Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Biology with Biotechnology

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3923

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
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
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Chartia Cheung
BSc, MPhil, PhD

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

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

The programme aims to produce competent professionals in biotechnology to meet the needs of biotechnology-related sectors in Hong Kong, China and the world.


In this programme, students gain a thorough understanding of the principles, concepts and applications of biotechnology.  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.



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.



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.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and 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.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

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


Other Information

  • Applicants attaining good results in Biology are preferred.



For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 3400 8690; email:

Student Message

Student Message

No information is available at present.

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: Between January and August
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.