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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemical Technology

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3997

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Intake
Fund Type
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Mok Kam-wah, Daniel
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

Being the most established applied chemistry programme in Hong Kong, our BSc(Hons) in Chemical Technology programme offers a broad and rigorous education in contemporary chemistry and training in laboratory practices. The programme emphasises the application of chemistry in technological innovation. Through the programme, students develop competence in problem solving and communication. These abilities are essential for graduates to pursue professional careers in business and technical services in chemical and related industries.


Programme Characteristics

Focusing on the technological application of chemistry, this programme comprises Core and Elective Subjects in chemical principles, applied/industrial chemistry, and chemical process technology.


This is one of the most popular applied science programmes in Hong Kong, and it is specifically designed to enhance graduates' career prospects in the government, business and industrial sectors.


Elective Subjects include Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry, Food Processing Technology, Environmental Science, Principles of Quality Assurance and Economic Analysis for Process Technology. These subjects broaden and enrich students' knowledge and skills, which should enhance their career prospects in the commercial and industrial sectors. Our students would gain further work experience through industrial visits, Work-Integrated Education and summer placements in local and overseas companies.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

Graduates are qualified for membership of the Hong Kong Chemical Society (HKCS) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in the UK.


Career Prospects

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 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 openings in sales and marketing, or as management executives in various fields.


Graduates are qualified as chemical analysts or environmental protection officers for the government or public utilities. Teaching chemistry in secondary schools is another possibility. Graduates who wish to pursue further studies have excellent opportunities both in Hong Kong and overseas.



  • Year One studies include the University's core curriculum and underpinning subjects common to science students and general chemistry with laboratory skills training.
  • Year Two studies cover the general analytical, organic and physical chemistry, plus the basics of chemical process technology.
  • Year Three studies introduce the intermediate level of organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry, and chemical process technology.
  • In the Final Year, an investigative project allows students to learn, experiment and practise chemistry on a topic of their choices.
  • 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):

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • 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

Any Best 5 Subjects

(Click here for an explanation)

Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2020-21: 20.3 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

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

Student Message

Student Message

The university is a good place for students to discover their interests and develop their strengths. Four years ago, I went to the PolyU Education Info day. I still remember the two questions that I thought about on that day: what can I gain? And, what will I be? Life at university is totally different from that of high school. I have to study even harder than when I prepared for the HKDSE. Working overnight is often unavoidable due to the heavy workload of assignments, tests, examinations and presentations. However, there is much more freedom at university, so time management is important to balance study and life.


I have gained a lot in these four years. I have learnt much about chemistry, not only knowledge and lab skills, but also how to learn things in a logical way. Critical thinking skills are important in many other aspects of my life. Studying has been hard but I am lucky to have supportive friends and classmates, who helped me “survive”. Studying Chemical Technology has provided me with the opportunity of working in a lab in McGill University (Canada)! That was one of the most meaningful and unforgettable journeys of my life. I was able to make friends from other countries, and I tried my best to communicate in English. I became independent as I had to take care of myself and was far away from my family.


I have gained a lot of valuable experiences at PolyU, and not only academically. I took part in activities organised by the YMCA, busked in various places and participated in PolyU’s Got Talent with friends from other faculties and departments. I really enjoy my university life and have no regrets. Academic results are important because they can affect my future, but the most important thing is “what I want to be”. After my undergraduate study at PolyU, I want to contribute to the scientific field. I think it is time for me to apply what I have learnt and contribute to society.

Chan Ka Wing



Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: In June
Mode:Group interview

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


About 20-30 minutes


Suitable candidates, preferably from Band A and B will be invited for an interview.