting, energy/utility companies, green building and energy conservation as green energy professionals.

 

Unique Features

The distinctive feature about this programme in Hong Kong is that it integrates conceptual physics, energy science and technology, and energy management so that students can acquire a holistic training and prepare for careers in the energy sector. The training also helps our students to prepare for taking professional examinations^, which are helpful for our graduates to develop their careers as green energy professionals.

 

Student Learning Experiences

  • Participation in international events/conferences
    Students can obtain sponsorship to participate in international events/conferences in physics or green technology.
  • Internship
    Students are encouraged to take part in the internship. In the past few years, our students have gained valuable working experience in major corporations and government departments, such as CLP, HK Electric, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Shun Hing Engineering Contracting Co. Ltd., and the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of the Hong Kong Government.
  • Summer Research
    Students can participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship programme to conduct frontier research with stipend during the summer.

 

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this programme, graduates will have the proficiency to pursue a career in high-tech industry, commerce, consulting, and teaching or pursue postgraduate studies in Hong Kong or abroad.

Graduates in the Applied Physics Concentration will have the knowledge and quantitative skills in instrumental control, scientific computing and modeling, and advanced materials. These skill sets will allow them to secure jobs both in the educational sector as well as in high-tech industry as applied scientists and engineers. Many new opportunities are now available in the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) thanks to the establishment of the Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB). Six start-up companies have been recently established in the Physics Department alone, and some of them are seeking our graduates as their employees.

Graduates from the Energy Management and Technology Concentration will find many opportunities in the rapidly expanding green energy sector. Latest development involves application of energy technology for green/smart buildings to save energy.

^ For example, https://www.aeecenter.org/certifications/certifications/certified-energy-manager

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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.