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Entrance Year

Programme Code 12451-SY

Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

4 Years
(2 Years for Senior Year)

Programme Intake

14 (Senior Year)

Fund Type Government-Funded

Credits Required for Graduation

At least 120 credits (depending on the student's academic attainment)
60 credits for Senior Year (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


  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only and subject to review.
  • To recognise the outstanding academic performance of HKDSE students, the Department will grant entry scholarship to eligible HKDSE students admitted to the programmes via JUPAS. The award criteria of the scholarship are listed in the information sheet, which is subject to change and will be announced on the same website in due course.
  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.
  • This programme does not consider second choice applications for International Students and Mainland Students.

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.


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 organisations.



Ms Candy Leung

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