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.

* The BSc (Hons) in Physics and Green Energy programme is under review. We plan to put a much stronger emphasis on the Green Energy study starting 2022-23, subject to the approval of the University.

 

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 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.

 

3) 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.

 

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 nurture young professionals with the knowledge and practical skills to develop and implement green technology-driven approaches for a career in the rapidly expanding sector of smart and net-zero carbon city development. This programme provides training in energy science and green technology, such as green energy generation, smart energy storage and distribution, carbon audit, energy audit and energy management. In addition to in-class learning and projects, students have experiential learning opportunities, such as internship and overseas study exchange. Courses are also available to help students to prepare for professional certification examinations. Students graduating from this programme are well equipped and highly competitive for careers as green energy professionals, e.g., in energy audit and consulting, energy/utility companies, green building design and management and energy conservation. The basic science training also prepares students for further studies in science and engineering, or careers in technology innovation.

* The BSc (Hons) in Physics and Green Energy programme is under review. We plan to put a much stronger emphasis on the Green Energy study starting 2022-23, subject to the approval of the University.

 

Remarks

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.

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 (AD)/ Higher Diploma (HD) Final Year Students/ Holders

AD/ HD holders or final year students may apply for Year 1 entry.

 

Associate Degree (AD)/ Higher Diploma (HD) Non-final Year Students

Non-final year students studying AD/ HD programmes at a higher education institution recognised by the University are eligible to apply for Year 1 entry only. These applicants are required to fulfill the Entrance Requirements for HKDSE or equivalent qualifications.

 

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.

 

General Entrance Requirements

For Applicants with HKDSE result, please refer to HKDSE

For Applicants with other International Qualifications, please refer to International Qualifications.

 

English Language Requirements

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

Public examination results
Proficiency Tests Minimum Requirements
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or
Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
IELTS Academic Overall Band: 6.0
SAT Minimum score of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing with a sub-score of 8 or above in Essay in old SAT; or
Minimum score of 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT
ACT Minimum score of 23 in both ACT English and Reading
AP Score 4 or above in AP English Language and Composition/ AP English Literature and Composition
GCE O-Level/ GCSE English/ English Language/ English Literature Grade C/ Grade 4
IGCSE First Language English Grade C/ Grade 4
IGCSE English as a Second Language Grade B/ Grade 5
GCE AS or A-Level English Grade E
HKDSE English Language Level 3
HKALE Use of English Grade E
IB Grade 4 in:
IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or
IB English B (Higher Level); or
IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level)

OR

Grade 5 in:
IB English B (Standard Level)
Others Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University