HKUST is ranked No.1 in Hong Kong (globally 19th) in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017 by Subject: Engineering & Technology.
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Chemical engineering is a discipline in which the principles of mathematical, physical and natural sciences are used to solve problems in applied chemistry. Chemical engineers design, develop, and optimize processes and plants, operate them, manage personnel and capital, and conduct research necessary for new developments. Through their efforts, new petroleum products, plastics, agricultural chemicals, household products, pharmaceuticals, electronic and advanced materials, photographic materials, chemical and biological compounds, various food and other products evolve.
The Department offers four types of degree programs: Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).