Courses

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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/

Course Offerings for commencement in August/September 2020
Application Closed

When applying for academic courses offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, please complete both the application forms of VSE and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology at the same time.

Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentSchool of Engineering
Course TeacherWONG, Kai Sun Albert
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 7, 2020
Last Day of ClassDec 5, 2020
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeThu 0900-1020Thu 1200-1320
Time ZoneHong Kong Time (UTC+8)
RestrictionsNot open to students from Universidad de Chile, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, and University of Oregon.
Course Description This course introduces the basic concepts in information technology and explores the many applications of information technology in our daily life from consumer electronics to internet to various sectors including medicine, business, and social networking, etc. Key technology breakthroughs throughout the development of information technology and its impact to various aspect of our society will be studied. These include the invention of the 1st transistor, concept of computing machine, representation of information in digital formats, miniaturization via VLSI technology, electronic communications from emails, mobile phones, sms, to video skype, imaging technologies in medical field, internet and social networking, image and video technology and websites like youtube, etc. The focus is to identify the key technological advances in information technology and understand how these advances led to revolutionary changes in our life and society.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentSchool of Humanities and Social Science
Course TeacherLAI, Pui Yee
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 7, 2020
Last Day of ClassDec 5, 2020
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue & Thu 0900-1020
Time ZoneHong Kong Time (UTC+8)
RestrictionsNot open to students from Universidad de Chile, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, and University of Oregon.
Course Description This course introduces major challenges of adjustment individuals face during their transition to adulthood from a psychosocial perspective. Topics include role identities, personality, emotion, stress and coping, interpersonal attraction and communication, and workplace issues.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentInterdisciplinary Programs Office
Course TeacherSTEUER, Benjamin
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 7, 2020
Last Day of ClassDec 5, 2020
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue 0900-1150
Time ZoneHong Kong Time (UTC+8)
RestrictionsNot open to students from Universidad de Chile, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, and University of Oregon.
Course Description This course provides students with a holistic, interdisciplinary, evidence-based understanding of the challenge of ensuring the sustainability of humanity on a planet with limited natural and social capacities. The course introduces frameworks, approaches and key trade-offs underpinning efforts to deal with existing and emerging global issues, and considers how these problems relate to our own lifestyles.
Course OutlineEnglish



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