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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

JS3014

HD in Applied Physics 應用物理學高級文憑

HD APP PHY

Short Description

Students gain comprehensive foundation knowledge and skills in applied physics, instrumentation and materials technology.

The broad-based design of the programme enables graduates to seek promising careers in the following sectors:

  • Industries that use advanced technology based on scientific instrumentation;
  • Industries that require the specification, selection and processing of metals, ceramics, plastics and advanced materials; and
  • The sales and service areas of commercial or trading companies that deal with high-technology equipment and materials.

The programme provides a route of articulation to degree programmes.

Remarks:

  • The Department of Applied Physics has set up entry scholarships for outstanding HKDSE students admitted to the programme via JUPAS. For details, please click here.

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:
  • Mathematics;
  • Extended modules of Mathematics;
  • Physics; and
  • Combined Science with Physics.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 2
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 3 SUBJECTS 2

Flexibilities on admission selection are available as follows:

  1. A maximum of two relevant ApL subjects will be allowed in meeting the requirements. An attainment at Attained 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. For Higher Diploma programmes, students not having the level requirement for the other subject for meeting the general entrance requirement may be specially considered if they have attained Level 2 or above in one of the Extended modules of Mathematics. Please refer to Admission Selection for details. 
  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
  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.

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$ 31,575

Contacts

General Office of the Department of Applied Physics

Email: apdept@polyu.edu.hk

Tel: 2766 5674

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 520 547 496 512 711 2786
2016 595 639 621 660 793 3308
2015 570 773 822 762 921 3848
2014 711 934 1101 1054 1279 5079
2013 807 1038 1135 1042 1440 5462
2012 1065 1323 1296 875 1100 5659

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 55 16 7 16 20 114
2016 96 42 35 24 33 230
2015 60 28 28 23 30 169
2014 41 27 20 19 23 130
2013 36 14 13 9 22 94
2012 33 0 3 0 2 38