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Areas of Study: Aerospace Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Logistics Management and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):: Aerospace, Biomolecular, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Electronic, Environmental, Industrial, Industrial Management, Mechanical
Program Description:

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  

Hong Kong

Introduction 

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) or University of Science and Technology was established in 1991 and became quickly ranked Asia No 1 by the independent regional QS Asian University Rankings for three consecutive years. HKUST strives to set the pace in the scientific, technological and business fields that drive development in today's knowledge economy. HKUST is not only known for the quality and range of its academic programs offered in English for undergraduate and graduate students and top-notch research facilities, but also because of its location. Its 58 acres campus is located in the new territories of Hong Kong. It is wonderfully located away from the busy Center of Hong Kong overlooking the Port Shelter in Tai PO Tsai, while still being and easy access back to the city Center where it is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, and where Chinese traditions coexist with the latest world trends. Chinese art and culture are available alongside western performing and visual arts, including Chinese and Western films, international pop tours, and clubs. Colorful Chinese festivals provide insight into some of the traditions of China's 500-year-old culture.

Academics

The university is composed of four school (School of Science (SSCI), School of engineering (SENG), School of Business and Management (SBM), and School of Humanities (SHSS). S&T students can take courses in all four schools, but have to apply to either the School of Engineering or the School of Science for at least 50% of their courses in one of the two schools in order to take courses in the other three schools. For more information, please research the HKUST School of Engineering website. 

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Programs for the School of Engineering are: 

•    Chemical and Bio-molecular Engineering
•    Civil and Environmental Engineering
•    Computer Science and Engineering
•    Electronic and Computer Engineering
•    Industrial Logistics and Management
•    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

For specific course offerings at HKUST, please visit the undergraduate course cataloge or the postgraduate course cataloge.  
Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA and meeting course requirement prerequisite(s), if any, needed for a specific course.
Language of instruction is in English, but students can take a course in Mandarin to explore the language. Students should be aware that the official language in Hong Kong is Cantonese, not Mandarin. 
Accommodation and meals are offered on campus on and more information can be found on the HKUST Student Housing and Residential Life website.

Academic credit 
For each semester of academic work completed abroad, you may earn up to 12 credit hours. Course credit transfers to S&T, but your grades will not appear on your S&T transcript and are not calculated into your grade point average. Courses abroad are recorded as a Pass or Fail and will shows an “ex” on your S&T transcript. Courses you pass will earn your credit hours toward your degree, but will not affect your GPA. Although you will receive credits for successfully completed courses, you must work with your academic advisers to get approval for how the courses you take might fulfill specific degree requirements at S&T.

Some courses have been approved for direct transfer from HKUST.   Please refer to the Missouri S&T Transfer Credit Course Equivalency Database for a list of these courses.

Location 

 Hong Kong map
 
There is so much more to Hong Kong than the ‘shopping mecca’ and ‘food paradise’ that it is commonly known for. This former British territory offers a lifestyle so vibrant, dynamic and varied, it has and continues to be an irresistible destination for people to work and live in. With a population exceeding 7 million people, Hong Kong's society personifies the essence of both the eastern and western traditions. This is where ancient Chinese temples are juxtaposed against towering steel and glass skyscrapers, and where dragon boat races are held alongside the annual Rugby Sevens.

For more information, check out HKUST's website for exchange students and visit HKUST School of Engineering Facebook page.

Dates

S&T Term S&T Application Deadline Program Start Program End
Spring October 1 January June/July
Academic Year March 1 September June/July
Fall March 1 September January
 
 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/14/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA