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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Biology with Biotechnology
應用生物兼生物科技(榮譽)理學士學位

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: JS3923

Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles
Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

At least 120 credits (depending on the student's academic attainment)

Programme Intake

26 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)

Fund Type

Government-Funded

Consider Second Choice Applications

Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.

Programme Leader(s)

Prof. Zhao Yanxiang
BSc, PhD

Remarks

  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only and subject to review.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

In this programme, students gain a thorough understanding of the principles, concepts and applications of biotechnology. Attention is paid to the relevance of biotechnology to our daily lives and to the needs of Hong Kong and the world.

 

Through learning the principles of modern biotechnology, students develop analytical, creative and problem-solving abilities. Graduates from the programme are well prepared for careers in the rapidly expanding bioscience/biotechnology industries in Hong Kong, the region and around the world. They can also pursue further studies in postgraduate programmes locally or overseas.

 

 

Characteristics

This programme integrates theory and practice, and culminates in an individual in-depth scientific investigation in the final year.

 

Students develop both local and global perspectives and have the opportunity to practise in relevant industries, research centres and commercial organisations.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

Graduates are qualified for membership of the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) in the UK.

Graduates are recognised by universities and research institutes worldwide for postgraduate studies.

 

 

Career Prospects

Graduates from this programme are qualified to work in the rapidly expanding biotechnology industries in Hong Kong, the region and around the world. They pursue careers in the industrial, commercial, education and public sectors in technical, executive or managerial positions. Graduates can also pursue further studies in postgraduate programmes locally or overseas.

Curriculum

As in all undergraduate programmes at PolyU, students complete 30 credits of General University Requirements in which their language competency, personal development and broad global perspective will be developed.

 

Students complete the Discipline Specific Requirements in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology so to build a sound foundation for their studies.

 

Upon completion of the foundation subjects, students are required to complete core biological, biochemical and biotechnological subjects before proceeding to select their Elective Subjects in biotechnology.

 

In the final stage, students complete a Final Year Project in which they tackle a scientific problem or research topic, utilising the discipline specific knowledge, concepts and generic skills developed through the different stages of this programme.

 

To cater for the multidisciplinary nature of the current developing trend in biotechnology, students have room in this programme to select Free Elective Subjects in other areas of interest, such as in information technology, business, marketing, engineering, etc.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for non-JUPAS applicants.

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 3400 8690; email: candy.cy.leung@polyu.edu.hk).