The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world-class international research university excelling in science, technology and business as well as humanities and social science. Internationally renowned for its academic rigor and accomplishments, the University promotes interdisciplinary studies and provides holistic education, nurturing well-rounded graduates with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, innovative thinking and relevant skills to thrive in a knowledge economy. As an international university with strong ties to global thought leaders, HKUST has wide-ranging connections with Mainland China while aspiring to be a global premier knowledge hub and a center of research breakthroughs. HKUST was ranked Asia's number one for the second year in a row in QS Asian University Rankings 2011 and 2012. It was placed third for the world's under-50 universities in 2012. The Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA (EMBA) program, for the fourth straight year, topped the Financial Times EMBA global rankings.

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May 30th 2016

This course aims to improve your Business English speaking skills by developing your use of vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, spoken communication skills within a Business context, and your ability to deliver professional business speeches for specific purposes.

Average: 1 (2 votes)
May 30th 2016

This course focuses on developing multiplatform mobile applications using the Web skills (HTML5, CSS and Javascript) that you have already acquired so far in the previous courses of this specialization. In particular we make use of the Cordova hybrid application framework to develop and target multiple mobile platforms with a single codebase. We make use of the Ionic framework, one of fastest growing mobile application frameworks, that is built with mobile-optimized HTML5 and CSS based components and AngularJS.

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May 30th 2016

This course concentrates mainly on Javascript based front-end frameworks, and in particular, AngularJS, the most popular among them. We will review the model view controller (MVC) design-pattern in the context of AngularJS. You will be introduced to various aspects of AngularJS including two-way data binding and angular directives and filters. You will then be introduced to angular controllers and scopes. UI routing and templates will then be reviewed. Finally we will look at angular modules and services. Single page application (SPA) development using Angular will also be explored.

Average: 8 (1 vote)
May 30th 2016

This course will give you an overview of client-side web frameworks, in particular Bootstrap. You will learn about grids and responsive design, Bootstrap CSS and JavaScript components. You will learn about CSS preprocessors, Less and Sass. You will also learn the basics of Node.js and NPM and learn about Web tools like Bower.

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May 30th 2016

This course aims to improve your Business English writing skills by developing your use of vocabulary, grammar, understanding of different business writing genres, and your ability to write professional business documents. Skills learned in this course will be used in the cross-cultural communications course and help prepare you to produce the professional business documents in the Capstone project.

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May 24th 2016

This course introduces students to elements of science behind cooking, cuisine preparation and the enjoyment of food. The ultimate goal is to help students recognize the importance of scientific principles being applied in everyday life, so that they will appreciate and be able to apply some of these principles in their future cooking practice, including the manipulation of human perception.

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May 23rd 2016

This course deals with all things server-side. We base the entire course around the NodeJS platform. We start with a brief overview of the Web protocols: HTTP and HTTPS. We examine NodeJS and NodeJS modules: Express for building web servers. On the database side, we review basic CRUD operations, NoSQL databases, in particular MongoDB and Mongoose for accessing MongoDB from NodeJS. We examine the REST concepts and building a RESTful API.

Average: 2.5 (2 votes)
May 23rd 2016

This course will teach you the essential elements of web page development, covering HTML, CSS and JavaScript. No previous experience of these technologies is necessary, although it is helpful if you have some prior programming experience. First, HTML together with CSS are discussed and explored. Then we move on to consider the essential components of JavaScript, including variables, arrays, loops, events and functions. Then we explore more advanced elements of JavaScript control, including advanced use of functions, event control, array processing, and DOM manipulation.

Average: 8.5 (2 votes)
May 23rd 2016

This course aims to improve your Business English language skills by developing your vocabulary and reading skills and your understanding of tone, style and knowledge of communication methods. We'll also cover how these language skills can enhance audience analysis, business case analysis and basic business communication strategies. Skills learned in this course will often be referred to and needed to complete the speaking, writing and cross-cultural communications courses of this Specialization.

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Apr 26th 2016

This course introduces China’s relationship to the outside world after it began to open up in the mid- late-1970s. It seeks to explain the impact of the world on China and China’s impact on the world.

Average: 7.3 (4 votes)
Mar 30th 2016

Learn the basics of mobile application development using Android as the platform. Have you ever wondered how your favorite mobile applications are developed? Come with us on a gentle journey through the mobile application development landscape, using Android as the platform. Along the way we will learn to use Android Studio, the integrated development environment (IDE) for Android apps.

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Feb 23rd 2016

This course helps students understand Chinese politics. Using approaches from political science, it looks at the politics behind China’s economy, its leadership, how the government and Communist Party make and implement decisions, the ways people try to influence those decisions, and whether democracy or authoritarianism are in China’s future.

Average: 9 (3 votes)
Feb 16th 2016

Introducing strategies for developing your spoken English communication skills in the context of doing business in Asia.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Jan 27th 2016

Learn the fundamental elements of Java programming and data abstraction.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Jan 19th 2016

Explore the tradeoffs in designing communication systems like mobile phones, and the engineering tools to handle them.

Average: 2 (1 vote)
Nov 10th 2015

The purpose of this course is to summarize new directions in Chinese history and social science produced by the creation and analysis of big historical datasets based on newly opened Chinese archival holdings, and to organize this knowledge in a framework that encourages learning about China in comparative perspective.

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Oct 27th 2015

Explore the tradeoffs in designing communication systems like mobile phones, and the engineering tools to handle them.

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Oct 27th 2015

Introducing strategies for developing your written English communication skills in the context of doing business in Asia.

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Sep 22nd 2015

The purpose of this course is to summarize new directions in Chinese history and social science produced by the creation and analysis of big historical datasets based on newly opened Chinese archival holdings, and to organize this knowledge in a framework that encourages learning about China in comparative perspective.

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Aug 25th 2015

Explore the tradeoffs in designing communication systems like mobile phones, and the engineering tools to handle them.

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