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Bachelor of Arts, Science and Technology (Hons) (JS2950)

This is a novel programme preparing students for the future. It aims to nurture talents to work across different disciplines to address complex problems with bold ideas and sustainable solutions.

Personalised Learning Pathway: Students will have flexibility and additional support from the University to design their own learning pathway to address a Question driven by their mission which will affect different sectors of our society for the many years to come. Students will go through an active and exploratory intellectual journey with cycles of problem-solving under the guidance of professors and external specialists. They are expected to make impact on addressing the Question, in the form of arts and design, cultural studies, technological inventions, or scientific research.

Targeted Students: Those who aspire to make a difference in the world on a chosen issue through means such as entrepreneurship, research, advocacy, invention and performance, and prefer to choose their own personalised education journey to fulfil this goal.

Curriculum Framework

The programme adopts a highly flexible structure with a set of carefully designed Solution-based Learning Modules (~60% of the total units) to take students through a series of problems. These experiences become the building blocks for students to acquire the metacognitive capabilities, competences, and skills to solve a Question driven by their own mission before they graduate.

Students will work on an interdisciplinary real-world problem at a time, beginning with smaller, structured problems and gradually move onto bigger, more complicated and ill-defined problems as they progress. They will experience collaborative team work involving local and/or overseas partners in Year 3, and solving the Question driven by their own mission in Year 4 as a capstone.

Students will take related courses and have an academic department as its home based on the contents of their learning journey to facilitate their job search and future study.


Programme Structure

Units
University Requirements
University Core 13
General Education 6
Free Electives 16
Programme Requirements
Transdisciplinary Common Core (TCC) 9
Learning to Learn (L2L) 6
Solution-based Learning Modules (SBLM) 36
Internship 6
Personalised Knowledge and Skills (KS) 36
Total 128
Transdisciplinary Common Core (TCC) 9 Units
Global Challenges I 3
Global Challenges II 6
Learning to Learn (L2L) 6 Units
Reasoning for Real World Problem Solving 3
Methods of Inquiry 3
Solution-Based Learning Modules (SBLM) 36 Units
Transdisciplinary Guided Study I 3
Transdisciplinary Guided Study II 3
Transdisciplinary Problem Solving I 3
Transdisciplinary Problem Solving II 3
Transdisciplinary Knowledge Application and Transfer I 6
Transdisciplinary Knowledge Application and Transfer II 6
Transdisciplinary Honours Project I 6
Transdisciplinary Honours Project II 6
Internship 6 Units
Personalised Knowledge and Skills (KS) 36 Units
Students can consult the Academic Supervisor to take courses offered by HKBU for acquiring the required knowledge and skills needed to address their identified problems related to the mission-driven Question.

Both TCC and Programme courses prepare students to design their own learning pathway to address a Question driven by their mission which will affect different sectors of our society for the many years to come. Students will go through an active and exploratory intellectual journey with cycles of problem-solving under the guidance of professors and external specialists. They are expected to make impact on addressing the Question, in the form of arts and design, cultural studies, technological inventions, or scientific research.

To provide better guidance for their personalised learning pathways, potential mission-driven Questions and the corresponding transdisciplinary learning pathways, research groups, strategic partners, and hosting Faculty/School will be presented to the students.
Total 93 Units

Career Prospects

Graduates will be adaptable, resourceful, and innovative problem-solvers who can relentlessly re-learn and adapt to a rapidly changing world. They may become entrepreneurs, consultants, technologists, researchers, or artists, who could bring in innovation leading to community and/or organization transformation for achieving some targeted goals. They will be competent future leaders in the governments, corporations and NGOs who are capable of handling changes, taking on multiple careers which will be the trend in the future society, and engaging in jobs or industries that are yet to emerge, confident to meet the challenges, tolerant of ambiguity and able to manage uncertainties and risks. Thus, their potential employers include (not limited to):

  • NGOs (social innovation)
  • Social enterprises
  • Commercial organizations (innovation and transformation units/departments)
  • Innovation technology companies
  • Consulting firms
  • Government offices
  • Public utility companies
In addition, as the curriculum is highly flexible, graduates could also prepare themselves early on for launching start-up or pursuing transdisciplinary research study.

Facilities

Students will study in the existing facilities of HKBU such as the six Interdisciplinary Research Clusters, as well as the state-of- the-art facilities of the Jockey Club Campus of Creativity to be opened in 2023/24.

Admission

The programme will follow the general admission requirements. Candidates will be required to submit a portfolio and may be required to attend an interview.

The intake quota will be 10.

For details, please visit Undergraduate Admissions website.

FAQ

We welcome students from different cultural and educational backgrounds. Local students applying on the strength of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) should submit applications via the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) at http://www.jupas.edu.hk/en/.

Non-JUPAS applicants please apply directly to the University via the Direct (Non-JUPAS) Admissions Scheme. Please visit the website of Academic Registry of the Hong Kong Baptist University at http://ar.hkbu.edu.hk/pros/ for details.

Apart from University’s admission requirements, all applicants are also required to participate in the programme admission exercise with an aim to assess their suitability to the Bachelor of Arts, Science and Technology (Hons) programme. Candidates will be invited to submit a portfolio for review and some will be invited to attend an interview.

The interview will be conducted in English.

The short answer has two key words: Active and Authentic. The learning experience will be personalised, with each student playing an active and essential role in deciding their areas of study and designing their own curriculum. It will also be filled with research and activities towards solving real problems with which the student is authentically concerned.

Each student will be matched with a chief Academic Advisor at the beginning and with more Co-advisors later on, both inside and outside the university. They will co-design their personalised learning journey together with these advisors throughout the four-year study.

Yes. All students of the programme are required to undertake Internship as a mandatory course in year 3. In addition, various internship or internship-like opportunities are likely to come up in the Solution-Based Learning Modules.

Absolutely. This programme highly encourages students to join an exchange programme and spend at least one semester overseas to enrich their global experience. The University has established exchange collaborations with international institutions from diverse countries such as Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Iceland, Ireland, Brazil, and so on. Please refer to the website of International Office for details.

With problem-solving abilities, cross-disciplinary perspectives, and transferrable skills, graduates of this programme will not only excel in a wide range of conventional professions, but also be especially competitive in emerging jobs or industries. They may also pursue transdisciplinary postgraduate studies and research in emerging fields or launch start-ups, and are likely to take on multiple careers which will be a trend in the future society.

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