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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, Risk Management & Business, 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.


  • No. 18 in Engineering and Technology
    (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020)
  • No. 5 in Social Science and Management in Asia
    (QS Asian University Rankings 2018 by Faculty)
  • No. 25 in Environmental Science
    (QS World University Rankings 2014 by Subject)

Major programs

The IPO currently offers three four-year BSc degree programs:

  • BSc in Environmental Management and Technology (EVMT)
  • BSc in Risk Management and Business Intelligence (RMBI)
  • BSc in Individualized Interdisciplinary Major (IIM)

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 these programs: Environmental Management and Technology, and Risk Management and Business Intelligence.

Please visit the HKUST website of the Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO) for details on EVMT, RMBI, IIM, dual degree programs and curriculums.


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