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Hong Kong Baptist University

JS2510

Bachelor of Science (Hons) 理學士(榮譽)

BSc

Short Description

Under 4-year curriculum, students will be admitted on a Faculty basis with broad-based education in science in the first year. Students will have a free choice of 9 Majors leading to award of the Bachelor of Science below.

Biology

1) BSc(Hons) in Applied Biology
This programme offers two concentrations of study:
i) Biotechnology 
ii) Environmental Science
The programme is structured to provide the necessary training in the biological sciences to meet local and international needs in the fields of biotechnology biomedical science, environmental technology and management, ecosystem conservation management.  Various laboratory courses and field trips are provided to equip students with technical skills for biological and biomedical research; and biotechnology and environmental industry.

2) BSc(Hons) in Applied Biology and BSc(Hons) in Ecology and Conservation [Double Degree]
This programme is jointly offered by the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and the University of Lincoln in UK. In this “3+1” Double Degree programme, students studying in the Environmental Science concentration of the Applied Biology programme will study the first three years at HKBU to gain fundamental and advanced knowledge and skills in environmental science and management to address current and topical environmental and human health-related issues and problems, and study Year 4 at the University of Lincoln in its Ecology and Conservation programme. This will provide students with a firm grounding in the principles of ecology and conservation to address challenges pertaining to the conservation of biodiversity.

3) BSc(Hons) in Bioresource and Agricultural Science
The programme is the first and unique agriculture related professional programme in Hong Kong, which focuses on the integration of agriculture with bioresource management with the aim of cultivating an understanding of the social, ecological and environmental significance of agricultural practices and bioresource conservation from the perspective of sustainability.

All students admitted into this programme will be offered an internship opportunity, and free professional organic certification and inspector training by the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) to enable them to carry out organic inspections worldwide.

Chemistry

4) BSc(Hons) in Analytical and Testing Sciences
The aim of the programme is to provide students with a broad-based training in major scientific disciplines to support their study in analytical science which is multi-disciplinary in nature. This programme emphasises on developing students' analytical mind and good problem-solving skills needed to solve the diversity of problems encountered in their future career. It will also equip students with the knowledge and practical skills to contribute to the growing testing and certification industry.

5) BSc(Hons) in Chemistry
The aim of the programme is to provide students with a strong foundation in all principal areas of chemical science and knowledge in developing career and solving real-life chemical problems, including those in the environmental area, and to meet the needs from government, education, industrial or commercial sectors. The curriculum is designed to equip students with ample knowledge in both pure and applied chemistry so that you are adequately and flexibly trained for both employment and postgraduate studies locally or overseas.

Students admitted into this programme will be introduced to fundamental principles of all principal branches of chemistry and other related scientific disciplines. Knowledge in more specialised areas of chemistry will be acquired through a variety of Major elective courses. Research experience and hands-on laboratory skills are gained through a required Final Year Project.

 

Computer Science

6) BSc(Hons) in Computer Science
The aim of the programme^ is to prepare students for pursuing a career or postgraduate study in computer science or Information Communication Technology related areas. For details, please visit website

This programme offers four concentrations of study:
i) Artificial Intelligence (AI)
ii) Computing and Software Technologies (CST)
iii) Data and Media Communication (DMC)
(collaborated with Department of Journalism, School of Communication & Film)
iv) Information Systems and Analytics (ISA)


The programme includes diversified learning experience, such as (overseas) summer internship, 1-year placement, overseas summer research programme and overseas study exchange.

^Full accreditation from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) has been granted for CST, ISA and double concentrations (CST+DMC and ISA+ DMC).

Mathematics

7) BSc(Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics
The programme is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in mathematical and statistical concepts with an aim towards developing logical thinking and analytical skills that are applicable to various career fields.

Special emphasis on applications in industrial and commercial areas is stressed, and students are well trained in the use of various computer software packages to solve real-life problems in management science, logistics, computer visualisation, computational finance, engineering design, actuarial science, clinical research, industrial applications, social science research and others.

This programme offers six concentrations of study:
i) Actuarial Statistics (collaborated with Simon Fraser University, Canada)
ii) Data Science
iii) Financial Risk Management
 (collaborated with School of Business)
iv) Operations Research
v) Quantitative Data Analysis
vi) Scientific Computing

Students can graduate without any concentration or with one or two concentration(s) according to their interest and career goal.

8) BSc(Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics and BSc in Actuarial Science [Double Degree]
The programme is jointly offered by HKBU and Simon Fraser University (SFU). The double degree approach leverages the quantitative and market skills of mathematics, statistics and actuarial science with corporate financial management practices. As such, this programme between HKBU and SFU has many elements, such as risk assessment and market structure, which are not in current course offerings at HKBU. Thus, the programme, while having finance at its heart, represents a unique combination of skills from mathematics, statistics and actuarial science. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interviews and entrance examination. For details of the double degree programme, please visit website.   

Physics

9) BSc (Hons) in Physics and Green Energy *
The aim of the programme is to nurture young professionals with the knowledge and practical skills to develop and implement green technology-driven approaches for a career in the rapidly expanding sector of smart and net-zero carbon city development. This programme provides training in energy science and green technology, such as green energy generation, smart energy storage and distribution, carbon audit, energy audit and energy management. In addition to in-class learning and projects, students have experiential learning opportunities, such as internship and overseas study exchange. Courses are also available to help students to prepare for professional certification examinations. Students graduating from this programme are well equipped and highly competitive for careers as green energy professionals, e.g., in energy audit and consulting, energy/utility companies, green building design and management and energy conservation. The basic science training also prepares students for further studies in science and engineering, or careers in technology innovation.

* The BSc (Hons) in Physics and Green Energy programme is under review. We plan to put a much stronger emphasis on the Green Energy study starting 2022-23, subject to the approval of the University.

Remarks:

The general unit requirement is 128 units but the unit requirement of BSc(Hons) in Bioresource and Agricultural Science is 129 units with the additional 1 unit for Summer Internship.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements

Notes for elective subjects:

1)One of the electives must be any Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);

2)The other elective can be any of the following subjects:
a) Category A subjects;
b) Applied Learning subjects with "Attained with Distinction (I)" or above;
c) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above. 

Remarks on other requirements:

1)High choice banding in JUPAS application is preferred.

2)Good results in science-related elective subject is preferred.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGENote2 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote3 3

Note 1: For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, alternative Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University (except for the programmes offered by the School of Chinese Medicine) are listed in the website: https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas_chineserequirement.

Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in HKDSE English Language are listed in the website:
https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas_eng_requirement

Note 3:

  • One of the elective subjects must be Category A subjects (Senior Secondary Subjects) (unless specified otherwise).
  • Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2) is recognised for fulfilling elective subject requirements. 
  • Individual programmes may consider Category B subjects (Applied Learning) and/or Category C subjects (Other Languages) for fulfilling elective subject requirements. Please refer to the programme entrance requirements of individual programmes for details.

Remarks on admissions score: Individual programme would adopt different score formulae for calculating applicants’ admissions scores. Please refer to the following link for the updated score calculation and subject weights of our programmes for 2022 entry: https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas_weighting


First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Admissions Office

Email: 334JUPAS@hkbu.edu.hk

Tel: 3411 2200

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2021 665 927 1020 1082 830 4524
2020 1075 1200 1206 1156 938 5575
2019 1500 1409 1373 1382 1011 6675
2018 1181 1277 1379 1541 1074 6452
2017 1491 1609 1676 1773 1365 7914
2016 1361 1649 1899 2100 1595 8604
2015 2101 2216 2437 2784 2076 11614
2014 2282 2570 3089 3422 2530 13893
2013 2272 2630 3106 3981 2966 14955
2012 2499 2621 2607 3117 2409 13253

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2021 186 39 14 7 3 249
2020 184 21 8 3 2 218
2019 143 40 7 0 0 190
2018 138 25 5 6 4 178
2017 154 8 1 0 0 163
2016 145 24 8 8 2 187
2015 177 18 3 4 0 202
2014 153 21 5 4 1 184
2013 119 41 14 7 1 182
2012 141 34 7 8 4 194
Footnote(s)
(1) As the 2022/23 academic year is the beginning of the 2022/23 - 2024/25 triennium for which the allocation of UGC-funded places are still subject to the Government's approval, the number of intake places shown above is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation.