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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

JS5103

Science (Group B) 理學B組

SSCI-B

Short Description

HKUST's School of Science offers two general School-based program choices – for JUPAS applicants - 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 Science (Group B) program (JS5103) at HKUST's School of Science is more suitable for those students who are interested in the fields of Chemistry and Life Science. It provides an invaluable opportunity for students to have a deeper understanding of various aspects of science and their personal interests 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 high flexibility in major and minor choices in accordance with their aspirations.

The program aims at nurturing young scientists who can contribute to the betterment of mankind with advanced scientific knowledge. Students will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to engage in activities demanding scientific thinking, analysis and task execution, so that they can excel in their future professions including research and development, education, manufacturing, logistics and business and finance.

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. In addition to rigorous academic training, we give equal emphasis on students' personal development. A wide range of co-curricular activities and training are provided to further enrich students' university experience. These include but are not limited to student exchange, undergraduate research, internship, community services and engagement programs designed for the School of Science students only.

Program Structure:

The program flexibility caters students of diverse academic and career aspirations, and meanwhile ensures the students to have a solid foundation and adequate exposure to a range of science disciplines. Most science major programs offer different study tracks and options, while providing opportunity for double majors and minors. The study tracks and options provide opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of the major discipline, which will be useful for graduate degrees in the future. The additional major and minor allows students to leverage on synergy between the academic disciplines. It is possible for students to take various combinations of majors, not only within the school but also across schools.

Students admitted to Science (Group B) programs can opt to declare their corresponding majors offered by the School of Science, as well as the Joint School Programs and the programs offered by Interdisciplinary Programs Office, upon completion of the first year of study.


Students admitted to the Science (Group B) 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 IRE are encouraged to include both Science (Group B) program (JS5103) and IRE program (JS5101) in their JUPAS program choices.

Under School-based admissions, students admitted into the School of Science through Science (Group B) program (JS5103) 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 Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • BSc in Biological Science
  • BSc in Biotechnology
  • BSc in Chemistry
  • BSc in Ocean Science and Technology
  • BSc in Biotechnology and Business

Dual Degree or interdisciplinary programs

  • 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 admissions score calculation, please refer to: https://join.hkust.edu.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
2021 1048 870 727 589 381 3615
2020 1110 816 792 606 430 3754

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2021 260 8 0 0 0 268
2020 262 11 0 0 0 273
Footnote(s)
(1) As the 2022/23 academic year is the beginning of the 2022/23 - 2024/25 triennium for which the allocation of UGC-funded places are still subject to the Government's approval, the number of intake places shown above is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation.