HKUST-Exeter Engineering and Law Program

Contract Law Course

To qualify for enrolment into the University of Exeter law degree programs, HKUST students must enroll and pass the Contract Law Course, among other general admission requirements. The Contract Law Course is delivered by the University of Exeter School of Law faculty members every year through online mode. To give students a taste of law education as well as to meet the administrative requirements of the University of Exeter, students who plan to study the law program must complete the Contract Law Course before applying to the law program. Students are recommended to take the Contract Law Course in Year 2, and must do so no later than Year 3.    

Contract Law is an extremely intensive course.  In addition to lectures and workshops, students are also required to spend time on preparation for class / workshop, post-lecture readings, self-study of on-line materials, etc. Synchronous activities are required despite the online delivery mode. The course requires around 300 hours of students' work in total.  Therefore, students interested in taking the Course should be prepared to devote plenty of time during the course period to the Course. 

To enroll into the Contract Law Course, no English language requirement is imposed. However, students should understand that success with law studies rests heavily on a good command of the English language.  Students should evaluate their language proficiency before enrolling into the Course. 

Students who are admitted to this Course will be arranged to register for the University of Exeter Engineering and Pre-law Program during the course period. Enrolment procedures of the University of Exeter would need to be completed by students, which includes the release of students’ personal data to the University of Exeter. 

Upon completion of the Contract Law Course, the University of Exeter will issue a transcript to each enrolled student. HKUST will not issue any transcript for the course since it is not an HKUST course. The Course, which awards 30 CATS (Exeter credits), can be transferred to HKUST as equivalent to ENGG2201 for which students will receive six (6) HKUST credits. The credits can count towards the 120-credit requirement of HKUST undergraduate programs, but cannot be used to fulfill any requirement of engineering major programs.  

Students who wish to explore the possibility of using this course to fulfill requirements of non-engineering programs or minor programs, etc. should consult the respective Departments / Offices that offer the programs. 

As the course is mapped to ENGG2201 at HKUST, which is NOT a common core, the Contract Law course cannot be used to fulfill the common core requirement of HKUST. 

The mark that students obtain from the course will not be transferred. Therefore, a student’s performance in the course will not have any impact on his / her CGA at HKUST. 

To register for the Contract Law Course, please submit your request  here

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