Semester Exchange at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Students may choose to spend a spring semester studying at HKUST in Hong Kong. This experience has been designed for any IE student in good academic standing (additional restrictions may apply – see the Purdue Study Abroad page for this experience for more information). There is no language requirement (all courses available are administered in English) to participate in the semester exchange.

It is strongly recommended for students interested in this program to register for ENGR 29701 – Global Engineering Orientation (1 cr.) in the Fall semester prior to studying abroad. The ENGR 29701 course prepares students in a variety of ways (cultural training, some language training, applications for visa, etc.), which can substantially reduce the burden and stress of preparing to study abroad.

Students would have the option of three plans of study:

Option 1: Sixth Semester (at HKUST)

Course ID Course Title Credit Hours Requisites
IE 33600 Operations Research – Stochastic Models 3 IE 23000; MA 26500; MA 26600 (co-requisite)
IE 48600 Work Design and Analysis II 3 IE 38600
IE 34300 Engineering Economics 3 MA 16200; ENGR 13100
TE   3  
TE   3  

 

Sample Degree Map for Option 1

Technical Elective Courses for Option 1: (each is 3 cr. and will be listed as IE 49000 credits on the Purdue transcript)

IELM 2410: Logistics and Freight Transportation Operations
IELM 3270: Quality Engineering
IELM 4130: System Simulation

Option 2: Sixth Semester (at HKUST)

Course ID Course Title Credit Hours Requisites
IE 33600 Operations Research – Stochastic Models 3 IE 23000; MA 26500; MA 26600 (co-requisite)
IE 34300 Engineering Economics 3 MA 16200; ENGR 13100
IE 48600 Work Design and Analysis II 3 IE 38600
TE   3  
TE   3  

 

Sample Degree Map for Option 2

Technical Elective Courses for Option 2: (each is 3 cr. and will be listed as IE 49000 credits on the Purdue transcript)

IELM 2410: Logistics and Freight Transportation Operations
IELM 3901: Transportation Systems (Co-req: IELM 2410)
IELM 3270: Quality Engineering
IELM 4130: System Simulation

Option 3: Sixth Semester (at HKUST)

Course ID Course Title Credit Hours Requisites
IE 33600 Operations Research – Stochastic Models 3 IE 23000; MA 26500; MA 26600 (co-requisite)
IE 48600 Work Design and Analysis II 3 IE 38600
TE   3  
TE   3  
TE   3  

 

Sample Degree Map for Option 3

Technical Elective Courses for Option 3: (each is 3 cr. and will be listed as IE 49000 credits on the Purdue transcript)

IELM 2410:Logistics and Freight Transportation Operations
IELM 3901: Transportation Systems (Co-req: IELM 2410)
IELM 3270: Quality Engineering
IELM 4130: System Simulation

Note: HKUST Offers an equivalent of IE 37000 – Manufacturing Processes I, but it is not always offered during the Spring term. If this were to be an option for a course (as a substitute for any of the above courses) then appropriate notification will be given by the IE UG Office.

How to apply:

  • Meet with an IE academic advisor to discuss your plan of study to determine if this opportunity will work for you.
  • Register for the appropriate study abroad program for Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and complete any required documents necessary for enrollment and travel.