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BSc (Hons) Scheme in Biotechnology and Chemical Technology 生物科技及化學科技(榮譽)理學士組合課程

BIOTECH & CHEM TECH

Short Description

The following programmes are offered under the above scheme:
  • BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Biotechnology
  • BSc (Hons) in Chemical Technology

This Scheme-based admission serves as an undeclared track offering flexible major selection. The 1-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 two major programmes which prepare students for the proceeding years of study.

The two BSc Major programmes offered under this Scheme share some common subjects. Students are required to follow 11 General University Requirements (GUR) and common Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR) Core subjects in the first two semesters as a minimum. They are expected to have chosen a specific Major from the Scheme’s programmes in Semester 2 of Year One. Students follow the curriculum of their selected Major programme from Year Two 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
  • Students are subject to further selection criteria for the admission to a major, i.e. their own preference, GPA and interview performance, during Semester 2 of Year One.
  • 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.

RequirementsUpdated

  • 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
  • Physics
  • 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:
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Exercise Science and Health Fitness
  • Fundamental Health Care
  • Health Care Practice
  • Medical Laboratory Science

Please click here for the subject weightings.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
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

Handling of "Citizenship and Social Development":

  1. An attainment at "Attained" in "Citizenship and Social Development" is required for meeting the entrance requirement but NOT included in the admission score calculation.
  2. For HKDSE repeaters who took “Liberal Studies” in 2023/24 or before and have not taken "Citizenship and Social Development" in 2024/25 and thereafter, "Level 2" or above in "Liberal Studies" would be regarded as "Attained" in "Citizenship and Social Development" for fulfilling the general entrance requirement. However, "Liberal Studies" would not be recognized for meeting the elective requirement of the general entrance requirement in 2024/25 and thereafter. The level attainment of the subject would not be included in the admission score calculation.

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 criteria may be specially considered for admission:
    • with one HKDSE subject result falling one level below the required level, except "Citizenship and Social Development" (or "Liberal Studies" for repeaters), but attained with a threshold flexible admission score of the scheme/programme concerned (Please click here for the threshold score); and
    • have selected PolyU’s degree 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

Footnote(s)
* For JUPAS & non-JUPAS admissions