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Integrative Systems and Design, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #27 (QS) Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
The Integrative Systems and Design program at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology provides students with multidisciplinary training in integrative systems and design. It has a student-centric curriculum, constructed according to students’ talents and interests, and a project-based learning approach whereby students study and work in teams. 
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Students in the Integrative Systems and Design at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology acquire knowledge of design and systems thinking, expertise in specific technologies, and an entrepreneurial spirit through “learning by doing.” The emergence of disruptive innovations requires cutting-edge science and engineering advancement and creates a huge demand for innovators who can integrate know-how that spans disciplines with a human-centered mindset. 

Career prospects

Design engineers with the ability to apply design principle to create innovative engineering solution.  Technology consultants and analyst specializing in effectively understanding user needs and possessing design competencies beyond simple appreciation of design.  Product architect and manager leading multi-disciplinary team from product definition to deployment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Redefining Problems for the Real Needs 
  • Human-centered Innovation 
  • Yearly Theme-based Cornerstone Project Course 
  • Systems Thinking and Design 
  • Digital Design and Physical Prototyping

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • IB Diploma

  • Reference Information to Reflect the Intake Quality or Competitiveness for Admission
  • Mid 50% Score Range for 2020 Intake: 36 –40 (including bonus points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18057 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18057 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Local Tuition Fee:

  • HK$42,100 per year

Non-local Tuition Fee:

  • HK$140,000 per year

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

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