|Academic Year of Entry||2021/22|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
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.
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.
To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements.
For details of the programme's curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue’ (Note: The catalogue for the 2020 cohort is for reference only. The 2021 catalogue will be published around July 2021.)
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 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 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.
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: