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 emphasises 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.

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:

  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science with Chemistry

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. Chemistry, Chemical Technology), or the equivalent. More at study@PolyU
Definitive Programme Documents


Subject Description Forms

For further programme information, please contact:
Carol Tsang