For students admitted in 2015-16

Important Notes

To all students admitted in the 2015-16 academic year under the 4-year curriculum

  1. Undergraduate curricula are reviewed and updated from time to time to benefit from the latest developments in the relevant program disciplines or areas of study. This Undergraduate Curriculum Handbook is published to inform you about the most up-to-date curricula.

    The course and credit requirements shown in this Handbook shall replace those curriculum requirements published in the previous academic year.

  2. You should consult this Handbook to:
    • get information about the latest course and credit requirements for your program of study; and
    • ensure that you will complete all course and credit requirements for your program of study listed in this Handbook for graduation and for award of the degree

    To enable you to graduate from the program within the normal duration of study, you are recommended to seek academic advice from your Schools and Departments, and follow an appropriate study plan.

  3. If you have any exceptional circumstances that necessitate a deviation from the curriculum, you must apply to and obtain formal approval from your major department and School in advance. A relevant form can be obtained from the Academic Records and Registration, Academic Registry.

  4. To graduate with an additional major, students admitted in 2015-16 or after must take all the requirements specified for that major, within which you 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.

  5. Students may use no more than 6 credits earned from courses offered in pure online delivery mode to satisfy the graduation requirements of a degree program. This 6-credit limit does not apply to credits obtained through the credit transfer procedures of the University.

  6. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to all students.  The SEN & Diversability Team (DA) of the Counseling and Wellness Center provides a wide range of support services and resources.  It also coordinates with course instructors to provide reasonable academic accommodations or adjustments to courses for students with special educational needs (SEN) and/or temporary health conditions through an interactive process amongst students, instructor(s) and the DA.  Detailed information is available at  If the DA is not aware of your needs, please contact to arrange a confidential discussion regarding equitable access to the student’s chosen program and reasonable accommodations.

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

at least 120 credits

(where the requirements of a student’s programs of study fall short of 120 credits, additional elective credits must be earned)

University Common Core Requirements

University English Language Requirement

School Requirements and Major Requirements

Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management

Minor Programs