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GE3: Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong, China (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Exchange Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Dormitory
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Credit Type: Undergraduate
Program Advisor: Lisa Brown, Study Abroad Advisor Courses Offered: Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, General Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems and Control Engineering
Program Purpose: Study
Program Description:


About GE3:


Global E³ is an exchange program for engineering students: a student can study abroad while continuing to pay tuition at home. With member universities in 20 countries, students at nearly 60 universities have the opportunity to study abroad. Global E³ exchanges about 200-250 students a year.

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong, CHINA

INTRODUCTION


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has a proud and illustrious history dating back to 1937. Formerly known as the Hong Kong Polytechnic, we assumed full university status in 1994. We are strategically located in Hung Hom, in the heart of Kowloon and our campus continues to grow with extensive development and rapid expansion in the last 10 years. We have the largest student community among publicly funded universities in Hong Kong with over 28,000 students.

We offer a wide range of academic programmes which directly meet industrial, commercial and community needs of the city and the region. In addition to meeting Hong Kong's manpower requirements, we also make significant contributions towards the territory's success and enhance strong partnerships by providing an expanding range of consultancy, professional training and applied research services to the public and private sectors.

Our mission is to provide high quality education of an applied nature to meet the changing requirements of the world, and preparing students for the challenges they will meet in their future careers. We offer a wide range of academic programmes, many of which are among the best in Asia, and indeed the world. In addition to equipping our students with professional competency, we also encourage the development of independent thinking, good communication skills and the nurturing of a global outlook in all our students.

Over the years, we have groomed more than 284,000 graduates, many of whom have become leaders in their professional fields, contributing their knowledge and expertise to the building and development of Hong Kong's thriving economy. We look forward to welcoming you to the PolyU community and hope it will be an empowering experience for you which will further enhance your potentials for the future.


Academics:

Study Level
  • Undergraduate Students: Accepted
  • Graduate Students:  Accepted
  • Computer Science Majors:   Accepted
Period   One term or one academic year.


Disciplines Available:

Biomedical Engineering
Building Engineering & Management
Building Services Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computing Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronic and Information Engineering
Engineering Physics
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Semester Dates  

Fall (Semester 1): Early September to mid-January
Spring (Semester 2): Late January to mid-June
Academic Calendar: https://www28.polyu.edu.hk/asweblogin/mainMenu.jsp

Course Contents
Course descriptions: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/iao/study-se-programmes.php   
Timetables: https://www28.polyu.edu.hk/asweblogin/mainMenu.jsp

Workload per semester
You are required to complete a minimum of 9 credits and a maximum of 18 credits per semester. As most subjects carry 3 credits each (approximately 42 teaching hours), you are recommended to take 4 - 6 subjects per semester.

Grading System
Highest grade is 4.0


Student Life:

Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?
You can truly immerse yourself into the lifestyle of a PolyU student by staying at the Student Halls of Residence. It is probably the largest single block of hall premises in the world and houses over 3,000 student residents. All rooms are fully furnished with a shared bathroom between two adjacent rooms. Each room is air-conditioned and equipped with broadband Internet access.

There are a total of eight undergraduate halls and one postgraduate hall on the hall premises and to accommodate the overwhelming demand for student residents, the University is currently building a new Student Hostel (known as Student Hostel Phase 3), which is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2012, creating an additional 1,650 hostel places.

Living in hall offers you plenty of learning opportunities with various inter and intra hall events, also known as ‘Hall Education Programmes'. A wide range of activities like workshops, cultural sharing covering different interests such as cooking, languages, music, dance and much more encourage students to broaden their international outlook and enhance their appreciation of different cultures. Not only do you get to meet new friends and participate in a variety of cultural activities, staying at Student Halls of Residence will ensure you are totally immersed in the PolyU culture, enhancing your exchange/study abroad experience.

All exchange students are guaranteed a place at PolyU's Student Halls of Residence. Please submit your hall application online on or before the deadline given in your Offer Letter.


Life in Hong Kong:

Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic cities in the world. As a world class city with its unique location and vibrancy, it is an ideal destination for studying and living.

Unique location
The city's unique location serves as a gateway to China and the rest of Asia. You can easily visit China, one of the world's fastest growing countries during your break. Alternatively, hop over to Macau or explore other countries in the Asia region during your holidays.

Dynamic culture
From a sleepy fishing village to colonial rule and its return to China in 1997 - the modern Hong Kong presents an ever-changing kaleidoscope of culture and traditions. A city with many stories to tell, the museums and local community will ensure you get a taste of the city's true heritage.

International and upbeat lifestyle
Hong Kong has something for everyone. As a gourmet paradise and shopper's heaven, the city offers a glittering international fare for those interested. If you are keen on the greener landscapes of the city, numerous country parks and hiking trails will leave you breathless literally - with its picturesque scenery!

Convenience
Hong Kong is a very compact place so getting around is extremely easy. Our well-developed public transportation network and bilingual signage ensure your easy access to anywhere in the city with the highest efficiency and convenience.

Law and order
A high standard of autonomy and security is fundamental to Hong Kong's success. With relatively low crime rates, Hong Kong is considered to be one of the safest cities in the world. With sensible precautions, it is always safe for you to travel alone or be out and about in the evening.