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BSc (Hons) Scheme in Rehabilitation Sciences - BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy 康復治療科學(榮譽)理學士組合課程 - 職業治療學(榮譽)理學士

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Short Description

This programme equips students to become forward-looking, competent occupational therapists who can promote the health and well-being of people in Hong Kong.

A combination of medical, physical, neurological, psychological and social subjects prepares students to enhance the functional performance of community-dwelling people with disabilities in terms of self-care, leisure and work. Students learn how to minimise the effects of disabilities, promote health, and improve life meaningfulness and quality of life of clients and their families.

The programme prepares students to deliver occupation-based and client-centred occupational therapy with a commitment to promoting equal opportunities for all members of the community. It also prepares students for helping careers in which they empower clients to manage their disabilities, educate the public about healthy and meaningful living and pass down their professional knowledge to new generations of therapists.

Remarks:

Students will be awarded the following degree upon completion of the graduation requirements:

  • BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy 

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:
  • Chinese Language
  • English Language
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Combined Science: Biology + Chemistry
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry

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 but attained with a threshold flexible admission 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.
* The threshold flexible admission score for 2024/25 is under review.

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 Rehabilitation Sciences

Email: rsdept@polyu.edu.hk

Tel: (852) 2766 6719 / 2766 5399

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 375 318 391 469 472 2025
2022 361 297 369 507 472 2006
2021 315 268 411 505 457 1956
2020 483 252 400 534 500 2169
2019 368 267 428 528 509 2100
2018 397 255 408 570 583 2213
2017 420 219 360 604 582 2185
2016 432 226 391 591 620 2260
2015 417 246 496 661 772 2592
2014 408 307 551 804 839 2909
2013 541 366 713 1040 1053 3713
2012 366 286 650 1012 995 3309

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 93 0 0 0 0 93
2022 98 1 0 0 0 99
2021 96 2 0 0 0 98
2020 100 1 0 0 0 101
2019 95 0 0 0 0 95
2018 92 1 0 0 0 93
2017 91 1 0 0 0 92
2016 91 0 0 0 0 91
2015 74 0 0 0 0 74
2014 75 0 1 0 0 76
2013 72 2 1 0 0 75
2012 89 1 0 0 0 90
Footnote(s)
* For JUPAS & non-JUPAS admissions