Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioresource and Agricultural Science

Programme Director: Dr LEUNG, Anna Oi Wah

The programme is the first and unique agriculture related professional programme in Hong Kong, which focuses on the integration of agriculture with bioresource management with the aim of cultivating an understanding of the social, ecological and environmental significance of agricultural practices and bioresource conservation from the perspective of sustainability.

Students will be provided with hands-on experience in agricultural technology and bioresource conservation required for an array of bioresource, agriculture, and environmental-related professions, including agribusiness, consultancy, research and development, non-governmental organisations, green groups, government departments (e.g. AFCD, EPD, LCSD), property management, etc.  To further equip students with real world experience, each student admitted into this programme will be offered an experiential internship opportunity, in addition to professional Organic Certification and Inspector Training by the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) to enable them to carry out organic inspections worldwide.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Major Courses 65 units
II) Project 3 units
III) University Core Courses 13 units
IV) General Education Courses 18 units
V) Free Electives 30 units
    129 units


I. Major Courses 65 units
  Science Common Core Courses (16 units)  
  BIOL1005 Introduction to Biology 3 units
  SCIE1005 Integrated Science Laboratory 1 unit
  Either four courses from the following list OR three courses from the following list and one course from the Major Elective Courses:
  CHEM1005 Introduction to Chemistry 3 units
  COMP1005 Essence of Computing 3 units
  MATH1025 Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics 3 units
  PHYS1005 Introduction to Green Energy 3 units
  PHYS1006 Introduction to Physics 3 units
  Major Required Courses (43 units)  
  BIOL2015 Biodiversity 3 units
  BIOL2016 Biodiversity Laboratory 1 unit
  BIOL2026 Genetics 3 units
  BIOL2037 Introduction to Agricultural Science and Food Systems 3 units
  BIOL2045 Natural Resources and Environment 3 units
  BIOL2046 Summer Internship 1 unit
  BIOL3007 Ecology 3 units
  BIOL3015 Ecology Laboratory 1 unit
  BIOL3055 Biological Resources and Management 3 units
  BIOL3065 Soil Science and Fertility 3 units
  BIOL3066 Soil Science and Fertility Laboratory 1 unit
  BIOL3067 Crop Production and Management 3 units
  BIOL4047 Farm Management for Urban Environment 3 units
  BIOL4055 Urban Horticulture  3 units
  BIOL4056 Agribusiness: Marketing and Entrepreneurship  3 units
  BIOL4057 Organic Certification and Inspector Training 1 unit
  BIOL4065 Plant Diseases, Pests, and Weed Management  3 units
  BIOL4066 Bioresource and Agricultural Science Laboratory 2 units
  Major Elective Courses (6 units)  
  BIOL3025 Plant Physiology 3 units
  BIOL4016 Principles of Environmental Management 3 units
  BIOL4017 Environmental Biotechnology 3 units
  BIOL4999 Bioresource and Agricultural Science Project II 3 units
  CHEM2036 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 3 units
  CHEM2037 Analytical and Testing Sciences Tutorials I 3 units
  CHSG4055 Rural and Agricultural Development in China 3 units
II. Project 3 units
  BIOL4998 Bioresource and Agricultural Science Project I 3 units
III. University Core Courses 13 units
IV. General Education Courses 18 units
V. Free Electives 30 units
    129 units
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