1. Aims

The BSc in ATS programme aims:
  • To provide students with broad-based training in all major scientific disciplines to support their study in analytical science of multi-disciplinary nature;
  • To equip students to pursue a professional career in the Testing and Certification industry and/or other related fields;
  • To develop students’ analytical mind, logical and critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, solving the diversity of real-world problems.

The BSc in CHEM programme aims:
  • To provide students with a strong foundation in all principal areas of chemical science;
  • To equip students with ample knowledge and skills in both of pure and applied chemistry, solving real-world chemical problems;
  • To train students to pursue chemistry-related career in government, education, industrial, or commercial sectors; and/or postgraduate studies in chemistry-related disciplines.

2. Features

a) Programme Uniqueness
BSc in ATS
  • Multi-disciplinary training with relevant courses offered by the Department of Chemistry, Biology, and Physics
  • A variety of modern analytical instruments for hands-on experience
  • Capstone courses of “Chemical Testing Laboratory Management and Accreditation” and “Final Year Project”
  • Full recognition from the Hong Kong Association for Testing, Inspection and Certification (HKTIC) for the professional qualification of Certified Testing Professional (CTP, chemical testing) under Professional Certification Scheme for Testing Personnel (PCSTP)^

^ Disclaimer: The award of CTP is subject to the respective awarding body – HKTIC

  • In-depth training with all principal areas of chemical science and respective applications in different related areas
  • A variety of modern chemical instruments for hands-on experience
  • Capstone courses of “Integrated Chemistry Laboratory” and “Final Year Project"

b) Best Student Experience
  • Final Year Project & Summer Research Programme
  • Overseas Exchange Programme & Overseas Study Tour
  • Internship & Student Assistant Scheme
  • Industrial Seminars and Visits
  • Service- and Experiential-Learning Activities
  • Mobile-Learning through Education Mobile Apps
  • Blended-Learning through Small Private Online Courses
  • Mentor-Mentee Activities and Academic Advising

c) Scholarships

d) Career Opportunities
  • Analytical Chemist/Technologist in Testing and Certification Industry
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Manufacturing Industry
  • High School Chemistry/Science Teachers and Laboratory Technicians
  • Research Personnel in R&D Laboratories
  • Chemical/Instrument Sales and Service Engineers
  • Any position in other fields required a strong analytical/scientific mind

3. Enquiry

Programme Information – Department of Chemistry, HKBU
  • Miss Ruki TO
  • Tel.: (852) 3411-8220
  • Fax: (852) 3411-7348
  • Email: chem@hkbu.edu.hk

Programme Structure
  • Total number of units – 128 units
    Major Core: 43 units
    Major Elective: 18 units (ATS); 21 units (CHEM)
    Honours Project: 6 units (ATS); 3 units (CHEM)
    University Core: 13 units
    General Education: 18 units
    Free Elective: 30 units
  • Year 1
    Common Year 1 Science and Technology Courses
  • Year 2
    Basic Chemistry Courses
    Basic Chemistry Courses
  • Year 3
    Intermediate and Advanced Analytical Chemistry Courses
    Intermediate Chemistry Courses
  • Year 4
    Applications of Analytical Chemistry + Final Year Project
    Advanced Chemistry Courses + Final Year Project