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Applied Science Discipline

Discipline Overview of Applied Science

The limits of science and technology are being pushed back as new discoveries re-shape the way we see our world. The Applied Science Discipline provides professional education and training in response to these new horizons, which includes the areas of Health Studies, Rehabilitation Services, Community Health Care for Senior Citizens, Medical Centre Operations, Applied Nutritional Studies, Vision Health Care, Biomedical Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Dispensing Studies, Biotechnology, Food Technology and Safety, Analytical Science, Chemical Technology, Beauty and Personal Care Products, Environmental Science, Environmental Protection and Management, Conservation and Tree Management, Occupational Safety and so on.


The programmes equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills required to address the manpower needs in various areas of applied science and technology, which allow graduates to choose either for further studies or embark on a professional career.





Graduates opting for further studies were admitted to the degree programmes offered by various local and overseas universities below:


  • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  • Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • University of South Australia
  • China Pharmaceutical University
  • Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan
  • Coventry University, UK
  • London South Bank University, UK
  • University of Exert, UK
  • Northumbria University, UK
  • University of Plymouth, UK
  • University of Ulster, UK
  • University of Wolverhampton, UK

Job History


Graduates are employed by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, Environmental Protection Department, Government Laboratory and Hospital Authority of the HKSAR. They are also employed in private hospitals, polyclinics, residential care homes, ophthalmic centre, clinic, pharmaceutical plants, insurance companies, pharmacy chain stores, personal care products and beauty chain stores, nutrition and health food product companies, food manufacturing and quality assurance, food chain supermarkets, environmental consulting firms, chemical enterprises, research and testing laboratories, nutritional consultation companies, wellness centre and safety consultation firms, etc.


Professional Recognition


Many professional bodies in Hong Kong and overseas acknowledge the quality of our programmes, including:


  • Hospital Authority of the HKSAR
  • Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong
  • Pharmacy and Poisons Board Hong Kong
  • Social Welfare Department of the HKSAR
  • Labour Department of the HKSAR
  • Tree Management Office of the HKSAR
  • Hong Kong Association for Testing, Inspection and Certification
  • Hong Kong Food Professionals Association
  • Hong Kong Food Science and Technology Association Limited
  • Hong Kong Food Hygiene Administrators Association
  • Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization
  • The Cosmetic & Perfumery Association of Hong Kong Limited
  • The Hong Kong Society of Cosmetic Chemists
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK
  • Australian Institute of Medical Scientists