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Double DegreeDouble Degree BEng/BBA

For students admitted in 2012/13 and thereafter under the four-year curriculum

Commencing from 2012/2013, 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 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 with a number of courses in Business. After completion, students will obtain a degree of BEng.
  • Students who are able to complete the BEng 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*. 
  • Subject to approval of the Board of the Faculty of Engineering, students who have completed the requirements of BEng and decide not to proceed to the study for BBA may be awarded with a minor as specified by the Faculty of Business and Economics, if they have completed not less than 36 to 48 credits of courses in compliance with the syllabuses for the minor programme.

*  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:

  • 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 and BEng(BME) programmes and who meet the entrance requirements are eligible to pursue double degree in BEng/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 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 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 (year 1 - 4).

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

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 the 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:

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).

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

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.