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JS5282

Engineering with an Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence 工程學– 延伸主修人工智能

ENGG+AI

Short Description

The world is changing fast; artificial intelligence (AI) has come to define society today in ways we never anticipated. For example, AI makes it possible for us to unlock our smartphones with our faces, ask our virtual assistants questions and receive vocalized answers. The World Economic Forum’s “The Future of Jobs 2018” report predicts that there will be 58 million new jobs in AI by 2022. Companies and individuals that do not keep up with some of the major tech trends run the risk of being left behind. To promptly equip our students for this challenge, the pioneering “ENGG+AI” program is designed as an extended major to enrich major study with cross-disciplinary AI technology applications.

One important feature of ENGG+AI program is that students need not invest four years to study an emerging technology area when no one can guarantee whether it can thrive after four years. Flexibly, ENGG+AI students can learn the best of AI when it is in the climax of development.

ENGG+AI students are guaranteed the study of AI at the time of admission. The curriculum is cross-disciplinary and practical. They will learn solid knowledge in an engineering discipline of their choice PLUS innovative applications of AI in their major areas. In addition, students will gain cross-disciplinary problem-solving skills and professional insights through a Design Thinking course and Professional Seminars in AI. The Capstone Project, with strong AI components and sponsorship from industry, enables students to practice AI applications on real world problems. Students should expect to take, approximately one additional course per term throughout four years. Upon satisfactory completion, students will earn a “BEng/BSc in one of the engineering disciplines with an Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence”.

Students will enjoy career opportunities relevant to their respective engineering discipline PLUS opportunities from new industry and business developed from AI. 

The knowledge of AI, together with cross-disciplinary problem-solving skills, will provide students with additional competitive edge in the job market. These students are more self-motivated and open-minded in new learnings and these attributes are essential and appreciated by most employers.

Remarks:
Students may enroll into one of the bachelor programs offered by School of Engineering upon completion of the first year of study. Applicants interested in the AI area are encouraged to include both JS5200 ENGG and JS5282 ENGG+AI in the program choices.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTNote1 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
BIOLOGY or CHEMISTRY or PHYSICS or COMBINED SCIENCE or INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 3
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote2 3
Or
BIOLOGY or CHEMISTRY or PHYSICS or COMBINED SCIENCE or INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
Notes:
  1. The result(s) of Liberal Studies (Level 2 or above) achieved in previous sitting(s) will also be considered.
  2. The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.

For more details about admissions score calculation, please refer to: https://join.hkust.edu.hk/admissions/jupas/.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTNote2 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote4 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
Notes: 
  1. Non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students may use an alternative Chinese subject, an HKDSE Other Language subject, or an HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese subject to satisfy the University’s Chinese language requirement. 
  2. The result(s) of Liberal Studies in previous sitting(s) will also be considered in HKUST General Entrance Requirement. Level 2 or above is required. 
    "Attained" level in Citizenship and Social Development and the result(s) of Liberal Studies will not be considered in the admissions score calculation.
  3. The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.
  4. Grade C or above in Category C (Other Languages) subjects can count as Elective 2 (for some programs).

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Once the minimum entrance requirements have been met, the best results achieved in all sittings will be used for calculating admissions scores.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

School of Engineering

Email: sengoutreach@ust.hk

Tel: (852) 2358 8988

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 352 218 298 328 298 1494
2022 461 287 332 360 282 1722
2021 671 346 378 364 304 2063

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 140 0 0 0 0 140
2022 150 0 0 0 0 150
2021 181 1 0 0 0 182