Faculty of Science

Bachelor of Science 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 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


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 who opt for this filed will study modern biotechnology, consisting of the most recent technological advancements and industrial applications as well as training in experimental techniques.


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, the local and oversea internships organized with different agencies such as World Wide Fund for Nature in Hong Kong (WWF-HK) and Ocean Park; and Summer excursion programme (e.g. Okinawa, Sri Lanka, Madagascar and Sabah) are perfect platforms provided annually for student exploration on nature and getting relevant working experience.


Career Opportunities

Many of our graduates gain employment after graduation in a range of fields such as nature conservation, biotechnology marketing and management, biological sciences, education, environmental monitoring, pollution control, public health and sanitation and 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.



^ 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.