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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

JS5102

Science (Group A) 理學A組

SSCI-A

Short DescriptionUpdated

The School of Science offers two program choices – i.e. Science (Group A) program (JS5102) and Science (Group B) program (JS5103). 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.

Program Curriculum:
The School-based programs at the School of Science provide 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 can enjoy 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.

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. Based on the students’ interests, the programs provide opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of the major discipline, which will be useful for graduate degrees in the future. 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.

Program Highlights:
Students admitted to the Science (Group A) 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 the IRE program are encouraged to include both Science (Group A) program (JS5102) and IRE program (JS5101) in their program choices in JUPAS.

Under School-based admission, students admitted into the School of Science through Science (Group A) program (JS5102) 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 Mathematics
  • BSc in Physics
  • BSc in Ocean Science and Technology
  • BSc in Data Analytics in Science
  • BSc in Mathematics with an Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence
  • BSc in Physics with an Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence
  • BSc in Ocean Science & Technology with an Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence
  • BSc in Data Science and Technology
  • BSc in Mathematics and Economics
  • BSc in Risk Management and Business Intelligence

Dual Degree or an interdisciplinary program:

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

Remarks:

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/admissions/jupas/.

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

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 651 661 647 558 409 2926

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 179 12 0 0 0 191