Admissions to Undergraduate Majors (2017 Entry)

Admission Arrangements for Undergraduate Programmes

For admission to the School of Energy and Environment (SEE), students will apply through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) or the route of direct / non-JUPAS application subject to their individual qualifications.

JUPAS Applicants

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) students may apply for admission to first-year studies in our degree programmes via JUPAS (JUPAS Catalogue No.: JS1051).  During their first year, students will be admitted with an undeclared major and study a broad range of Gateway Education (GE) courses as well as core-curricular courses designed by the School.  After one year of study in the School, they will enter one of the following majors:

Top 20% of students in the School will be allocated their first choice major upon satisfying the selection criteria stipulated by the University while the remaining 80% of students will be allocated a major subject to availability of places and the selection criteria stipulated by SEE.

Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

Students with qualifications other than HKDSE may apply for admission to first-year studies in our degree programmes via the route of direct / non-JUPAS application (programme code: 1051).  Generally speaking, there are mainly three types of applicants with corresponding admission arrangements as follows:

Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

(A) Admission to First-Year Studies (Four-Year Curriculum)

Same as those admitted via JUPAS, applicants holding a 12-year school-leaving qualification, or a partially completed sub-degree qualification will study a broad range of Gateway Education (GE) courses as well as core-curricular courses designed by the School with an undeclared major.  They will enter either BEngESE or BEngEVE after one year of study in the School.  Same mechanism of major allocation is applicable to these applicants.

(B) Admission with Advanced Standing I

Applicants holding a 13-year school-leaving qualification, an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, a General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCEAL) qualification or degree transfer students may apply for admission to first-year studies in our degree programmes, or admission to a major in Energy Science and Engineering OR Environmental Science and Engineering with Advanced Standing I (non-senior-year).

(C) Admission with Advanced Standing II

Applicants holding an Associate degree/Higher Diploma or other equivalent qualifications may apply for admission to a major in Energy Science and Engineering OR Environmental Science and Engineering with Advanced Standing I (non-senior-year) or Advanced Standing II (senior-year). Advanced Standing II admission is available to local students only.

Entrance Requirements for Undergraduate Programmes

JUPAS Applicants

For admission to the School of Energy and Environment, JUPAS applicants must meet the requirements as shown in the table below. The levels indicated are the minimum acceptable but possession of such qualifications in no way guarantees acceptance.

Core Subjects

Elective Subjects
(including M1 / M2)

Chinese Language

English Language

Mathematics
(Compulsory Part)

Liberal Studies

Elective 1

Elective 2

Level 3

Level 3

Level 2

Level 2

Level 3 in one of the following subjects:
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science (Chemistry and Physics)
  • Physics

Level 3 in any elective subjects

Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

In addition to meeting the General Entrance Requirements as stipulated by the University, as a guide for applications, direct / non-JUPAS applicants are expected to have studied a subject related to Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science at a high school or a post-secondary institution.

Assessment of Applications

For JUPAS 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, with weighting applied, for main consideration.

Admission Score (with Weighting Applied) for Main Consideration

No. of subjects

Subject Weighting

Chinese Language

English Language

Mathematics
(Compulsory Part)

Liberal Studies

Elective 1

Elective 2 (including M1/M2)

4 core +
2 elective subjects

1

2

2.5

1

2.5

1

 

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

Example

Scores included in the calculation of the total weighted score [4 core + 2 elective subjects with the highest weighted scores].

Subjects HKDSE Results
(Level)
School of Energy and Environment
Weighted Main Admission Score
(score x weighting)
Chinese Language 3 3 x 1
English Language 5 5 x 2
Mathematics (Compulsory Part) 3 3 x 2.5
Liberal Studies 2 2 x 1
Physics+ 5 5 x 2.5
Chinese History+ 5* 6 x 1  
Information and Communication Technology 4 N/A (4 x 1)   
Total weighted score 41  

+ Physics is considered as 1st Elective Subject while Chinese History as 2nd Elective Subject in the calculation of the Weighted Main Admission Score.

Other Considerations

For applicants with the same score, reference will be made to other admissions scores and application information where applicable.

Priority Consideration
2nd Aggregate subject score of Physics and Chemistry
3rd Aggregate subject score of Mathematics (Extended Part – Module 1 and Module 2)
4th Interview performance
5th Band
6th Individual Subject Score: Biology

Interview Arrangements

Group interview will be arranged on a selective basis before the release of HKDSE results in July 2017.

Date: July 2017
(exact period to be confirmed)
Mode of Assessment: Interview only
Mode of Interview: Group interview
Duration: 30 minutes
Language: English
Enquiries: School of Energy and Environment
(Tel) 3442 2412
(Email) see.enquiry@cityu.edu.hk