Faculty of Science

Bachelor of Science 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 formal classroom teaching at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

Class Start Date

September 2020

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local)

Credits Required for Graduation


  • 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 (summer),
    Strasbourg University (1 year with scholarship),
    Warrick University (3+1 programme),
    Imperial College
  • Internship programme
  • Summer research programme
  • Summer study tour


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



^ Subject to annual review and the University's approval.

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

AD/ HD holders or students studying in the final year of AD /HD programmes may apply for Year 3 entry.


Transfer Students

Transfer students are current students of recognised local/ overseas institutions who are enrolled in a full-time or sandwich government-funded or self-financed degree programme.

Applicants who have completed at least one year of study of a 3-year degree programme or two years of study of a 4-year degree programme may apply for Year 3 entry.

Inter-institutional transfer of students is considered on a case-by-case basis.


Degree Holders

Holders of Bachelor’s/ Master’s/ Doctoral Degree or students studying in the final year of a degree programme may apply for Year 3 entry.