Faculty of Science

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Programme Code

JS2510


Year of Entry

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

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

Choices of Major Programme

For details of Major Programme assignment, please visit Faculty website at http://site.sci.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/major_prog.php

 

Programme Description

Under 4-year curriculum, students will be admitted on a Faculty basis with broad-based education in science in the first year. Students will have a free choice of 9 Majors leading to award of the Bachelor of Science below.


Biology

1) BSc(Hons) in Applied Biology
This programme offers two concentrations of study: 
i) Biotechnology 
ii) Environmental Science
The programme is structured to provide the necessary training in the biological sciences to meet local and international needs in the fields of biotechnology biomedical science, environmental technology and management, ecosystem conservation management. Various laboratory courses and field trips are provided to equip students with technical skills for biological and biomedical research; and biotechnology and environmental industry.

2) BSc(Hons) in Bioresource and Agricultural Science 
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.

All students admitted into this programme will be offered an internship opportunity, and free professional organic certification and inspector training by the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) to enable them to carry out organic inspections worldwide.

3) BSc(Hons) in Applied Biology and BSc(Hons) in Ecology and Conservation [Double Degree]
This programme is jointly offered by the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and the University of Lincoln in UK. In this “3+1” Double Degree  programme, students studying in the Environmental Science concentration of the Applied Biology programme will study the first three years at HKBU to gain fundamental and advanced knowledge and skills in environmental science and management to address current and topical environmental and human health-related issues and problems, and study Year 4 at the University of Lincoln in its Ecology and Conservation programme. This will provide students with a firm grounding in the principles of ecology and conservation to address challenges pertaining to the conservation of biodiversity.

Chemistry

4) BSc(Hons) in Analytical and Testing Sciences
The aim of the programme is to provide students with a broad-based training in major scientific disciplines to support their study in analytical science which is multi-disciplinary in nature. This programme emphasises on developing students' analytical mind and good problem-solving skills needed to solve the diversity of problems encountered in their future career. It will also equip students with the knowledge and practical skills to contribute to the growing testing and certification industry.

5) BSc (Hons) in Chemistry
The aim of the programme is to provide students with a strong foundation in all principal areas of chemical science and knowledge in developing career and solving real-life chemical problems, including those in the environmental area, and to meet the needs from government, education, industrial or commercial sectors. The curriculum is designed to equip students with ample knowledge in both pure and applied chemistry so that you are adequately and flexibly trained for both employment and postgraduate studies locally or overseas.

Students admitted into this programme will be introduced to fundamental principles of all principal branches of chemistry and other related scientific disciplines. Knowledge in more specialised areas of chemistry will be acquired through a variety of Major elective courses. Research experience and hands-on laboratory skills are gained through a required Final Year Project.

Computer Science

6) BSc(Hons) in Computer Science
The aim of the programme^ is to prepare students for pursuing a career or postgraduate study in computer science or Information Communication Technology related areas. For details, please visit website

This programme offers three concentrations of study:
i) Artificial Intelligence (AI)
ii) Computing and Software Technologies (CST)
iii) Data and Media Communication (DMC) (collaborated with Department of Journalism, School of Communication & Film)
iv) Information Systems and Analytics (ISA)

The programme includes diversified learning experience, such as (overseas) summer internship, 1-year placement, overseas summer research programme and overseas study exchange.
^Full accreditation from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) has been granted for CST, ISA and double concentrations (CST+DMC and ISA+ DMC).

Mathematics

7) BSc(Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics

The programme is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in mathematical and statistical concepts with an aim towards developing logical thinking and analytical skills that are applicable to various career fields.

Special emphasis on applications in industrial and commercial areas is stressed, and students are well trained in the use of various computer software packages to solve real-life problems in management science, logistics, computer visualisation, computational finance, engineering design, actuarial science, clinical research, industrial applications, social science research and others.

This programme offers six concentrations of study:
i) Actuarial Statistics (collaborated with Simon Fraser University, Canada)
ii) Data Science
iii) Financial Risk Management (collaborated with School of Business)
iv) Operations Research
v) Quantitative Data Analysis
vi) Scientific Computing

Students can graduate without any concentration or with one or two concentration(s) according to their interest and career goal. 

8) BSc(Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics and BSc in Actuarial Science [Double Degree]
The programme is jointly offered by HKBU and Simon Fraser University (SFU). The double degree approach leverages the quantitative and market skills of mathematics, statistics and actuarial science with corporate financial management practices. As such, this programme between HKBU and SFU has many elements, such as risk assessment and market structure, which are not in current course offerings at HKBU. Thus, the programme, while having finance at its heart, represents a unique combination of skills from mathematics, statistics and actuarial science. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interviews and entrance examination. For details of the double degree programme, please visit website.   

Physics

9) BSc(Hons) in Physics and Green Energy
The aim of the programme is to prepare students for a career in Applied Physics or the Green Energy sector. This programme offers two concentrations of study:

i) Applied Physics 
This concentration provides analytical and practical knowledge and skills for students interested in a career in technology development and application, innovation or research in advanced topics. Graduates will find employment in high-tech companies and industries, or continue post graduate study in world-renowned universities. 

ii) Energy Management and Technology 
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.

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

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Remarks

1) The general Unit Requirement is 128 units but the unit requirement of BSc(Hons) in Bioresource and Agricultural Science is 129 units with the additional 1 unit for Summer Internship.

2) Students may have the option of taking an integrated programme by extending their undergraduate study by one year, leading to the award of a bachelor's degree in that Major plus a Diploma in Education.