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School of Science

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BSc in Biotechnology

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BSc in Biotechnology
Duration
4Y
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JS5103 Science (Group B)
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Science (Group B)
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Students who wish to spend more time exploring their interests in the field of chemistry and life science may apply and be admitted to Science (Group B) without a major. They can opt to declare Biotechnology as the major upon completion of the first year of study.
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The Biotechnology (BIOT) program equips students with basic and advanced biotechnological knowledge related to research, development, and manufacturing for biotechnology products, such as medicines, cosmetics, agricultural goods, food, and healthcare devices. Students gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the latest biotechnological developments, with a particular focus on applied aspects of life sciences. The curriculum also imparts basic knowledge of concepts across various biological spectra, such as biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, and genetics. 

In addition, the BIOT program provides students with sound theoretical training in modern life sciences, and familiarizes them with the practical skills needed for cutting edge biotechnology product research, development, and production. 

Ranking:
#40 in Natural Sciences (No. 1 in Hong Kong)
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020)

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The Biotechnology major equips students with the basic and specific biotechnological knowledge they will need to meet growing demand in the markets of pharmaceuticals, agriculture, business, and education. The long-term objective of the major is to serve as a biotechnology powerhouse, providing a continuous supply of capable manpower to drive this emerging industry to ever greater heights. Career opportunities are amply available in both the private and government sectors.

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“While studying Biotechnology, I have been able to meet passionate professors and like-minded friends. Laboratory courses give us the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of using various laboratory equipment. The School’s Office of Academic Advising and Support provides us with full support, covering our academic development, our personal development, and career advice. Each year, a wide range of activities are arranged to enable students to grow and learn. To better prepare myself for the future, I have actively participated in these events. For example, the MenTernship program gave me the invaluable chance to learn and gain advice from mentors, and the peer mentorship program enabled me to guide and advise new university students.

This year, I also participated in a competition named “Science is Everywhere,” which allowed me to promote popular science to the community. I am glad to have had the opportunity to put my ideas into practice with support from professors and SCI/HOME staff.”
Student Name
Rachel LAM
Student Program
BSc in Biotechnology
Year
Class of 2021
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