Faculty of Science

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Biology—Biotechnology Concentration

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

Biology is the study of living things and their vital processes, where at HKBU the academic staff teaching the programmes have a diverse range of expertise, supported by access to a wide range of state-of-the-art research facilities. Currently students can choose either Biotechnology or Environmental Science as their major within the programme.

Unique Features

Students will develop an understanding of the theories of biology as well as biotechnology applications by taking courses in the fields of cellular/ molecular/ developmental biology, organismal biology, genetics, molecular biotechnology, and other biological fields. Various laboratory courses are provided to equip students with technical skills for biological and biomedical research and biotechnology industry.

Student Learning Experiences

Students can join the Student Exchange Programme and study outside of Hong Kong for one semester or one academic year, with numerous exchange partners located throughout the world.  Moreover, Summer Internship Programme was offered with different agencies such as Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong, World Green Organisation, WELLAB Ltd, SUEZ NWS Holdings Ltd / Oscar Bioenergy, Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre Certification Ltd. Department’s overseas summer exchange programme are perfect platforms for students’ exploration on nature and getting relevant hands-on research and working experience.

Career Opportunities

Many of our graduates gain employment after graduation in a range of fields such as biotechnology, biomedical science, environmental technology and management, ecosystem, conservation management, as well as food and environmental hygiene.

The Department also offers opportunities for postgraduate study at MSc, Mphil and PhD level for graduates who have interest in further study.



  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/ Higher 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.