School of Science - UG Booklet

Science (Group A) with an Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence International Research Enrichment (IRE) Science (Group A) with an Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence (SSCI-A (AI)) is designed for science students who want to learn solid knowledge in Science disciplines PLUS innovative applications of AI in their major areas. The world is changing fast, artificial intelligence (AI) has come to define society today in ways we never anticipated. The knowledge of AI can be a perfect supplement to science subjects, which requires a solid mathematical sense and relevant tools to achieve synergy. The pioneering SSCI-A (AI) program is designed to prepare our students for opportunities and challenges. The curriculum is cross-disciplinary and practical. Students will learn solid knowledge in one of the four relevant major science subjects PLUS innovative application of AI in their major areas. In addition, students will gain crossdisciplinary problem-solving skills and professional insights through a Design Thinking course and Professional Seminars in AI. The Capstone Project+, with strong AI components and sponsorship from the industry, enables students to practice AI applications on real-world problems. Students should expect to take approximately one additional course per term throughout four years. Upon satisfactory completion, students will be awarded a “BSc in (Mathematics / Physics / Ocean Science and Technology / Data Science and Technology) with an Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence”. The International Research Enrichment (IRE) program is designed for students interested in pursuing a research career in science or broadening their exposure to research during their undergraduate studies. It emphasizes curiosity and grit, which are the essential attributes of a successful career in scientific research. The IRE program has a similar curriculum structure to the Science (Group A) and Science (Group B) programs. But it distinguishes itself from the regular science program by providing students with the following: • Free choice of major programs among Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Ocean Science and Technology, and Physics • Participation in advanced research projects under the supervision of world-class professors • Opportunities to meet with Nobel Laureates and renowned scientists • Individualized research guidance and mentoring from experienced faculty members • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) • Exchange and internship opportunities in renowned foreign universities/ research institutes - Summer research internship opportunity in foreign universities and institutions - Scholarship support for overseas learning trips Student Sharing I got my first taste of research from the UROP project in Year 2. The exchange study in Korea and the IRE research internship in Japan provided experience of research life in different cultures. The Capstone Project further sharpened my experimental skills. These experiences built a strong foundation for my MPhil and PhD research. 08 09