Our young, forward-looking university has one of the best schools of engineering in the world, with unfailingly high global rankings. Students learn from professors with Ph.D. degrees from first-class universities around the globe, who closely follow pedagogical developments to enhance their own teaching effectiveness. With its student-centric, whole-person approach and active career guidance, the School of Engineering (SENG) has achieved leadership in teaching in both established and emerging engineering fields. SENG is also globally renowned for its research excellence.
International Professional Recognition
Our high standards have won us recognition from a range of local and international professional bodies. Our programs are not only accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers” but also officially recognized by more than 20 countries under the Washington Accord. These countries span the globe and include Australia, Canada, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, the U.K., and the U.S.
SENG programs related to IT and computing are also recognized under the Seoul Accord, with signatories including Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, the U.K., and the U.S.
Engineering degrees obtained at HKUST are widely recognized, opening up a spectrum of international job and career prospects for graduates.
The Engineering Curriculum
Undergraduate engineering students admitted to SENG enroll in a 4-year program. In the first year, students learn the fundamentals of engineering and explore various engineering disciplines through introductory courses. At the end of the first year, each student makes an informed choice of discipline to study at SENG for the next three years.
This broad-based, student-centered program allows students to take additional major or minor programs or dual degree programs covering both engineering and non-engineering topics. Students with substantial credit transfer upon admission may be able to graduate in fewer than 4 years.
The Engineering and Law Program
To add a legal dimension to the engineering degree, HKUST SENG has partnered with the U.K.’s highly reputed University of Exeter to offer a program in engineering and law. The program offers an accelerated pathway for students to earn both a BEng/BSc degree in engineering or computer science from HKUST and a law degree from the University of Exeter within just 5 years. The first 3 years are spent at HKUST, and the remaining 2 at the University of Exeter.