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Every aspect of our life is touched, and sometimes radically changed, by developments in Sciences. Scientists are continually searching for ways to make advancements in technology to improve life. Living in an ever-changing world, there is always a need for new technologies to be developed by scientists working collaboratively in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Physics and Statistics. In this post genome-decoding world, there is always a need for new technologies. This programme is offered in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong to provide students a systematic way of training and a firm foundation in sciences.

Programme Aims & Features

This programme will provide students with a solid foundation in different aspects of sciences, and prepare them for entrance into a degree-granting programme at university, and provide them with a sound base for a future career. This programme consists of FIVE main areas of study Biological Science, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Physics and Statistics. The first year aims at strengthening students’ background in foundation sciences. The second year is a university Year 2 (of a 4-year curriculum) programme, runs in collaboration with the Science Faculty of the University of Hong Kong, and covers much of the core syllabus taken by the second-year undergraduates at HKU and other universities. Majority of the Year 2 specialism courses are co-offered with HKU and most laboratory sessions are conducted at HKU.

Students doing the Statistics Theme, after completion, can apply for accreditation from the Hong Kong Statistical Society. For details, please visit:

Opportunities for Further Studies

2016 Overall Progression Rate: 83%
Government-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 74%

Many of our graduates/students have successfully gained admission to UGC-degree programmes. The list below shows the programmes that our 2013/14 and 2014/15 graduates/students articulated to:

The University of Hong Kong
BEd and BSc (Double Degree)
BSc Applied Physics
BSc Biochemistry
BSc Biological Sciences
BSc Chemistry
BSc Earth System Science
BSc Ecology and Biodiversity
BSc Environmental Science
BSc Food and Nutritional Science
BSc Geology
BSc Mathematics
BSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
BSc Physics
BSc Risk Management
BSc Statistics

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

BEng Information Engineering
BSc Natural Sciences
BSc Public Health

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BEng Chemical & Environmental Engineering
BSc Biological Science
BSc Environmental Science
BSc Mathematics
BSc Physics

City University of Hong Kong
BEng Bioengineering
BEng Biology & Chemistry
BEng Energy Science & Engineering
BEng Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
BEng Materials Engineering
BEng Total Quality Engineering
BSc Applied Chemistry
BSc Applied Physics
BSc Computing Mathematics
BSc Environmental Science & Management
BSocSc Environmental Policy

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BEng (Hons) Industrial & Systems Engineering
BEng (Hons) Product Engineering with Marketing
BEng (Hons) Transportation Systems Engineering
Broad Discipline of Construction & Environment
Broad Discipline of Engineering
BSc (Hons) Applied Biology with Biotechnology
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Engineering
BSc (Hons) Chemical Technology
BSc (Hons) Engineering Physics (Optoelectronics)
BSc (Hons) Engineering Physics / Articulation Programme with a specialism in Optoelectronics
BSc (Hons) Environment & Sustainable Development
BSc (Hons) Food Safety & Technology
BSc (Hons) Investment Science
BSc (Hons) Medical Laboratory Science
BSc (Hons) Nursing

Hong Kong Baptist University
BSc (Hons)
BSc (Hons) Applied & Computational Mathematics
BSc (Hons) Applied Biology - Biotechnology
BSc (Hons) Applied Biology - Environmental Science
BSc (Hons) Chemistry
BSc (Hons) Green Energy Science
BSc (Hons) Mathematical Science
BSc (Hons) Statistics & Operations Research

The Education University of Hong Kong
BA (Hons) Creative Arts & Culture - Music
BEd (Hons) (Primary) English Language
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) Mathematics Major
BEd (Hons) Chinese Language
BEd (Hons) Science
BSocSc (Hons) Global & Environmental Studies
BSocSc (Hons) Psychology

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

Macquarie University, Australia 

  • Bachelor of Science (30 majors available)
  • Bachelor of Arts (70 majors available)

University of Plymouth 

  • BSc (Hons) Biosciences
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
  • BSc (Hons) Data Modelling and Analytics

Career Prospects

Persons with a scientific training are in short supply in Hong Kong. There is always a great need for people who have qualities such as logical thinking and analytical ability. There are therefore, many job opportunities for those who have an Associate Degree in Science. This programme is an ideal starting point for related professions in the Sciences or related fields and for other careers in Commerce, Law, Finance and Education as well as a career in the Civil Service. Students will also be well prepared for professions that place a strong emphasis on analytical skills, such as the legal and banking professions.

Special Entrance Requirement

Applicants are also required to have obtained Level 2 or above in one of the following HKDSE subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (Extended Module I / II), or obtained Level 3 or above in the HKDSE Combined Science; or have taken one of the following HKAL/HKAS subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Pure Mathematics, Mathematics & Statistics or Applied Mathematics; or equivalent.

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

  • General English III
  • English for Academic and Professional Purposes Parts I & II
  • English for Science and Technology
  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • College Mathematics I / Quantitative Analysis I
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Intra- and Interpersonal Competencies


Year 1

Choose FOUR subjects (maximum FIVE) from TWO Areas:

Chemistry Area:

  • Introductory Basic Chemistry
  • Introduction to General Chemistry
  • Introductory Organic Chemistry

Physics Area:

(students intend to do Physics major must take College Mathematics I and II)
  • Foundations of Physics
  • Fundamentals of Classical Mechanics
  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, Waves and Electromagnetism

Biological Science Area:

  • Introductory Basic Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology and Physiology
  • Biodiversity and Genetics
  • Food and Nutrition Basics

Statistics Area:

(students intend to do Statistics major must take College Mathematics I and II)
  • Quantitative Analysis I
  • Quantitative Analysis II

Year 2

Chemistry Theme :

  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Inorganic Chemistry I
  • Analytical Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II

Physics Theme :

  • Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
  • Fundamental Physics
  • Heat and Waves
  • Introductory Mechanics

Earth and Environmental Sciences Theme :

Earth System Science Area
  • Blue Planet
  • Principles of Geology
  • Fluid / Solid Interactions in Earth Processes
  • Introduction to Atmosphere and Hydrosphere
Geology Area 
  • Principles of Geology
  • Fluid / Solid Interactions in Earth Processes
  • Geochemistry
  • Mineralogy
Environmental Science Area
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • General Chemistry I
  • Environmental Life Science
  • Blue Planet

Statistics Theme :

  • Statistics: Ideas and Concepts
  • Probability and Statistics I
  • Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • University Mathematics II

Biological Science Theme :

Biochemistry Area

  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Basic Biochemistry
  • From Molecules to Cells
  • General Chemistry I / General Chemistry II

Biological Sciences Area / Ecology & Biodiversity Area 

  • From Molecules to Cells
  • Biostatistics
  • Evolutionary Diversity
  • Biological Sciences Laboratory Course

​Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Area

  • From Molecules to Cells
  • Biostatistics
  • Biological Sciences Laboratory Course
  • Principles of Biochemistry

Food and Nutritional Science Area

  • Introduction to Food and Nutrition
  • From Molecules to Cells
  • Biological Sciences Laboratory Course
  • Principles of Biochemistry
General Education

Year 1

(Choose Two courses from the following, at least ONE from each domain)

Reasoning & Science

  • Elements of Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Modern Developments in Biotechnology
  • Energy and Environment

Global Issues and Development

  • Intercultural Communication and Competence

Year 2

(Choose Two courses from the following, at least ONE from each domain)

Humanities and Arts

  • Applied Ethics
  • Psychology & Everyday Life

Chinese Societies: Heritage and Culture

  • Rethinking Popular Culture
  • Understanding Social Problems in Hong Kong

Yip Cheuk Lun, Stephen
Yip Cheuk Lun, Stephen
  • 2015-16 Associate of Science, Year 1
  • Offer received: HKU BSc and BEd Yr 1

When I received my public examination result last year, I was upset and I didn't know what to do. Finally, my friends suggested me to study in CC. After studied a year in HKU SPACE CC, I got a lot of changes. Tertiary education is totally different from secondary education. After a whole day lessons, I would go to library to do revision on what I have learnt. If there were anything I didn't sure, I would check and read reference books. In this year, I started to enjoy learning rather than just learning for public examination. Admittedly, life in HKU SPACE CC is extremely trough, we may have to do a lot of assignments and even attend exam on Sunday, but I still enjoy it because there are nice lecturers who will help you if you seek help. What I want to say is nothing is impossible as long as you have a dream.

Chow Ka Wai
Chow Ka Wai
  • 2015-16 Associate of Science, Year 1
  • Offer received: HKU BSc Yr 1
  • Offer received: CityU BSc Yr 1
  • Offer received: HKBU BSc Yr 1

After the release of the HKDSE results, I entered SPACE with sorrow and despair. If you are reading this leaflet, I know that feel bro, but I felt grateful as well because I was given a second bite at the cherry to get into the university. Personally speaking, hard work is of the utmost importance to attain fruitful grades. In order to be considered by universities, it is crucial to have high GPA especially of the Semester 1. Although the content of subjects may not be familiar, they are still manageable if you do invest time and effort. So try your level best and see you in the university next year.

Hon Wing Han, Hannah
Hon Wing Han, Hannah
  • 2014-15 Associate of Science Year 1
  • Offer received: HKU BSc Yr 1

Work hard is the basic element while work smart is more important. Don't let the same stone stumble you twice. We have to know why we failed in DSE/any exam taken, and try a new study method with the change in study mode in HKUSPACE CC. What's more, be open to any subjects you have to study and try to enjoy it. Do what you love, love what you do. Once you choose this way (studying in HKUSPACE CC), do your best and make no regrets!

Tai Suet Ying
Tai Suet Ying
  • 2015-16 Associate of Science, Yr 2 (Biological Science Theme)
  • Offer received: PolyU Applied Biology-Biotechnology, Yr 3

In the DSE, my result was not satisfactory, so no offers were given in the JUPAS. I decided to choose HKU SPACE CC to further study because the chance of getting into the HKU is higher. Also, the science subjects are quite outstanding among all the community colleges. At first, I found it a bit stressed and hard since people around me were quite diligent and ambitious, and the syllabus was in a completely advanced level. Much time was put to catch up and adapt the new environment than expected. However, all would be overcome after the first 2 months, and everything would be on the right track.

Doong Hoi Lam
Doong Hoi Lam
  • 2014-15 Associate of Science Year 1
  • Offer received: HKU BSc Yr 1
  • Offer received: HKBU BSc Yr 1

我在HKU SPACE CC一年比在中學六年所學到的還要多。我每天都留校溫習至十時才離開,沒有多餘的功課,下課後全是靠自己看參考書、wiki。測驗考試範圍廣泛,但難度比公開試低,讓我自由地根據自己興趣而溫習。讓我獲益最多的一科是學習與人溝通,做group project遇上不同程度的組員,因而結識了許多不同背景朋友,最後還得到港大錄取,遠超乎我入學時的期望。

Cheng Yee Shan Sarah
Cheng Yee Shan Sarah
  • 2014-15 Associate of Science, Year 2 (Biological Science Theme)
  • Offer received: CUHK Natural Sciences Yr 1
  • Offer received: CityU Applied Biology Yr 3
  • Offer received: BU Environmental Science Yr 3

How much effort you paid, how well the result you will get! Just fights for your dream. Lectures in HKU SPACE Community College are all very nice and they are willing to help you and give you suggestions. Work hard and REMEMBER to read reference books about the chapters being taught.

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