Sept 2022 EntryProgramme code: JS3010
4 years (including 1.5 years with common curriculum)
Minimum 122 credits. The number of credits taken is dependent upon individual attainment.
Prof. Yu Wing-yiu, Michael
Aims & Learning Outcomes
The following programmes are offered under the above scheme:
(1) Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Biology with Biotechnology
(2) Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemical Technology
(3) Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Safety and Technology
Programmes offered under this Scheme share some common subjects. There should be no fewer than 28 common credits in the first three semesters (excluding summer terms). Students are expected to have chosen a specific Major from the Scheme’s programmes by the end of semester 1 of Year 2.
After successfully completing the four-year programme, students are awarded a degree in their selected Major programme.
Characteristics of Scheme-based Admission
Of the DSR core subjects (28 credits) common to the three BSc Major programmes, students are required to take the following:
* Student may be required to take additional foundation subjects depending on their HKDSE results.
In addition to the above subjects, first year students may take some subjects under the General University Requirements or the Discipline-Specific Requirements to prepare for their selected Major programmes.
Students follow the curriculum of their selected Major programme from semester 2 of Year 2 onwards.
The option of Secondary Major in Innovation and Entreprenurship is available to the students of BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Biotechnology.
Studying on a Secondary Major is not mandatory. Only students with a Cumulative GPA of 2.70 or above may be considered for Secondary Major enrolment. Each Secondary Major may stipulate additional selection criteria for admission. Students must apply to and obtain approval from the programme offering Department, no later than the commencement of the second year of study, to be admitted to the Secondary Major.
The students of BSc (Hons) Applied Biology with Biotechnology (ABB) with a Secondary Major of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) is required to complete 141 credits for graduation:
* Six credits of the core subjects of the Major [i.e. Commercialization of Biotechnology Products (ABCT3104) and Recent Developments in Medical Biotechnology (ABCT4104)] can be double counted as the discipline-specific elective for the Secondary Major.
The department is currently working with the professional body on the accreditation of this programme with secondary major. Any update on the accreditation will be posted on this page.
Subject to approval
Graduates can pursue postgraduate studies at universities and research institutes worldwide.
Graduates are equipped to work in the rapidly expanding biotechnology industry in Hong Kong, the region, and around the world. They can pursue careers in the industrial, commercial, education, and public sectors in technical, executive, or managerial positions. Graduates can also enrol in postgraduate programmes locally or overseas.
Graduates are able to pursue careers in industry, business or the public sector. Our graduates work as chemists, technologists, and chemical and/or biochemical process engineers. Employment opportunities abound in various industries, such as plastics and toys, cosmetics and fragrances, drugs and pharmaceuticals, pollution control, and the manufacture of printed circuit boards. Graduates can also pursue careers in sales and marketing or as management executives in various fields.
Graduates can become chemical analysts or environmental protection officials for the government or public utility companies. Teaching chemistry in secondary schools is another possibility. Graduates who wish to pursue further studies have excellent opportunities both in Hong Kong and overseas.
Graduates of this programme can work for local food manufacturers and traders, food testing laboratories, government departments (including the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, the Government Laboratory, and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department), catering companies, chain restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and education/research institutions. Graduates who wish to further explore food science may choose to pursue postgraduate studies at local or overseas universities.
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