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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong SAR, China

Established in 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world-class international research university dedicated to cutting-edge education and research. The University was founded with a mission to advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research, particularly in science, technology, engineering, management and business studies complemented by humanities and social sciences, and to assist Hong Kong’s socio-economic development. In just over 25 years, this young and high-achieving University has risen with miraculous speed to take its place among elite institutions, climbing to the peaks of international esteem and receiving numerous honors and accolades.

HKUST was ranked No.44 globally among 1,000 universities and No.1 in the world’s top 200 young universities by Times Higher Education (THE) in 2018. Our Schools also fly high individually. The School of Engineering is ranked No.18 in the THE World University Rankings by Subject – Engineering and Technology (2018) and No.2 in Greater China. HKUST Business School’s sought-after Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA (EMBA) program has also topped the Financial Times EMBA global rankings eight times in the past 11 years.

At HKUST, we are committed to achieving excellence in education and research and to ensuring we contribute to solving the great challenges of our time, including sustainability, energy, healthcare, and more. Our research culture nurtures and facilitates collaboration and innovation, which is why our campus is a magnet for some of the best and brightest minds. Researchers at the University are encouraged to take a multidisciplinary approach, to explore and collaborate across scientific and geographical frontiers, and to engage with decision-makers, industry, and the public in pursuit of improving people’s lives. The diverse discoveries made by our researchers across the Schools of Engineering, Science, Business and Management, and Humanities and Social Science have led to many ground-breaking additions to the global knowledge base as well as practical technologies and applications transferrable to the world. We frequently partner with leading industries, and support and facilitate entrepreneurship among our students and faculty.

Website: http://www.ust.hk/

VSE Summer Semester 2021: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Application Deadline

APPLICATION CLOSED
Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:
April 21 2021, 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)



Application Restrictions

Courses offered by HKUST are open to students from HKUST exchange partners only, i.e. not open to students from the following universities: California Institute of Technology, Far Eastern Federal University, Nagoya University, The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Universiti Malaya, University of Chile, University of Indonesia, University of Oregon, University of Science and Technology of China, University of the Philippines.


Additional Application Instructions

Students should submit an application to the HKUST online form immediately after submitting their VSE online application. This is to collect information from you for creating an account on the HKUST application system. Once you have submitted the form, HKUST will follow-up with you on how to proceed.


English Language Proficiency Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the English language proficiency requirements listed below:

Applicants whose first language is not English and/or studying in institutions where the primary medium of instruction is not English are required to meet or possess proficiency equivalent to one of the following English language requirements:
IELTS overall band 6.0; or
TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) 550; or
TOEFL computer-based test (CBT) 213; or
TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) 80

For applicants who do not possess the above test results, they must seek endorsement from their home institution to confirm their English language proficiency using the endorsement form.

Applicants are required upload their relevant test results or the signed endorsement form into their HKUST application.

For enquiries, please consult the VSE Coordinator at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.



Course Information

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Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDivision of Environment and Sustainability
Course TeacherSAUERWEIN, Meike
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJun 21, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 19, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon, Wed, Fri 1000-1250
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description The choices we make in daily life - the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the products and services we use - define our lifestyle. Many people intend to consume in a sustainable manner, but with vague “green promises,” complex ingredient lists, and opaque production processes, we often do not know what is inside the products we use and how they were made. This course will investigate the ingredients hidden in everyday products and explore features that make them unsustainable by applying a product life-cycle approach. The course will also provide insights into the factors that influence our consumption and give students opportunities (through small exercises, activities, and discussions) to explore ways in which smart consumption can be promoted and in which consumer-felt responsibility for sustainability can be increased.
RestrictionsStudents must be from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, or HKUST exchange partners.
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Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDivision of Environment and Sustainability
Course TeacherWANG, Zhe
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJun 21, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 21, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon, Wed, Fri 1000-1250
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description The course is aimed at providing students with insights in how to deal with environmental problems and the way in which science interfaces with policies. It will cover major topics on the sources of air pollutions, air chemistry, oxidation of organic compounds and issues on control of air pollutant emissions and air quality management.
RestrictionsStudents must be from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, or HKUST exchange partners.
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Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDivision of Humanities
Course TeacherKWONG, Anna Yee Ngan
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJun 22, 2021
Last Day of ClassAug 5, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue, Thu 1330-1620
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description This course introduces students to the masterpieces of Western Painting through an outline of chronology, painting techniques, life of the most renowned Western painters and painting genres by themes.
RestrictionsStudents must be from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, or HKUST exchange partners.
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Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management
Course TeacherHONG, Se-Joon
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJul 2, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 27 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue, Thu, Fri 0900-1220; Jul 23 (Fri) 0900-1250
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description This course describes the development of technology and innovation from social and business perspectives. It covers the technology side of innovations, how an invention can be developed into a successful commercial product, the role of innovation in society and how innovations are created from a socioeconomic perspective. It highlights that successful development and adoption of innovative products relies not only on the technology itself but also a complex process that is subject to the impact of cultural, political, economic and managerial factors.
RestrictionsStudents must be from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, or HKUST exchange partners.
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Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management
Course TeacherZHOU, Jiali
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJul 3, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 27, 2021
Course ComponentLectureLaboratory
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue, Thu, Sat 1400-1720; Jul 24 (Sat) 1400-1750Tue, Thu, Sat 1730-1820; Jul 24 (Sat) 1800-1850
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description This course introduces programing concepts and applications with Python programming language. The applications are mainly in the domain of business analytics. The course covers topics including general programming concepts, object-oriented design, and external Python packages for data manipulation, visualization and analytics.
RestrictionsStudents must be from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, or HKUST exchange partners.
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Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDivision of Life Science
Course TeacherLAM, Yeung & TANG, Jessica Ce Mun
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJun 21, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 23, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon, Wed, Fri 1000-1220
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description This course introduces the basic biological principles of human health and diseases with an emphasis on the contemporary leading causes of death in Hong Kong and in the world. Topics mainly focus on common and emergent diseases, aging, and the influence of biotechnology, environment and culture on human health.
RestrictionsStudents must be from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, or HKUST exchange partners.
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Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Marketing
Course TeacherPUIG GARRIGO, Coral
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJun 21, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 26, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon, Wed, Fri 0900-1150
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description Introduction to marketing from the perspective of the decision-maker; controllable variables (product, price, promotion and distribution), uncontrollable variables (competition, law, society, technology, and economy), consumer behavior and marketing research.
RestrictionsStudents must be from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, or HKUST exchange partners.
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Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Management
Course TeacherYONG, Roslina Binti Abdul Latif & RHEE, Changjoon RHEE / CHOI, Jung Min & LI, Jingyuan
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJun 21, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 19, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon, Wed, Fri 1000-1250 or Mon, Wed, Fri 1400-1650
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description This course provides students with a systematic approach to acquiring a solid foundation in the principles and current practices of management. The focus of the course is about the interaction between individuals (managers) and the organization. We will explore what managers do through discussion of the four fundamental functions of managers, namely planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Topics include: evolution of management theories, environmental influences on management, organizational culture, strategic management, organizational design, change management, organizational control and human resources management.
RestrictionsStudents must be from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, or HKUST exchange partners.
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Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Management
Course TeacherROSENCRANTZ , Marie
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJun 22, 2021
Last Day of ClassAug 5, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue, Thu 1500-1750
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description This course will focus on specific CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) issues facing companies today. Along with changing attitudes, new global regulatory CSR requirements are increasingly putting firms under pressure to demonstrate positive social and environmental impacts, while maintaining their commitments to investors. Students will investigate how actual firms are managing these pressures while continuing to address the needs of their stakeholders. Incorporating aspects of the benchmark standards such as the GRI and various ESG (Environmental Social Governance) initiatives will help students to strengthen their own knowledge, skill, and attitudes in this area. The course has an embedded project, with direct links to one or more businesses, which will give students the necessary practical grounding for effectively understanding the challenges of CSR in the contemporary business environment.
RestrictionsStudents must be from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, or HKUST exchange partners.
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Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Ocean Science
Course TeacherKO, Ice Wai Ping & LAM, Cindy Ka Sin
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJun 21, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 28, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon, Wed, Fri 1000-1220
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description This course introduces students to the general concepts of environment, natural resources, and sustainable development. The topics include pressing global, regional and local environmental changes; life-supporting systems of our planet; biodiversity and its conservation; atmosphere, water resources, and their pollutions; solid and hazardous waste management; environmental health and sustainable development. Throughout the course, students will gain a sufficient background and a better understanding of the root-causes of the upfront environmental issues. They will also become more aware of their role, as citizens, in environmental protection and sustainable development.
RestrictionsStudents must be from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, or HKUST exchange partners.
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*The number of credits is shown as provided by the course offering university. The credit structure at the course offering university may be different from the one at your home university. Please contact the APRU VSE Coordinator of your home university for credit transfer information.

Course enrollment is subject to final approval from your home university and the course offering university.