Curriculum & Study Plan

The undergraduate curriculum is founded on a credit-based system. HKUST believes in total education so its curriculum puts an equal emphasis on breadth and depth of study. The undergraduate curriculum usually includes:

  • Required courses for the major
  • Elective courses
  • Common Core requirements (including the Healthy Life Style course)
  • English language requirements
  • Other requirements

You will enroll in courses in your curriculum, and earn the credits by passing them. You will earn credits term by term until you have accumulated the total number specified by the program to graduate.

Study Plan

You are encouraged to follow an appropriate study plan so that you may move steadily toward completion of your program. You should consult your school/department or your academic advisor about your studies.