Sept 2023 EntryProgramme code: JS3030
133 (including 67 credits for the Physics Major and 36 credits for AIDA/IE Secondary Major)
Dr Tsang Yuen Hong
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
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 a far-reaching impact 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 more accurate observations of the environment and more realistic formulation of solutions. Physics principles can be used to optimise AI components, facilitate the development of critical workflows and parameters, and enhance the training of AI systems. Meanwhile, 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 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, 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 programme is the opportunity to undertake extended internship training in major technology enterprises or start-ups, setting students on the path to becoming 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 IE
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.
Unlike other PolyU programmes, admission to the Secondary Major is on a competitive basis and subject to availability given intake quotas. All students of this programme are admitted to one of the Secondary Majors. This programme is unique at PolyU, as it is designed to cultivate students' interdisciplinary knowledge of their Major and the Secondary Major at the initial stage. The curriculum is designed to consolidate the strengths of the Major and Secondary Major to enable graduates to excel in the contemporary workplace environment and to take on future challenges. Details of 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.
BSc (Hons) in Physics with a Secondary Major in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
Rapid advancements in AI have accelerated the development of related businesses and sectors. Our graduates boast not only extensive knowledge of AI and other science topics but also great flexibility, making them 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 are equipped with both science knowledge and business expertise and experiences. PolyU is a major driver of innovation and entrepreneurship in the HKSAR, and our graduates are highly sought after by enterprises in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area for their ability to make technological innovations.
Please click here to view the entrance requirements for non-JUPAS applicants.
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