Academic Programmer

Global Research Enrichment and Technopreneurship (GREAT)

JUPAS Catalogue No.: JS1200

Programme Leader: Dr LAM Yun Wah
Email: csci.office@cityu.edu.hk

Programme Aims and Objectives

GREAT is a new 4-Year undergraduate option starting from the 2021 entry. It aims to nurture students who are interested in pursuing a career in scientific research or starting business ventures that involve the use of new scientific discoveries and innovative technologies. Students will be admitted to the College of Science and study a tailored common first-year curriculum. After one year of study, students will have a free choice of GREAT streams offered by the Departments of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

Options:
1. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (GREAT stream)
2. Bachelor of Science in Computing Mathematics (GREAT stream)
3. Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics (GREAT stream)

Key Components

  • Independent research commencing as early as in Year 2
  • Mentorship by world renowned researchers e.g. Nobel laureates, Academicians of National Science Academies, Fellows of Science Societies and world renowned scholars
  • Special courses on entrepreneurship & IP rights protection, patent application and research proposal / business plan development
  • At least one semester of overseas academic/research exchange
  • At least one summer placement in local research laboratories or technological startup companies
  • At least one summer internship in overseas research institutes or technological startup companies.