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Year One Curriculum

Year One Curriculum

All students will be admitted on a Faculty basis and exposed to a list of Year One Curriculum courses so that you can explore your interests before declaring Major Programme.

Year One Curriculum Courses to be studied by students admitted into Faculty of Science

Apart from Integrated Science Laboratory, students are free to choose four or five of the above lecture courses in their Year 1 curriculum. For students who choose four Science lecture courses, students are required to drop the course during the add/drop period in BUniPort by themselves in the semester which student is pre-enrolled to study the course. For the units released, students can take GE courses or other University-required courses in Year 1, and then take Major Elective courses after admitted to a Major Programme in Year 2. #

Major Programme Assignment

Students will be assigned to their choice of Major programme under a Quota System. For students who have attained a 5* in relevant science subjects, they will be guaranteed for admission to the relevant major programme in Year 2. For example, if he/she has attained a 5* in HKDSE Chemistry, he/she will be guaranteed for admission to Chemistry as his/her major programme.

The criteria for major programme assignment for other students will include the performance in relevant Year One Curriculum course, the cGPA attained by the end of Year 1 and interview performance, if applicable.

Major Application Schedule



# For BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, if students did not take Mathematics and Statistics in Year 1, they will need to take Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics after admitting to the programmes.

For BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics, if students did not take Essence of Computing in Year 1, they will need to take Essence of Computing after admitting to the programme.

Relevant Science Subjects

5* Subjects in HKDSE

Guaranteed Admissions into the following Major Programme(s)

Biology

Applied Biology

Chemistry

Analytical and Testing Sciences /

Chemistry

Information and Communication Technology

Computer Science

Integrated Science, Combined Science

Analytical and Testing Sciences /

Applied Biology

Mathematics

Computer Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Physics and Green Energy

Criteria for Major Programme Assignment

Department

BSc (Hons) Programmes in

Minimum Requirements

Biology

  • Applied Biology
    • Biotechnology Concentration
    • Environmental Science Concentration

(1) cGPA of 2.2; AND

(2) Grade C in BIOL1005 Introduction to Biology

Chemistry

  • Analytical and Testing Sciences
  • Chemistry

(1) cGPA of 2.0; AND

(2) Grade C in CHEM1005 Introduction to Chemistry


Computer Science

  • Computer Science

(1) cGPA of 2.0; AND

(2) Grade C in COMP1005 Essence of Computing

 

Mathematics

  • Mathematics and Statistics

Grade C in MATH1025 Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics; OR

Grade C in MATH1005 Calculus OR Grade D in MATH1006 Advanced Calculus I for repeaters or those who have applied for suspension and continue to study Year 1

 

Physics

  • Physics and Green Energy

Grade C in PHYS1005 Introduction to Physics and Energy Science

Major Application Schedule

  • Declaration of Intended Major : 1 Mar 2019 (Fri) - 14 Mar 2019 (Thu)
  • Application for Major : 17 Jun 2019 (Mon) - 21 Jun 2019 (Fri)
  • Assignment of Major : on or before 15 Jul 2019 (Mon) 

Introduction to Biology

  • suit the needs of students who need a broad background in biology; and
  • to deliver the main principles and mechanisms in biological sciences for pursuing in-depth studies

Introduction to Chemistry

  • provide students with fundamental concepts and principles in chemistry; and
  • to demonstrate the diverse and important applications of chemistry in everyday life.

Essence of Computing

  • prepare students with problem solving methodologies and skills using computer;
  • discuss the key components of a computer and the use of computer in our daily life.
  • introduce high level programming methodology and skills.
  • upon completion, students are able to:
    1. describe how a computer works and its importance in our daily life and
    2. write high level programs for solving real world problems.

Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics

  • introduces basic mathematics and statistics for university students
  • covers a wide range of mathematical topics including elementary calculus, optimization, numerical methods, and applications in finance, as well as statistical topics such as confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, and linear regression

Introduction to Physics and Energy Science

  • introduces the basic concepts of physics with emphasis on real-life examples;
  • explores the fundamental physical principles in the workings of everyday objects and natural phenomena;
  • discusses physical principles applied in the field of energy science and technology.

Integrated Science Laboratory

  • provide students with basic foundation knowledge in laboratory; and
  • give practical experience in solving real life problems by integrating knowledge from various science perspectives.

Note: No laboratory works is allowed before the student completed the Laboratory Safety training in the first class.

Year One Curriculum

Year One Curriculum courses refer to the list of science courses that you will study in the first year, so you can build up a solid foundation before moving on to your Major programme.