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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


HD in Chemical Technology 化學科技高級文憑


Short Description

A solid background in applied chemistry prepares graduates for careers in the industrial, business and public sectors as well-trained senior technicians, technologists or professional salespeople. This programme enhances the career prospects of those who wish to be trained in chemical technology. It helps students to develop creative thinking, analytical skills, independent learning/work skills, and high levels of competitiveness.

To recognise the outstanding academic performance of HKDSE students, the Department will grant entry scholarship to eligible HKDSE students admitted to the programmes via JUPAS. The award criteria of the scholarship are listed in the information sheet, which is subject to change and will be announced on the same website in due course.


  • 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:

  • Chemistry; and
  • Combined Science with Chemistry.

Relevant Applied Learning subjects that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation are:

  • Environmental Engineering;
  • Events Planning and Operation;
  • Exercise Science and Health Fitness;
  • Foundation in Chinese Medicine;
  • Fundamental Health Care;
  • Health and Beauty Keeping in TCM;
  • Health Care Practice; and
  • Medical Laboratory Science.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Flexibilities on admission selection are available as follows:

  1. A maximum of two relevant ApL subjects will be allowed in meeting the requirements. An attainment at Attained level or above 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. For Higher Diploma programmes, students not having the level requirement for the other subject for meeting the general entrance requirement may be specially considered if they have attained Level 2 or above in one of the Extended modules of Mathematics. Please refer to Admission Selection for details. 
  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
  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 programmes. Preferred subjects, if applicable, are listed in the 'Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings' section of individual 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. The study places offered by PolyU through JUPAS are intended primarily for admission of local school leavers. Applicants who are studying a programme or have attained qualifications at the same or above level as the programmes for which they are applying will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  8. 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.

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$ 31,575


General Office of the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology


Tel: 3400 8689


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 484 361 368 370 486 2069
2019 499 407 404 448 645 2403
2018 601 464 580 549 757 2951
2017 634 584 589 689 966 3462
2016 763 791 780 859 1114 4307
2015 1147 1085 1093 1124 1328 5777
2014 1388 1420 1479 1378 1856 7521
2013 1479 1363 1580 1489 2184 8095
2012 1908 1994 1802 1191 1796 8691

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 190 35 33 22 52 332
2019 128 31 24 24 43 250
2018 63 12 11 4 16 106
2017 64 22 8 15 10 119
2016 85 35 19 18 24 181
2015 93 54 18 9 16 190
2014 56 32 24 14 18 144
2013 40 42 35 22 32 171
2012 22 8 0 1 5 36