Undergraduate Programs

Students studying a 4-year bachelor’s degree are required to complete the following requirements:

School of Science (SSCI)
Program Dept/Office Program Title
School of Science School Requirements
ENVS BSc in Environmental Science
Life Science BCB BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology
BISC BSc in Biological Science
BIOT BSc in Biotechnology
BIBU BSc in Biotechnology and Business #
Chemistry CHEM BSc in Chemistry
Mathematics MATH BSc in Mathematics
MAEC BSc in Mathematics and Economics #
Physics PHYS BSc in Physics
# This is a major program jointly offered by the School of Science and the School of Business and Management.
School of Engineering (SENG)
Program Dept/Office Program Title
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering CENG BEng in Chemical Engineering
CBME BEng in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
CEEV BEng in Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering CIVL BEng in Civil Engineering
CIEV BEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Computer Engineering Program Office CPEG BEng in Computer Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering COMP BEng in Computer Science
Electronic and Computer Engineering ELEC BEng in Electronic Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management IEEM BEng in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
IELM BEng in Logistics Management and Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering AE BEng in Aerospace Engineering
MECH BEng in Mechanical Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering COSC BSc in Computer Science
School of Business and Management (SBM)
Program Dept/Office Program Title
School of Business and Management School Requirements
Accounting ACCT BBA in Professional Accounting
Economics ECON BBA in Economics
Finance FINA BBA in Finance
SBM UG Programs Office GBM BBA in General Business Management
GBUS BBA in Global Business
Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management IS BBA in Information Systems
OM BBA in Operations Management
Marketing MARK BBA in Marketing
Management MGMT BBA in Management
Economics ECOF BSc in Economics and Finance
Finance QFIN BSc in Quantitative Finance
World Bachelor in Business Program Office WBB BBA in World Business *
* This is a self-financed program jointly offered by HKUST, the University of Southern California in the United States and Bocconi University in Italy.
School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS)
Program Dept/Office Program Title
School of Humanities and Social Science School Requirements
GCS BSc in Global China Studies: Humanities and Social Science
Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO)
Program Dept/Office Program Title
Environment EVMT BSc in Environmental Management and Technology
Interdisciplinary Programs Office RMBI BSc in Risk Management and Business Intelligence
IIM Curriculum Framework of BSc Program in Individualized Interdisciplinary Major
  • Students admitted in the current academic year can find detailed curriculum requirements in this Program Catalog, whereas students admitted in previous years should refer to the Undergraduate Curriculum Handbook at http://ugadmin.ust.hk/curriculum_hb/index.html
  • Students who are permitted to study under arrangements for a Dual Degree, for instance degrees in both Business and in Engineering, are required to complete all the requirements for both degrees. These students may benefit from pre-approved deviations from the curriculum allowing them to complete both degrees in 5 years. For details, students should seek advice from the Dual Degree Program Office.
  • To graduate with an additional major, students admitted in 2015-16 or after must take all the requirements specified for that major, within which they must complete at least 20 single-counted credits. These 20 credits cannot be used to fulfill any other requirements for graduation except for the 120-credit degree requirement and the University English Language requirement.
  • To make sure they can complete their program within the normal duration of study, students are also recommended to seek academic advice from their Schools and Departments, and follow an appropriate study plan.  For up-to-date information on courses offering and scheduling, students should check it out from their School and Department, and the ARRO website. Examples on student’s pathways for each major are provided FOR REFERENCE.