Postgraduate Courses

1) Each course is identified by a course code which comprises a four-letter code followed by a four-digit number code.
- The letter code denotes either the area/program of study or the course offering department. Course descriptions are arranged in alphabetical order of letter codes.
- The last four digits of the number code represent a departmental coding series while the first digit indicates the academic level of the course:
5 = Postgraduate courses
6 = Postgraduate courses usually in the form of seminars, independent studies, reading courses or master research
7 = Postgraduate courses usually in the form of doctoral seminars or research
2) Each course is assigned a course vector which indicates the number of instructional hours required and credits to be earned. The course vector is presented in the form of [L-T-Lab:C] where
L = Lecture hours per week
T = Tutorial, seminar or recitation hours per week
Lab = Laboratory or field study hours per week
C = Number of course credits
3) Courses listed here will be offered according to resources available in each term and academic year. Details of course offerings in a particular term will be announced during the course registration period.


Course Description (in alpha order of course codes)
ACCT Accounting   HUMA Humanities
BIEN Bioengineering   IBTM Intelligent Building Technology and Management
BTEC Biotechnology   IELM Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management
CENG Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering   IMBA HKUST Executive MBA Program
CHEM Chemistry   ISOM Information Syst, Business Stats & Operations Mgmt
CIEM Civil Infrastructural Engineering and Management   JEVE SF Progs in Env Eng & Mgmt, and Env Sci & Mgmt
CIVL Civil and Environmental Engineering   LANG Language
COMP Computer Science and Engineering   LIFS Life Science
CSIT Information Technology   MAFS Mathematics (Financial Mathematics and Statistics)
ECON Economics   MALS Liberal Studies
EEMT Engineering Enterprise Management   MARK Marketing
EESM SF Progs in Electronic and Computer Engineering   MATH Mathematics
ELEC Electronic and Computer Engineering   MECH Mechanical Engineering
EMBA Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program   MESF SF Prog in Mechanical Engineering
ENEG Energy   MGMT Management
ENVR Environment   NANO NANO Science and Technology
EVNG Environmental Engineering   PDEV Postgraduate Development
EVSM Environmental Science and Management   PHYS Physics
FINA Finance   SBMT School of Business and Management
FYTG HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School   SOSC Social Science
GFIN Global Finance   SSMA SF Prog in Social Science

SF Prog(s) = Self-financed Program(s)

3-digit to 4-digit course code conversion table

* This conversion table is meant to facilitate continuing students and staff in looking up the corresponding 3-digit and 4-digit course code of a course. New courses introduced in or after Fall 2011-12 (having only 4-digit course codes) are not included.