The UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science exchange program with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University combines practical and academic studies. It is intended to deepen the participant's understanding of hotel and tourism operations within the cultural context of Hong Kong. The Faculty of Engineering at HKPU has an enrollment of around 6,000 students. HKPU has garnered international recognition for its innovations in teaching and the strength of its curriculum. HKPU is located in the area of Hung Hom, in Kowloon. Its history began in 1937 as the Government Trade School. In 1947, it became the Hong Kong Technical College. In 1957, the college moved to its current site and in 1972 it became the Hong Kong Polytechnic, following the format of the British educational system. The institution was granted full university status on November 25, 1994. Academically, HKPU is divided into 7 Faculties, one of which is the Faculty of Engineering. The university has approximately 16,500 students.
Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. The region was under British control from 1841 to 1997. Its economy is highly dependent on trade and business services. Hong Kong is very densely populated, with a land area is 1104 Km and an estimated population of 6.92 million (in 2007). The country's official languages are Cantonese and English. Hong Kong International Airport is served by many major airlines to more than 130 cities worldwide.
- UCF GPA: 2.75 cumulative
- Must be an engineering major with completed prerequisite courses
- Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
- Must be registered full time while participating in the exchange
- Must be a junior or senior at the time of exchange
- Must have at least one semester left to graduate, upon returning from your semester abroad
Complete the Study Abroad Interest Form http://www.cecs.ucf.edu/study-abroad
You will receive an automated email to set up an appointment with a study abroad advisor.
The course database is a collection of previously reviewed courses for UCF equivalency. The applicability to a specific degree program varies by department and are subject to change due to revisions in course offerings at exchange universities
Maureen Waked, Study Abroad Advisor, International Programs
College of Engineering and Computer Science, ENG 1, room 107
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You can apply online for this program. The application includes the submittal of a brief essay (500 words) that clearly describes your academic and personal goals, as well as how this program would further them. We recommend you work on your essay outside the application environment and then paste it on the appropriate field.
Selected participants must meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss and register for the appropriate coursework. Coursework completed through the program may count as equivalent UCF course credit and/or as restricted or general elective credit.
All applications will be reviewed by the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science and selected applicants will be notified of how to follow up. Assessment of the applications will be based on the academic qualifications of the applicant, as well as fit with the courses that the applicant has taken. UCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and/or veteran status.
Hong Kong Exchange Student Guide
Country Specific Information
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IIE: A Student Guide to Study Abroad