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Associate of Science

Physics

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

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

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)
BEng
BNurs
BSc
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
BEng Information Engineering
BNurs
BSc
BSc Natural Sciences
BSc Public Health

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BEng Chemical & Environmental Engineering
BSc
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.

GENERIC SKILLS
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • College Mathematics I / Quantitative Analysis I
  • College Mathematics II / Quantitative Analysis II / Introduction to Multimedia
  • English for Science and Technology
  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Intra- and Interpersonal Competencies
SPECIALISM

Core

Year 1

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

Chemistry Area

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

 

Physics Area

(Students who intend to do Physics Theme must take College Mathematics I & College Mathematics 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 who intend to do Statistics Theme must take College Mathematics I & College Mathematics II)
  • Quantitative Analysis I
  • Quantitative Analysis II

 

Year 2

(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)

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

 

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

 

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
  • 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

 

General Education

(Choose ONE course from each category)

Year 1

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

Humanities and Arts

  • Applied Ethics
  • Psychology & Everyday Life

 

Chinese Societies: Heritage and Culture

  • Rethinking Popular Culture
  • Understanding Social Problems in Hong Kong

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

Cheng Tsz Fung, Koster
Cheng Tsz Fung, Koster
  • 2015-16 Associate of Science (Physics) (Year 2)
  • Offer received: BSc Physics, HKU (Year 3)
  • Offer received: BSc Physics, HKUST (Year 3)
  • Offer received: BSc Engineering Physics, PolyU (Year 3)

一切全因緣份的指引,入讀HKU SPACE CC實乃無意之選。所幸在此我學會了和人的相處之道,亦結交了不少戰友,一嘗中學未能如願的心願。中學時期的勤學苦練在DSE時無法展現出來,最終在此處嚐足甜頭,使我可不需花太多時間在主科上,而把時間花在其他科目中學習更多元化的知識。各師弟師妹或有疑惑,中文中學的學生會不會受授課語言影響?其實會的,但在Year 2升上大學的中文中學學生也不在少數。切記勤能補拙。至於學習,只要抱有好奇好學之心,用心鑽研,必能有所成就。其次壓力一定會有的,只要緊記順其自然,不驕不躁,對學習和人際關係的發展才會有益無害。

Tsui Wai Sum
Tsui Wai Sum
  • 2013-2015 Associate of Science
  • Offer: HKU BEd & BSc (Double Deg., Yr 1)
  • Offer: HKBU BSc (Yr 1)
  • Offer: HKIED BEd (Yr 1)

當初報讀HKUSPACE CC的理學副學士是因為希望自己繼續修讀科學,但又擔心自己文憑試的表現失準,加上HKUSPACE CC的課程是香港大學編制,有一定認受性。 在過往一年,我除了學習到科目的知識,更加透過大小的Project學習到與人相處技巧。另外,在密集式的學習裡,我明白到自律的重要性,包括時間管理和在學術上自我要求。我相信這些都是畢生受用的技能。

陳浩祥
陳浩祥
  • 2012-13年度理學副學士一年級
  • 現於香港大學理學院修讀理學士一年級
  • 其他取錄:香港浸會大學物理系綠色能源科學理學士二年級

猶記得公開試成績及JUPAS 放榜都不理想,而自己想修讀與理學有關的科目,於是選擇了港大附屬學院的理學副學士課程。 學院有很多優秀的講師,他們對同學的學習十分著緊,上課時會因應同學的進度而改變教學節奏,亦會主動向同學詢問是否明白課堂上所授知識,令我上課時能緊貼課程的教學進度。 修讀副學士期間所學到的知識及學習態度,令我現在升讀大學後得到更大的優勢,我十分感謝學院的講師。

梁俊傑
梁俊傑
  • 2011-12 年度應用科學副學士(生命科學)一年級
  • 於香港中文大學修讀生命科學理學士三年級
  • 其他取錄:香港大學理學士
  • 其他取錄:香港浸會大學環境研究主修化學理學士

還記得高考放榜那天,從老師手上接過成績表後,我只感到徬徨、迷茫、絕望。當時,我根本不清楚除了大學以外,香港還有甚麼升學途徑,我只留在家中問問親友的意見,及後上網搜尋「副學士」相關的學院和課程。又親身聽了各院校的講座和學生分享,最後選擇了港大附屬學院,我最有興趣的科目是應用科學副學士(生命科學)。至今,我無悔當初所作的抉擇。 副學士的生活確實辛苦,因為你要有很強的意志力才能不斷堅持,繼續走下去。當時我在未開學的時候已熟習修讀課程的大綱,及計劃未來一年的方向目標。每天除了溫習,便是回家趕lab report或者project,又或要趕寫personal statement,準備大學面試。雖然辛苦,但當中亦有收穫。副學士的校園生活不再有「班主任」式的提醒,但慶幸我選擇了港大附屬學院,內裡有完善的升學輔導及自學中心,加上每位講師都滿腔熱誠,還有counselor的輔助,當遇到難題時,他們都願意助你,與你度難關,讓我感受到在學習以外的人間溫暖。事實上,港大附屬學院提供的Non-JUPAS升學資訊,是各專上學院中最齊全的,只要自己主動去接觸,這些資源都是屬於你的。 港大附屬學院是一個很好的學習地方,讓我學懂管理時間及自我,實為升讀大學的不二之選。希望大家都能尋找一條屬於你的副學士之路!加油!