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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

JS3002

Broad Discipline of Applied Sciences 應用科學廣泛學科

BD APP SCI

Short Description

The Broad Discipline of Applied Sciences aims to facilitate students' active exploration of different applied sciences disciplines in their first year of study. This allows students the flexibility to finalise their programme choice based on their interest at the end of Year One as follows:

  • BSc(Hons) in Applied Biology with Biotechnology;
  • BSc(Hons) in Chemical Technology;
  • BSc(Hons) in Engineering Physics;
  • BSc(Hons) in Food Safety and Technology; and
  • BSc(Hons) in Investment Science. 


After successful completion of the 4-year programme, students will be awarded a degree in their selected Major programme.

Remarks:

  • Students admitted to the Broad Discipline of Applied Sciences will complete a common Year One curriculum. After completing Year One, they will declare a Major in one of the five Applied Sciences programmes.
  • The Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles has set up the BD Entry Scholarship for Outstanding HKDSE Students. Please refer to the Information Sheet for details.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subjects with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include:
  • Chinese;
  • English;
  • Mathematics;
  • Extended modules of Mathematics; and
  • All single and combined Science subjects.

Relevant Applied Learning subjects that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation are:
  • Child Development and Care;
  • Environmental Engineering;
  • Events Planning and Operation;
  • Exercise Science and Health Fitness;
  • Food and Beverage Operations;
  • Foundation in Chinese Medicine;
  • Fundamental Health Care;
  • Health and Beauty Keeping in TCM;
  • Health Care Practice;
  • Medical Laboratory Science; and
  • Sports Coaching and Management.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Flexibilities on admission selection are available as follows:

  1. Individual Broad Disciplines (BDs) / degree programmes will accept one relevant Applied Learning (ApL) subject for meeting the entrance requirements. An attainment at Attained with Distinction (I) level or above is required.
  2. Other Language subjects (i.e. Category C) offered in the HKDSE Examination will be accepted as elective subjects. Grade E or above is required.
  3. If students have taken both M1 and M2, they will only be considered as one subject and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.
  4. Students endorsed by schools for meeting EDB’s specified conditions and having achieved the required grade in Chinese in one of the following examinations will be regarded as obtaining a Level 3 in HKDSE Chinese for meeting our entrance requirements:
    Exam                      Level                      Min. Grade            
    GCE O-Level C
    GCSE N/A C
    IGCSE N/A C
    HKDSE ApL(C) N/A Attained
    GCE A-Level E
    GCE AS-Level E
  5. No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.
  6. There is no compulsory subject requirement for our programmes. Preferred subjects, if applicable, are listed in the 'Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings' section of individual programme entries. Satisfactory performance in preferred subjects will have a positive influence on admission selection. However, applicants who have not taken the preferred subjects will still be considered for admission but they may need to take relevant underpinning subjects after admission to PolyU.
  7. For admission to the BSc(Hons) in Nursing and BSc(Hons) in Mental Health Nursing, students must have Level 3 or above in at least two HKDSE elective subjects from Category A. Please refer to www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/hkdse/assessment/subject_information/ for details of the HKDSE subject categories.

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

No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

General Office of the Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles

Email: bd.fast@polyu.edu.hk

Tel: 2766 4277/3400 2693

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 456 671 1048 1344 849 4368
2016 333 576 1023 1441 977 4350
2015 448 728 1318 1789 1233 5516
2014 544 903 1579 2283 1598 6907
2013 778 1111 2017 2840 1917 8663
2012 315 609 1251 1872 1400 5447

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 24 2 1 0 0 27
2016 21 4 1 0 2 28
2015 24 5 0 0 0 29
2014 21 4 1 1 1 28
2013 23 4 0 1 0 28
2012 17 2 4 3 2 28