The LLB in Engineering and Law Program enables students to earn an engineering degree and a law degree in only 5 years.
To add a legal dimension to the engineering education that it offers, the School of Engineering has partnered with the University of Exeter, UK to provide an accelerated pathway for its engineering students, which aims at allowing students to earn a degree from the HKUST School of Engineering AND a law degree from the University of Exeter within 5 years.
Within this framework, students of the HKUST School of Engineering will complete the first 3 years at HKUST. Afterwards, they will attend the University of Exeter for 2 more years to complete their Year 4 and Year 5 studies. During their time at the University of Exeter, students will officially register for the LLB in Engineering and Law program offered by the University of Exeter. It is expected that students will have completed all the requirements for the HKUST engineering programs at the end of Year 4, and be awarded the corresponding engineering degrees by the HKUST.
By the end of the 5th year of study, students are expected to have completed all requirements for the law degree program and be awarded a degree in LLB by the University of Exeter.
(1) Owing to the use of different terminologies by the HKUST and the University of Exeter, the term “course” used on this website is equivalent to a “module” referred to by the University of Exeter.)