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What will I learn?

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

Being the most established applied chemistry programme in Hong Kong, our BSc(Hons) in Chemical Technology programme offers a broad and rigorous education in contemporary chemistry and training in laboratory practices. The programme emphasizes the application of chemistry in technological innovation. Through the programme, students develop competence in problem solving and communication. These abilities are essential for graduates to pursue professional careers in business and technical services in chemical and related industries.

Programme Characteristics

Focusing on the technological application of chemistry, this programme comprises Core and Elective Subjects in chemical principles, applied/industrial chemistry, and chemical process technology.

This is one of the most popular applied science programmes in Hong Kong, and it is specifically designed to enhance graduates' career prospects in the government, business and industrial sectors.

Elective Subjects include Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry, Food Processing Technology, Environmental Technology, Process Economics and Quality Management. These subjects broaden and enrich students' knowledge and skills, which should enhance their career prospects in the commercial and industrial sectors. Our students would gain further work experience through industrial visits, Work-Integrated Education and summer placements in local and overseas companies.

Professional Recognition

Graduates qualify for membership of the Hong Kong Chemical Society (HKCS) and the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK (RSC).

Career Prospects

Graduates are able to pursue careers in industry, business or the public sector. Our graduates work as chemists, technologists, and chemical and/or biochemical process engineers. Employment opportunities abound in industries, such as plastics and toys, cosmetics and fragrances, drugs and pharmaceuticals, pollution control and the manufacture of printed circuit boards. Graduates can also pursue openings in sales and marketing, or as management executives in various fields.

Graduates are qualified as chemical analysts or environmental protection officers for the government or public utilities. Teaching chemistry in secondary schools is another possibility. Graduates who wish to pursue further studies have excellent opportunities both in Hong Kong and overseas.

Curriculum

Year One studies include the University's core curriculum and underpinning subjects common to science students and general chemistry with laboratory skills training.

  • Year Two studies cover the general analytical, organic and physical chemistry, plus the basics of chemical process technology.
  • Year Three studies introduce the intermediate level of organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry, and chemical process technology.
  • In the Final Year, an investigative project allows students to learn, experiment and practise chemistry on a topic of their choices.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (14,66,869) per year
Application deadline

Expected March 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

Students must have completed Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) or equivalent in their countries.

GCE A-level / International A-level: GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS subjects

International Baccalaureate (IB): A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects.

Non-local applicants are required to meet the following English language requirement:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR

An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU ranks 66th in the QS World University Rankings and 91st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings internationally.

  • Recognised worldwide for its academic reputation
  • Enjoys impactful research practices in different fields
  • Boasts world-class facilities
  • Welcomes international students from over 30 countries

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