Broad Discipline of Applied Sciences

JUPAS Programme Code: JS3002
Mode of Study Full-time
Normal Durarion 1 year (Broad Discipline)
3 years (Major)
Credits Required for Graduation 120 to 129 credits, depending on the major programme selected by the student
Programme Leader Dr Man-kin Wong
BSc, PhD


  1. Students admitted to the Broad Discipline of Applied Sciences will complete a common Year One curriculum.  After completing Year One, they will declare a Major in one of the five Applied Sciences programmes.
  2. The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only and subject to review.

Prospective Students

Current Students

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

The Broad Discipline of Applied Sciences aims to facilitate students' active exploration of different applied sciences disciplines in their first year of study.  This allows students the flexibility to finalise their programme choice based on their interest at the end of Year One as follows.

After successful completion of the 4-year programme, students will be awarded a degree in their selected Major programme.  For the specific aims of the above applied sciences programmes, please refer to their respective programme entries.

Programme Characteristics

The characteristics of this programme are as follows:

Professional Recognition & Career Prospects

Please refer to the "Recognition & Prospectus" section of the following programmes for details:


In the common Year One curriculum, students are required to take the following subjects:

* The subjects to be taken depend on the students' HKDSE attainment.

In addition to the above subjects, students can also take some subjects from the Discipline Specific Requirements to prepare for further study in the selected Major programme, or some subjects from the General University Requirements in Year One.

Students would follow the curriculum of their selected Major programme from Year Two onwards.

Programme Booklet

The programme booklet of Broad Discipline of Applied Sciences contains essential information about study in the Broad Discipline. Students should refer to the Definitive Programme Document of the respective programmes as soon as they have indicated their programme choice no later than the end of Year One .

Please download the programme booklet here. It is subject to review and changes. Students will be informed of the changes as and when appropriate.

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements as below:
Core Subjects Elective Subjects
(Including M1/M2)
Mathematics Liberal
1st Elective 2nd Elective
3 3 2 2 3 3

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subjects with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include:

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

An Attainment with Distinction (I) or above/ Attained with Distinction (obtained in 2017 or before) in one of the following Applied Learning subjects can be used for meeting the elective subject requirements and admission calculation:

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2015/16: 22.8
2016/17: 21.3
2017/18: 21.6

Interview Arrangement

Date of Interview: After the announcement of HKDSE results
Mode: Individual or group interview
Aims: To assess the suitability of candidates for the programme.
Medium: English
Duration: About 30 minutes
Remark: Only selected HKDSE applicants will be invited to the interview, if necessary.


For further programme information, please contact:
The Faculty Office
tel: 2766 4277 / 3400 2693