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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

JS3010

BSc (Hons) Scheme in Biotechnology, Food Safety and Chemical Technology 生物科技、食物安全及化學科技(榮譽)理學士組合課程

BIOT, FOOD SAFE & CHEM T

Short Description

The following programmes are offered under the above scheme:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Biology with Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemical Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Safety and Technology

This Scheme-based admission serves as an undeclared track offering flexible major selection. The 1.5-year common curriculum gives students an opportunity to identify their area(s) of interest and career aspirations. The subjects in this common curriculum provide science foundation for the three major programmes which prepare students for the proceeding years of study.

The three BSc Major programmes offered under this Scheme share some common subjects. Students are required at least the 11 common subjects in the first three semesters (excluding the Summer Term).  They are expected to have chosen their study in a specific Major programme of the scheme by the end of the third semester of their study and follow the curriculum of their selected Major programme from Semester 2 of Year 2 onwards. After successfully completing the four-year programme, students are awarded a degree in their selected Major programme.

Remarks:

  • Students will gain one of the following awards upon successful completion of the programme:
    • BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Biotechnology
    • BSc (Hons) in Chemical Technology
    • BSc (Hons) in Food Safety and Technology
  • Students are subject to further selection criteria for the admission to a major, i.e. their own preference, GPA and interview performance, during Semester 1 of Year Two.
  • The option of a Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is available to students taking the BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Biotechnology. Admission to the Secondary Major is competitive and subject to a different credit requirement for graduation.

Entry Scholarship

  • In recognition of high academic attainment, the Department will grant entry scholarships to eligible students with outstanding HKDSE scores admitted to the Scheme via JUPAS. The award criteria for the scholarship are listed in the information sheet. The criteria are subject to change and awardees will be announced on the same website in due course.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subjects with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include:
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science: Biology + Chemistry
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry

Relevant Applied Learning subjects that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation are:
  • Child Care and Development
  • Child Development and Care
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Events Planning and Operation
  • Exercise Science and Health Fitness
  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • Foundation in Chinese Medicine
  • Fundamental Health Care
  • Health and Beauty Keeping in TCM
  • Health Care Practice
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Sports Coaching and Management
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

Flexibilities on admission selection are available as follows:

  1. Individual schemes / programmes will accept one relevant Applied Learning (ApL) subject for meeting the entrance requirements. An attainment at Attained with Distinction (I) level or above / Attained with Distinction (obtained in 2017 or before) is required.
  2. Other Language subjects (i.e. Category C) offered in the HKDSE Examination will be accepted as elective subjects. Grade E or above is required.
  3. If students have taken both M1 and M2, they will only be considered as one subject and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.
  4. Students endorsed by schools for meeting EDB’s specified circumstances and having achieved the required grade in Chinese in one of the following examinations will be regarded as obtaining a Level 3 in HKDSE Chinese for meeting our entrance requirements:
    Exam                      Level                      Min. Grade            
    GCE O-Level C
    GCSE N/A C / 4
    IGCSE N/A C / 4
    HKDSE ApL(C) N/A Attained
    GCE A-Level E
    GCE AS-Level E
  5. No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.
  6. There is no compulsory subject requirement for our schemes / programmes. Preferred subjects, if applicable, are listed in the 'Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings' section of individual scheme / programme entries. Satisfactory performance in preferred subjects will have a positive influence on admission selection. However, applicants who have not taken the preferred subjects will still be considered for admission but they may need to take relevant underpinning subjects after admission to PolyU.
  7. For admission to Scheme in Nursing, the BSc (Hons) in Nursing and BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing, students must have Level 3 or above in at least two HKDSE elective subjects from Category A. Please click here for details of the HKDSE subject categories.
  8. The study places offered by PolyU through JUPAS are intended primarily for admission of local school leavers. Applicants who are studying a scheme / programme or have attained qualifications at the same or above level as the schemes / programmes for which they are applying will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  9. Please note that local and non-local applicants are considered under different admission routes with different intake quotas. Non-local applicants seeking admission on the basis of HKDSE results should submit their applications directly to PolyU. Please click here for details on the admission requirements for non-local applicants.
  10. Applicants who fall short slightly on the general entrance requirements of our schemes / programmes but meet the following conditions will be specially considered for admission:
    a) with one HKDSE subject result falling one level below the required level but with an admission score at least one point higher than the scheme-based average score for the best 5 HKDSE subjects of the last admissions exercise; and
    b) have selected PolyU’s schemes / programmes as their Band A choices i.e. first 3 priorities, in JUPAS.
  11. The flexibility for special consideration for admission is extended to sports talents under the Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Schemes (OSRS), applicants being nominated under Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship (MES) / School Principal’s Nominations (SPN), as well as applicants with outstanding achievements in Other Experiences and Achievements in Competitions / Activities (OEA). Conditional offers with more favorable conditions will be issued to the applicants concerned.

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

No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

General Office of the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology

Email: abct.admission@polyu.edu.hk

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 569 789 1068 1097 793 4316

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 60 6 0 3 1 70