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Associate of Science

Environmental Management

Programme Code: AD 118 Online Application 3416 6338 2305 5315 asc@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : AD118

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: http://www.hkss.org.hk.

 

Opportunities for Further Studies

2019 Overall Progression Rate: 82%
UGC-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 78%

Some of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of recent years have articulated to*:

The University of Hong Kong
BEd and BSc (Double Degree)
BEng
BNurs
BSc
BSc Astronomy
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
BEng Biomedical Engineering
BEng Information Engineering
BNurs
BSc
BSc Earth System Science
BSc Natural Sciences
BSc Public Health

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BEng
BEng Chemical & Environmental Engineering
BSc
BSc Biochemistry & Cell Biology
BSc Biological Science
BSc Chemistry
BSc Environmental Management & Technology
BSc Environmental Science
BSc Mathematics
BSc Physics

City University of Hong Kong
BEng Bioengineering
BEng Biology & Chemistry
BEng Data & Systems Analytics
BEng Energy Science & Engineering
BEng Environmental Science & Engineering
BEng Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
BEng Materials Engineering
BEng Total Quality Engineering
BSc
BSc Applied Chemistry
BSc Applied Physics
BSc Biological Sciences
BSc Biomedical Sciences
BSc Chemistry
BSc Computing Mathematics
BSc Data Science
BSc Environmental Science & Management
BSocSc Environmental Policy
BSocSc Public Policy & Politics

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) Language & Speech Sciences
BEng (Hons) Environmental Engineering & Sustainable Development
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) Analytical Sciences for Testing & Certification
BSc (Hons) Applied Biology with Biotechnology
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Engineering
BSc (Hons) Chemical Technology
BSc (Hons) Data Science & Analytics
BSc (Hons) Engineering Physics (Optoelectronics)
BSc (Hons) Engineering Physics / Articulation Programme with a specialism in Optoelectronics
BSc (Hons) Food Safety & Technology
BSc (Hons) Geomatics
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) Mathematics & Statistics
BSc (Hons) Mathematical Science
BSc (Hons) Statistics & Operations Research
BSSc (Hons) Geography

The Education University of Hong Kong
BA (Hons) Creative Arts & Culture - Music
BEd (Hons) (Primary) English Language
BEd (Hons) (Primary) General Studies / Mathematics
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) Mathematics Major
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) Information & Communication Technology
BEd (Hons) Chinese Language
BEd (Hons) Geography
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
 
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire^
BSc Chemistry 
BSc Geology 
 
^ CC students of Associate of Science (Chemistry Theme or Earth and Environmental Science Theme) applying for the aboove programme will be issued a conditional offer with Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above at CC. 
 

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.

GENERIC SKILLS
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Linear Algebra / Quantitative Analysis I
  • Calculus / Quantitative Analysis II / Information Technology Fundamentals
  • English for Science and Technology
  • Advanced Chinese Language

​​Experiential Learning (Choose one course from the following)

  • Intra- and Interpersonal Competencies
  • Science Laboratory Studies​
  • Science Field Studies
  • Science Project
SPECIALISM

Core

Year 1

(Choose 4 subjects, the subjects must be chosen from two areas)

Chemistry Area

  • Introduction to General Chemistry
  • Introductory Organic Chemistry
  • Introductory Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Chemistry for Life Science

Physics Area

(Students who intend to do Physics Theme must take Linear Algebra &  Calculus above)
  • 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 who intend to do Statistics Theme must take Linear Algebra &  Calculus above)
  • Quantitative Analysis I
  • Quantitative Analysis II

Environmental and Earth Science Area

  • Biogeography
  • Environmental and Earth Science

Year 2

(Choose one theme from the following)

(The specialism core subjects under each theme or area is subject to change)

Biological Science Theme 

Biochemistry Area

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

Molecular Biology / Biotechnology / Biological Sciences Area/ Food and Nutritional Science Area

  • From Molecules to Cells
  • Biostatistics / Food Science and Nutrition
  • Basic Biochemistry / Principles of Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences Laboratory Course

Chemistry Theme 

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

Physics Theme

  • Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
  • Problem Solving in Physics
  • Introductory Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Introductory Mechanics

Statistics Theme

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

Earth and Environmental Sciences Theme

Earth System Science Area

  • Blue Planet
  • Introduction to the Earth-life System
  • Fluid / Solid Interactions in Earth Processes
  • Introduction to Atmosphere and Hydrosphere

Environmental Science Area

  • General Chemistry I / Introduction to Climate Science
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Environmental Life Science
  • Blue Planet

Environmental Management Theme (NEW)

  • Introduction to Thermal-fluid Science
  • Climate Change and Global Strategies
  • Contamination Management
  • Environment and Resource Management
Core Curriculum Courses
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning in Discipline-based Studies
  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Scientific and Technological Literacy (Refer to List of College Core Curriculum courses)
  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Culture, Media and Society (Refer to List of College Core Curriculum courses)
  • One Core Curriculum Course from the Area of Perspectives in Arts and Humanities (Refer to List of College Core Curriculum courses)

Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment, timetabling and resources available.