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The Faculty of Science is dedicated to educating and inspiring the next generation of scientific innovators and leaders. The B.Sc. in Natural Sciences programme (NSCI) is a senior year programme that designed in answer to the growing need for opportunities for further study among sub-degree holders. The way of learning science and the professional skills that are embedded in science programmes help develop students with life-long learning abilities and equip them with knowledge, skills and attitudes that are essential to be leaders of the rapidly changing world with ever-advancing technologies. This programme strives to provide a rigorous training in the sciences so that graduates will have acquired broad knowledge in science and in-depth knowledge across several science subjects, mastered a basket of professional and generic skills for career development, and developed attitudes and values with a view to contributing to the advancement and betterment of the society.
The Natural Sciences programme, supported by 13 programmes of the Faculty of Science, covers a wide range of science disciplines. The normative study period for this programme is two years, during which students must complete at least 51 units of science courses, including 32 units from one of the seven concentration areas. There are more than 300 multidisciplinary science courses open to Natural Sciences students, which provide large flexibility for students to tailor-make their own study pattern based primarily on their personal interests and specialties.
Graduates of this programme can look forward to career opportunities similar to those available for graduates of four-year science programmes. Many of our graduates started their career in commercial laboratory; parts of the remaining graduates found employment in education-related sectors and government departments. Some graduates with good academic performance pursued postgraduate studies.
CHEUNG Wai Lun
I am currently pursuing a M.Phil. degree in Molecular Biotechnology. It is my pleasure to be the first cohort graduate of NSCI. Back in the day when I was about to graduate from HKIVE and seeking for a local bachelor programme for my future studies, my first consideration was the programme curriculum, as well as its duration of study. NSCI surprisingly matched my considerations. Unlike other programmes, NSCI provided high flexibility for us to choose courses freely according to our abilities and interests. In virtue of such freedom, I was able to learn fruitfully and met new people from different majors in my two-year university life.