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Year One Curriculum

Minor Programmes

In order to widen students' academic exposure, students can make use of 15 units of electives to pursue a minor programme. A great variety of minor programmes will be offered by the Faculty of Science.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Analytical and Testing Sciences
  • Physics and Green Energy

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.

Common First Year courses

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