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HKBU-University of Lincoln (UoL) Double Degree Programme in Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Biology (HKBU) and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Ecology and Conservation (UoL)

 

Two degrees in 4 years:

HKBU - BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology

UoL  - BSc (Hons) in Ecology and Conservation

 

This programme is jointly offered by the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and the University of Lincoln, UK. In this “3+1” Double Degree programme, students studying in the Environmental Science concentration of the Applied Biology programme will study the first three years at HKBU to gain fundamental and advanced knowledge and skills in environmental science and management to address current and topical environmental and human health-related issues and problems, and study Year 4 at the University of Lincoln in its Ecology and Conservation programme. This will provide students with a firm grounding in the principles of ecology and conservation to address challenges pertaining to the conservation of biodiversity.

 

 

 

Eligibility

  • All students enrolled in Year 3 of Applied Biology programme (Environmental Science Concentration) except senior year entrants
  • cGPA ≥ 3.00 after semester 1 of Year 3

 

Tuition Fee

  • No additional fee in Year 4

 

Scholarship

Each student accepted to the programme will receive a scholarship of HK$20,000

 

Application

Application opens every July – August

 

Selection

Shortlisted students will be invited to a selection interview

Study Plan

 

 

Semester 1

Units

Semester 2

Units

Year 1 (HKBU)

Group A1

 

Group B1

 

 

BIOL1005 Introduction to Biology

3

BIOL1005 Introduction to Biology

3

 

CHEM1005 Introduction to Chemistry

3

CHEM1005 Introduction to Chemistry

3

 

SCIE1005 Integrated Science Lab

1

SCIE1005 Integrated Science Lab

1

 

OR

 

OR

 

 

Group B1

 

Group A1

 

 

COMP1005 Essence of Computing

3

COMP1005 Essence of Computing

3

 

MATH1025 Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics

3

MATH1025 Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics

3

 

PHYS1005 Introduction to Green Energy

OR

PHYS1006 Introduction to Physics

3

PHYS1005 Introduction to Green Energy

OR

PHYS1006 Introduction to Physics

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

University Core Courses

6

University Core Course

3

 

GE Level 1 - Values and the Meaning of Life

3

GE Level 1 - Quantitative Reasoning
(suggest GFQR1037 Hands on Little and Big Data, but not compulsory)

3

 

 

 

Free Elective Course

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester Total

15*

Semester Total

16*

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2 (HKBU)

BIOL2005 Biological Chemistry

3

BIOL2015 Biodiversity

3

 

BIOL2006 Microbiology

3

BIOL2016 Biodiversity Lab

1

 

BIOL2007 Microbiology Lab

1

BIOL2017 Cell Biology

3

 

Major Elective Course1

3

BIOL2035 Introduction to Environmental Sciences

3

 

UCHL10XX Healthy Lifestyle

2

UCPN1005 The Art of Persuasion

2

 

GE Level 1 - History and Civilization

3

GE Level 2 - Interdisciplinary Thematic Course

3

 

Free Elective Course

3

Free Elective Course

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester Total

18

Semester Total

18

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 (HKBU)

BIOL3007 Ecology

 

3

 

BIOL3016 Environmental Health & Toxicology

3

 

BIOL3015 Ecology Lab

1

BIOL3027 Waste Treatment and Recycling

3

 

BIOL3055 Biological Resources and Management

3

BIOL4017 Environmental Biotechnology2

 

3

 

GE Level 2 - Interdisciplinary Thematic Course

3

Free Elective Courses

9

 

Free Elective Courses

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester Total

16

Semester Total

18

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4 (UoL)

L4A Research Project

3

L4B Environmental Management

3

 

L4A Global Change Biology

3

L4B Practical Skills in Conservation

4

 

L4A Plant Animal Interactions

3

L4B Research Project

3

 

L3A Evolution

2

L4B Soil Biology

3

 

 

 

L4B Overseas Fieldtrip

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester Total

11

Semester Total

16

 

1 For Year 1 science courses, students are allowed to take a minimum of four out of the five 3-units common Year 1 courses offered by the five science departments. If students choose this option, they will be required to take an additional major elective course (3 units) after they have been admitted to a Major Programme (i.e. major electives = 9 units). Since two major elective courses will be taken in Year 4 at UoL (L4B Research Project, and L4B Soil Biology), students studying the Double Degree programme only need to take one major elective at HKBU. It is suggested that the major elective be taken in Year 2.

 

2 Students are required to take BIOL4017 Environmental Biotechnology (major core) in Year 3.

 

*Units based on four Science Common Core courses.

 

Major Elective Courses

BIOL2026 Genetics

BIOL2037 Introduction to Agricultural Sciences and Food Systems

BIOL3005 Animal Physiology

BIOL3017 Molecular Biology

BIOL3025 Plant Physiology

BIOL3057 Marine Biology

BIOL4015 Fermentation & Enzyme Technology

CHEM3025 Chemical Analysis

CHEM3026 Chemical Analysis Laboratory

CHEM4017 Environmental Analysis

 

 

Transfer of Credits from UoL to HKBU

101 units will be completed in HKBU and the equivalent of 27 units will be transferred from UoL, thus total 128 units.

 

UoL Module

HKBU Course

HKBU

Component

Units

L4A Research Project

BIOL4898 Applied Biology Project I

Major Core

3

L4B Environmental Management

BIOL4016 Principles of Environmental Management

Major Core

3

L4B Practical Skills in Conservation

BIOL4006 Environmental Science Lab I

Major Core

2

BIOL4045 Environmental Science Lab II

Major Core

2

L4B Research Project

BIOL4899 Applied Biology Project II

Major Elective

3

L4B Soil Biology

BIOL3065 Soil Science and Fertility

Major Elective

3

L4B Overseas Fieldtrip

GE Level 3 Capstone

GE Level 3

3

L4A Global Change Biology

Free Elective

Free Elective

3

L4A Plant Animal Interactions

Free Elective

Free Elective

3

L3A Evolution

Free Elective

Free Elective

2

Total

27