HKUST is the only science and technology research university in Hong Kong, and the only one to offer an all-PhD faculty.
The School of Engineering continues to excel on a world scale and strives to make the most of its leadership position to create global impacts through its outstanding research and innovations. To push forward its level of excellence, the School adopts an interdisciplinary and theme-based approach in research to find transformational solutions to grand challenges. The School also seeks to attract the top quality faculty and students from around the world to further drive its education and research mission.
The School is rapidly moving forward with its education of 21st century engineers as it looks forward to the four-year undergraduate degree system in 2012. Incorporating the “Engineering Plus” education concept, the reinvented engineering curriculum provides ample room and flexibility for students to take minor programs and second majors. Undergraduate students will also enjoy more opportunities to acquire global experience, engage in whole-person development activities and other co-curricular programs according to their interests and career aspirations.
The new curriculum takes a more student-centric approach and provides a broader and more flexible program structure. Students will be exposed to engineering fundamentals in the first year of study along with professional counseling and advice to help them identify their own interests and academic strengths before they decide on their majors. Students can also adopt their potentials and learn outside the classroom through a range of co-curricular programs including international exchange, internship, participation in competitions and University Research Opportunities Program.
New students can also benefit from one-stop advising from the Center for Engineering Education Innovation (E2I) for a successful transition to university life and study. Its Peer Mentoring Program not only provides support for incoming students admitted under the School-based Admission Scheme, but also empower our students to play a role in the learning of other students so as to achieve "learning to teach, teaching to learn" pedagogy.