The College of Engineering and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology entered in an Student Exchange agreement in 2013.  

This exchange has created an amazing opportunity to allow Iowa Engineering Students to study abroad in Hong Kong at an English-speaking institution, embrace the culture and educational opportunities while earning credit toward their Bachelors of Science in Engineering.

Students wishing to take advantage of this amazing opportunity will want to plan when they will study abroad and choose courses accordingly. It is recommended students meet with their academic advisor to discuss options.  

Faculty have PRE-APPROVED courses for their department.

 Students wishing to complete courses listed as equivalent to an EFA  will need to create their plan of study and have it approved prior to leaving abroad.

Core Engineering (Math, Science, and Engineering Fundamental Courses)

University of Iowa Course HKUST Course

ENGR:2110 Statics 

MECH 2020 Statics and Dynamics 

ENGR:2130 Thermodynamics 

MECH 2310 Thermodynamics 

ENGR:2720 Material Science 

MECH 2410 Engineering Materials 

ENGR:2750 Mechanics Of Deformable Bodies 

MECH 3010 Solid Mechanics I 

ENGR:2760 Design for Manufacturing 

MECH 2520 Design and Manufacturing 

MATH 2550 Engineering Math III: Matrix Alg 

MATH 2111 Matrix Alg & Applications 

MATH 2560 Engineering Math IV: Diff Equations

MATH 2352 Differential Equations 

Biomedical Engineering

University of Iowa Course HKUST Course
EFA BIEN 301 Biodesign: A Taste of Solving Real-Life Healthcare Problems 
EFA

BMED 1100 Technologies and World Health 

EFA Topic/Project must be approved by BME Department

BMED 4950 Special Project 

Chemical Engineering 

University of Iowa Course HKUST Course

CBE:2105 Process Calculations 

CENG:2110 Process Principles and Engineering Economics 

*CBE:3110 Engineering Flow and Heat Exchange 

CENG 2220 & CENG 3220 Process Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer 

*CBE:3115 Mass Transfer and Separations 

CENG 3210 &CENG 3220 Separation Processes, Heat and Mass Transfer 

CBE:3120 Chemical Reaction Engineering 

CENG 3230 Reaction and Reactor Engineering 

CBE:4105 Process Dynamics and Control in Design 

CENG 4120 Process Dynamics and Control

CBE:4109 Chemical Engineering Process Design I 

CENG 4130 Plant Design and Economics 

CBE:3160 Eng Analysis Alternative Energy Systems 

CENG 4140 Energy Resources

CBE:5310 Polymer Science and Technology

CENG 4510 Introduction to Polymer Engineering 

EFA

CENG 4520 Electronic Materials Processing for Chemical Engineers 

EFA

CENG 4530 Nanomaterials and Applications in Chemical Engineering 

EFA

CENG 4630 Food Processing Technology 

EFA

CENG 4660 Introduction to Biomicrosystem

EFA

CENG 4680 Bioproduct Engineering and Biorefineries 

EFA

CENG 4710 Envrionmental Control

EFA

CENG 4720 Environmental Impact Assessment and Mgmnt Systems 

Civil and Environmental Engineering 

University of Iowa Course HKUST Course

*CEE:2015 Civil and Environmental Engineering Practice

 

CIVL 1030 & CIVL 1160 Surveying and Surveying Camp Civil Engineering and Modern Society

EFA

CIVL 2160 Modeling Systems and Uncertainties 

EFA

CIVL 2420 Water and Wastewater Engineering 

EFA

CIVL 3210 Introduction to Construction Management 

EFA

CIVL 3220 & CIVL 4230 Construction Engineering I, Construction Engineering II 

CEE:3533 Principles of Structural Engineering

CIVL 3310Structural Analysis

CEE:3371 Principles of Hydraulics and Hydrology

CIVL 3510 Hydrosystems Engineering 

*CEE:3371 Principles of Hydraulics and Hydrology

CIVL 3520 & CIVL 3530 Hydraulics , Hydrology

CEE:3763Principles of Transportation Engineering

CIVL 3610Traffic and Transportation Engineering 

CEE:1030Introduction to Earth Science

CIVL 3700Geology for Civil Engineers

CEE:3530Soil Mechanics 

CIVL 3720 Soil Mechanics 

EFA

CIVL 3730 Fundamentals of Geotechnics 

EFA  

CIVL 4250 Project Management and Finance 

EFA

CIVL 4260 Infrastructure Project Delivery Systems 

EFA

CIVL 4270 Construction Law and Contract Administration 

EFA

CIVL 4330 Introduction to Structural Dynamics 

EFA

CIVL 4370 Computer Methods of Structural Analysis 

EFA

CIVL 4380 Introduction to Wind Effects on Buildings and Structures 

EFA

CIVL 4430 Environmental Impact Assessment 

EFA

CIVL 4450 Carbon Footprint Analysis and Reduction

EFA

CIVL 4470 Air Quality Control & Management 

EFA

CIVL 4520 Municipal Hydrosystems Engineering & Management 

EFA

CIVL 4540 Waves in Hydrosystems 

EFA

CIVL 4620 Transportation System Operation

EFA

CIVL 4720 Geotechnical Analysis and Design

EFA

CIVL 4750Numerical Solutions to Geotechnical Problems 

EFA

CIVL 4760 Introdution to Rock Mechanics

EFA

CIVL 4770 Environmental Geotechnics 

EFA

CIVL 4810 Construction Materials Techn

*Student must complete two courses to meet the degree requirment at the University of Iowa 

Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Iowa Course HKUST Course
EFA

ELEC 1100 Intro to Electro-Robot Design

EFA

ELEC 1200A System View of Communictaions: from Signals to Packets 

ECE2400Linear Systems I

ELEC 2100 Signals and Systems

ECE:3320Intro to Digital Design 

ELEC 2200 Digital Circuits and Systems 

ECE:3350 Computer Architecture & Organization 

ELEC2300 Computer Organization

ECE:3410Electronic Circuits 

ELEC2400 Electronic Circuits 

STAT:2020Probability and Stats 

ELEC2600 Probability and Random Processes in Engineering 

ECE:5460Digital Signal Processing 

ELEC3100 Signal Processing and Communications 

EFA

ELEC3200 System Modeling, Analysis and Control 

ECE:3360Embedded Systems 

ELEC3300 Introduction To Embedded Systems 

EFA 

ELEC3400 Introduction to Integrated Circuits and Systems 

EFA 

ELEC3500 Microelectronic Devices and Technology 

ECE:3700Electromagnetic Theory 

ELEC3600 Electromagnetics: From Wireless to Phonetic Application 

EFA Hi-Tech Entreprenuership

ELEC3710 Hi-Tech Entrepreneurship 

EFA 

ELEC4110Digital Communications and Wireless Systems 

EFA

ELEC4120Computer Communication Networks 

ECE5480Digital Image Processing

ELEC4130Digital Image Processing 

EFA

ELEC4140Speech & Image Compression 

EFA

ELEC4150Information Theory and Error-Correcting Codes 

EFA

ELEC4160 Introduction to Digital Speech Recognition 

EFA

ELEC4170Digital Media and Multimedia Application 

ECE3600Control Systems 

ELEC4120Digital Control Systems 

EFA 

ELEC4220Introductions to Robotics: From Mobile Robots and Manipulators 

EFA 

ELEC4310 Embedded System Design 

EFA 

ELEC4410 CMOS VLSI Design 

EFA 

ELEC4420 Analogue Integrated Circuits Design and Analysis 

EFA 

ELEC4430 Integrated Power Electronics 

EFA 

ELEC4440 Reconfigurable Computing:From Theory to Practice 

EFA 

ELEC4510 Semiconductor Materials and Devices 

EFA 

ELEC4520 Integrated Circuit Fabrication Technology

EFA 

ELEC4610 Engineering Optics 

EFA 

ELEC4620 Photonics and Optical Communications 

EFA 

ELEC4630 Radio Frequency Engineering

EFA 

ELEC4640 Modern Optics 

EFA 

ELEC4810 Introduction to Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation 

EFA 

ELEC4820 Medical Imaging 

Industrial Engineering

University of Iowa Course HKUST Course 
EFA

IELM 2150 Product Design and Communication 

EFA

IELM 2200 Engineering Management 

EFA

IELM 2410 Logistics and Freight Transportation Operations 

STAT:2020 Probability and Statistics 

IELM 2510 Engineering Probability and Statistics 

IE:3700 Operations Research

IELM 3010Operations Research I 

IE:3450 Ergonomics 

IELM 3130 Ergonomics and Safety Management 

IE:2500 Engineering Economy

IELM 3230 Engineering Economy

IE:3610 Stochastic Modeling 

IELM 3250 Operations Research II 

IE:3600 Quality Control

IELM 3270 Quality Engineering 

IE:3500 Information Systems Design

IELM 3300 Industrial Data Systems

EFA

IELM 3330 Introduction to Financial Engineering

EFA

IELM 3410 Routing and Fleet Management 

EFA

IELM 3901Transportation Systems 

EFA

IELM 4100 Integrated Production Systems 

IE:3750 Digital Systems Design 

IELM 4130 System Simulation 

EFA

IELM 4180Service Engineering and Management

EFA

IELM 4200 Design of Logistics and Manufacturing Systems

EFA

IELM 4320 Design Thinking 

EFA

IELM 4410 Global Supply Chain Management 

EFA

IELM 4650 Cognitive Engineering and Human Performance 

EFA

ISOM 3100 Business Simulation and Strategic Decisions 

EFA

ISOM 3180 Telecommunications and Computer Networking 

EFA

ISOM 3210 Information Systems Analysis and Design

EFA

ISOM 3230 Business Applications Programming 

EFA

ISOM 1500 Insightful Decisions 

EFA

ISOM 2030 Business Protections for Innovations 

EFA

ISOM 3310 Electronic Commerce and e-Business Management 

EFA

ISOM 3320 Internet Applications Development 

EFA

ISOM 3360 Business Intelligence and Data Mining 

EFA

ISOM 3380 Advanced Network Management (CISCO-ICND)

EFA

ISOM 3440 Applied Network Management 

EFA

ISOM 3730 Quality and Process Management 

EFA

ISOM 3740 Service Management 

EFA

ISOM 3760 Logistics Management 

EFA

ISOM 4020 Innovation Management and Technology Entrepreneurship

EFA

ISOM 4530 Statistical Analysis of Financial Data

EFA

ISOM 4540 Time Series Analysis and Forecasting

EFA

ISOM 4740 Enterprise Resource Management 

EFA

ISOM 4750 Business Project Management 

EFA

ISOM 4770 Supply Chain Management 

Mechanical Engineering 

University of Iowa Course HKUST Course

ME:3040Thermodynamics II

MECH 3300Energy Conversion

ME:3045Heat Transfer

MECH 3310Heat Transfer

ME:3351 Engineering Instrumentation

MECH 3830 Laboratory

EFA

MECH 3610 Control Principles 

EFA

MECH 3901 Green Building Technology

EFA

MECH 3902 Solar Energy Technology

ME:4153 Fundamentals of Vibration

MECH 4750 Mechanical Vibrations

ME:5154 Intermediate Kinematics and Dynamics

MECH 4710 Introduction to Robotics

ME:5169 Propulsion Engineering 

MECH 4630 Gas Turbines & Jet Propulsion