Higher Diploma in Chemical Technology

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3040

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation


Programme Intake
48 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Cheung Kwong-chak, Gary
BSc, PhD

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

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

A solid background in applied chemistry prepares graduates for careers in the industrial, business or public sectors as well-trained senior technicians, technologists or professional salespeople. The programme enhances the career prospects of those who wish to be trained in chemical technology. It helps students to develop creative thinking, analytical skills, independent learning/work skills and high levels of competitiveness.




This programme emphasises the contribution of chemistry to Hong Kong and the Greater China region. Additional subjects are available to develop students' skills in communication and chemical analysis. The programme also prepares students for further studies at the degree level in Hong Kong or overseas.



  • The programme includes the University's core curriculum and training in industrial chemistry, process technology and basic chemistry.
  • Year One studies focus on the University's core curriculum and underpinning subjects common to science students and basic chemical principles with laboratory skills.
  • Year Two studies focus on the applications of chemistry in industrial and commercial sectors, including through polymers, environmental chemistry and analytical chemistry.
  • Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.polyu.edu.hk/~abct.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Career Prospects

Graduates can work in production, quality control, waste treatment, environmental management and research and development.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

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



For further programme information, please contact:

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

Student Message

Student Message

No information is available at present.

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: Between March to July
Mode:Written tests, group discussions or individual interviews, if necessary

To evaluate the suitability of shortlisted applicants for the programme.


30 to 60 minutes


Phone interviews may be arranged for overseas applicants.