HKUST is the only science and technology research university in Hong Kong.

The School boasts its comprehensive range of engineering disciplines which are grouped under six departments. We keep ourselves abreast of emerging engineering disciplines, which have seen the renaming of our departments to reflect our shift in focus over the past years. We are intent to align ourselves with the leading direction of engineering and technology of the future.

While faculty members belong to their own departments, linkages among the departments are strong and inter-departmental cooperation is frequent. Faculty members from each department work together in teams to facilitate multi-disciplinary research collaborations and to seek transformational solutions to global challenges.

The six departments of the School are: Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBME), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CIVL), Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE), Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (IELM) and Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE).

In 2010, the School established the Center for Engineering Education Innovation (E2I), which aims to enhance student and faculty development by drawing on the latest findings in engineering education research. In 2011, the Global & Community Engagement Program (renamed as Center for Global & Community Engagement (GCE) in 2013) was launched to create and facilitate educational and leadership opportunities for students. Committed to providing a total learning experience for engineering students, the School embarked on another initiative in 2012 - the establishment of the Center for Industry Engagement and Internship (IEI), which acts as a bridge between industry and the School to promote internship and recruitment.

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