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City University of Hong Kong

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Department of Physics (options: BSc Applied Physics, BEng Materials Engineering) 物理學系 [選項: 理學士(應用物理學)、工學士(材料工程學)]

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Short Description

In the new millennium, the fields of science and technology are facing challenges in the areas of information technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, energy and environmental science. Physics and Materials Science issues are ubiquitous in all of these areas and an understanding of the fundamental principles of physics is essential. In 1993, CityU, recognizing the importance of these challenges and the need for synergism between education and research encompassing both physics and materials science, formed the Department of Physics and Materials Science – the first of its kind in Hong Kong. Over the years, the Department has grown to a size of 30 academic staff, approximately 70 research students and 110 research and technical staff with many outstanding achievements in both fundamental and applied research. In order to further develop these two areas with better focus, in July 2017, CityU established the new Department of Materials Science and Engineering and renamed the Department of Physics and Materials to the Department of Physics.

BSc Applied Physics

The objectives of the Department of Physics are: to educate students with advanced knowledge and skills, to conduct cutting-edge research and development leading to the advancement of science and technology and to render professional services for Hong Kong and the Greater China region.

One undergraduate major is offered by the Department of Physics:

  • BSc Applied Physics

The Applied Physics major is not an ordinary Physics major. In Applied Physics, students are taught biomedical physics, nuclear radiation, materials physics and optoelectronics, enabling them to seek employment in hospitals, nuclear radiation facilities and engineering companies or pursue postgraduate study in these areas. We plan to strengthen the training in fundamental physics within the major (subject to approval and resource availability) to enhance the preparation for postgraduate study in physics. Students of the Applied Physics major, who meet certain requirements, can apply for admission to the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University in USA. To learn more about the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program, please visit http://gs.columbia.edu/cityu-hk/.

The Department also offers a taught Master of Science (MSc) degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology with about 60 students, and post-graduate Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes.

 

BEng Materials Engineering

Being the first of its kinds in Hong Kong, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is established to develop internationally competitive and leading-edge research and provide a professional education curriculum that equips graduates to contribute to Hong Kong, the Greater China, and the whole world in materials science and engineering and related sectors.

The Department serves as a collaboration platform for developing cross-disciplinary academic programmes and interdisciplinary research projects with other academic units in the University. Further, it aspires to become one of the world-leading departments in research and professional education with a focus on four targeted areas, namely –

  1. Biomaterials
  2. Computational materials science
  3. Functional materials
  4. Structural materials

The Department also serves as an international collaboration platform to encourage the collaboration among the leading institutes in the whole world and to enhance our global research reputation.

One undergraduate major is offered by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering:

  • BEng Materials Engineering

In the Materials Engineering major, students acquire knowledge that can be used to solve materials problems in engineering processes. Graduates of this major can seek jobs in engineering companies and join the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers as graduate members. They can become professional engineers after completing relevant on-the-job training.

Admission Arrangements in 2017

JUPAS HKDSE students will apply for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Physics. During their first year of studies, students will study a broad range of Gateway Education (GE) and College/Department core courses. Students will enter a major after one year of study. The top 40% of students of the Department [based on (i) cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at the end of Semester B; (ii) no failed grades in any courses in Semesters A and B; and (iii) completion of at least 30 credit units in Semesters A and B, including the number of credit units specified by the College/Department for its required courses] will have free choice of majors (Applied Physics or Materials Engineering). The other 60% of students will be allocated a major (Applied Physics or Materials Engineering), subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors.

Remarks:

Department of Physics*

Assessment of Applications

Interview Arrangements

* previously Department of Physics and Materials Science

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
One of the following elective subjects:
CHEMISTRY 3
DESIGN AND APPLIED TECHNOLOGY 3
PHYSICS or COMBINED SCIENCE WITH PHYSICS COMPONENT 3

Notes for Elective Subject(s):

  • Unspecified elective subjects may include "other languages" at grade E or above.
  • Mathematics extended modules (M1 - Calculus and Statistics; M2 - Algebra and Calculus) may be included. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.
  • Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNotes 3

Notes:

  • Unspecified elective subjects may include "other languages" at grade E or above.
  • Mathematics extended modules (M1 - Calculus and Statistics; M2 - Algebra and Calculus) may be included. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.
  • Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects.

Remarks:

  • For details of the entrance requirements and the alternative Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please visit http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/jupas/entreq/bd

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

CityU accepts repeat results and will count the best results in assessing whether applicants meet the entrance requirements and to calculate admission scores.

First Year Tuition Fee

Contacts

Admissions Office
Online enquiry form: http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/enquiry

Tel: 3442-9094

Professor CHAN Kwok-sum
Programme/Major Leader (Applied Physics)

Email: apkschan@cityu.edu.hk

Tel: 3442-7814

Dr Johnny HO
Programme/Major Leader (Materials Engineering)

Email: johnnyho@cityu.edu.hk

Tel: 3442-4897

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2016 425 428 593 825 637 2908
2015 279 368 642 919 780 2988

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2016 52 11 1 4 0 68
2015 46 14 7 1 0 68
Footnote(s):

The University reserves the right to make changes to the above information from time to time.