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BSc in Integrative Systems and Design 理學士(綜合系統與設計)

ISDN

Short Description

Within the Academy of Interdisciplinary Studies and with cross-university supports from School of Engineering, School of Science, and School of Business and Management, BSc in Integrative Systems and Design (ISDN) provides a multi-disciplinary training to students in integrative systems and design. It adopts a student-centric curriculum, which is created based on their talents and interests, and a project-based learning approach in which students study and work in teams. Students acquire knowledge in design and systems thinking, specific technology and entrepreneurial spirit through learning-by-doing. The birth of disruptive innovations requires both cutting-edge science and engineering advancement. This creates a huge demand for innovators who can integrate know-hows that span different disciplines in a human-centered mindset.

Remarks:

Interview/Team-based Design Challenge and the submission of Design and Technology Project experience document (DTP) are compulsory for admissions.

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 or DESIGN AND APPLIED TECHNOLOGY 3
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote2 3
Or
BIOLOGY or CHEMISTRY or PHYSICS or COMBINED SCIENCE or INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY or DESIGN AND APPLIED 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.
  3. Candidates applying for admission to the BSc in ISD (ISDN) program are required to upload a Design and Technology Project experience document (DTP), describing school or personal-initiated projects and extra-curricular activities. It highlights candidates’ previous project work detailing the how, why and what of the projects. Students may extract relevant materials from their Student Learning Profile (SLP) or Other Experiences and Achievements (OEA) to be included as part of the DTP. Note that the submission of DTP is MANDATORY; candidates who fail to submit the DTP will not be considered for the application. Detailed guidelines and deadlines for submission can be found at http://isd.ust.hk/education/bsc-in-integrative-systems-and-design/.
  4. The shortlisted candidate will be invited for the MANDATORY Interview/Team-based Design Challenge. For the format and schedule of the Interview/Team-based Design Challenge, please visit: http://isd.ust.hk/education/bsc-in-integrative-systems-and-design/.


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

Division of Integrative Systems and Design

Email: isd@ust.hk

Tel: (852) 3469 2723

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 32 38 68 88 96 322
2022 34 53 81 97 80 345
2021 36 38 66 114 111 365
2020 31 40 77 105 90 343
2019 69 61 87 113 95 425

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 9 0 0 0 0 9
2022 8 0 0 0 0 8
2021 10 0 0 0 0 10
2020 10 0 0 0 0 10
2019 10 0 0 0 0 10