Contemporary Challenges Credits

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Engineering and Computer Science Program (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2019
Aug 29, 2019
Dec 19, 2019
Mar 01, 2019
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
TBA
TBA
Sep 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
3.2 | 3.3 for 1st Semester Sophomores
Credits

12-15

Program Advisor

The Program

Diversify your skills as an engineer in one of the world's most vibrant, quickly advancing cities.

As an international student in Hong Kong University of Science & Technology’s (HKUST) School of Engineering you will be assigned to a specific department, one that best matches your major. You will also be able to enroll in courses outside the School of Engineering, subject to space and instructor permission. What’s more, you can take advantage of Chinese language classes before trying out your new skills on the streets and in the restaurants. The main HKUST campus is located in an idyllic setting on Clearwater Bay, accessible from Hong Kong Island by subway and bus.

Program Locations

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Summer Hong Kong for Business

Hong Kong

Years after its reunification with mainland China, Hong Kong has adjusted well to its new status as a Special Administrative Region (SAR). The former British colony on the South China Sea is one of the world’s most densely populated areas, home to some seven million people. According to the principle of ‘One country, two systems,’ Hong Kong maintains a different political system from the mainland, with an independent judiciary and an emerging multi-party system. The city also remains one of the world’s financial centers, as evidenced by its high-rise skyline. Public transport in Hong Kong, whether by ferry, subway, bus or tram, is first-class while connections to China and Southeast Asia are equally good. As if all of that weren’t enough, many people consider Hong Kong to be the best place in the world to sample the Chinese cuisine!

Academics

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Engineering website. 

Specific information about the HKUST Engineering departments can be found on their website. Exchange students are assigned to an engineering department that best matches their home major department. Students can choose a combination of courses from the full-time postgraduate disciplinary engineering programs, Bioengineering Program and Environmental Engineering Program, provided that they can meet the course prerequisites. Visiting students are also free to enroll in courses across disciplines.

For courses offered in other Schools, it will be subject to the course quota and approval of the course instructor. The full course catalogue and can found here. Visiting students are also able to take Chinese language courses.  Relevant information will be available close to the start of each semester or once the student arrives.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to both HKUST and Rutgers University.  That means you will need to take at least 12 credits each semester. The credit translation system between HKUST and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at HKUST will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript.  Students can expect to take approximately 15 credits per semester. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester

Early September

Late December

Spring Semester

Late January

Late May

Housing and Meals

 

Students are normally placed in double occupancy on-campus rooms with shared bathrooms.

There are no meal plans at HKUST. Students will have access to on-campus cafeterias, as well as local restaurants and shops.

For more information on housing options, please visit the HKUST web page.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,700
Housing $1,500
Meals $2,000
Books and Classroom Materials $200
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $2,000
HK Exchange Student Fee $190
Total $7,890.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,700
Housing $1,500
Meals $2,000
Books and Classroom Materials $200
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $2,000
HK Exchange Student Fee $190
Total $7,890.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.