BSc Chemistry


Academic Year of Entry 2021/22
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1202
BSc Chemistry
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
Local Places : click here (for JUPAS and non-JUPAS)

Non-local Places : click here
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Programme/Major Leader
Dr LAU Kai Chung
PhD (UCDavis)
For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1202.


Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry (CHEM) fosters an interdisciplinary approach in teaching and research. 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.

Our Target

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.

Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1202) will be considered for admission to first-year studies in the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry programme.

Applicants eligible for advanced standing entry may submit an application to the following programme:

  • BSc Chemistry (admission code: 1523A)

Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have studied a subject related to Chemistry at a high school or post-secondary institution.

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme's curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue

Bonus Features

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:

  • Web-based software to enhance your discussion of course materials;
  • the Personal Response System, an electronic device used in the classroom to gauge your understanding during lessons;
  • problem-based learning schemes that stimulate you to apply subject knowledge to solve daily life problems related to chemistry; and
  • open book examinations in some courses to encourage you to read widely and enhance your comprehension skills.

Start Your Career Here

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. 


Industrial Training and International Exchange

The College of Science 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:

  • gain solid experience in a real-life work environment;
  • develop problem-solving abilities and interpersonal skills;
  • learn the right attitudes towards work and professionalism; and
  • broaden their experience and enhance their employability.

For details, please visit the College's 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 credit-bearing exchange programmes with various partner institutions around the world including universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region.

For details, please visit the University’s outbound exchange programme website and the Department of Chemistry's outbound exchange programme website.

The Department also organises out-of-classroom learning activities to broaden students’ learning interests. These include:

  • Industrial Attachment and Overseas Internship schemes, which help students to acquire work experience in various local, regional and international companies and organisations. 
  • Student Exchange programmes, which provide students with opportunities to experience foreign cultures and enhance their intercultural and interpersonal skills while studying abroad.
  • Summer Research Scholarships and Summer Placement Scheme, which pair students with staff research groups to promote a research culture among undergraduate students.

Professional Recognition

Chemistry graduates are eligible for:

Did You Know?

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.