|Year of Entry||2017|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Normal Duration of Programme||4 years|
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
The Department of Chemistry (CHEM) fosters an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses chemistry, biology, environmental science, mathematics and statistics. CHEM is committed to training science graduates to meet the demand for technical, educational and industrial professionals in Hong Kong. The study programmes offered by the Department are designed to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that students need to achieve fulfilling personal development and a successful career.
CHEM currently offers BSc in Chemistry.
This major integrates theory and practice. By focusing on the application of knowledge, it helps students to understand important scientific issues, current technologies and future challenges in light of local, regional and global needs. Most of the courses have a lab component that complements the lectures and tutorials and enables students to acquire hands-on experience in preparation for their future employment or further study.
The Chemistry major aims to provide students with a firm foundation in chemistry that will equip them with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes required to achieve personal development and find suitable employment in the industrial, commercial, government and educational sectors.
Applicants holding a 12-year school-leaving qualification or a partially completed sub-degree qualification will apply for admission to first-year studies in the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry programme (admission code: 1202).
Applicants holding a 13-year school-leaving qualification, an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or a General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCEAL) qualification may apply for direct admission to the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry programme with Advanced Standing I (admission code: 1523) or without advanced standing (first-year studies, admission code: 1202).
To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements. In addition to meeting the General Entrance Requirements, applicants are expected to have studied a subject related to Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science at a high school or post-secondary institution.
For details of the programme's curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue’ (Note: The 2016 catalogue is for reference only. The 2017 catalogue will be published around July 2017.)
Graduates can expect to make a significant contribution in both the government and private sectors. You may seek employment in various government departments (such as the Environmental Protection Department, Government Laboratory or the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department), consultancy companies, laboratories and the commercial, industrial or educational sectors. Alternatively, you may choose to pursue postgraduate studies.
The College of Science and Engineering and the Department offer work placement opportunities through internship schemes that provide students with full-time job attachments to firms not only in Hong Kong, but also in the Pearl River Delta region and overseas. Through such placements, students will:
For details, please visit the College's Co-operative Education Centre website.
Furthermore, to help students broaden their educational horizons, gain language experience and enhance their awareness of different cultures, the Department, College and University offer around 200 credit-bearing exchange programmes with various partner institutions around the world including universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region.
The Department also organises out-of-classroom learning activities to broaden students’ learning interests. These include:
Chemistry graduates are eligible for:
Our courses are practical and based on examples from the local region. Many courses are augmented with laboratory sessions and out-of-classroom learning activities.
We aim to facilitate your active learning, rather than forcing you to memorise information. We use a range of strategies to help you learn, including:
This major provides basic and professional training in the areas of chemistry. Graduates can seek career opportunities in the industrial, governmental and educational sectors.
The major has close relationships with the government and industrial sectors, with the goal of nurturing the next generation of chemistry professionals.