Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics with a Secondary Major in Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics (AIDA) / Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE)
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 2024 Entry

Programme code: JS3030

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

133 (depending on the student's HKDSE scores)

Scheme/Programme Intake
25 (Subject to approval)
Fund Type
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Prof. Y.H. Tsang
BSc, PhD


Students will be awarded one of the following degrees:

  • 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


Entry Scholarship

  • Students admitted via JUPAS who obtain level 5** in any subject or a score of 27 or above in 5 subjects are eligible to receive the entry scholarship. 

Please refer here for further details.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

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

The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) has far-reaching effects on our lives, as its applications range 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 more accurate observations of the environment and more realistic solution formulations. Physics principles can be used to optimise AI components, facilitate the development of critical workflows and parameters, and enhance the training of AI systems. AI also 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 who are interested in both physics and AI. With a strong emphasis on applications, the programme exposes students to both fundamental and applied physics topics in addition to the principal theories of AI. The fusion of these two disciplines throughout the curriculum enables students to consolidate their learning and will provide them with a competitive edge in their future careers.


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 highlight of this programme is the extended internship training in major technology enterprises or start-ups, which provides excellent opportunities for students to become innovation leaders in Hong Kong. The programme is ideal for students with a strong entrepreneurial spirit who wish to join the next generation of physics innovators.


Characteristics of Physics x AIDA / IE

  • Multidisciplinary nature

    In the Physics x AIDA programme, 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. For Physics x IE, the combination of scientific and entrepreneurial skills promotes the development of our graduates into future technology leaders.

  • An application-oriented approach 

    Collaborations with industrial partners and renowned universities provide excellent internship and exchange opportunities for students. The learning experience is also supported by well-equipped laboratories, and an AI laboratory is tailored to the curriculum of the Physics x AIDA programme.

  • Well-rounded development

    Students also develop their “soft skills”, such as lateral thinking, communication skills, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are critical assets for future leaders and entrepreneurs.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Career Prospects

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

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


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

Graduates of the programme will be equipped with knowledge of both science and business concepts as well as experiences. As major drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship in the HKSAR, our students will be highly sought-after by enterprises in Hong Kong or the Greater Bay Area for their ability to produce 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 AIDA/IE.

  • The key areas of Major study are basic and applied physics that are covered by the core subjects, strengthened by engineering subjects and computational physics. The core subjects are continuously updated to suit the needs of high-tech industries. Other core subjects include languages, computing and mathematics.
  • Students of BSc (Hons) in Physics with a Secondary Major in AIDA 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, and Medical Imaging: Science and Analytics.
  • Information on the subjects offered by the Department can be obtained at
  • For the curricula of the Secondary Majors, please refer to this page for AIDA and this page for IE.

Secondary Major Details

Secondary Major Details

Unlike other PolyU programmes, for which admission to the Secondary Major is on a competitive basis and subject to the intake quotas, all students of this programme will be admitted to either Secondary Major. This programme is unique in PolyU, as it was designed to cultivate students with interdisciplinary knowledge of their Major and 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 to help graduates excel in the contemporary workplace environment and to take on future challenges. Details on the assignment of the Secondary Major will be provided later.


For the details of the Secondary Majors in AIDA and IE, please refer to this page.

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
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Calculus and Statistics)
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Algebra and Calculus)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Business, Accounting and Financial Studies
  • Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (Accounting)
  • Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (Business Management)
  • Combined Science: Biology + Chemistry
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Integrated Science

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

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Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2022/23 Average Score: Any Best 5 Subjects (with Subject Weighting) = 163.1


2023/24 Flexible Admission Threshold Score: Any Best 5 Subjects (without subject weighting) = 20.0

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For further programme information, please contact:
the General Office (email:

Student Message

Student Message

No information is available at present.

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: After the announcement of HKDSE results
Mode:Face-to-face or online interview

To evaluate the interest of applicants in the programme and their suitability for it, and to allow them to gain a better understanding of the programme.

Medium:English and Cantonese

About 15-30 minutes


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