Departmental Scheme-based Admission
Non-JUPAS Year 1

What is it?

Starting from the 2022/23 academic year, when you apply to PolyU, you will first select a scheme from a department. Upon enrolling to the University, you only need to undertake the common courses of the department in your first academic year. You will then select your Major at the end of Year 1 study (unless specified otherwise by the scheme concerned).


Why is it good for me?


Under the departmental scheme-based admission, you are able to explore where your interests and aspirations lie in your first year of study before selecting the Major of study*. This provides you with more flexible study options to consider and hence, develop your diverse capabilities to meet future societal needs. 

* Screening criteria are set by 13 Schemes (out of total 33 Schemes) for Year 1 students to select major/specialism. 



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More about Departmental Scheme-based Admission


There are 33 Schemes on offer with 13 Schemes have set screening criteria for students to select their major/specialism towards the end of the first year of study. However, applicants with outstanding academic performance will be considered, at the time of admission, for advance placement (with no restrictions to select a desired major/specialism within a Scheme). These applicants will also be notified of this special provision, if applicable, in their Notice of Offer or by separate email in advance of their acceptance. Prospective students can visit the website below of the 13 Schemes for more details:


JUPAS Code Programme Titles
JS3011 BSc (Hons) Scheme in Biotechnology and Chemical Technology
JS3050 BA (Hons) Scheme in Fashion (Fashion Design / Knitwear Design / Contour Fashion and Activewear / Fashion Business / Fashion Innovation and Technology)
JS3060 BBA (Hons) Scheme in Accounting and Finance (Accountancy / Accounting and Finance / Digital Finance and Investment)
JS3070 BBA (Hons) Scheme in Global Business and Logistics, Aviation, Maritime, and Supply Chain Management (Global Business and Logistics / Aviation Management and Finance / International Shipping and Transport Logistics / Supply Chain Management and Analytics)
JS3080 BBA (Hons) Scheme in Management and Marketing (Management / Marketing)
JS3100 BSc (Hons) Scheme in Building and Real Estate (Building Engineering and Management / Property Management / Surveying)
JS3120 BEng (Hons) Scheme in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Development
JS3130 BSc (Hons) Scheme in Spatial Data Science and Smart Cities (Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics / Urban Informatics and Smart Cities)
JS3170 BEng (Hons) Scheme in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Engineering / Transportation Systems Engineering)
JS3250 BA (Hons) Scheme in Applied Social Sciences (Social Work / Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship)
JS3310 BSc (Hons) Scheme in Hotel and Tourism Management (Hotel Management / Smart Tourism and Hospitality / Event and Experience Management)
JS3330 BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) Scheme in Language Sciences, Translation, and Speech Therapy (Linguistics and Translation / Language Sciences and Analytics / Speech Therapy)
JS3569 BA (Hons) Scheme in Design (Advertising Design / Environmental Design / Information Design / Interaction Design / Interior Design / Media Design / Product Design / Service Design / Social Design)