Admission 2016

Entrance Requirements | Assessment of Applications | JUPAS Admission Scores | Admission to Major

JS1091 Associate of Science (Building Services Engineering/ Construction Engineering and Management/ Surveying)

Entrance Requirements

For admission to the government-funded Associate Degree programme offered by the Division of Building Science and Technology, applicants must meet the entrance requirements listed below. The levels/grades indicated are the minimum acceptable but possession of the qualifications in no way guarantees acceptance.

Programme Minimum Level Required
English Language Chinese Language Three Other Subjects
(including M1/M2)*
(See remarks)
Associate of Science (Building Services Engineering/Construction Engineering & Management/ Surveying) Level 2 Level 2 Level 2
*subject to approval

Remarks:

1. Unspecified elective subjects may include "other languages" at grade E or above.
2. If students take both M1 and M2, they will be counted as one subject only. (Subject to approval)
3. Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects.
4. Students who plan to select Building Services Engineering OR Construction Engineering and Management of JS1091 are advised to study M1/M2, and preferably Physics, Combined Science (Physics and Biology) or Combined Science (Physics and Chemistry).
5. Non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students who meet one of the following criteria (certification from schools must be provided to JUPAS), "GCE AL/AS Chinese (min. grade E) or GCSE/IGCSE Chinese (min. grade C)" can be accepted in place of HKDSE Chinese, to meet the entrance requirements:
• the student has learned Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education  or
• the student has learned Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, but has been taught an adapted and simpler curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in our local schools.
"HKDSE Other languages" cannot normally be used to meet the entrance requirement for Chinese Language. While waivers may be granted at the discretion of the Division of Building Science and Technology, such consideration is only made under special circumstances, on a case-by-case basis. Students are therefore strongly advised to obtain the requisite Chinese qualifications.

 

Assessment of Applications for 2016 Entry

For applicants who have fulfilled the minimum entrance requirements, various types of admission scores are calculated to help the selection of applicants.

Presented below is the main admission score used by the Division of Building Science and Technology.

For the selection of applicants, preference will be given to applicants with higher band choices. For applicants with the same score and same band choice, reference may be made to the level attained in Mathematics, other admission scores, application information and/or interview performance where applicable.

JUPAS
Catalogue No. and Title
 
Admission Score (with weighting applied)
Subjects Included Subject Weighting
Eng Chi
Three other subjects (excluding Applied Learning, Chinese Language, English Language)
JS1091
Associate of Science
(Building Services Engineering / Construction Engineering and Management / Surveying)
English Language, Chinese Language and 3 other subjects 2 1 1 1 1

Notes:
- Unspecified elective subjects may include "other languages" at grade E or above.
- If students take both M1 and M2, they will be counted as one subject only.
- Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects.

Scoring Scale
Category A Core and Elective Subjects
(Including M1/M2*)
Level 5** 5* 5 4 3 2 1
Score 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
*subject to approval
 

Category C Other Language Subjects
Grade A B C D E
Score 5 4 3 2 1
 


 

Example 1

Subjects HKDSE Level Main Admission Weighted Score
(Score x Weighting)
Core Subjects English Language 4 4 x 2 tick
Chinese Language 2 2 x 1 tick
Mathematics 3 3 x 1 tick
Liberal Studies 2 2 x 1   
Elective Subjects Physics 4 4 x 1 tick
Chemistry 3 3 x 1 tick
Economics 2 2 x 1   
Total weighted score 20

Example 2

Subjects HKDSE Level Main Admission Weighted Score
(Score x Weighting)
Core Subjects English Language 3 3 x 2 tick
Chinese Language 4 4 x 1 tick
Mathematics 4 4 x 1 tick
Liberal Studies 3 3 x 1 tick
Elective Subjects Physics 3 3 x 1 tick
Chemistry 2 2 x 1   
Economics 2 2 x 1   
Total weighted score 20    

tick Score included in the calculation of the total weighted score [English Language + Chinese Language + 3 other subjects with the best scores].

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Admission to Major

The Division offers a flexible curriculum that provides students with the freedom to decide which discipline they wish to major in after the first semester of study. Students may choose from among:

(1) Building Services Engineering
(2) Construction Engineering and Management
(3) Surveying

Admitted students will study the core-curriculum courses of the Associate of Science (Building Services Engineering/Construction Engineering and Management/Surveying) programme, English and/or Chinese languages and Gateway Education courses in the first semester of study. At the end of the first semester, students will be allocated a major of their choice, subject to their academic performance, the availability of places and the selection criteria set by the Division of Building Science and Technology.