BSc Chemistry


Academic Year of Entry 2020/21
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1523A
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :

10 (Combined figure for programmes 1202 and 1523A)

Advanced Standing II Places (Local Students only) : 15
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years (for advanced standing I); 2 years (for advanced standing II)
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Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Programme/Major Leader
Prof Kenneth LO Kam-wing
PhD (HK)
General Enquiries

Our Target

We aim 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.

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.

For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award.


For details about the curriculum structure of the programme, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue(Note: The catalogue for the 2019 cohort is for reference only. The 2020 catalogue will be published around July 2020.)

What You Will Be Studying

When you begin the major, you will study fundamental courses in four main areas: Analytical, Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry. You will also study Statistics, Mathematics and English language courses.


In your senior year, you will undertake intermediate- and advanced-level chemistry courses in the same four areas. You can broaden your knowledge in other advanced chemistry disciplines such as Forensic, Food, Medicinal, Industrial, Green, Supramolecular and Cosmetic Chemistry.


Various environmental sciences and biology elective courses will also be offered and you can take elective and gateway education courses provided by other departments.

Start Your Career Here

Graduates enjoy a wide range of career opportunities in various government departments (such as the Environmental Protection Department, Government Laboratory and 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 around 340 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.


Students admitted to the Department may participate in the Industrial Attachment Scheme (IAS). Problem-based learning is a student-centred approach to teaching and learning that helps students to improve their learning skills while the IAS allows students to receive training in genuine industrial work environments. The Department also offers Summer Research Scholarships and a Summer Placement Scheme, which pair students with staff research groups to promote a research culture among undergraduate students.


Professional Recognition

Upon graduation, you will be 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.