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What will I learn?

Have you ever considered enhancing your competitive edge by studying for a double degree? The Faculty of Engineering, in collaboration with the Faculty of Business Administration here at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is offering double degree option in Engineering and Business Administration starting from the 2007 entry. The ERG-BBA double degree option offer you:

  • two bachelor degrees in 4 years (for 3-year curriculum) and 5 years (for 4-year curriculum).
  • inter-disciplinary professional knowledge in both Engineering and Business Administration which enhances your competitive edge in future career development or pursuit of higher degrees.
  • a wider career choice after graduation.


Entrants of this double degree option would pursue their first bachelor degree at the Faculty of Engineering with a selected major (Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Financial Technology, Information Engineering, Mechanical and Automation Engineering, and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management), and upon completion of the first degree, pursue the second bachelor degree in Integrated Business Administration (IBBA) at the Faculty of Business Administration. Students would be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) (or a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) if majoring in Computer Science), and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) majoring in Integrated Business Administration (IBBA) upon completion of studies.

Special features of this option include:

  • The double degree option in Engineering and Business Administration is designed as a 4 + 1 programme under the 4-year curriculum (3 + 1 programme for the old 3-year curriculum). The second degree programme would last for one year and is run on a self-financing basis where the current annual tuition fee is $120,000 (for students admitted in 2013-14 to 2016-17) / $145,000 (for students admitted in 2017-18 and beyond).
  • Students will complete the first degree before beginning the second degree. The second degree is optional and students might choose to opt out from the programme if they want to.
  • Students in this double degree option will need to take some IBBA courses during the study period of the first degree. If they eventually do not join the second degree in Business Administration, they will be awarded a Minor in Integrated Business Administration in recognition of the credits units earned from these courses if they fulfill relevant academic requirements of the IBBA Minor programme.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years (for 3-year curriculum) and 5 years (for 4-year curriculum))

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (14,72,978) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have obtained SAT Reasoning Test; and preferably with 2 SAT Subject Tests/ 2 Advanced Placement (AP) Tests. Mature applicants should be aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.0; TOEFL (iBT): 80; SAT Reasoning Test (Old): Essay - 8; SAT (New) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 590; ACT combined English/ Writing or English Language Arts (ELA): 23; GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE-OL: C; GCE-AL/AS: E; IB: 4; HKDSE: Level 3; HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2; Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Grade 12 English: 80%; Canadian Grade 12 English: 70%; Indian Central or State Board Exam Grade 12 English: 80%; Malaysian UEC-Senior English Language: B4; Singapore GCE A-Level H1 General Paper: C.GCSE/IGCSE/GCE-OL.

For international students

There is no quota for the double degree option. Students who have satisfied all the following admission requirements are eligible to declare the double degree option, subject to the approval of the IBBA programme:

  • Have met the admission requirements of the selected Engineering programme.
  • Have met the admission requirements of the IBBA Programme.
  • Have achieved admission scores not lower than the lowest admission score of the IBBA Programme in the previous year.

Students pursuing this ERG-BBA track will basically pursue their selected Engineering programme courses plus some IBBA courses during the study period of the first degree in Engineering. Students will be guaranteed admission to the second degree programme in Integrated Business Administration in the fourth year (for 3-year curriculum) or fifth year (for 4-year curriculum) when they:

  • have fulfilled all graduation requirements of the first degree in Engineering;
  • have achieved a Major GPA of at least 3.0 upon completion of study of the first degree programme; and
  • have taken at least 30 units of courses offered by the Faculty of Business Administration while studying for the first degree in Engineering and have achieved an average GPA of at least 3.0 in these courses. These 30 units will include the equivalent courses and required English language courses (i.e. two faculty-based discipline-specific courses: a 3-unit course in Year 2 and a 2-unit course in Year 3, a total of 5 units); but exclude Chinese language and the Foundation English language courses.

Admission of the students who do not satisfy the above requirements to the second degree IBBA programme is subject to approval by the IBBA Programme.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80
  • Other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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