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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Radiography

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3612

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

114 (plus 26 clinical/field credits)

Programme Intake
Fund Type
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Helen Law
PhD (Physiol), MSc (IT Ed), BSc (Physiol), PDDR

No information is available at present.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

We provide a challenging and relevant education in radiography that encompasses both medical imaging and radiation therapy.


An enquiring, analytical and creative approach to learning is encouraged to develop the clinical reasoning skills that are necessary for competent and responsible professionals.


Our programme produces graduates who have the ethical and professional abilities that are necessary to become caring practitioners who are capable of professional development and wider community responsibilities.


Our student-centred learning approach encourages independence in learning so that graduates can maintain relevance in a dynamic profession.


Programme Characteristics

This programme comprises academic and clinical components.


Collaboration with universities in the Chinese mainland and overseas provides student exchange opportunities.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

Graduates are eligible for registration on Part Two of the Register of the Radiographers Board of Hong Kong. They are also recognised by many overseas registration bodies including those in Britain, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia (after gaining 1 year of clinical experience).


Career Prospects

Our graduates find employment with the Hospital Authority, which recognises the degree as an entry qualification.


Opportunities are also available in private hospitals, clinics and laboratories, and the commercial sector. As the qualification is recognised by many countries, many of our graduates have taken up employment in Australia, Canada, Britain, New Zealand and Singapore.


Opportunities for postgraduate studies are available in Hong Kong and overseas.



  • Year One establishes the foundation for university education with relevant subject areas and develops the generic graduate attributes of students.
  • Year Two provides the basis for gaining professional knowledge in the following three years. It incorporates a range of professional related Foundation Subjects and is constructed in a strong student-centred learning format.
  • Years Three and Four deepen the learning of professional knowledge and provide integration of academic learning with applied clinical experience.
  • In Year Two, students can choose a concentration in medical imaging or radiation therapy. This continues into Year Four, which also provides a range of Elective Subject options for continuous development of students.


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at here.

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):

  • Chinese Language
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Combined Science: Biology + Chemistry
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry

Other Information

Normal colour vision is not one of the admission criteria, but applicants should note that normal colour vision may be required for employment in the radiation therapy profession. Although proficiency in Cantonese is not one of the admission criteria either, applicants should understand that students in radiation therapy stream often need to communicate with patients in Cantonese in clinical training.

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 6 Subjects

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Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2020-21: 36.7 (Any Best 6 Subjects)

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For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 3400 8579; email:

Student Message

Student Message

Studying at PolyU is a wonderful experience. I have acquired the knowledge and vision to realise my future career, thanks in part to the unlimited access to resources. Through studying Radiography, I hope to provide better medical care to the public by way of a more easily accessible body checking device. Thanks to the great mentors and platforms provided by PolyU, I have been granted the support and resources to design a portable body scanning device and connect with professional tech experts. I am so grateful that PolyU encourages its students not only to learn but also to apply their knowledge for the benefit of mankind.

Man Yui Kuen, Jacky

The Department of Health Technology and Informatics imparts high-quality knowledge and practical skills, and offers a variety of placement opportunities for students to put theories into practice. The comprehensive training and encouragement from the teaching staff means that the students can work as student radiographers in public hospitals under the Hospital Authority as early as Year Two.


PolyU fuels its students to unleash their unlimited talents. This encouragement drove me to step out of my comfort zone and partake in an overseas Service-Learning programme to teach English in Cambodia in Year One. This was an unforgettable trip, which connected me with another part of the world and allowed me to fulfil the responsibility of a global citizen. PolyU is the perfect place to cultivate whole-person development, and I cannot wait to broaden my horizons and sharpen my competitive edge in my coming school years.

Tse Ying Kit, Adrian

I am proud to be radiography student, working towards achieving my dream. The BSc(Hons) in Radiography features an all-rounded, step-by step curriculum that enables students to move from the basics to advanced knowledge of and skills in the profession.  For example, Years One and Two include subjects on aspects of basic science such as anatomy, physiology, radiological physics and pathology. Then we step forward to Years Three and Four to study more advanced and specialised subjects related to the medical imaging and radiation therapy professions, such as Medical Imaging Studies and Radiotherapy Studies. This learning pattern enables us to build solid foundations to become competent professionals. Moreover, the clinical placement component enables use to integrate our knowledge into real clinical situations.


Radiography is a frontline health care profession, and an essential component of the health care system. Not only can we operate some of the most technologically advanced medical equipment to help patients, but we can also work hand in hand with other professionals within the system. This is indeed a very meaningful job.


Thanks to PolyU, my dream of serving patients will finally come true. I hope you will join us soon.

Tsui Nap Kai Natasha

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

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Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

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