JS2510 Bachelor of Science (For 2021/22 Year 1 Students)

Major Programmes

List of Major Programmes (for 2021 Entry)


>> Guaranteed Admission with 5* in Relevant Science Subjects <<

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Programme Structure

Students will be admitted on a Faculty basis with broad-based education in all scientific fields in Year 1. It allows students to explore and experience various scientific disciplines before choosing their Major programme at the end of Year 1. To graduate, students are required to complete a total of 128 units#.

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#129 units for BSc (Hons) in Bioresource and Agricultural Science
#128 units in HKBU and 120 units in Simon Fraser University for BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics and BSc in Actuarial Science
#128 units in HKBU and 360 credits in University of Lincoln for BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology and BSc (Hons) in Ecology and Conservation



Relevant Science Subjects

5* Subjects in HKDSE Guaranteed Admissions into the following Major Programme(s)
Biology Applied Biology
Bioresource and Agricultural Science
Chemistry Analytical and Testing Sciences
Chemistry
Information and Communication Technology Computer Science
Integrated Science, Combined Science Analytical and Testing Sciences
Applied Biology
Bioresource and Agricultural Science
Mathematics Computer Science
Mathematics and Statistics
Physics Green Energy and Smart Technology
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 2.4; AND
(2) Grade C in BIOL1005 Introduction to Biology
  • Bioresource and Agricultural Science
(1) cGPA of 2.0; 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
(1) cGPA of 2.0; AND
(2) Grade C in MATH1025 Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics
Physics
  • Green Energy and Smart Technology
  • Physics and Green Energy
(1) Grade C in PHYS1005 Introduction to Green Energy#; AND
(2) Grade C in at least two other Year 1 Science courses (including BIOL1005, CHEM1005, COMP1005 and MATH1025)

#For students admitted to Year 1 in or before 2020-2021:
Grade C in PHYS1005 Introduction to Green Energy; OR
Grade C in PHYS1006 Introduction to Physics

*Remark: If "DT (Distinction) / S (Satisfactory) / U (Unsatisfactory)" grade instead of “Letter grade” is assigned for the Year 1 Science Courses in 2019-20, sem 1 of 2020-21 and sem 2 of 2021-22, students who get “DT” or “S” grade in the relevant Year 1 Science course will satisfy the minimum grade requirement of the respective major programme.

BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology

The Applied Biology programme is structured to provide the necessary background and training in the biological sciences to meet local needs in the fields of agriculture and fisheries, biotechnology, conservation, environmental monitoring and pollution control, health and sanitation.

  • Biotechnology Concentration
    This concentration is structured to nurture students with the basic and up-to date knowledge and techniques of biotechnology including molecular biology, immunology, and fermentation and enzyme technology.
  • Environmental Science Concentration
    This concentration is designed to train students with understanding in biological and chemical basis of environmental problems, their control and management, as well as the restoration and remediation of degraded or derelict lands and ecosystems.
Programme Director: Dr Patrick Ying Kit Yue

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BSc (Hons) in Bioresource and Agricultural Science

The programme is the first and unique agriculture related professional programme in Hong Kong, which focuses on the integration of agriculture with bioresource management with the aim of cultivating an understanding of the social, ecological and environmental significance of agricultural practices and bioresource conservation from the perspective of sustainability. Graduates will be provided with hands-on experience in agricultural technology and bioresource conservation required for an array of bioresource, agriculture, and environmental related professions, including agribusiness, consultancy, research and development, non-governmental organizations, green groups, government departments (e.g. AFCD, EPD, LCSD), property management, etc. To equip students with real world experience, students will be offered experiential internship opportunities, and professional Organic Inspection Certificate Training by the International Organic Inspectors Association to enable them to carry out organic inspections worldwide.


Programme Director: Dr Anna Oi Wah Leung

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BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology and BSc (Hons) in Ecology and Conservation

Description: This programme is jointly offered by the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and the University of Lincoln in the UK. In this “3+1” Double Degree programme, students studying in the Environmental Science concentration of the Applied Biology programme will study the first three years at HKBU to gain fundamental and advanced knowledge and skills in environmental science and management to address current and topical environmental and human health-related issues and problems, and study Year 4 at the University of Lincoln in its Ecology and Conservation programme. This will provide students with a firm grounding in the principles of ecology and conservation to address challenges pertaining to the conservation of biodiversity.


Programme Director: Dr Anna Oi Wah Leung

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BSc (Hons) in Analytical and Testing Sciences

  • The aim of the programme is to provide students with a broad-based training in major scientific disciplines to support their study in analytical and testing science which is multi-disciplinary in nature.
  • The programme emphasizes on developing students' analytical mind and good problem-solving skills needed to solve the diversity of problems encountered in their future career.
  • The programme will equip students with the knowledge and practical skills to contribute to the growing analytical and testing industry.
Programme Director: Dr Gray K S Ho

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BSc (Hons) in Chemistry

The overall aim of the Chemistry programme is to provide students with a strong foundation in all principal areas of chemical science and knowledge in developing career and solving real-life chemical problems, including those in the environmental area, and to meet the needs from government, education, industrial or commercial sectors. The curriculum is designed to equip students with ample knowledge in both pure and applied chemistry so that you are adequately and flexibly trained for both employment and postgraduate studies locally or overseas.

Students admitted into this programme will be introduced to fundamental principles of all principal branches of chemistry and other related scientific disciplines. Knowledge in more specialized areas of chemistry will be acquired through a variety of Major elective courses. Research experience and hands-on laboratory skills are gained through a required Final Year Project.


Programme Director: Dr Lee Chi Sing

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BSc (Hons) in Computer Science

The general aim of BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, with accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers^, is to prepare students for a career in computer science or information technology related areas. Students will be equipped to work in the Information and Communication Technology industry or pursue postgraduate study in Hong Kong or abroad. Graduates of this programme will have learnt how to learn and, have the skills and confidence to meet the challenges in the rapidly changing information technology world.

This programme offers four concentrations of study#:

  • Artificial Intelligence Concentration

    This concentration is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) to participate in AI-related projects using computational methods.

  • Computing and Software Technologies Concentration

    This concentration equips students with concepts, principles and practices of computing and software technologies to contribute to technological innovations.

  • Information Systems and Analytics Concentration

    This concentration equips students with knowledge and practices of information systems design, development and integration, as well as information analytics skills for creative applications in real-world organizations.

  • Data and Media Communication Concentration

    This is an interdisciplinary concentration co-offered with the Department of Journalism, School of Communication and Film. It emphasizes both data analytics and journalistic principles and skills for media organizations as well as related industries.

Students are able to gain IT work experience training through summer internship and 1-year placement opportunities. Also, the programme offers diversified overseas outreach opportunities for students such as study tours, overseas internship, overseas summer research programme and overseas study exchange.

^ Full accreditation has been granted for CST concentration, ISA concentration and double concentrations (CST+ DMC and ISA+DMC).
# Double Concentration Options: AI / CST / ISA students are eligible to take DMC as the second concentration.


Programme Director: Dr Byron K K Choi

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BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics

  • This programme is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in mathematical and statistical concepts with an aim towards developing logical thinking and analytical skills that are applicable to various career fields.
  • Special emphasis on applications in industrial and commercial areas is stressed, and students are well trained in the use of various computer software packages to solve real-life problems in management science, logistics, computer visualization, computational finance, engineering design, actuarial science, clinical research, industrial applications, social science research and others.

Programme Director: Dr Fan Jun

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BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics and
BSc in Actuarial Science

This programme is jointly offered by the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and Simon Fraser University (SFU). The double degree approach leverages the quantitative and market skills of mathematics, statistics and actuarial science with corporate financial management practices. As such, this programme between HKBU and SFU has many elements, such as risk assessment and market structure, which are not in current course offerings at HKBU. Thus, the programme, while having finance at its heart, represents a unique combination of skills from mathematics, statistics and actuarial science.


Programme Director: Dr Mark S K Lau

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BSc (Hons) in Green Energy and Smart Technology

The aim of the programme is to nurture young professionals with the knowledge and practical skills to develop and implement green and smart technology-driven approaches for a career in the rapidly expanding sector of smart and net-zero carbon city development. This programme provides training in green energy science and smart technology, such as green energy generations, smart energy storage and distribution, smart control system and IoT, carbon audit, energy audit and energy management. In addition to in-class learning and projects, students have experiential learning opportunities, such as internship and overseas study exchange. Courses are also available to help students to prepare for professional certification examinations. Students graduating from this programme are well equipped and highly competitive for careers as green energy and smart technology professionals, e.g., in energy audit and consulting, energy/utility companies, green/smart building design and management, smart transportation and energy conservation. The basic science training also prepares students for further studies in science and engineering, or careers in technology innovation.


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BSc (Hons) in Physics and Green Energy

The BSc (Hons) in Physics and Green Energy aims at preparing students for a career in Physics and/or in the energy sector that involves applications of scientific principles and technology. In addition to the university-wide whole person education, the specific objectives are to equip students with:

  1. A solid and broad foundation in physics to build up their careers or to pursue further studies;
  2. Experimental, theoretical, and computational skills to meet the needs and challenges of contemporary society;
  3. Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.

For students joining this programme at Year 2 in the academic year 2022-23, they are expected to opt for the Applied Physics Concentration.


Programme Director: Prof So Shu Kong

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