Programs

School-based Admission

 

Major Selection Exercise for First Year Students

First-year students admitted via School-based Admission to four year programs of one of the four Schools (i.e. Science, Engineering, Business and Management, and Humanities and Social Science) may choose to declare an interdisciplinary major upon completion of one year of study at one of the Schools.

 

Major choices offered by IPO

  • BEng/BSc and BBA Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management (T&M-DDP)
    • BEng in one of the School of Engineering majors & BBA in General Business Management OR
    • BSc in Biotechnology & BBA in General Business Management
  • BSc in Risk Management and Business Intelligence Program (RMBI)
  • BSc in Environmental Management and Technology Program (EVMT)
  • BSc in Individualized Interdisciplinary Major Program (IIM)*

*Students who are interetsed in IIM should refer to the application procedure here. 

 

Who Can Apply?

First-year 4-year students from the following Schools can apply for enrollment in IPO majors in the second year of study:

  • School of Science (SSCI)
  • School of Engineering (SENG)
  • School of Business & Management (SBM)
  • School of Humanities & Social Science (SHSS)

 

How can I know more about IPO majors?

Please refer to Programs for details. Introduction of IPO majors will be given in Schools' introductory sessions during the orientation (http://fys.ust.hk/school-orientations/interdisciplinary-programs-office). IPO Program Talks will also be conducted in February/March during the Major Selection Exercise.

 

Application Procedure

Interested students should submit the major selection application via their respective Schools. SHSS students should apply via Program Transfer and submit the application form to IPO directly by the application deadline. The detailed timeline will be announced before the Spring term of every year.

School

Application Period Application Procedure

SSCI 

 

1 March - 30 April

 

Students should submit the application online via SSCI by 30 April 2018

 

SENG

  

27 March -30 April

 

Students should submit the application online via SENG by 30 April 2018

 

SBM

 

 

1 - 30 April

 

 

Students should submit the application online via SBM by 30 April 2018, together with the followings:

  1. Personal Statement (applicable to T&M-DDP)
  2. Preference of programs in order of priority
  3. Curriculum Vitae 

SHSS

 

 

 

1 - 30 April

 

 

 

Students should apply via Program Transfer. The following materials:

  1. Program Transfer application form 
  2. Unofficial Transcript
  3. Curriculum Vitae

should be submitted to the General Office of IPO (Room 4376, Lift 17/18) by 30 April 2018.

Interview Period:  10 - 15 May  (1st round),
​                                 
14 - 15 June  (2nd round)

Announcement of Results:  Late June

 

General Enquiry

Mr Matthew Chik, Tel: 3469 2071, Email: mattchik@ust.hk

 

Recommended Pre-major Courses for IPO Majors (for 2017/18 cohort)

Students interested in enrolling in interdisciplinary majors are recommended to complete recommended pre-major courses during the first year of study. For certain IPO majors, students must have taken certain courses in the first year. Please click here for the recommended pre-major course list.

Students who are interested in T&M-DDP should also satisfy individual major specific requirements. Please click here for reference.

 

Scholarship

For the 2017/18 cohort, any student holding renewable recruitment scholarships that were given at the time of admission to HKUST can carry the scholarships to IPO if he/she successfully enrolls in / transfer to IPO programs and meet the scholarship renewal conditions. 

 

Academic Advising

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

Prof Chi Ming Chan, techmgmt@ust.hk      

Ms Emily Fong, Tel: 2358 8261

  • BSc in Risk Management and Business Intelligence Program (RMBI)

Dr Jiying Wang, joinrmbi@ust.hk      

Ms Zoei Chu, Tel: 2358 8229

  • BSc in Environmental Management and Technology Program (EVMT)

Prof. Arthur Lau, joinevmt@ust.hk      

Miss Sharon Chong, Tel: 2358 8363

  • BSc in Individualized Interdisciplinary Major Program(IIM)

Prof. King L Chow, iim@ust.hk      

Mr Matthew Chik, Tel: 3469 2071

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Will the chance of enrolling in an interdisciplinary major be different for students studying in different schools in the first year?

    No.

  2. What courses should I take in order to be eligible for enrolling in interdisciplinary majors?

    Students interested in enrolling in interdisciplinary majors are recommended to complete recommended pre-major courses during the first year of study. For certain IPO majors, students must have taken certain courses in the first year. Please click here for the pre-major course list.

  3. If I do not meet the pre-major requirement, can I still apply for interdisciplinary programs? Will the chance be lower?

    If a student does not meet the pre-major requirement, he or she can still apply for interdisciplinary programs. However, the chance will be lower under normal circumstances.

  4. Is there any enrollment quota for individual interdisciplinary programs?

    Yes, there are quotas for enrolling into respective interdisciplinary programs in the second year of the 4-year programs (5-year for Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management). Tentatively, the quota for Individualized Interdisciplinary Major Program (IIM) is 5 and that of the other interdisciplinary programs range from 15 - 23.

  5. Will interdisciplinary programs set quotas for students from different schools?

    No, there are no fixed quotas for students from different schools.