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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

JS5100

Science 理學

SSCI

Short DescriptionUpdated

The School-based program at the School of Science provides an invaluable opportunity for students to have a deeper understanding of the world and themselves before they decide on their majors. The goal is to offer a more diverse, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-driven undergraduate education to students interested in science. Students receive a broader knowledge- and inquiry-based education while enjoying greater course flexibility in accordance with their aspirations. In addition, they are given an environment where they can explore their aptitudes and nurture their interests during the first two to three terms before deciding their path of study among the programs offered by the School.

Diverse learning experiences including lectures, laboratory courses, capstone projects, signature courses, and language courses, especially designed for science students’ needs, are integrated into the new curriculum of each major program. This ensures that students have a solid foundation and an adequate exposure to a range of science disciplines. The School has particularly placed enormous efforts and resources into designing its laboratory and signature courses with the aim of nurturing students’ competency in experimental methods and logical analysis, which are the two indispensable pillars of scientific method.

The curricula are designed to cater for diversity. Most science major programs offer different study tracks and options, while providing opportunity for double majors and minors. Courses are designed to suit the diverse backgrounds and needs of students. Based on the students’ interests, they provide opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of the major discipline, which will be useful for graduate degrees in the future. Taking up a minor program and/or free electives to widen their scope of learning outside their core disciplines also fall under this category. Meanwhile, interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts with other units within and outside of the University are emphasized in the science programs to ensure that our education is in-step with the ever-changing world.

Students’ personal development continues to be of top concern. Beside academic components, co-curricular opportunities of an even more diverse nature (including but not limited to student exchange, undergraduate research, internship, community services and engagement programs designed for the School of Science students only) are to be provided to enrich and enhance students’ university experience.

Students admitted to the regular Science program of the School of Science can apply for transfer into the International Research Enrichment program (IRE, JS5101) after their first year of study. Students interested in IRE are encouraged to include both Science program (JS5100) and IRE program (JS5101) in their program choices.

Remarks:
Under School-based admission, students admitted into the School of Science upon completion of the first year of study will enroll into one of the following Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree programs:

  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology 
  • Biological Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology and Business
  • Chemistry
  • Data Science and Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Economics
  • Physics

or opt to pursue a Dual Degree or an interdisciplinary program:

  • BEng/BSc & BBA Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management
  • BSc Environmental Management and Technology
  • BSc Individualized Interdisciplinary Major
  • BSc Risk Management and Business Intelligence

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 SUBJECTNote1 3
BIOLOGY or CHEMISTRY or PHYSICS or COMBINED SCIENCE or INTEGRATED SCIENCE 3
Or
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote1 3

Note 1: The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.

For more details about admission score calculation, please refer to: https://join.ust.hk/jupas-score/

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

Remarks:

  • The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.

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

Once the minimum entrance requirements have been met, the best results achieved in all sittings will be used for calculating admissions scores.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

School of Science

Email: ugscience@ust.hk

Tel: 2358 5065

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 1927 1457 1271 1259 872 6786
2016 1922 1354 1295 1421 1054 7046
2015 2295 1584 1813 1854 1492 9038
2014 2935 1867 2234 2321 1777 11134
2013 2081 1593 2000 2359 2100 10133
2012 2447 1602 2058 2762 2451 11320

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 424 11 0 0 0 435
2016 456 9 0 0 0 465
2015 431 7 0 0 0 438
2014 396 5 0 0 0 401
2013 399 17 0 0 0 416
2012 449 19 1 1 0 470
Footnote(s)
^ Intake quota subject to adjustment
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