Prospective students may apply for the MAEC program through direct choice in the JUPAS/Non-JUPAS admission scheme, or transfer from the regular Science/Business School programs after their first year of study. Admission is based on academic results and interview performance.

JUPAS-HKDSE Applicants

Applicants with HKDSE Examination results may apply for direct entry into the Mathematics and Economics (MAEC) Program by choosing the JUPAS program code JS5813.

Minimum Requirement:

Core Subjects Level Required
English Language 4
Chinese Language 3
Mathematics (Compulsory Module) 3
Liberal Studies 2
Elective Subjects
Elective 1:
One of: M1 / M2 / Biology / Physics / Chemistry / Combined Science / Integrated Science
Elective 2:
One of: M1 / M2 / Any Category A subjects

JUPAS Score Calculation – Best 6 Subjects with Weighting:

Subjects Weighting
English Language x 2
Mathematics (Compulsory Module) x 2
Best Elective:
    M1 / M2; or
    Biology / Physics / Chemistry / CS / IS
x 2
x 1.5
Next best 3 subjects:
    Any other subjects
x 1.5
x 1

Applicants with International Qualifications

In addition to fulfilling the University’s general admission requirements, applicants with international qualifications (e.g. IBDP, GCEAL, SAT) must have at least one senior level subject from: Mathematics / Biology / Chemistry / Physics


School-based Admission (via Science or Business School)

SSCI/SBM students (admitted in 2016-17 or later) who have fulfilled the following pre-requisite requirements may choose to major in MAEC during the major selection exercise after completing their Year One study.

Completion of:

  •  MATH1012/1013/1023 (Calculus I) and MATH1014/1024 (Calculus II); or
  •  MATH1020 (Accelerated Calculus)

Minimum requirements expected:

  • CGA 3.0 or above; and
  • B- or above in MATH1012/1013/1020/1023; and
  • C+ or above in LANG1002 and 1003