Cross / Transdisciplinary / Personalised Pathway Programmes

Bachelor of Arts, Science and Technology (Hons)

Programme Code

JS2950


Year of Entry

JUPAS - HKDSE: Year 1

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

First Year Intake Number

15

Class Start Date

September 2023

Annual Tuition Fees

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

Credits Required for Graduation

128

Programme Requirements

 
HKDSE Core Subject(s) Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS Notes 3

Notes for elective subjects:

1) One of the electives must be any Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);

2) The other elective can be any of the following subjects:
a) Category A subjects;
b) Applied Learning subjects with Attained with Distinction (I) or above;
c) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above.

Remarks on other requirements:

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio and to attend an interview.

 

Programme Description

Humankind is facing a more unpredictable future as technological advancement has brought disruptive changes and global problems are becoming more complex and serious. Young people need to be more adaptable, resourceful and creative in meeting future challenges. This is a future-focused programme which enables students to design their own personalised learning pathways. It is especially suitable for students who aspire to make a difference in the future world through various means, such as  entrepreneurship, research, advocacy, invention and performance. 

The curriculum is made up of two major components. Firstly, in the solution-based learning modules, students will go through an active and exploratory intellectual journey consisting of cycles of problem-solving. The problems are contextualised in the real-life settings and students will work in groups under the guidance of their teachers and external specialists. Secondly, students will complete a major which gives them in-depth knowledge in one or more specific domains of their choice and prepares them for further study. 

The programme is open to students from all academic backgrounds. 


Unique Features

The solution-based learning modules use a block design, which immerses students in one set of coherent learning activities around a problem at a time. The modules are student-centred, and guided by professors and/or professionals, and aim to facilitate deep learning toward addressing real problems. In the early years of the programme, the problems are smaller, more well-defined, and there will be more faculty guidance. As students proceed, the problems will become bigger, less well-defined, and students will become more independent with less faculty supervision. Examples include finding ways to provide support to care takers of elderly people (Year 1 or 2), revitalizing a heritage (Year 3), and making steps toward feeding the world population (Year 4). Students will play active roles in choosing the problems in the solution-based learning modules, as well as the approaches to solve these  problems. The programme will give students ample autonomy and flexibility in designing their modules and curricula. 
 

Student Learning Experiences

Students will benefit from a number of guided self-learning pedagogies in the programme such as service-learning, collaborative learning and research-led learning. Depending on the problems they choose, they will work intensely with community partners, professionals, artists and entrepreneurs. In addition to joining internships and exchanges outside Hong Kong, they will work with overseas students and advisors in joint projects and learning activities such as summer schools.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be resourceful and innovative problem-solvers and have a dedicated personal mission. They may become  entrepreneurs, consultants, researchers, or artists, among other options. Their skills and abilities will enable them to take on  multiple careers, which will be a trend in the future society, and make them especially competitive in jobs or industries that are yet to emerge. 

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

The Programme will consider any Applied Learning subjects as an unspecified elective subject.

In general, the scores for the Applied Learning subjects (Category B) are converted as follows:

Attained with Distinction II=4, Attained with Distinction I=3, Attained=2

The Programme will consider Other Language subjects at Grade E or above as an unspecified elective subject.

In general, the scores for the Other Language subjects (Category C) are converted as follows:

A=5**, B=5*, C=5, D=4, E=3

  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
    (The programme will consider the best 5 HKDSE subjects in Academic Score calculation.)
    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
  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.

 

Note:

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.