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School of Science

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BSc in Ocean Science and Technology

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BSc in Ocean Science and Technology
Duration
4Y
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JS5102 Science (Group A) / JS5103 Science (Group B)
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Application Choice(s)
Application Choice
school-based-admission
Science (Group A)
Description
Students who wish to spend more time exploring their interests in the field of physical science may apply and be admitted to Science (Group A) without a major. They can opt to declare Ocean Science and Technology as the major upon completion of the first year of study.
school-based-admission
Science (Group B)
Description
Students who wish to spend more time exploring their interests in the field of chemistry and life science may apply and be admitted to Science (Group B) without a major. They can opt to declare Ocean Science and Technology as the major upon completion of the first year of study.
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Overview
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The Ocean Science and Technology (OST) is an integrative program that provides students with a comprehensive foundational understanding of the cross-disciplinary ocean science and technology and also exposure to the latest scientific and technological development related to investigating, conserving and managing ocean resources.

This program covers a variety of courses in different aspects of ocean science, which include: 

  • Foundation: biological, chemical and physical processes, ecosystem functions; 
  • Technology: instrumentation, data management, pollution tracking; 
  • Applications: marine biotechnology, pollution bioremediation; 
  • Socio-economy: conservation and management of marine resources, fisheries. 

A major emphasis of the curriculum is the provision of practicum experience, experiential learning and field trips to enhance students’ academic, career and personal development. 

Extended Major options
The OST students can opt for an Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Digital Media and Creative Arts (DMCA). Extended Major is not a standalone major, but is adhered to a certain majors as expanded choices, enabling students to keep abreast of emerging technology and innovation that are shaping our society in a multi-faceted way. 

On top of expertise in ocean science and technology, OST students with an Extended Major in AI will acquire the latest knowledge in this emerging technology and learn to apply the knowledge to solve real-world problems such as the predicting the occurrence of harmful algal bloom and predicting climate change. The Extended Major in Digital Media and Creative Arts is for students who are interested in a career pathway that emphasizes the creation of multimedia contents for promotion and public education in environmental conservation and environmental protection. Upon the fulfilment of the curriculum requirement, the students will be awarded one of the following degrees:

  • BSc in Ocean Science and Technology with an Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence
  • BSc in Ocean Science and Technology with an Extended Major in Digital Media and Creative Arts 

Ranking: 
#35 in Environmental Sciences (No. 2 in Hong Kong)
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022)

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Career Prospects
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Globally, the importance of the marine environment in the provision of natural resources and services to human society will continue to increase. In Hong Kong, as a coastal city within the biologically diverse Western Indo-Pacific region, the demand for talents and professionals in public, NGOs and private sectors is higher than ever due to the need to conserve our marine environment amidst urban development.

Students of the BSc in OST program will be well-equipped with the skills and knowledge to engage in higher studies and career paths in a number of sectors related to the investigating, conserving and managing ocean resources, including ocean exploration, marine biotechnology, research and development in the private sector and academia, environmental consultancies, government agencies, etc.

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“Studying Environmental Science in HKUST is like joining a big family to me. The Department provides various opportunities, including laboratory work, internship courses and field trips to ENVS students. These precious practices have geared us up and allow students to be well-prepared to enter the related fields upon graduation.”
Student Name
Jolie NG
Student Program
BSc in Environmental Science
Year
Class of 2021
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