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Double Degree in BEng/BBA or BEng(BME)/BBA

For students admitted in 2019-20 and thereafter

Commencing from 2012-13, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Business and Economics jointly offer the double degree programme in BEng/BBA for four-year curriculum.

Features of the Scheme for BEng or BEng(BME) Students

• This is an inter-disciplinary programme in which students will acquire knowledge in both Engineering and Business.
• Students will undertake four years of study in BEng or BEng(BME) with a number of courses in Business. After completion, students will obtain a degree of BEng or BEng(BME).
• Students who are able to complete the BEng/BEng(BME) programme and fulfill the entrance requirements will be admitted to the fifth year of study leading to the degree of BBA with one of the following majors:
    ➜ Major in Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation
         (Note: Candidates must undergo a selection process arranged by the Programme Coordinator for EDI)
    ➜ Major in Finance
    ➜ Major in Human Resource Management
    ➜ Major in Information Systems and Analytics
         (Note: Major in ISA is not open to candidates of BEng in Computer Science)
    ➜ Major in Marketing
• The fifth year is offered on self-financing basis*. 

*  The fifth year of this double-degree programme is offered on self-financing basis, which means that the tuition fee for this year will be higher than the standard fee applicable to the Government-funded programmes. The exact amount will be announced at a later stage. Students enrolled in the fifth year may apply for financial assistance under the Government Non-means Tested Loan Scheme, subject to the prevailing regulations of the Scheme.

Entrance Requirements

To be admitted to the double degree programme, JUPAS applicants should at least:
• meet the minimum entrance requirements of the BBA programme;
• obtain a total score of 33^ or above in 6 subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education (HKDSE), of which the score of English should be 4 or above.

^Calculation of the total score is based on the following Level-to-Score conversion: 5**=8.5, 5*=7, 5=5.5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2, 1=1

Non-JUPAS applicants will be considered on the basis of individual merit.

BEng Programmes Available

Students who are admitted to one of the following BEng or BEng(BME) programmes and meet the entrance requirements are eligible to pursue double degree in BEng/BBA or BEng(BME)/BBA:

Degree Programme
BEng(CivE) Civil Engineering
BEng(CompSc) Computer Science
BEng(CE) Computer Engineering
BEng(EE) Electrical Engineering
BEng(ElecE) Electronic Engineering
BEng(IELM) Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management
BEng(ME) Mechanical Engineering
BEng(BME) Biomedical Engineering

Programme Structure

Students who have satisfied all the requirements of the BEng curriculum will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Engineering. To be eligible for proceeding to the BBA programme in the 5th year, students must:
(1) fulfil the requirements of the BEng curriculum;
(2) hold a degree of BEng with Second Class Honours from The University of Hong Kong; and
(3) pass the 54 credits of courses, as listed below, as required by the Faculty of Business and Economics during their study for BEng:

Course Code Course Title Credits
ACCT1101 Introduction to financial accounting 6
ACCT2105 Introduction to management accounting 6
ECON1210 Introductory microeconomics 6
FINA1310 Corporate finance 6
  Disciplinary core courses / disciplinary electives (Any 5 courses in EDI, Finance, HRM, ISA, or Marketing major as specified below) 30
  Total 54
Disciplinary core courses / disciplinary electives for specific major:

Disciplinary core courses / disciplinary electives for BEng or BEng(BME)/BBA (Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation, EDI)

(Note: Candidates must undergo a selection process arranged by the Programme Coordinator for EDI.)

Course Code Course Title Credits
Disciplinary Core Courses – complete all of the following courses:
IIMT2601 Management information systems 6
MGMT2401 Principles of management 6
MKTG2501 Introduction to marketing 6
IIMT3623 Design thinking: concepts and applications 6
STRA4701 Strategic management 6
Disciplinary Electives – complete three of the following courses, at least one of them must be IIMT3627 or IIMT3682:
BUSI1807 Business consulting practicum 6
IIMT3621 Creativity and business innovation 6
IIMT3626 Values-driven innovation 6
IIMT3627 Venture and entrepreneurship management 6
IIMT3682 IT and entrepreneurship 6

Disciplinary core courses / disciplinary electives for BEng or BEng(BME)/BBA (Finance)

Course Code Course Title Credits
Disciplinary Core Courses – complete all of the following courses:
ECON1220 Introductory macroeconomics 6
MATH1009 or Basic mathematics for business and economics or 6
MATH1013 University mathematics II
ECON2280 Introductory econometrics 6
FINA2320 Investments and portfolio analysis 6
FINA2322 Derivatives 6
Disciplinary Electives:
IIMT2601 or Management information systems or 6
MGMT2401 or Principles of management or
MKTG2501 Introduction to marketing
FINAxxxx Finance disciplinary electives 12

Finance Disciplinary Electives

Course Code Course title Credits
ACCT3114 Valuation using financial statements 6
FINA2311 Case studies in corporate finance 6
FINA2312 Advanced corporate finance 6
FINA2330 Financial markets and institutions 6
FINA2331 Management of commercial banks 6
FINA2332 International banking 6
FINA2342 Insurance: theory and practice 6
FINA2343 Lending and credit in private banking and corporate banking (1) 6
FINA2344 Lending and credit in private banking and corporate banking (2) 6
FINA2382 Real estate finance 6
FINA2383 International financial management 6
FINA2390 Financial programming and databases 6
FINA3317 China’s financial system and markets 6
FINA3318 International business 6
FINA3319 Green finance and impact investing 6
FINA3322 Credit risk 6
FINA3323 Fixed income securities 6
FINA3324 Interest rate models 6
FINA3325 Alternative investments 6
FINA3326 Equity valuation and investment management 6
FINA3327 Hedge funds: strategies, business management, and institutions 6
FINA3334 Private banking and wealth management 6
FINA3335 Current issues in asset management and private banking industry 6
FINA3340 Risk management 6
FINA3350 Mathematical finance 6
FINA3351 Spreadsheet financial modeling 6
FINA3353 Regulatory and operational issues in finance 6
FINA3360 Financial practicum 6
FINA3381 Behavioral finance 6
FINA3382 Structured finance and securitization 6
FINA3383 Financial regulations and compliance 6
FINA3384 Special topics in finance 6
FINA3391 Reading course 6
FINA4341 Quantitative risk management 6
FINA4350 Text analytics and natural language processing in finance and fintech 6
FINA4354 Financial engineering 6
FINA4359 Big data analytics applied toward quantitative finance 6
FINA4392 Dissertation 12

Disciplinary core courses / disciplinary electives for BEng or BEng(BME)/BBA (Human Resource Management, HRM)

Course Code Course Title Credits
Disciplinary Core Courses – complete all of the following courses:
IIMT2601 Management information systems 6
MGMT2401 Principles of management 6
MKTG2501 University mathematics II 6
ECON2280 Introduction to marketing 6
MGMT3405 Organizational behaviour 6
Disciplinary Electives – complete four of the following courses:
MGMT3403 Leadership 6
MGMT3404 Cross-cultural management 6
MGMT3415 Principles of entrepreneurship 6
MGMT3429 Strategic human resources management 6
MGMT3434 Human resource: theory and practice 6
MGMT3475 Current topics in human resource management 6
MGMT3476 Managing organizational change 6

Disciplinary core courses / disciplinary electives for BEng or BEng(BME)/BBA (Information Systems and Analytics, ISA)

(Note: Major in ISA is not open to candidates of BEng in Computer Science.)

Course Code Course Title Credits
Disciplinary Core Courses – complete all of the following courses:
IIMT2641 Introduction to business analytics 6
IIMT2601 Management information systems 6
MGMT2401 Principles of management 6
IIMT3601 or Database management or 6
COMP3278 Introduction to database management systems
IIMT3602 or Information systems analysis and design or 6
COMP3297 Software engineering
IIMT3603 Project management 6
IIMT3642 Managing and mining big data 6
IIMT4602 Digital innovation 6

Disciplinary core courses / disciplinary electives for BEng or BEng(BME)/BBA (Marketing)

Course Code Course Title Credits
Disciplinary Core Courses – complete all of the following courses:
MKTG2501 Introduction to marketing 6
MGMT2401 Principles of management 6
MKTG3501 Consumer behaviour 6
MKTG3502 Marketing research 6
MKTG3524 Digital marketing 6
Disciplinary Electives – complete three of the following courses, two from List A and one from List B:
List A (Marketing Strategy) – choose two of the following:
MKTG3511 Advertising management 6
MKTG3512 Brand management 6
MKTG3523 Global marketing 6
MKTG3525 Services marketing 6
MKTG3526 Innovation and new product development 6
List B (Quantitative Marketing) – choose one of the following:
MKTG3527 Pricing strategies 6
MKTG3528 Marketing analytics 6
MKTG3529 Social media marketing 6

To obtain the degree of BBA, students must satisfactorily complete 240 credits of courses, 180 of which shall be completed during the study for BEng or BEng(BME) and bring forward to the degree of BBA by advanced standing, and 60 of which shall be completed during the 5th year in accordance with the Regulations and Syllabuses for the Degree of BBA in Conjunction with the Degree of BEng. The required courses in the first four years of BEng or BEng(BME) degree and the fifth year BBA degree are not interchangeable. Change of order of study of the course is not allowed. Students can neither defer any required courses to the second degree BBA (year 5) nor advance any required courses to the first degree BEng or BEng(BME) (year 1 - 4).

The degree of Bachelor of Business Administration shall be awarded in five divisions in accordance with item 14 of the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration Awarded in Conjunction with the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering and UG9 of the Regulations for First Degree Curricula. The determination of degree classification shall be based on the best 240 credits of courses as listed below:


Year 1 to 4

Year 5

UG5
Requirements
(42 credits)

• CAES1000 Core University English
• CAES95## English in the Discipline course for respective BEng curriculum
• CENG9001 Practical Chinese for Engineering students
• HKU Common Core Courses (the best 24 credits, and one from each of the four Areas of Inquiry)


BEng or BEng(BME)/BBA Core Courses
(42 credits)

• ACCT1101 Introduction to financial accounting
• ACCT2105 Introduction to management accounting
• ECON1210 Introductory microeconomics
• FINA1310 Corporate finance
• CAES9920 Academic communication for business and economics students
• BUSI3801 Business law
• ECON1220 Introductory macroeconomics or
IIMT3635 Operations management or
IIMT3636 Decision and risk analysis I
(Note: Candidates pursuing a major in Finance shall take IIMT3635 or IIMT3636.)

Capstone Course for declared Major
(6 credits)


• IIMT3624 Design Studio (for Major in Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation (EDI)) or
ECON4200 Senior Seminar in Economics and Finance (for Major in Finance) or
STRA4701 Strategic Management (for Major in Human Resource Management (HRM)) or
IIMT4601 Information Systems Project Management (for Major in Information Systems and Analytics (ISA)) or
MKTG3531 Strategic

Disciplinary Core Courses/Disciplinary Electives for declared Major
(48 credits)

• 30 credits of disciplinary core courses/disciplinary electives from the list of courses for major in Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation (EDI), Finance, Human Resource Management (HRM), Information Systems and Analytics (ISA), or Marketing as prescribed in the BBA syllabus • 18 credits of disciplinary core courses / disciplinary electives from the list of courses for major in Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation (EDI), Finance, Human Resource Management (HRM), Information Systems and Analytics (ISA), or Marketing as prescribed in the BBA syllabus

Advanced Level Courses
(84 credits)

• the best 84 credits of advanced level courses in the first degree BEng


Global Elective Courses
(12 credits)


• 12 credits of global elective courses from the list as prescribed in the BBA syllabus

FBE Elective Courses
(6 credits)


• 6 credits of elective courses offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics

(Any credits in excess of final-year requirements completed under the BBA degree must be included and counted towards the honours classification)

For the detailed description of the business courses, please refer to the syllabuses of the respective programme:

BBA

With regard to the courses to be taken in the fifth year, please refer to the Regulations and Syllabuses for the Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in conjunction with the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (BEng).

For students admitted in 2012-13 to 2018-19

Commencing from 2012-13, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Business and Economics jointly offer the double degree programme in BEng/BBA for four-year curriculum.

Features of the Scheme for BEng or BEng(BME) Students

• This is an inter-disciplinary programme in which students will acquire knowledge in both Engineering and Business.
• Students will undertake four years of study in BEng or BEng(BME) with a number of courses in Business. After completion, students will obtain a degree of BEng or BEng(BME).
• Students who are able to complete the BEng/BEng(BME) programme and fulfill the entrance requirements will be admitted to the fifth year of study leading to the degree of BBA with one of the following majors: Human Resource Management, Marketing or Wealth Management.
• The fifth year is offered on self-financing basis*. 

*  The fifth year of this double-degree programme is offered on self-financing basis, which means that the tuition fee for this year will be higher than the standard fee applicable to the Government-funded programmes. The exact amount will be announced at a later stage. Students enrolled in the fifth year may apply for financial assistance under the Government Non-means Tested Loan Scheme, subject to the prevailing regulations of the Scheme.

Entrance Requirements

To be admitted to the double degree programme, JUPAS applicants should at least:
• meet the minimum entrance requirements of the BBA programme;
• obtain a total score of 30 or above in 6 subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education (HKDSE), of which the score of English should be 4 or above.

Non-JUPAS applicants will be considered on the basis of individual merit.

BEng Programmes Available

Students who are admitted to one of the following BEng or BEng(BME) programmes and meet the entrance requirements are eligible to pursue double degree in BEng/BBA or BEng(BME)/BBA:

Degree Programme
BEng(CivE) Civil Engineering
BEng(CompSc) Computer Science
BEng(CE) Computer Engineering
BEng(EE) Electrical Engineering
BEng(ElecE) Electronic Engineering
BEng(IELM) Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management
BEng(IETM) Industrial Engineering and Technology Management
BEng(LESCM) Logistics Engineering and Supply Chain Management
BEng(ME) Mechanical Engineering
BEng(MedE) Medical Engineering
BEng(BME) Biomedical Engineering

Programme Structure

To obtain the degree of BBA, students must satisfactorily complete 240 credits of courses, 180 of which shall be completed during the study for BEng or BEng(BME) and bring forward to the degree of BBA by advanced standing, and 60 of which shall be completed during the 5th year in accordance with the Regulations and Syllabuses for the Degree of BBA in Conjunction with the Degree of BEng. The required courses in the first four years of BEng or BEng(BME) degree and the fifth year BBA degree are not interchangeable. Change of order of study of the course is not allowed. Students can neither defer any required courses to the second degree BBA (year 5) nor advance any required courses to the first degree BEng or BEng(BME) (year 1 - 4).

The suggested order of study for the business courses are as follows:

Major in Human Resource Management

The following table serves as a guideline for taking business courses in 5-year studies. Students are recommended to follow the order of study as indicated for each major.

Major in Human Resource Management

Course Code Courses Credits
Year 2 ACCT1101 Introduction to financial accounting 6

FINA1310 Corporate finance 6

ECON1210 Introductory microeconomics 6


Sub-total
18
Year 3 MGMT2401 Principles of management 6
MKTG2501 Introduction to marketing 6
IIMT2601 Management information systems 6


Sub-total
18
Year 4 ACCT2105 Introduction to management accounting 6


2 courses from Disciplinary electives (HRM) 12


Sub-total
18
Total for three years 54
Year 5 CAES9920 Academic communication for business and economics students 6
BUSI3801 Business law 6
IIMT3635
IIMT3636
ECON1220
Operations management or
Decision and risk analysis I or
Introductory macroeconomics
6
STRA4701 Strategic management (Capstone course) 6

2 courses from Disciplinary electives (HRM) 12

Global electives 12

FBE electives 12
Total for Year 5 60
Disciplinary electives (HRM)
Course Code Course Credits
MGMT3403 Leadership 6
MGMT3404 Cross-cultural management 6
MGMT3405 Organizational behaviour 6
MGMT3415 Principles of entrepreneurship 6
MGMT3429 Strategic human resources management 6
MGMT3434 Human resource: theory and practice 6
MGMT3475 Current topics in human resource management 6
MGMT3476 Managing organizational change 6

Major in Marketing

The following table serves as a guideline for taking business courses in 5-year studies. Students are recommended to follow the order of study as indicated for each major.

Major in Marketing

Course Code Courses Credits
Year 2 ACCT1101 Introduction to financial accounting 6

FINA1310 Corporate finance 6

ECON1210 Introductory microeconomics
6


Sub-total
18
Year 3 MGMT2401 Principles of management 6
MKTG2501 Introduction to marketing 6
IIMT2601 Management information systems 6


Sub-total
18
Year 4 ACCT2105 Introduction to management accounting 6


2 courses from Disciplinary electives (Marketing) 12


Sub-total
18
Total for three years 54
Year 5 CAES9920 Academic communication for business and economics students 6
BUSI3801 Business law 6
IIMT3635
IIMT3636
ECON1220
Operations management or
Decision and risk analysis I or
Introductory macroeconomics
6
STRA4701 Strategic management (Capstone course) 6

2 courses from Disciplinary electives (Marketing) 12

Global electives 12

FBE electives 12
Total for Year 5 60
Disciplinary electives (Marketing)
Course Code Course Credits
MKTG3501 Consumer behaviour 6
MKTG3502 Marketing research 6
MKTG3525 Services marketing 6
MKTG3531 Strategic marketing management 6

Major in Wealth Management

The following table serves as a guideline for taking business courses in 5-year studies. Students are recommended to follow the order of study as indicated for each major.

Major in Wealth Management

Course Code Courses Credits
Year 2 ACCT1101 Introduction to financial accounting 6

FINA1310 Corporate finance 6

ECON1210 Introductory microeconomics 6


Sub-total
18
Year 3 MGMT2401 Principles of management 6
MKTG2501 Introduction to marketing 6
IIMT2601 Management information systems 6


Sub-total
18
Year 4 ACCT2105 Introduction to management accounting 6


2 courses from Disciplinary electives (Wealth Management) 12


Sub-total
18
Total for three years 54
Year 5 CAES9920 Academic communication for business and economics students 6
BUSI3801 Business law 6
IIMT3635
IIMT3636
ECON1220
Operations management or
Decision and risk analysis I or
Introductory macroeconomics
6
STRA4701 Strategic management (Capstone course) 6

2 courses from Disciplinary electives (Wealth Management) 12

Global electives 12

FBE electives 12
Total for Year 5 60
Disciplinary electives (Wealth Management)
Course Code Course Credits
ACCT3107 Hong Kong taxation 6
FINA2320 Investments and portfolio analysis 6
FINA2322 Derivatives 6
FINA2342 Insurance: theory and practice  6
FINA3325 Alternative investments 6

The degree of Bachelor of Business Administration shall be awarded in five divisions in accordance with item 15 of the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration Awarded in Conjunction with the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering and UG9 of the Regulations for First Degree Curricula. The determination of degree classification shall be based on the best 240 credits of courses as listed below:


Year 1 to 4

Year 5

UG5
Requirements
(42 credits)

• CAES1000 Core University English
• CAES95## English in the Discipline course for respective BEng curriculum
• CENG9001 Practical Chinese for Engineering students
• HKU Common Core Courses (the best 24 credits, and one from each of the four AoIs)


Business Core Courses
(60 credits)

• ACCT1101 Introduction to financial accounting
• ACCT2105 Introduction to management accounting
• ECON1210 Introductory microeconomics
• FINA1310 Corporate finance
• IIMT2601 Management information systems
• MGMT2401 Principles of management
• MKTG2501 Introduction to marketing
• CAES9920 Academic communication for business and economics students
• BUSI3801 Business law
• ECON1220 Introductory macroeconomics or IIMT3635 Operations management or IIMT3636 Decision and risk analysis I

Capstone Course
(6 credits)


• STRA4701 Strategic management

Disciplinary Elective Courses
(24 credits)

• 12 credits of elective courses from the list of courses for major in Human Resource Management, Marketing or Wealth Management as prescribed in the BBA syllabus • 12 credits of elective courses from the list of courses for major in Human Resource Management, Marketing or Wealth Management as prescribed in the BBA syllabus

Advanced Level Courses
(84 credits)

• the best 84 credits of advanced level courses in the first degree BEng


Global Elective Courses
(12 credits)


• 12 credits of global elective courses from the list as prescribed in the BBA syllabus

FBE Elective Courses
(12 credits)


• 12 credits of elective courses offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics

(Any credits in excess of final-year requirements completed under the BBA degree must be included and counted towards the honours classification)

For the detailed description of the business courses, please refer to the syllabuses of the respective programme:

BBA

With regard to the courses to be taken in the fifth year, please refer to the Regulations and Syllabuses for the Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in conjunction with the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (BEng).

Global Electives

Students are required to complete 12 credits from the following list of courses:

Course Code Complete 12 credits of courses from the following list: Credits
ECON2249 Foreign trade and investment in China 6
ECON2252 Theory of international trade 6
ECON2253 International macroeconomics 6
ECON2264 Economic development of China 6
FINA2333 Asian financial institutions 6
FINA2383 International financial management 6
MKTG3523 Global marketing 6
POLI3019 Hong Kong and the world 6
POLI3033 Problems of the third world 6
POLI3052 International relations of East Asia 6
POLI3059 China and the world 6
POLI3080 Global political economy 6
POLI3087 Global and world order 6
STRA3702 International business 6
STRA3703 Multinational corporations 6

FBE Electives

Students are required to complete 12 credits of electives offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics. In addition, students must satisfy any other requirements stipulated in the University or the Faculty of Business and Economics. Course descriptions are available in the syllabus for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration.