Sept 2022 EntryProgramme code: JS3030
Dr Y.H. Tsang
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
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
BSc (Hons) in Physics with a Secondary Major in Artificial Intelligence 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.
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 Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics (AIDA)/ Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE):
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.
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):
Restructured / New Programme. No scores of admittees in previous cohorts can be provided for reference.