Associate of Science
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Application Code 報名編號 : CC 88 - 404
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
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:
BEd and BSc (Double Degree)
BSc Applied Physics
BSc Biological Sciences
BSc Earth System Science
BSc Ecology and Biodiversity
BSc Environmental Science
BSc Food and Nutritional Science
BSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
BSc Risk Management
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong Baptist University
The Education University of Hong Kong
BA (Hons) Creative Arts & Culture - Music
Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme
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.
(Choose 4 subjects, the subjects must be chosen from two areas)
(Students who intend to do Physics Theme must take College Mathematics I & College Mathematics II)
Biological Science Area
(Students who intend to do Statistics Theme must take College Mathematics I & College Mathematics II)
(Choose one theme from the following)
(The specialism core subjects under each theme or area is subject to change)
Biological Science Theme
(Major in Biochemistry, Biological Sciences / Ecology and Biodiversity, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Food and Nutritional Science Areas)
Biological Sciences Area / Ecology & Biodiversity Area
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Area
Food and Nutritional Science Area
Earth and Environmental Sciences Theme
Earth System Science Area
Environmental Science Area
(Choose ONE course from each category)
Reasoning & Science
Global Issues and Development
Humanities and Arts
Chinese Societies: Heritage and Culture
Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment, timetabling and resources available.
- 2014-15 Associate of Science, Year 2 (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
- Offer received: HKU BSc Earth System Science Yr 3
- Offer received: CUHK Natural Sciences Yr 1
- Offer received: PolyU BSc in Environmental & Occupational Safety & Health Yr 1
Through out these two years, I have not only learned how to study well, but also have developed precious relationship with group mates. I have worked very hard in these two years to achieve my goals in studying in HKU. I cherished the time studying in HKU SPACE because I finally realized that I am very interested in Science especially Earth System Science. In HKU SPACE CC, I met true friends and caring teachers and the most important was that I found my goals ! Always work hard with a positive and relaxed attitude, you will finally make a success.
- 2015-16 Associate of Science (Earth and Environmental Sciences) (Year 2)
- Offer received: BSc Environmental Life Science, HKU (Year 3)
- Offer received: BSc Applied Biology, HKBU
- Offer received: BEd Science, Education University
- Offer received: BEd Geography, Education University
Studying at CC was a tough but rewarding experience. I had to adopt to the change of using English as the medium of instruction and also took many courses which were not directly related to Science. However, after studying these subjects, my interest to other academic fields were developed, including Philosophy, Psychology and Visual Art. It is a surprising result! I found my dream in Year 2 - Earth Science. This realisation had triggered my thirsty of knowledge about our Earth. I didn’t mind spending extra time outside class time to research and read books as well as asking lecturers questions, as I believe there is no shortcut to success, except hard work. CC is memorable for me because there are lots of passionate and helpful lecturers and I am thankful to them. All I can do is to keep learning and work hard to reward them for their teaching and time.