Applied Science Discipline
In-Service Training

Applied Science Discipline


The limits of science and technology are being pushed back as new discoveries re-shape the way we see our world. The Applied Science Discipline provides professional education and training in response to these new horizons.

The Discipline trains people for the new world we live in, and equips them with the professional knowledge and skills they need to thrive in their careers. We assist Hong Kong industries to develop and succeed in the areas of science and technology, where new challenges are constantly reshaping the way businesses operate.

Study Areas

Operating at IVE (Chai Wan) and IVE (Sha Tin), the Discipline offers programmes in environmental science, environmental protection and management, food and nutritional science, food business operations and management, beauty and health, pharmaceutical science, dispensing studies, health studies, analytical science, biomedical science, biotechnology and chemical technology.


The Discipline has been provided with a number of specialised science laboratories in support of the teaching and learning of specialist areas. The laboratories include food technology & testing laboratory, environmental technology & control laboratory, animal holding room, dispensing training and pharmaceutical care resource centre, pharmaceutical manufacturing laboratory, microbiology laboratory, light therapy suite, health innovative training centre, analytical testing training centre, chemistry laboratory, nursing laboratory, etc. A "Chinese Medicine Industry Development Centre" and an "Environmental and Food Technology Development Centre" have been established for the purpose of training and product development.

The laboratories / rooms are equipped with sophisticated instrumentation and facilities, such as electronic microscopes, capillary electrophoresis, atomic absorption spectrophotometers, inductively coupled plasma spectrophotometers, high performance liquid chromatographs, gas chromatographs, mass spectrometers, microscope & skin analysis software system, micro-peeling skin light system and intense pulsed light device.

Professional Recognition

  • Approved training provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) accredited by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong
  • Approved examination centre for beauty professional bodies such as ITEC, City & Guilds, CIBTAC, CIDESCO
  • Authorised training centre for Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
  • Approved training provider for Hygiene Manager recognised by Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, HKSAR Government
  • Accredited training course provider for professional certification scheme organised by the Hong Kong Association for Testing, Inspection and Certification (HKTIC)