Extended Major

A novel academic framework - Extended Major, also known as "Major + X" - was developed as a new degree option for undergraduates. Blending traditional programs with emerging hot topics such as artificial intelligence, digital media, etc., this new degree structure empowers students to apply innovative technology to their engineering domains. Extended Majors are not standalone majors, but rather, they integrate with students' major programs and enrich students' engineering education to make them ever more ready to serve the needs of our society. 

 

Extended Major in AI

Extended Major in DMCA

Effective From

2021-22 Intake Cohort

2022-23 Intake Cohort 

Admission Route

Direct Admission

Opt-in Arrangement

Opt-in Arrangement

Participating Programs in School of Engineering

AE, BIEN, CENG, CEEV, CIEV, CIVL, COMP, COSC, CPEG, DA, ELEC, IEEM, ISDN, MECH, SUSEE 

COMP, COSC, ISDN

*AE, CIEV, CIVL, CPEG, DA, ELEC, IEEM, MECH 

*subject to University approval                                                                                                                                                   

^For joint-school programs, e.g. BSc in Data Science and Technology, BSc in Risk Management and Business Intelligence, etc., please consult the relevant program offices. 

Opt-in Arrangements

Students not enrolled in an Extended Major upon admission have the opportunity to declare their intention to opt in to that Extended Major after announcement of major selection results. Announcement of opt-in results will be released around mid-July through E2I. No more opt-in requests will be processed after the close of this declaration window. 

Opt-in Criteria of Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence (Major+AI)

  • Minimum requirement: CGA of 2.5

  • Ranking Criteria:  

          -  Best 24 credits earned at HKUST (excluding transfer credits)       

          -  MATH1014 and COMP1021/1022P must be included

Opt-in Criteria of Extended Major in Digital Media and Creative Arts (Major+DMCA)

  • Minimum requirement: CGA of 2.5

  • Ranking Criteria:  

          -  Best 24 credits earned at HKUST (excluding transfer credits)       

Opt-out Arrangements (for all Extended Majors)

Students can opt-out any time up to the last day of the add/drop period in the first regular term of their final year of study. Students should fill in RR-47 Form by completing Sections I and II, and seek approval from the Division of Emerging Interdisciplinary Areas (EMIA), which is the unit offering all Extended Majors. Students should then submit the Form to their home program office (first major) and then the home School (first major) for approval.

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