Faculty of Science

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Bioresource and Agricultural Science

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$160,000 (non-local) i

Credits Required for Graduation


Programme Description

Bioresources, which refer to any resource of biological origin including all living organisms and its derivatives that have actual or potential use or value for humanity, are being depleted at an alarming rate due to overexploitation and environmental problems such as the contamination of land and water, and the effects of climate change, all which influence food security and food safety. Thus, it is important to cultivate an understanding of sustainable resource management via sustainable agriculture practices and bioresource conservation.

Unique Features

The programme is the first and unique agriculture related professional programme in Hong Kong, which focuses on the integration of agriculture with bioresource management with the aim of cultivating an understanding of the social, ecological and environmental significance of agricultural practices and bioresource conservation from the perspective of sustainability.

Student Learning Experiences

To further equip students with real world experience, each student admitted into this programme will be offered an internship opportunity in an organization or a company, including:

  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD)
  • Grow Something
  • HKBU Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for Pearl River Delta Environment (ARCPE)
  • Lee Kum Kee
  • Oriental Landscapes Ltd.
  • Pegasus Greenland Ltd.
  • Rooftop Republic Co. Ltd.
  • Surround Consultancy Ltd.

Free professional organic certification and inspector training by the International Organic Inspectors Association is offered to enable graduates to carry out organic inspections worldwide.

Students can join the Student Exchange Programme and study outside of Hong Kong for one semester or one academic year with numerous exchange partners located throughout the world. Moreover, the Department’s overseas summer exchange programmes serve as an invaluable platform for students to learn about international bioresource management practices and for acquiring relevant hands-on research and working experience.

Career Opportunities

Students will be provided with hands-on experience in agricultural technology and bioresource conservation required for an array of bioresource, agriculture, and environmental related professions, including farm operation, agribusiness, consultancy, green groups, government departments, etc.



  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.