Bachelor of Science (JUPAS Code: JS2510)

Major Programmes

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

List of Major Programmes (for 2021 Entry)

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.

To further equip students with real world experience, each student admitted into this programme will be offered an internship opportunity, and free professional organic certification and inspector training by the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) to enable them to carry out organic inspections worldwide.

Students 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 farm operation, agribusiness, consultancy, green groups, government departments, etc.

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BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology

The programme is structured to provide necessary training in biological sciences to meet local and international needs in the fields of biotechnology, biomedical science, environmental technology and management, ecosystem conservation management. This programme offers two concentrations of study:

  • Biotechnology
    Students will develop an understanding of the theories of biology as well as biotechnology applications by taking courses in the fields of cellular/ molecular/ developmental biology, organismal biology, genetics, molecular biotechnology, and other biological fields. Various laboratory courses are provided to equip students with technical skills for biological and biomedical research and biotechnology industry.
  • Environmental Science
    Students will develop an understanding of the theories of biology as well as environmental science by taking courses in the fields of ecology, resource conservation, environmental biotechnology, waste treatment, environmental toxicology and other environmental related courses. Students will learn practical skills and various management tools for the environmental industry.
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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.
  • This programme emphasises on developing students' analytical mind and good problem-solving skills needed to solve the diversity of problems encountered in their future career. It will also equip students with the knowledge and practical skills to contribute to the growing analytical and testing industry.
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BSc (Hons) in Chemistry

The aim of the 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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BSc (Hons) in Computer Science

The aim of the programme^ is to prepare students for pursuing a career or postgraduate study in computer science or Information Communication Technology related areas.

This programme offers three concentrations of study:

  • Computing and Software Technologies (CST)
  • Information Systems and Analytics (ISA)
  • Data and Media Communication (DMC)#

The programme includes diversified learning experience, such as (overseas) summer internship, 1-year placement, overseas summer research programme and overseas study exchange.

^ Full accreditation from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) has been granted for CST, ISA and double concentrations (CST+DMC and ISA+ DMC).
# This is an interdisciplinary concentration co-offered with the Department of Journalism, School of Communication.

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BSc (Hons) in Physics and Green Energy

The aim of the programme is to prepare students for a career in Applied Physics or the Green Energy sector. This programme offers two concentrations of study:

  • Applied Physics Concentration
    This concentration provides analytical and practical knowledge and skills for students interested in a career in technology development and application, innovation or research in advanced topics. Graduates will find employment in high-tech companies and industries, or continue post graduate study in world-renowned universities.
  • Energy Management and Technology Concentration

    This concentration provides foundation training in energy science and technology, including green energy generation, energy storage, energy audit and management. Such training helps our students to prepare for taking professional examinations^. Besides in-class learning and projects, students also have internship opportunities which will help them to prepare for careers in energy audit and consulting, energy/utility companies, green building and energy conservation as green energy professionals.

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BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics

The 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.

This programme offers five concentrations of study:

  • Actuarial Statistics (collaborated with Simon Fraser University, Canada)
  • Financial Risk Management (collaborated with School of Business)
  • Operations Research
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Scientific Computing

Students can graduate without any concentration or with one or two concentration(s) according to their interest and career goal.

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BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics and
BSc in Actuarial Science [Double Degree]

The 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. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interviews and entrance examination.

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