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Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO)

Working closely with all Schools, the Interdisciplinary Programs Office brings together different disciplines to offer brand-new interdisciplinary educational experiences in Technology & Management and Environmental Management & Technology. It also offers an Individualized Interdisciplinary Major, the first in Greater China, allowing students to create their own curricula to fulfill different intellectual interests.


  • #18 in Engineering and Technology
    (QS World University Rankings 2020)
  • #6 in Social Science and Management in Asia
    (QS Asian University Rankings 2019 by Faculty)
  • #50 in Environmental Sciences (#1 in Hong Kong)
    (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020)

Major programs

The IPO currently offers two four-year BSc degree programs and a five-year dual degree program:

  • BSc in Environmental Management and Technology (EVMT)
  • BSc in Individualized Interdisciplinary Major (IIM)
  • BEng/BSc & BBA Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management (DDP)

Students in the five-year Dual Degree Program can choose to enroll in either a specific engineering discipline or a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, together with a Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business Management.

Besides, students are also allowed to apply for direct admission to the program: Environmental Management and Technology.

Please visit the HKUST website of the Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO) for details on EVMT, IIM, DDP.


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