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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

Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Intake
Fund Type
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Cheung Kwong-chak, Gary
BSc, PhD

  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only and subject to review.
  • To recognise the outstanding academic performance of HKDSE students, the Department will grant entry scholarship to eligible HKDSE students admitted to the programmes via JUPAS. The award criteria of the scholarship are listed in the information sheet, which is subject to change and will be announced on the same website in due course.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

A solid background in applied chemistry prepares graduates for careers in the industrial, business and public sectors as well-trained senior technicians, technologists or professional salespeople. This 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.


Programme Characteristics

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.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Career Prospects

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



  • 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 polymers, environmental chemistry and analytical chemistry.
  • Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at

Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science: Biology + Chemistry
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry

Relevant Applied Learning subject(s) that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation is/are:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Events Planning and Operation
  • Exercise Science and Health Fitness
  • Foundation in Chinese Medicine
  • Fundamental Health Care
  • Health and Beauty Keeping in TCM
  • Health Care Practice
  • Medical Laboratory Science

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects

(Click here for an explanation)

Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2020-21: 16.5 (Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects)

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For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 3400 8689; email:

Student Message

Student Message

Studying in the university requires self-discipline. The lecturers will not keep reminding you to revise specific notes and chapters, like your secondary school teachers have done. You are the only person responsible for your studies.


I have worked in my study group over the past two years, and each group member raised questions for the whole group to discuss. I think this method can help all of us to learn. The lecturers and tutors have often been very helpful. The academic advisors give us good suggestions on the best course of action, and enable us to have a clearer picture of the future. This Higher Diploma course has not only paved the way for my degree programme but also turned me into a more self-disciplined person.

Lai Long Yat

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: After the announcement of HKDSE results, if necessary
Mode:Individual interview (face-to-face or phone)

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and to test their language proficiency and communication skills.


About 15-30 minutes


Only selected applicants will be invited to the interview, if necessary.