Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Analytical Sciences for Testing and Certification
檢測及認證分析科學(榮譽)理學士學位


Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: 12456

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

63 (minimum)

Programme Intake
32
Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Ka-Fu Yung
BSc, PhD

Remarks
  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only.
  • Students who do not meet the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language and Communication Requirements (LCR), based on their previous studies and academic performance in AD/HD programmes, will be required to take additional credits (6 in English and 3 in Chinese) on top of the programme's normal credit requirements.

Aims and Characteristics

This programme offers broad-based and balanced training in analytical and chemical sciences and the management skills needed for quality assurance, auditing and accreditation. It aims to produce well-trained and competent professionals for chemical analysis, as well as accreditation officers in the local testing and certification industry, including commercial and Government laboratories. Graduates are also highly capable of serving as professionals in the quality assurance or quality control units of manufacturing organisations, and as professional assessors for accreditation and certification bodies. Through studying in this articulation programme, students acquire up-to-date knowledge of and skills in chemical sciences and allied disciplines, as well as the essential management skills pertaining to the testing and certification industry.

Curriculum

This is the only applied and professionally oriented BSc programme specialising in chemical testing and certification.

The curriculum provides broad-based training in practical chemical testing and aims to develop students' core competencies in chemical analysis and the associated skills in laboratory accreditation and product/services certification. Students take 9 credits of General University Requirement (GUR) subjects for their all-round development. The curriculum also provides Discipline-Specific Requirement (DSR) Electives to cater to students’ diverse interests and career orientations.

All students must further undertake 120 hours of Work-­Integrated Education (WIE), which provides a work­-based learning experience that helps students to develop generic skills valuable to their professional careers. WIE training hours include internships and part-­time employment outside PolyU.

 

Recognition and Prospects

Graduates are qualified for membership of the Hong Kong Chemical Society (HKCS) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in the UK.

 

This articulation programme aims to train graduates who are skilled in testing and certification. Benefiting from the programme's emphasis on the latest analytical science, our graduates can enter the testing and certification industry as chemical analysts/customer support service officers. With training in management skills for accreditation and certification, graduates can also serve as professional assessors for accreditation services. It is also expected that some graduates from this programme will join the in-house laboratories of large manufacturers and exporters in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Entrance Requirements

An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline (e.g. Science, Chemistry, Chemical Technology), or the equivalent.

Selection Criteria

Applications are considered based on academic merit. Strong emphasis is placed on academic performance in the core subject areas (including Chemistry and Biology, preferably with Mathematics and Physics), as well as on English proficiency.

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel.: 3400 8689; email: carol.tsang@polyu.edu.hk).

 

Student Message


Learning is a laborious yet fruitful experience, especially at university, where the learning processes are mostly self-paced under the invaluable guidance of professors, in the pursuit of mastering critical thinking and problem-solving skills. I have become quite a quick and effective learner through my learning experience at university.

I am grateful to have benefited greatly from studying Analytical Sciences in Testing and Certification. I am now able to understand many scientific principles, including those in chemistry, material sciences and microbiology, and apply them in various testing activities. Apart from theoretical knowledge, practical experience in laboratory and essential management skills for quality assurance, auditing and accreditation are covered by the two-year programme. These skills are crucial to a future career in the industry.

I have been fortunate enough to gain invaluable opportunities for international exposure during my time at PolyU. I participated in the International Summer School, during which I met students from the UK, the US, Kazakhstan and many other countries. I also had the opportunity to work in a research laboratory at Tokyo City University in Japan, reinforcing my knowledge and broadening my horizons. My two years of study at PolyU have been challenging, and after graduation, I would like to pursue further studies here to allow me to contribute more to society.


CHONG Tin Shing



在修讀這個學位課程後,我學習到很多與檢測相關的知識,例如:如何驗證測試方法是否適合、如何管理合乎規範的實驗室等。此外,由於課程人數較少,而且大部分科目均為必修科目,因此學系裡同學的關係都比較好。我們會一起吃飯、上課和溫習,這使得我們的學習生活變得更為有趣。在這裡不但學習到知識,還讓我認識到很多好同學,我十分高興能夠入讀香港理工大學的檢測及認證分析科學(榮譽)理學士學位課程。


許晉豐



在就讀檢測及認證分析科學(榮譽)理學士學位課程的兩年中,我不但可以學習到有關分析化學的知識(包括基礎理論和儀器操作等),還可以學習到有關實驗室認證以及化學計量方面的知識。在課堂上,學校不時會邀請來自不同機構的專業人士為我們演講,加深我們對香港檢測行業的認識。此外,學校還與國內政府機構合作,為我們提供不少實習機會。這一切都為我們將來從事有關行業打下良好的基礎,因此我認為這個課程非常適合對檢測行業有熱誠的同學。


林朗然





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Interview Arrangement


Date: Between January and August
Mode:Group discussion/individual interview, if necessary
Aims:

To evaluate the shortlisted applicants' suitability for the programme and assess their language proficiency and communication skills.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 30 minutes

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