Postgraduate Programs 2017/18
Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Science Programs in Environmental Engineering and Management
Award Title

Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering and Management
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Management

Program Short Name

PGD(EVEM)
MSc(EVEM)

Mode of Study

Both full- and part-time

Normative Program Duration

PGD

Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 1.5 years
 

MSc

Full-time: 1 – 1.5 years
Part-time: 2 – 2.5 years

Program Fee

PGD

Full-time: HK$70,000
Part-time: HK$62,500


MSc

Full-time: HK$140,000
Part-time: HK$120,000

New students admitted with credit transfer and PGD graduates subsequently admitted to the MSc Program are also required to pay the full program fee.

The program fee covers 2 terms of study for the full-time PGD Program, 3 terms for the part-time PGD Program, 4 terms for the full-time MSc Program, and 6 terms for the part-time MSc Program. Students who stay in the program beyond the normative study period covered by the program fee, or take additional courses or need to retake any courses are required to pay additional fee.

Program Advisor

Program Director:
Prof Irene M C LO, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

In Hong Kong, as in other densely-populated cities, environmental issues such as the deterioration of air and water quality, and increased constraints on solid waste management, have posed great challenges to environmental engineers.

The Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) and Master of Science (MSc) Programs in Environmental Engineering and Management seek to meet the needs of practicing engineers who may be engaged in the design, commissioning and management of environmental facilities and infrastructure systems.

The programs are designed for those who wish to strengthen their environmental engineering knowledge and to well prepare themselves for advanced engineering practices with management responsibilities. The programs not only offer advanced environmental engineering and management courses for students but also enable them to take several electives from other related programs.

On successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Describe basic and advanced knowledge in environmental engineering and management;
  2. Identify environmental problems and propose feasible environmental engineering or management solutions;
  3. Illustrate contemporary environmental issues with the awareness of the environmental impacts;
  4. Design basic environmental engineering components and systems; and
  5. Analyze major factors impacting environmental engineering systems and provide strategies for managing these.

To qualify for admission, applicants must meet all of the following requirements. Admission is selective and meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
 

1. General Admission Requirements of the University
  • Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree or postgraduate diploma program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification.

2. English Language Admission Requirements

Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments:
 

Proficiency Test Minimum Scores
TOEFL-iBT 80
TOEFL-pBT 550
IELTS (Academic Module) Overall score: 6.0 and All sub-scores: 5.5

 

Applicants don't need to present TOEFL or IELTS score if

  • their first language is English, or

  • they obtained the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.

3. Program-Specific Admission Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree with second class honors in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related area

  1. Minimum Credit Requirement

    PGD: 15 credits
    MSc: 30 credits 
     

  2. Credit Transfer  

    Subject to the approval of the Program Director and the University regulations governing credit transfer, a maximum of 6 credits can be transferred to the PGD Program and a maximum of 9 credits can be transferred to the MSc Program.
     

  1. Foundation Courses

PGD: at least 9 credits
MSc: at least 18 credits
 

CIEM 5810*
CIVL 4460
IBTM 5330*
IBTM 5430*
JEVE 5260
JEVE 5320
JEVE 5410*
JEVE 5420*
JEVE 5430#
JEVE 5460*@
JEVE 5470
JEVE 5480
JEVE 5490
JEVE 5510*
JEVE 5760
JEVE 5820*
JEVE 5900*
* Management related courses.
# JEVE 5430 can be substituted by CIVL 5460.
@ JEVE 5460 can be substituted by CIVL 5410.

 

  1. Elective Courses

A pre-approved elective course list will be made available to students at the beginning of every term.

Subject to the recommendation from the Program Director and approval of the course instructor, PGD students may take a maximum of 3 credits and MSc students may take a maximum of 6 credits of CIVL courses at 4000-level to meet the graduation requirements of the programs.
 

  1. MSc Project

MSc: 6 credits

MSc students must complete JEVE 6980.
 

JEVE 6980

 

  1. Remarks

  • PGD students are required to take at least two management-related courses, and MSc students are required to take at least three management-related courses.

  • Part-time PGD and MSc students may take a maximum of 9 credits in each term.

  • Students failing to meet the graduation grade average (GGA) requirement of 2.850 or above are required to repeat or take additional course(s) even if they attain passing grades for all courses.
     

Last update: 10 July 2017