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The University of Hong Kong

JS6901

Bachelor of Science 理學士

BSC

Short Description

The Programme
A comprehensive training in science that

  • Develops students’ capabilities in quantitative and logical reasoning
  • Cultivate students’ ability to tackle novel situations and solve complex problems

Features

  • One entry in application for a choice of 14 Science Majors and 4 Intensive Majors
  • Up to 2 years time to choose a Major
  • Flexibility in changing Majors
  • No quota for any Science Major
  • Students may take a 2nd Major or a Minor or 2nd Minors in Science and non-science disciplines
  • One-on-one academic advice

Intensive Majors

  • Allow students to specialise in a science discipline with enriched subject knowledge
  • Fulfill the accreditation requirements of various royal societies in UK
  • Four accredited major programmes are offered:
    • Chemistry (Accredited pathway) (144 credits)
    • Ecology & Biodiversity (Accredited pathway) (144 credits)
    • Geology (Accredited pathway) (150 credits)
    • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (Accredited pathway) (144 credits)

Accreditations
Four of our Majors are accredited by professional bodies overseas:

  • Major in Chemistry (Royal Society of Chemistry)
  • Major in Ecology & Biodiversity (Royal Society of Biology)
  • Major in Geology (Geological Society of London)
  • Major in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (Royal Society of Biology)

Minor in Science Entrepreneurship

  • placing strong emphasis on practical experience and students are required to:
    • acquire entrepreneurship-related internship experience and
    • carry out a capstone project
  • mentoring and internship opportunities offered by our Science alumni
  • taking new courses tailor-made for this Minor and related courses currently offered by other Faculties

Articulation Pathways

  • To Taught Postgraduate programmes at HKU Science
    • An articulation pathway of attaching 6901 Bachelor of Science / 6729 Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science / 6224 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Applied Artificial Intelligence to the master programmes at HKU Science for outstanding students
    • Students who are awarded the highest amount of scholarship will only need to pay 50% of tuition fee
    • There is no quota for the aforementioned articulation pathway except for the one of Master of Data Science, of which a maximum of 2 places will be offered each year
  • To Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at University of Melbourne (UoMelb)
    • In collaboration with University of Melbourne (UoMelb) in Australia, HKU Science will provide a pathway to BSc 6901 students majoring in Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Ecology & Biodiversity, Food & Nutritional Science, and Biochemistry to articulate into the DVM of the UoMelb
    • Provides a new pathway to talented students who aspire to pursue a career in veterinary
    • Students can obtain 2 degrees from the 2 universities – the HKU BSc degree and DVM in UoMelb in no less than 7 years
    • Scholarship will be provided by HKU Faculty of Science to cover selected students’ tuition fees partially for their first year of study at UoMelb

Remarks:
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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:
INTEGRATED SCIENCE 3
BIOLOGY 3
PHYSICS 3
CHEMISTRY 3
COMBINED SCIENCE 3
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

Remark:

  1. "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education” is referred to as “HKDSE”.
  2. "Attained with Distinction” in Applied Learning subjects 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 2019-20 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

Faculty of Science

Email: science@hku.hk

Tel: 3917-2683

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 1153 1123 1279 1326 962 5843
2017 1086 1083 1208 1334 1045 5756
2016 1037 894 1194 1386 1183 5694
2015 1181 1065 1140 1392 1259 6037
2014 1062 971 1083 1485 1368 5969
2013 1139 859 933 1221 1285 5437
2012 1170 747 1053 1452 1606 6028

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 301 1 0 0 0 302
2017 313 7 0 0 0 320
2016 318 5 0 0 0 323
2015 318 0 0 0 0 318
2014 326 9 0 0 0 335
2013 338 7 0 0 0 345
2012 340 5 0 0 0 345
Footnote(s)
(1) As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Government's and the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.