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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Radiography

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: JS3612

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Department of Health Technology and Informatics
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

114 (plus 18 clinical/field credits)

Programme Intake 110
Fund Type Government-Funded

Programme Leader(s)

Dr Helen Law
PhD (Physiol), MSc (IT Ed), BSc (Physiol), PDDR

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

We provide a challenging and relevant education in radiography that encompasses both medical imaging and radiation therapy.


An enquiring, analytical and creative approach to learning is encouraged to develop the clinical reasoning skills that are necessary for competent and responsible professionals.


Our programme produces graduates who have the ethical and professional abilities that are necessary to become caring practitioners who are capable of professional development and wider community responsibilities.


Our student-centred learning approach encourages independence in learning so that graduates can maintain relevance in a dynamic profession.


Programme Characteristics

This programme comprises academic and clinical components.


Collaboration with universities in Britain, Singapore and the Chinese mainland provides student exchange opportunities.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

Graduates are eligible for registration on Part Two of the Register of the Radiographers Board of Hong Kong. They are also recognised by many overseas registration bodies including those in Britain, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia (after gaining 1 year of clinical experience).


Career Prospects

Our graduates find employment with the Hospital Authority, which recognises the degree as an entry qualification.


Opportunities are also available in private hospitals, clinics and laboratories, and the commercial sector. As the qualification is recognised by many countries, many of our graduates have taken up employment in Australia, Canada, Britain, New Zealand and Singapore.


Opportunities for postgraduate studies are available in Hong Kong and overseas.


  • Year One establishes the foundation for university education with relevant subject areas and develops the generic graduate attributes of students.
  • Year Two provides the basis for gaining professional knowledge in the following three years. It incorporates a range of professional related Foundation Subjects and is constructed in a strong student-centred learning format.
  • Years Three and Four deepen the learning of professional knowledge and provide integration of academic learning with applied clinical experience.
  • In Year Two, students can choose a concentration in medical imaging or radiation therapy. This continues into Year Four, which also provides a range of Elective Subject options for continuous development of students.


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at 

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

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

Other Information

Normal colour vision is not one of the admission criteria, but applicants should note that normal colour vision may be required for employment in the radiation therapy profession. Although proficiency in Cantonese is not one of the admission criteria either, applicants should understand that students in radiation therapy stream often need to communicate with patients in Cantonese in clinical training.

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 6 Subjects

Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2016-17: 28.2 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2017-18: 28.3 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2018-19: 27.6 (Any Best 5 Subjects)



For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 3400 8579; email: hti.dept@polyu.edu.hk).