Student Groups

Get students’ potential activated and connected to the real world

HKUST students from all disciplines can get involved in various student groups to discover and develop their talent. We are actively working with various institutions on newest events and learning opportunities and promoting their activities to students who want to explore. 

HKUST Robotics Team  

HKUST Robotics Team

The HKUST Robotics Team has students from the School of Engineering, School of Science, School of Business and Management, and Interdisciplinary Programs Office. Divided into several sub-groups, the team focuses on three complex and diverse competitions: ABU Robocon Contest, MATE ROV Competition, NXP Cup Intelligent Car Race.  

In order to solve practical problems in preparation for these competitions, students not only have to apply their academic knowledge creatively, but also need to improve their communication and time management skills. The team has received various awards and recognition from the different competitions at a local, national, and international level. 

HKUST Robotics Team  

Since 2004, the HKUST Robotics Team has earned over 90 awards at a local, national, and international level.  

The HKUST Robotics Team has also been engaged in community projects since 2013, helping out with different community activities and workshops, including an underwater robot competition for underprivileged students, students with special educational needs and ethnic minorities in March and April 2019.  

Website 

https://robotics.ust.hk 

Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/ustrobotics 

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ustrobotics/

 

American Institute of Chemical Engineers - HKUST Student Chapter

American Institute of Chemical Engineers - HKUST Student Chapter 

American Institute of Chemical Engineers Student Chapter (AIChE) is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with over 45,000 members from over 90 countries. AIChE Student Chapter at HKUST is the first AIChE Student Chapter in Hong Kong that was established in February 2014. Our mission is to organize an array of activities focusing on professional and personal development of all students in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). Apart from organizing self-development activities, we also serve as a platform to encourage sharing and interactions among students from different backgrounds, CBE faculty members, and also professional engineers.

Website 

https://hkust-aiche.wixsite.com/hkust-aiche 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aiche.hkust/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aiche.hkust/

Contact Person 

MIRCHANDANI, Kashika (Term of office: 2021-22)

Email 

aiche.hkust@gmail.com 

 

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKIESC - HKUST)

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers - The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKIESC - HKUST) 

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a student body, which belongs to the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (the HKIE). It is set up to encourage and foster a spirit of friendly collaboration amongst its members and to encourage its members to maintain a close link with the Institution and to participate in the HKIE activities. They organize activities including technical meetings, visits, delegation and other events for the benefits of the members of the Chapter and for the purpose of increasing their awareness of the engineering profession and the Institution.

Website 

http://hkieust.wix.com/hkieust 

Contact Person 

Michael KWOK

Email 

hkieust.chairman@gmail.com / khkwokae@connect.ust.hk

 

HKUST Aero Team 

HKUST Aero Team  

HKUST Aero Team is a student group with members from all across the University who share a common interest in aerospace engineering and aviation. Its goal is to expose students to modern aerospace technologies and to provide an experiential platform for understanding and validation of theoretical concepts. Through diverse initiatives such as invited talks, workshops, site visits, and international competitions, HKUST Aero Team helps to prepare students for a future career in the fields of aerospace engineering and aviation. It also aims to broaden the horizons of students through outreach activities such as student exchange programs and worldwide competitions. 

Since 2013, HKUST Aero Team joined the annual AIAA Design / Build / Fly competitions in the US. In 2017, the team finished 17th out of 95 top international teams, ranking #1 in Hong Kong and #2 in Asia. The team had achieved outstanding results at the 2018 and 2019 competitions. 

Website 

https://aero.mae.ust.hk 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ustaeroteam/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ust_aeroteam/

Email 

aeroteam@ust.hk 

 

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Branch at HKUST (AIAA@HKUST)

The AIAA Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Student Branch (AIAA HKUST) is the first student branch of AIAA set up in Hong Kong. Initiated by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at HKUST in 2013, the student-led branch aims to motivate, inspire, and develop students from all disciplines to enter the aviation industry, and create a platform to foster interaction between students and professionals in the industry.

Website 

https://hkustaiaa.wordpress.com 

Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/AIAAHKUST 

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aiaahkust/

Email 

aiaa@ust.hk 

 

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Hong Kong Student Section (ASME)

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), founded in 1880 and included more than 120,000 members in over 150 countries worldwide, is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines. They work towards a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods.

ASME Hong Kong Student Section was to represent all mechanical engineering undergraduate students in Hong Kong. Activities like technical visits and career talks are held for undergraduates to earn experience outside the classroom. ASME Student Design Competition (SDC) is an international competition held every year to provide a platform for students to present their solutions to a range of design problems by applying their engineering knowledge. Hong Kong undergraduate students have won the 1st runner up award in 2018 ASME SDC Finals.

Website 

http://www.asmehk.org/student_excom.html  

Email 

asmehkstudentsection@gmail.com  

 

HKUST Red Bird Racing (EVRT)

HKUST Red Bird Racing (EVRT)

Originated as an experimental project back in 2017, Red Bird Racing (EVRT) became HKUST's official student racing team actively participating in Formula Student. Formula student is one of the most established engineering competitions that aims to develop young engineers to be innovative and prepare them with the knowledge and skill in the career of engineering.

In 2019 we participated in Formula Student Electric China (FSEC).

With the knowledge and experience from FSEC, we stepped our game up and joined the Formula Student United Kingdom (FSUK) in 2020. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, only virtual events could be participated. In 2021, we competed in the Concept Class in FSUK, winning the Virtual Dynamic events, "Virtual Race" and "Lap Time Simulation". With achievements and more experience, our team is growing stronger than ever.

Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/HKUST-Red-Bird-Racing-EVRT-102382105550032/ 

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/red.bird.racing_hkust/

Contact Person 

YUEN Ho Yeung (Term of Office: 2021 - 22)

KONG Wing Nam (Term of Office: 2021 - 22)

CHOW Chun Hin (Term of Office: 2021 - 22)

Email 

hyyuenae@connect.ust.hk

wnkong@connect.ust.hk

chchowal@connect.ust.hk

 

Engineers Without Borders - Hong Kong, HKUST Student Chapter

Engineers Without Borders Hong Kong (EWB-HK), a member of EWB-International, was founded in HK by engineers and volunteers in 2008. Whilst upholding the value of EWB-HK, the HKUST Student Chapter is dedicated to, with HKUST students being our target, promoting an engineering-oriented mindset for solving a diversity of social problems.

Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation HKUST Chapter

Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation HKUST Chapter

The Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation is an organization in Hong Kong that mobilizes university students, professionals, and volunteers to actualize sustainable bridge and infrastructure projects in rural China. The entire project is prepared by university students like You! From Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) all the way to marketing, administration, etc. with the support of the Charitable Foundation.

Working with other university chapters in Hong Kong and around China, the HKUST Bridge to China Chapter has improved the livelihood of the less fortunate in remote areas of China with urgent bridge-building needs. Furthermore, with the charitable foundation, this chapter aims to inspire appreciation, respect for the preservation of local culture and ecological environment, as well as promote and enhance sustainability.

As Sir David Akers Jones, our former Honorary Chairman of the Charitable Foundation once said, “Our aim is to reach out to people living in remote places, to build the bridges they need, and to build bridges of the mind and spirit cementing people together.”

Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/hkustwzq/ 

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hkust.wzq/

Contact Person 

WONG Tsz Fung (Term of Office: 2021-22) 

WONG Kwan Mei (Term of Office: 2021-22) 

Email 

cewzq@ust.hk 

 

American Society of Civil Engineers International Student Group, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at HKUST (ASCEISG, HKUSTCE)

Founded in New York, US in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a professional organization representing more than 150,000 civil engineers. Its mission is to advance professional knowledge and improve the practice of civil engineering. ASCE is also a leading provider of technical and professional conferences and continuing education.

Our student group is formed under the guidance of ASCE and ASCE Hong Kong Section, and is the first International Student Group formed outside North America. Our aim is to promote ASCE to university students and serve as a bridge to enhance the networking between students and professional civil engineers. Other than that, we also aim to promote civil engineering to secondary school students through organizing activities that provide them with practical experience such as that in structural designs.

American Society of Civil Engineers International Student Group, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at HKUST (ASCEISG, HKUSTCE) 

Website 

ASCE Greater China Section 

http://sections.asce.org/greaterchina/

Contact Person 

Michael CHUNG Ho Long (Term of Office: 2021 - 22)

Email 

asce@ust.hk  

 

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