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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

JS5103

Science (Group B) 理學B組

SSCI-B

Short Description

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.

The School of Science offers two new program choices - i.e. Science (Group A) program (JS5102) and Science (Group B) program (JS5103) starting from 2020 onwards.  Science (Group A) program is tailor-made for those students who are interested in the fields of Physical Science.  Science (Group B) program is more suitable for those students who are interested in the fields of Chemistry and Life Science.

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 Science (Group B) 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 program are encouraged to include both Science (Group B) program (JS5103) and IRE program (JS5101) in their program choices.

Remarks:

Under School-based admission, students admitted into the School of Science through Science (Group B) program (JS5103) upon completion of the first year of study will enroll into one of the following degree programs:

Offered by School of Science and Joint School Programs:         

  • BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • BSc in Biological Science
  • BSc in Biotechnology
  • BSc in Chemistry
  • BSc in Ocean Science and Technology
  • BSc in Biotechnology and Business

Dual Degree or Interdisciplinary Program:

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

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
BIOLOGY or CHEMISTRY or PHYSICS or COMBINED SCIENCE# 3
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote1 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
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT 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

Footnote(s)

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