Assessment of Applications (JUPAS HKDSE Students) - Associate Degree Programmes

For applicants who have fulfilled the minimum entrance requirements of associate degree programmes, various types of admission score are calculated to facilitate selection.

Presented below are the main admission scores used by individual programmes. Concurrent consideration may be given to other factors, such as band choices and interview performance. For applicants with the same scores or score ranges, reference will be made to other information (e.g. other admission scores, relevant subjects, band choices, interview performance). For details, please refer to “Other Considerations” for individual programmes.

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2021 Entry

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Programme Title Admission Score (with weightings applied)
(see remarks)
Other Considerations 
Subjects Included Subject Weightings
Other HKDSE Subjects
Division of Building Science and Technology (options: ASc Building Services Engineering, ASc Construction Engineering and Management, ASc Surveying)
Best 5 subjects (include English) 2.5 1.5 2 Click HERE
ASc Architectural Studies
Best 5 subjects (include English) 2.5 1.5


  • Combined Science (Biology and Physics)
  • Combined Science (Chemistry and Physics)
  • Mathematics
  • M1/M2
  • Physics

1: Other subjects

For students with the same score, reference will be made to other information (e.g. results in discipline-related subjects, band choices, OEA).


  • Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and Category C other language subjects (at grade E or above) can be used to meet the requirement of "three other HKDSE subjects". If students take both M1 and M2, the two modules are counted as one subject only.
  • Some Category B Applied Learning subjects can be counted.

Scoring Scale

 Category A Core and Elective Subjects (including M1/M2)
Level   5**  5* 5 4 3 2 1
Score 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
 Category C Other Language Subjects
Grade A B C D E
Score 5 4 3 2 1

For Category B Applied Learning subjects, if recognised, a score of '3' (Attained with Distinction / Distinction I) or '4' (Attained with Distinction II) will be used in the score calculation.


Higher subject weightings are marked in red.

Scores included in the calculation of the main admission score are shaded in beige.

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Programme Title HKDSE Subjects and Levels Main Admission Score (with weightings)
Core Subjects Elective Subjects
English Language Chinese Language Maths. Liberal Studies Physics Chinese History History
4 3 2 2 3 3 3
ASc Building Services Engineering, ASc Construction Engineering and Management, ASc Surveying)
4 x 2.5 3 x 1.5 2 x 2 2 x 2 3 x 2 3 x 2 3 x 2 32.5
ASc Architectural Studies


4 x 2.5 3 x 1.5 2 x 2 2 x 1 3 x 2 3 x 1 3 x 1 27.5

The assessment criteria are subject to ongoing review. The University reserves the right to amend the information from time to time.


Last update date: 9 October 2020