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Why Science at HKU?

1. Top ranking
teachers

Faculty Staff Members




Professoriate staff:




-

over 120
in 6 Departments and School




(from HK, China, and overseas)






Technicians and other support staff:




-

over 250

Our Professorial staff



We offer quality teaching with emphasis on
the interaction between
teachers and
students



A
low

undergraduate students to teacher
ratio 12 : 1


2. Diverse & Flexible



Science Curriculum





6901 Bachelor of Science programme


Our Curriculum Aims


To develop students’
curiosity in science
and their
understanding of the scientific principles and methods



To provide fundamental
knowledge in sciences
, and
enable students to comprehend the
interrelationship
among different science and non
-
science subjects



To develop students’ ability to
apply

scientific knowledge in
a wide variety of careers and professions



To develop
transferable skills

-

ability to communicate,
think and analyze critically scientific aspects of complex
issues

Our Science Curriculum


M
aximize
s

student

choices and
combinations



I
mprove
s

curriculum

to meet changing
needs of society




A choice of
15

science majors



6901

Bachelor of Science

Astronomy



Biochemistry




Biology



Biotechnology




Chemistry




Earth Sciences




Ecology & Biodiversity




Environmental Science





Food & Nutritional Science




Mathematics




Mathematics/Physics





Microbiology



Physics



Risk Management




Statistics





EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: INTERNSHIP,
EXCHANGE, PROJECT, OVERSEAS FIELD
CAMP

Curriculum
Structure

Major
-
Minor and

Double
-
Major Options

90 choices of minors and second majors in Science, Arts, Social Sciences,
Business & Economics, Education, Computer Science, and Sports Science


(Students must meet certain minimum academic requirements to declare

a 2nd major; and quota & timetabling restrictions may also apply)

One Science

Major

理科主修科

+

+

Selection of

2nd

Major

第二主修科

Optional

Selection of


Minors

副修科

Optional

Diverse Learning Experience


Undergraduate
Research Experience

(e.g research
project; overseas research experience; undergraduate
research colloquium)



Professional

preparation programme (e.g. internship;
career development programme)



Exchange opportunities

(e.g HKU Worldwide exchange
programme; Faculty exchange programme)



Field studies

(overseas and local field camps)


Student Research




Second & Final Year Project



Summer Research Fellowship



Overseas Research Fellowship



Undergraduate Research Colloquium

International Opportunities



Exchange opportunities to universities in Australia,
New Zealand, United States, Canada and the UK



80 students traveled abroad for overseas exchange in
2008
-
09

3.
Excellent Facilities

Modern research laboratories and facilities

4. Wide Career
Prospects

Overall Employment Situation



Graduate employment rate:


2007


99% & 2008


100%


% of graduates pursued further studies:


2007


28% & 2008


30 %


(Overall % of HKU


18%)


Graduates engaged in a great variety of professions:


banking, finance, accounting, biotech/chemicals


testing, pharmaceutics, medical services, civil &


social services, education, engineering, IT and


airline, etc.

6901 Bachelor of Science

5. Flexible Faculty
Admission Policy


6901

Bachelor of Science


One entry

in application for a
choice of 15 Science majors

Astronomy



Biochemistry




Biology



Biotechnology




Chemistry




Earth Sciences




Ecology & Biodiversity




Environmental Science

Food & Nutritional Science




Mathematics




Mathematics/Physics





Microbiology



Physics



Risk Management




Statistics



The Common Admission
Policy is Simple and Flexible!


No quota

for individual major



Complete freedom

in choosing any major





Declare major

at admission or at a later
stage



Second major and minor options

in
Science and non
-
Science


6901 Bachelor of Science



Admission

Requirements


JUPAS

HKALE



Grade E or above in UE* & CLC


At least 2ALs or 1AL+2ASs


Grade E or above in at least 1 AL + 1 AS in


Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics,
Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Studies, Computer Applications,


Geography or Economics


*The University normally requires a grade D in Use of English but special consideration has been
given to those students with a grade E in Use of English applying for this programme.



HKCEE


Grade E in 7 subjects (first or second attempt);


6 subjects shall be obtained at one and the same time; and must include


Mathematics


English Language (Level 2);


Chinese Language (Level 2); or a language other than Chinese and English


Minimum
Faculty Admission Requirements

Selection Criteria for 6901

JUPAS


HKALE

––

70%







Bonus on
one

of the AL science subjects




with a

grade A







UE counted



HKCEE

––

25%



Interview performance

counted 5%

Admission
Interview


JUPAS



Interview is an important process;

interview
performance

will be counted (
5%) towards admissions




Suitable candidates may be invited to attend interviews
(generally those in
Band A
)



Applicants will be
assessed
on areas such as
communication skill, logical thinking, analytical skill,
motivation and attitude

Selection Criteria for 6901

Non
-
JUPAS


GCE, IB, EAS, SAT, Associate Degree, Higher Diploma, or
students from Mainland or overseas


-
Academic results

-
Interview performance

-
Communication skills

-
Students’profile and extra
-
curricular activities

-
School references

2009 Admission Data


no. of first year students admitted in 2009:


BSc students:
386


Actuarial Science students:
82



% of Non
-
JUPAS students:
~27%



no. of Second Year students admitted through
the Direct Admissions Scheme:
30


2009 JUPAS Admission Grades


UE

CLC

2AL+1AL/AS

TOP

B

B

A A A

MEDIAN

C

D

C B B

LOWEST

D

D

C C C

Note: The grades represent the students who were at the top, middle and lowest position
of the admission list of the programme.


2009 Non
-
JUPAS Admission Grades



GCE


from 3As to 5As



IB


from 29 to 37 points



SAT


~1900



Associate Degree/Higher Dip.


GPA 3. 5 to 4.0



Early Admission Scheme (GCSE: 7A* to 11A*)


6. Scholarships

&

Faculty Support

Faculty of Science:


Science Entrance Scholarships





(for JUPAS
-

6901 BSc programme)

HKALE results


#










Scholarship amount (HK$)



Grade A in at least
2AL
subjects*





$10,000

Grade A in at least
2AL and 1AS

subjects*





$20,000

Grade A in at least
3AL

subjects*






$40,000



#

The results must be obtained in the 2010 HKAL examination and in one sitting.




*
All these subjects exclude AS Chinese Language and Culture, and AS Use of
English.

University Financial Assistance


Supplementing Government financial assistance
schemes at HKU:




University Financial Assistance Scheme



Grants and Interest
-
free loans

managed by the
HKU offering to students who:



1. anticipate
difficulties
in balancing their budget



2. encounter
unexpected

financial difficulties



3. need
support

for overseas travels/ studies

Non
-
JUPAS Admission Procedures

Admission to year 1 & direct admission to
year 2



Interview



: Mar /Apr 2010


Offer/conditional offer

: from Apr 2010


Enquiries

Faculty of Science, HKU


Email: science@hku.hk

Website:
www.hku.hk/science

Phone: 2859 2683

THANK YOU