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The University of Hong Kong

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Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics 理學士(生物訊息學)

BSc(Bioinformatics)

Short Description

The Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics is a four-year full-time credit-based programme leading to the award of a degree in BSc (Bioinformatics).

This programme emphasises data science skills coupled with knowledge of biomedical sciences. This combination ensures that graduates are well equipped to work in innovative areas of growth such as genomic technology, precision medicine, digital and mobile health, big data analysis of electronic medical data, and global health analytics.

Students will also be offered two related new minors in Digital Health and Biomedical Data Science, which will be suitable for all HKU undergraduate students. These minors will equip students from diverse backgrounds to learn key skills in bioinformatics and their applications in various biomedical application domains.

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Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 4
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 4
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
One of the following elective subjects:
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING)1 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
One of the following elective subjects:
BIOLOGY or COMBINED SCIENCE WITH BIOLOGY COMPONENT 3
CHEMISTRY or COMBINED SCIENCE WITH CHEMISTRY COMPONENT 3

Remark:

  1. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.
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 (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING)3 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Remark:

  1. "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education” is referred to as “HKDSE”.
  2. "Attained with Distinction" obtained prior to 2018, or "Attained with Distinction (I)" or "Attained with Distinction (II)" obtained in or after 2018, in Applied Learning subjects (other than Applied Learning Chinese) will be used as additional supporting information. In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.
  3. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

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

In general, most of the programmes offered by HKU consider the best results achieved by candidates in different combination of sittings, except for a few programmes which only consider the latest results.  Few programmes may also impose a penalty on HKDSE repeaters.  The policy on the calculation of scores in combined sittings of HKDSE for the 2022-23 exercise will be finalized at a later stage, which will be posted on our website https://www.hku.hk/dse.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Email: sbms@hku.hk

Tel: 3917-9259