Bachelor of Science (2021/2022)
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1.  Introduction of Bachelor Programmes

Biomedical sciences is a subject that combines both the areas of life science and medicine. Through this undergraduate programme, students can explore the essence of human beings, learn about biological and chemical systems of human body and apply this interdisciplinary knowledge to medical issues that are related to health and diseases.

Pharmaceutical science is a subject that integrates fundamental principles of chemistry, biochemistry and biology to understand all aspects of drugs, and translates this integrated understanding into new and improved therapies against human diseases. The graduates are well equipped with the generic, subject-specific and transferable knowledge and skills suited to a career in the pharmaceutical industry, drug laboratory-based scientific disciplines. Pursuing further post-graduate studies or professional studies such as pharmacy are also popular options for graduates.

Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary area of scientific study, that makes use of the computing knowledge to understand biology. Through this undergraduate programme, students can learn to create tools with computer science, statistics, and information technology for processing and analyzing biological data. This programme well equips students with hands-on skills to handle large sets of biological data, such as those extracted from Big Data – the most popular subject in the contemporary science. Bioinformatics is an important element for the development of smart city. Graduates with these skills are most demanded in the medical sector, as well as biomedical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.

2.  The “4-in-1” Education Model

University of Macau (UM) implements a ‘4-in-1’ education model to meet students’ different needs at different stages. This model consists of discipline-specific education, general education, research and internship education, and community and peer education. Inspired by the examples of world-class universities, UM introduced a residential college system to help students achieve well-rounded development. It has also established Macao’s first Honours College to produce future leaders for society, and has launched new general education courses to broaden students’ horizons and enhance their international competitiveness. UM also implements a research and internship programme to create opportunities for undergraduates to participate in scientific research projects and to give them a head start in career planning.

Discipline-specific Education General Education
Specialism is an important hallmark of university education. The increased degree of division of labour and occupational specialisation makes discipline-specific education not only reasonable but also necessary. For this reason, UM is committed to constantly improving the quality of its discipline-specific education. General education breaks through the boundaries of traditional discipline-specific education. It aims to nurture erudite students who can fuse different realms of knowledge into an integrated whole. UM began to reform its undergraduate curriculum in 2008, with new general education courses covering four areas being launched.
Research and Internship Education Community and Peer Education
UM implements a research and internship programme for undergraduate students, with a focus on innovation and practice. Through the programme, UM provides various opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in scientific research and internships.  Many undergraduate students at UM have published their research findings at top academic conferences and in academic journals. They have also received numerous awards in regional and international competitions. UM is the first university in Asia to have a complete-and the biggest-system of residential colleges. Currently, there are ten residential colleges at UM. Through systematic planning of all courses, programmes, and activities, the colleges aim to help students develop soft skills in five areas, namely Healthy Living, Interpersonal Relation and Teamwork, Leadership and Service, Cultural Engagement, and Citizenship with a Global Perspective.

3. Undergraduate Admission

Macao students

Macao students can apply for admission through the following two channels:

Admission Examination 

(By Joint Admission Examination and UM Admission Examination in Physics)

Direct Admission

(For applicants already attained with public examination result or qualifications for undergraduate admission)

Non-Macao students

Non-Macao students can apply for admission through the following channels:

Mainland China students Students from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Other Regions

Admission Rules Governing Bachelor’s Degree Programmes (2021/2022)

4. Tuition fee and Other Fees

The tuition fee scheme is programme-based.  In addition, Student Affairs Office offers tuition installment to students who are in financial difficulties.  For details of tuition fee, other fees, tuition installment application form, required documents and guidelines, kindly refer the corresponding webpages.

5. Scholarship

UM offers various types of scholarships to outstanding new undergraduate students upon admission on a competitive basis. When studying at UM, students may also apply for or be awarded other types of scholarships, which are provided by individual or entrepreneurial donors, based on their academic performance at UM. More information of scholarships can be found at Student Affairs Office.

6. Accommodation

In order to achieve whole-person education for our students, UM has fully implemented the Residential College (RC) scheme that creates a small on-campus staff-student community for integrating students’ learning and life. An experience of living in RC provides a unique opportunity to students to acquire soft skills, such as ability to self-manage, self-discipline, self-reflect, to work as a team player, to serve as a leader, to read the world with a global perspective and to integrate knowledge from different disciplines.



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