Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

In this programme, students gain a thorough understanding of the principles, concepts and applications of biotechnology. Attention is paid to the relevance of biotechnology to our daily lives and to the needs of Hong Kong and the world.

Through learning the principles of modern biotechnology, students develop analytical, creative and problem-solving abilities. Graduates from the programme are well prepared for careers in the rapidly expanding bioscience/biotechnology industries in Hong Kong, the region and around the world. They can also pursue further studies in postgraduate programmes locally or overseas.


Programme Characteristics

This programme integrates theory and practice, and culminates in an individual in-depth scientific investigation in the final year.

Students develop both local and global perspectives and have the opportunity to practise in relevant industries, research centres and commercial organizations.

Entrance Requirement

Applicants must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. They have to attain

  • Level 3 in English Language, Chinese Language and two elective subjects and
  • Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies.

M1/M2 is considered as a single elective subject
There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred elective subjects for the programme include:

  • Biology; and
  • Combined Science with Biology

Satisfactory performance in any of the preferred subjects will have a positive influence on admission selection. However, applicants who have not taken any of the preferred subjects will still be considered for admission but they may need to take relevant underpinning subjects after admission to PolyU to gain necessary foundation knowledge. More at study@PolyU

An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline (e.g. Biology, Biotechnology), or the equivalent. More at study@PolyU
Definitive Programme Documents


Subject Description Forms

For further programme information, please contact:
Candy Leung