Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Working across and with all Schools at HKUST, the Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO) answers local and global demand for graduates and researchers who can tackle the increasingly complex issues of our times through a special combination of knowledge and skills that encompasses two or more different disciplines. From this innovative starting point, IPOsets out to deliver a different type of educational environment and research experience for those interested in integrating their capabilities and initiating original pathways by fostering a new breed of graduates, who are open-minded, versatile and exploratory in their career development.

 

Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management (T&M-DDP)

In today’s knowledge society, a thorough understanding of technology and management paves the way to success. The Dual Degree in Technology and Management Program, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, enables high-flying students to gain two internationally recognized degrees in five years: Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) or Bachelor of Science (BSc), and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). With double degrees in technology and management, our graduates have more career advancement opportunities.

Going beyond traditional boundaries to achieve innovation, Dual Degree students analyze issues from technological and business viewpoints and solve trendy problems faced by world-leading companies through corporate-sponsored projects and International Business Plan Competitions courses by traveling with instructor overseas.  Students also enjoy wide-ranging experiences of how the world works, develop awareness of different cultures and global perspectives, and foster a willingness to serve, gaining much more than two degrees.

T&M-DDP Website

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BSc in Risk Management and Business Intelligence Program (RMBI)

Risk management and business intelligence form a vital part of a company’s strategic planning and decision-making in our globalized era. Fast-paced developments in asset management, financial operations, marketing, healthcare, and other major challenges all indicate the essential need for firms to assess and minimize risk effectively with the analysis and management of the ever-growing volume of business data. The BSc in Risk Management and Business Intelligence is the first in Hong Kong to integrate these two fields and answer both market needs in one undergraduate program.

RMBI Website

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BSc in Environmental Management and Technology Program (EVMT)

Sustainability and the protection of our environment are among the greatest global concerns of today and tomorrow, with an ever-more pressing need to find a balance between human development and environmental well-being. Climate change, pollution, energy consumption, and water resources are just some of the many issues that we must urgently address to ensure a habitable world for our own and future generations. The pace-setting BSc Environmental Management and Technology (EVMT) program educates a new generation of environmental professionals with cross-disciplinary knowledge to deliver ecologically and economically sound solutions and to take up the role of sustainability managers in corporations in Hong Kong and around the globe. EVMT is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

EVMT Website

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BSc in Individualized Interdisciplinary Major Program (IIM)

Today, there is a critical need for incisive next-generation front-runners, who can integrate knowledge from different fields and devise original approaches to problem-solving. The Individualized Interdisciplinary Major (IIM), currently the only program of its kind in Greater China, offers a non-traditional, cross-School academic pathway for exceptional students with the vision, talents and character to initiate an interdisciplinary major tailor-made to their intellectual interests. Joining this exciting degree program will enable those selected to subsequently pursue a novel interdisciplinary research field or a career in an area of emerging significance.

Approved IIM Program Examples

  • Bionics
  • Computational Cognitive Science
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Bioenergy Management
  • Human-Computer Interaction

IIM Website

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