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 at HKUST in the Summer Term every year. 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 1 summer, and must do so no later than Year 2 Summer.    

The Course runs from early June to early August. It is an extremely intensive course, with lectures every day every week, and 2 workshops per week throughout a 6-week period.  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.  The course requires around 300 hours of work in total by the students.  Therefore, students interested in taking the Course should be prepared to devote most of their 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 in Summer, please submit your request  here

The Legal Foundations Course

Students who have received an admission offer to JD / LLM are required to undertake a Legal Foundations course offered by the University of Exeter during Year 3 Summer through an on-line mode of study unless alternative arrangement is allowed by the University of Exeter. The Legal Foundations Course requires approximately 150 hours of work, which include webinars (online seminars), reading, on-line lectures, quizzes, forums, etc. The course aims at facilitating students’ smooth transition to the law degree programs, and must be completed prior to commencing law studies at the University of Exeter in Year 4. No credit is awarded for this course.

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