In line with the HKUST Quality Assurance Framework, the School of Science follows a set of quality assurance mechanisms, initiated either from the School or University level, for periodic review and quality enhancement of its educational programs. This gives our science students an all-round education that enriches the development of their appreciation on science, ethical practice, global outlook, critical thinking and skills that are essential for lifelong learning.


Periodic Program Review







  • UG and PG Teaching and Learning Annual Report



  • External Undergraduate Education Advising (UGEA)
  • Taught Postgraduate Program External Review

Course Evaluation/ Review


  • End-of-Course Student Feedback Questionnaire (SFQ)
  • Common Core Cycle Review and Triggered Review

Student Feedback












  • Undergraduate Intake Survey
  • First Year Experience Survey
  • Student Engagement and Satisfaction Survey (SESQ)
  • HKUST Exchange Program Questionnaire
  • Taught Postgraduate End-of-Program Survey
  • Alumni Survey


Focus Group

  • Departmental Staff-Student Liaison Committee
  • School Staff-Student Liaison Committee
  • International Research Enrichment (IRE) Program Focus Group

Stakeholder Feedback

  • Employer Feedback Survey

Data Collection


  • Course outlines
  • Samples of assessments/ exam papers