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Entrance Year 2023

Programme Code 12451-SY

Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

2 years

Programme Intake

14 senior year places

Fund Type Government-Funded

Credits Required for Graduation

60 (minimum)
The exact number of credits that a student needs to complete will depend on the number of transferred credits granted to that student.

Programme Leaders Dr Chartia Cheung
BSc, MPhil, PhD

Remarks

  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only and subject to review.
  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims
The programme aims to produce competent professionals in biotechnology to meet the needs of biotechnology-related sectors in Hong Kong, China and the world.
In this programme, students gain a thorough understanding of the principles, concepts and applications of biotechnology. 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.

Characteristics
The ABB Programme is the first international degree programme accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB), a recognized professional body that promotes and supports the advancement of skills and education in the biosciences.  Focusing on the application of biotechnology, the programme is comprised of core subjects that include Human Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biochemical Techniques, Molecular Biology, DNA Technology, Bioinformatics,  Immunotechnology & Recent Developments in Medical Biotechnology, and Elective subjects, in which students can more deeply explore special topics such as Microbial Biotechnology, Metabolism and Diseases & Case Study in Biotechnology Companies.  This programme integrates theory and practice, culminating in an individual in-depth scientific investigation in the final year.  Students develop both local and global perspectives and have the opportunity to experience practice in relevant industries, research centres and commercial organisations. 

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements
An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline (e.g. Biology, Biotechnology), or the equivalent discipline.

Selection Criteria

  • Applications are considered based on academic performance. Strong emphasis is placed on academic performance in the core subjects of AD/HD studies as well as on English proficiency.
  • The number of transferable credits is also a key criterion for selection. Applicants are expected to have completed around 60 transferable credits in relevant subjects in their AD or HD studies. Applicants with excellent academic results but an inadequate number of transferable credits may be considered for non-JUPAS Year 1 admission to the programme.

 


Enquiry

Ms Candy Leung

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