First-year students admitted via School-based Admission to four year programs of one of the four Schools (i.e. Science, Engineering, Business and Management, and Humanities and Social Science) may choose to declare an interdisciplinary major upon completion of one year of study at one of the Schools.
- BEng/BSc and BBA Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management (T&M-DDP)
- BEng in one of the 10 School of Engineering majors & BBA in General Business Management OR
- BSc in Biotechnology & BBA in General Business Management
- BSc in Environmental Management and Technology Program (EVMT)
- BSc in Individualized Interdisciplinary Major Program (IIM)*
* Students who are interested in IIM should refer to the application procedure here
For details, please refer to IPO Undergraduate Programs. Introduction of IPO majors will be given in Schools' introductory sessions during the orientation. IPO Major Selection Exercise Info Session will also be conducted in March/ April. Announcement will be made via email and IPO social media.
First-year 4-year students from the following Schools can apply for enrollment in IPO majors in the second year of study:
- School of Science (SSCI) *
- School of Engineering (SENG) #
- School of Business & Management (SBM)
- School of Humanities & Social Science (SHSS)
Interested students should submit the major selection application via their respective Schools. SHSS students should apply via Program Transfer and submit the application form to IPO directly by the application deadline. The detailed timeline will be announced at the beginning of the Spring term of every year.
|School||Application Period||Application Procedure|
|SSCI||2 March-21 April||Students should submit the application online via SSCI by 21 April 2020|
|SENG||30 March-26 April||Students should submit the application online via SENG by 26 April 2020|
|SBM||1 April-24 April||
Students should submit the application online via SBM by 24 April 2020, together with the followings:
|SHSS||1 April-24 April||
Students should apply via Program Transfer. The following materials:
should be submitted to the General Office of IPO (Room 4376, Lift 17/18) by 24 April 2020.
Interview Period: EVMT : mid-late May (1st round), mid-June (2nd round)
T&M-DDP : mid-June
Announcement of Results: Late June
Ms Fiona WONG, Tel: 2358 5823, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students interested in enrolling in interdisciplinary majors are recommended to complete recommended pre-major courses during the first year of study. For certain IPO majors, students must have taken certain courses in the first year. Please click here for the recommended pre-major course list.
Students who are interested in T&M-DDP should also satisfy individual major specific requirements. Please click here for reference.
For the 2019/20 cohort, any student holding renewable recruitment scholarships that were given at the time of admission to HKUST can carry the scholarships to IPO if he/she successfully enrolls in / transfer to IPO programs and meet the scholarship renewal conditions.
Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management (T&M-DDP)
Prof Chi Ming CHAN, email@example.com
Ms Cici CHEONG, Tel: 2358 8261
BSc in Environmental Management and Technology Program (EVMT)
Prof. Arthur LAU, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Sharon CHONG, Tel: 2358 8989
BSc in Individualized Interdisciplinary Major Program(IIM)
Prof. King L CHOW, email@example.com
Mr Matthew CHIK, Tel: 3469 2071
Students interested in enrolling in interdisciplinary majors are recommended to complete recommended pre-major courses during the first year of study. For certain IPO majors, students must have taken certain courses in the first year. Please click here for the pre-major course list.
If a student does not meet the pre-major requirement, he or she can still apply for interdisciplinary programs. However, the chance will be lower under normal circumstances.
Is there any enrollment quota for individual interdisciplinary programs?
Yes, there are quotas for enrolling into respective interdisciplinary programs in the second year of the 4-year programs (5-year for Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management). Tentatively, the quota for Individualized Interdisciplinary Major Program (IIM) is 5 and that of the other interdisciplinary programs range from 15 - 23.
Will interdisciplinary programs set quotas for students from different schools?
No, there are no fixed quotas for students from different schools.