Entrance Requirements for Bachelor's Degree Programmes - Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Students (for 2018 Entry)

For admission to Bachelor's degree programmes at the University, applicants must meet the General Entrance Requirements AND the programme-specific entrance requirements. The levels/grades indicated below are the minimum acceptable but possession of the qualifications in no way guarantees acceptance.

Non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students can use GCE Chinese or HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese qualifications to replace HKDSE Chinese Language to meet the entrance requirement for Chinese Language. Click here for details.

General Entrance Requirements

Minimum
Level
Required

HKDSE Core Subjects HKDSE Elective Subjects
(including M1/M2)
(see remarks)
Eng. Lang. Chi. Lang. Mathematics Liberal Studies Elective 1 Elective 2
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3

Programme-Specific Entrance Requirements

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title
Minimum Level Required
Eng. Lang.
Chi. Lang.
Mathematics
Liberal Studies
Elective Subjects
(including M1/M2)
(see remarks)
Elective 1
Elective 2
College of Business
  JS1000
BSc Computational Finance
Level 3 Level 3 Level 4 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
JS1001
BBA Global Business
Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
JS1002
BBA Accountancy
Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
JS1003
Department of Economics and Finance (options: BBA Business Economics, BBA Finance)
Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
JS1004
Department of Information Systems (options: BBA Global Business Systems Management, BBA Information Management)
Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
JS1005
BBA Management
Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
JS1006
Department of Management Sciences (options: BBA Business Analysis, BBA Business Operations Management)
Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
JS1007
BBA Marketing
Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
 
JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title
Minimum Level Required
Eng. Lang.
Chi. Lang.
Mathematics
Liberal Studies
Elective Subjects
(including M1/M2)
(see remarks)
Elective 1
Elective 2
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  JS1101
Department of Applied Social Sciences (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology,  BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work)
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
JS1102
BSocSc Asian and International Studies
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
JS1103
BA Chinese and History
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
JS1104
BA English Studies
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
JS1105
Department of Linguistics and Translation (options: BA Linguistics and Language Applications, BA Translation and Interpretation)
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
JS1106
Department of Media and Communication (options: BA Digital Television and Broadcasting, BA Media and Communication)
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
JS1108
BSocSc Public Policy and Politics
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
 
JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title
Minimum Level Required
Eng. Lang.
Chi. Lang.
Mathematics
Liberal Studies
Elective Subjects
(including M1/M2)
(see remarks)
Elective 1
Elective 2
College of Science and Engineering
  JS1201
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering (options: BEng Architectural Engineering, BEng Civil Engineering, BSc Surveying)
Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3 in one elective subject from:
  • Combined Science (Biology and Physics)
  • Combined Science (Chemistry and Physics)
  • Integrated Science
  • Physics
Level 3 in any elective subjects
(except "Other Languages")
JS1202
BSc Chemistry
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 in one elective subject from:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
Level 3 in one elective subject from:
  • Biology
  • Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (Accounting or Business Management)
  • Chemistry
  • Design and Applied Technology
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Physics
  • Science (Combined or Integrated)
OR
Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3 in one elective subject from:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
Level 3 in any elective subjects

JS1204
BSc Computer Science

 

Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 in one elective subject from:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • M1/M2
  • Physics
Level 3 in any elective subjects
JS1205
Department of Electronic Engineering (options: BEng Computer and Data Engineering, BEng Electronic and Communication Engineering, BEng Information Engineering)
Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3 in one elective subject from:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Integrated Science
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • M1/M2
  • Physics
Level 3 in any elective subjects
JS1206
BSc Computing Mathematics
Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3 in one elective subject from:
  • Biology
  • Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (Accounting or Business Management)
  • Chemistry
  • Design and Applied Technology
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • M1/M2
  • Physics
  • Science (Combined or Integrated)
Level 3 in any elective subjects
JS1207
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (options: BEng Biomedical Engineering, BEng Mechanical Engineering)
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 in one elective subject from:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Physics
Level 3 in any elective subjects
JS1208
BSc Applied Physics
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 in one elective subject from:
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science (Biology and Physics)
  • Combined Science (Chemistry and Physics)
  • Design and Applied Technology
  • Physics
Level 3 in any elective subjects
JS1209
BEng Systems Engineering and Management
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 in one elective subject from:
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Design and Applied Technology
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • M1/M2
  • Physics
Level 3 in any elective subjects
JS1210
BEng Materials Engineering
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 in one elective subject from:
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science (Biology and Physics)
  • Combined Science (Chemistry and Physics)
  • Design and Applied Technology
  • Physics
Level 3 in any elective subjects
JS1692
BEng Nuclear and Risk Engineering
 
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 in one elective subject from:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Physics
Level 3 in any elective subjects
 
JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title
Minimum Level Required
Eng. Lang.
Chi. Lang.
Mathematics
Liberal Studies
Elective Subjects
(including M1/M2)
(see remarks)
Elective 1
Elective 2
College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences
  JS1203
Department of Biomedical Sciences (options: BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Biomedical Sciences) 
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 in one elective subject from:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
Level 3 in one elective subject from:
  • Biology
  • Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (Accounting or Business Management)
  • Chemistry
  • Design and Applied Technology
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Physics
  • Science (Combined or Integrated)

OR

Attained with Distinction II in ApL 'Medical Laboratory Science' 

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title
Minimum Level Required
Eng. Lang.
Chi. Lang.
Mathematics
Liberal Studies
Elective Subjects
(including M1/M2)
(see remarks)
Elective 1
Elective 2
School of Creative Media
  JS1041
School of Creative Media (options: BA Creative Media, BSc Creative Media, BAS New Media) 
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 in any two elective subjects

[may include Attained with Distinction I or II in the Applied Learning subjects from the following course clusters as one subject:
  • Design Studies
  • Media Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Films, TV and Broadcasting Studies
  • Media Production and Public Relations
  • Medical Science and Health Care
  • Psychology
  • Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Engineering
  • Services Engineering
  • Business Studies ('Business Data Analysis' course only)]
JS1042
BA Creative Media
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 in any two elective subjects

[may include Attained with Distinction I or II in the Applied Learning subjects from the following course clusters as one subject:
  • Design Studies
  • Media Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Films, TV and Broadcasting Studies
  • Media Production and Public Relations
  • Medical Science and Health Care
  • Psychology
  • Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Engineering
  • Services Engineering
  • Business Studies ('Business Data Analysis' course only)]
JS1043
BSc Creative Media
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 in any two elective subjects

[may include Attained with Distinction I or II in the Applied Learning subjects from the following course clusters as one subject:
  • Design Studies
  • Media Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Films, TV and Broadcasting Studies
  • Media Production and Public Relations
  • Medical Science and Health Care
  • Psychology
  • Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Engineering
  • Services Engineering
  • Business Studies ('Business Data Analysis' course only)]
JS1044
BAS New Media
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 in any two elective subjects

[may include Attained with Distinction I or II in the Applied Learning subjects from the following course clusters as one subject:
  • Design Studies
  • Media Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Films, TV and Broadcasting Studies
  • Media Production and Public Relations
  • Medical Science and Health Care
  • Psychology
  • Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Engineering
  • Services Engineering
  • Business Studies ('Business Data Analysis' course only)]
 
JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title
Minimum Level Required
Eng. Lang.
Chi. Lang.
Mathematics
Liberal Studies
Elective Subjects
(including M1/M2)
(see remarks)
Elective 1
Elective 2
JS1051
School of Energy and Environment (options: BEng Energy Science and Engineering, BEng Environmental Science and Engineering)
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 in one elective subject from:
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science (Chemistry and Physics)
  • Physics
Level 3 in any elective subjects
JS1061
Bachelor of Laws
Level 5 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3


Remarks:

  1. Elective Subjects:
  • Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (except for the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering) (at grade E or above) can be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.
  • Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects, except for JS1041, JS1042, JS1043, JS1044 and JS1203. 
  1. Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) Students

    Applicants who have (i) learned Chinese Language for less than 6 years while receiving primary and secondary education or (ii) learned Chinese Language for 6 years or more in schools but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in local schools, can use the following qualifications to replace HKDSE Chinese Language level 3 to meet the entrance requirement for Chinese Language:

    •    HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese “Attained” or above
    •    GCEAL/AS Chinese grade E or above
    •    GCSE/IGCSE Chinese grade C or above

    "HKDSE other languages" cannot normally be used to meet the entrance requirement for Chinese Language. While waivers may be granted at the discretion of individual colleges/schools/departments, such considerations are only made under special circumstances on a case-by-case basis. Students are thus strongly advised to obtain the requisite Chinese qualifications.

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The entrance requirements are subject to ongoing review. The University reserves the right to amend the information from time to time.

Last update date: 6 September 2017