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Major Programmes

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.
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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.
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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.
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Computer Science

The general aim of the Computer Science programme, with accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers#, is to prepare students for a career in computer science or information technology related areas or to pursue postgraduate study. It stresses on innovations in computing and information systems, and their applications to real-world problems.

  • Computing and Software Technologies Concentration

    This concentration focuses on key concepts and principles behind the contemporary computing and software technologies, as well as the practices of the technological innovations in the ICT industry.

  • Information Systems and Analytics Concentration

    This concentration emphasizes on key concepts and best practices related to information systems design and integration, as well as information analytics for creative applications in organizations and enterprises.

  • Data and Media Communication Concentration (**newly launched with effect from 2017/18 intake**)

    This concentration is offered together with Department of Journalism with an interdisciplinary nature with special emphasis on 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.

#An HKIE reaccreditation has been undergone in 2017.

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Computing and Information Systems

  • Suitable for students interested in computer-based information systems development and their application in business organizations.
  • Curriculum design benchmarked with internationally recognized IEEE and ACM recommended curricula.
  • Integrative and Multidisciplinary: covering Computer Science, Information Systems and their applications in Business.
  • Specializations: Enterprise Systems and Business Intelligence, Digital Media and Mobile Technology, Web Technology and Data Engineering, Intelligent Informatics, Health Information Technology.
  • Work experience training through summer internship and one-year placement opportunities.
  • Career Prospect: information systems development, information systems administration, other information communication technology related support, analyst, sales and management jobs.
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Physics and Green Energy

The BSc (Hons) in Physics and Green Energy Programme aims to prepare students for a career in Physics and/or in the Energy sector that involves applications of scientific principles and technology. Concentration options in "Applied Physics" and "Energy Management and Technology" are available. In addition to the university-wide whole person education, upon completion of this study programme, students will be able to:
  • Apply fundamental principles in physics including mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics and quantum physics;
  • Use skills and knowledge acquired from experimental, theoretical, and computational courses;
  • Build future careers or pursue further studies by specializing in Applied Physics and/or Energy Management and Technology;
  • Analyse and solve real-world physics and energy problems;
  • Identify the key questions, plan the investigation, and present the scientific results through independent projects and team work.
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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.
  • Concentration options in Operations Research, Scientific Computing, Quantitative Data Analysis, Financial Risk Management and Actuarial Statistics are available.
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Applied and Computational Mathematics

  • This programme pays more attention on scientific computing with applications in industrial and business applications. Many applied courses are focusing on solving real problems with the aid of various computing techniques.
  • Career Prospect: Careers in applied mathematics and logical thinking are required. Students may find jobs in fields requiring computing and/or mathematical modelling skills.
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Statistics and Operations Research

  • This programme covers the basic theory and techniques in Statistics, Data Analysis, and Operations Research, various applications in commercial industry, life and medical sciences will be addressed.
  • Career Prospect: statisticians, actuaries and operations research consultants in public and private sectors.
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