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 2017 Entry

Programme code: JS3923

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

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

Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
No
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Zhao Yanxiang
BSc, PhD

Remarks
  • This programme does not consider second choice applications.
  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

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.

 

Programme 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 organizations.

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 to build a sound foundation for their studies.

 

From stage two onward, 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.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The curriculum of this programme matches the “ASBMB Recommended Curriculum for a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Undergraduate Major”. Students of the programme can apply for Undergraduate Membership of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) (www.asbmb.org).

 

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.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.

 

Other Information

  • Applicants attaining good results in science subjects (biology, chemistry and/or physics) are preferred.

Enquiries

Office Tel. No.  Office Fax No. Email Address Website
3400 8784 2364 9932 venus.wong@polyu.edu.hk www.polyu.edu.hk/~abct

 

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