Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics with a Secondary Major in Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics / Innovation and Entrepreneurship - BSc (Hons)
物理學(榮譽)理學士 副主修人工智能及數據分析/ 創新及創業


Sept 2022 Entry

Programme code: JS3030

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

133

Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Dr Y.H. Tsang
BSc, PhD

Remarks
  • Students will be awarded one of the following awards upon successful completion of the graduation requirements of the programme concerned:
    • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics with a Secondary Major in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
    • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics with a Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

(Subject to approval)

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

BSc (Hons) in Physics with a Secondary Major in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (Physics X AIDA)

The rapid advances of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have far-reaching impacts on our lives, ranging from mobile apps, smart home systems and health-monitoring devices to industrial process optimisation. AI is intimately linked to physics in various ways, and seamless collaboration between physics and AI enables accurate observations of the environment and realistic formulation of solutions. Physics principles can be deployed to optimise AI components, facilitating the discoveries of critical workflows and parameters, as well as enhancing the training of AI systems. Conversely, AI plays a pivotal role in modern physics research by rapidly screening potential solutions, thereby saving resources needed for experimental studies.

The Physics X AIDA programme is tailored to students with interests in both physics and AI. With a strong emphasis on applications, students are exposed to both fundamental and applied physics topics in addition to the principal theories of AI. The fusion of these two disciplines throughout the curriculum allows students to consolidate their learning, providing them with a competitive edge in their future careers.

 

Characteristics of Physics X AIDA

  • Multidisciplinary nature: The combination of physics and AI provides graduates with a robust skillset suited to a wide range of career paths, such as innovation, health care and postgraduate studies.
  • An application-oriented approach: The learning experience is supported by well-equipped laboratories, including an AI laboratory tailored to the curriculum. Collaborations with industrial partners and renowned universities provide excellent internship and exchange opportunities for students.
  • Well-rounded development: Students also develop their ‘soft skills’, such as lateral thinking, communications skills, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are critical assets for future leaders.

 

BSc (Hons) in Physics with a Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Physics X IE)

The Physics X IE programme offers a very diverse curriculum that covers fundamental and applied physics, innovation and business. A major highlight of this curriculum is the extended internship training in major technology enterprises or start-ups, providing golden opportunities for students to become innovation leaders in Hong Kong. The programme is ideal for students with great entrepreneurial spirit who wish to join the next-generation of physics innovators.

 

Characteristics of Physics X IE

  • Multidisciplinary nature: The combination of scientific and entrepreneurial skills promotes the development of our graduates into future technology leaders.
  • An application-oriented approach: The learning experience is supported by well-equipped laboratories. Collaborations with industrial partners and renowned universities provide excellent internship and exchange opportunities for students.
  • Well-rounded development: Students also develop their ‘soft skills’, such as lateral thinking, communications skills, leadership, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are critical assets for future entrepreneurs.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Students are required to complete 30 credits to fulfil the General University Requirements (GUR), 67 credits for the Major in Physics and 36 credits for the Secondary Major in AI & Data Analytics (AIDA)/ Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE):

  • The key studies of the Major are in basic and applied physics, strengthened by engineering subjects and computational physics. Supporting subjects include those in languages, computing and mathematics.
  • The physics Core Subjects cover basic physics and applied physics, which are relevant to high-technology industries.
  • Students can choose Elective Subjects, including Radiation Physics, Energy Conversion and Storage with Machine Learning, Imaging: Detector, Display and Processing, Intelligent Lighting, Laser Processing and Applications, Medical Imaging: Science and Analytics (only applicable to BSc (Hons) in Physics with a Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics).
  • Information on the subjects offered by the department can be obtained at www.polyu.edu.hk/ap
  • For the curricula of the Secondary Majors in AIDA and IE, please refer to this page.

Secondary Major Detail

Secondary Major Details

Unlike other PolyU programmes that admission to the Secondary Major is on competitive basis and subject to the availability of its intake quotas, all students of this programme will be admitted to either Secondary Majors.   This programme is unique in PolyU that designed with the aim to cultivate students with the interdisciplinary knowledge of their Major and the Secondary Major at the initial stage.  The curriculum of this programme is precisely designed to consolidate the strengths of both the Major and the Secondary Major that helps the graduates to excel in the contemporary workplace environment and take on future challenges.  Detailed operations of the assignment of the Secondary Major will be advised later.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

BSc (Hons) in Physics with a Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics

The booming AI industry has mobilized the mushrooming development of related businesses and sectors. With the knowledge of science and AI, and compounded with high flexibility, our graduates will be highly sought-after by local and international companies in the trade.

 

BSc (Hons) in Physics with a Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Graduates of the programme will be equipped with both science knowledge and business concepts and experiences. As a major drive of the HKSAR in innovation and entrepreneurship, our students will be highly sought-after by enterprises in Hong Kong or the Greater Bay Area for technological innovations.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

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

Other Information

  • Applicants attaining good results in Mathematics and Physics are preferred.  

Enquiries

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (email: apdept@polyu.edu.hk).

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