Faculty of Science

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Analytical and Testing Sciences

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

  • To provide students with a broad-based training in all major scientific disciplines for supporting their study in analytical science which is multi-disciplinary in nature;
  • To provide students with a solid knowledge base and skills in a variety of techniques used to solve a diversity of problems in analytical and testing science;
  • To help students to develop an analytical mind and good problem-solving skills needed to solve the diversity of problems encountered in their career as a professional analyst;
  • To equip students with a solid knowledge base in science and analytical science to support their career developments and further education in this and related fields.


Unique Features

  • Students are trained as analytical and testing scientists by adopting a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Relevant courses offered by the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Physics equip students with strong broad scientific knowledge.
  • A variety of modern analytical instruments housed in the Chemistry Department provide students amble hands-on experience to solve wide scope of analytical problems.
  • The capstone course “Chemical Testing Laboratory Management and Accreditation” provides students with solid knowledge base for the employment in the Testing and Certification Industry.
  • The one-year final year project engagement offers students with practical training in solving real world problems.


Student Learning Experiences

The Chemistry Department offers the following learning experiences for students:

  • Exchange Opportunities:
    Georgia State University,
    University of Strasbourg,
    University of Warwick,
    Imperial College London
  • Internship Programme
  • Summer Research Programme
  • Summer Study Tour
  • Student assistant/helper scheme
  • Service-Learning on Food Analysis
  • Experiential-Learning on Forensic Analysis
  • Mobile-Learning using Education Mobile Apps
  • Blended-Learning using Small Private Online Courses


Career Opportunities

  • Analytical Technologists in Government Laboratory or Commercial Testing Laboratories
  • Quality Assurance Chemists in Pharmaceutical & Traditional Chinese Medicine Industry
  • Research Personnel in Biomedical and Industrial R & D Laboratories
  • Testing and certification industry: toys and games; textiles, clothing and footwear; medical; electrical products; construction materials; etc.
  • Instrument Sales and Service Engineers
  • Teaching



  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/ High Maximizeer 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.