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Applied Science Discipline

Higher Diploma in Analytical Science

Programme code AS114103

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
IVE (Sha Tin) - 90
Admission Score (For reference)  (Note 1)
Average Result : 14
Score Range : 10 - 17
Programme Stream
Students may choose one of the following streams so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas :
  • Higher Diploma in Analytical Science (Analytical Chemistry)
  • Higher Diploma in Analytical Science (Testing Science)
The 1st semester is a common semester. Students will progress to the stream in the 2nd semester. Students will be required to attend a test in Semester 1 to determine the studied stream, subject to their choice, test performance and availability of places in specific streams.
Programme Aims
Click here to view the programme highlights video (narration in Cantonese)

The programme aims to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills on analytical science with particular emphasis on training of analytical instrumentation and testing techniques.
The programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
The programme is linked to the “Earn and Learn” scheme. Upon completion of the full-time first year of this programme1, the student may choose to study in the “Earn and Learn” scheme. Under the “Earn and Learn” scheme, students will be employed by the participating companies as registered apprentice for three years in the “Earn and Learn”. During the three-year training period, there will be salary, government allowance and additional subsidy. For the first two years of “Earn and Learn” scheme, the employer will sponsor the apprentice to study the Higher Diploma (HD) programme at IVE in Part-Time (Day) mode2. In the third year, full-time on-the-job training will be held at the participating companies.
For details, please refer to the “Earn and Learn” scheme website.
1 The tuition fee for the full-time Higher Diploma is paid by the student.
2 Employers will sponsor the tuition fees for these two years.
Professional Recognition
This programme is recognised by the following professional bodies in Hong Kong and overseas:
  1. Royal Society of Chemistry: Graduates possessing 1 year related working experience can apply for Registered Scientist (RSci) as an Affiliate Member and can be upgraded to Associate Member (AMRSC).
  2. Hong Kong Association for Testing, Inspection and Certification:
    • Graduates with 2 years of relevant testing experience can obtain direct entry to Certified Testing Technician (CTT) under the Chemical Testing category.
    • Graduates with 5 years of relevant testing and supervisory experience and satisfactory results in professional assessment by interview are eligible for certification of Certified Testing Professional (CTP) under the Chemical Testing category.
  1. Admission score in 2023 refers to score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including Chinese Language and English Language of admitted students in 2023. For reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.