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

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

Program Short Name

PGD(EVSM)
MSc(EVSM)

Normative Program Duration

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

MSc
Full-time : 1-1.5 years
Part-time : 2.5 years

Program Fee

PGD: HK$55,000
MSc: HK$110,000

 

The program fee does not cover any additional credits. New students admitted with credit transfer are also required to pay the full program fee.

Program Advisor

Program Director:
Prof Arthur P S LAU, Adjunct Associate Professor of Environment and Sustainability

Enquiry

The Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) and Master of Science (MSc) Programs in Environmental Science and Management prepare graduates to tackle the rapidly developing environmental issues in Hong Kong and the surrounding region. The multidisciplinary programs offer a unique opportunity to combine advanced environmental science and management courses with engineering electives to help broaden capabilities. They strengthen knowledge in important environmental concepts and enhance the ability to apply these concepts to local, regional and global environmental problems.

The PGD Program provides flexibility for students who are unable to commit the time and financial resources required by the MSc Program.

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

  1. Explain and provide possible solutions to local and global environmental problems with their social and economic contexts using advanced scientific and management knowledge and concepts;
  2. Evaluate environmental impacts with scientific and evidence-based approaches;
  3. Analyze contemporary and emerging environmental issues from different disciplinary and stakeholder perspectives;
  4. Appropriately communicate an environmental agenda to different stakeholders; and
  5. Develop strategies and solutions to promote sustainability in government, business or educational sectors.

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

  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, whereas a maximum of 9 credits can be transferred to the MSc Program.
     

  3. Foundation Courses

    PGD:  6 credits
    MSc: 12 credits
     

  1.  Environmental Management Courses
ENVR 5260
EVSM 5230
EVSM 6070

 

  1. Environmental Science Courses
ENVR 5210
EVSM 5220
EVSM 5240

 

  1. Elective Courses

PGD: 9 credits 
MSc: 18 credits 
 

Surplus foundation course credits will be counted toward the elective requirement. 
 

  1. Environmental Management Courses
ENVR 5250
EVSM 5270
EVSM 5300
SOSC 5620
orENVR 6060
JEVE 5900

 

  1. Environmental Science Courses
ENVR 6040
ENVR 6050
ENVS 5113
EVSM 5280
MATH 5360

 

  1. Others
ENVR 6100
EVSM 6950*
JEVE 5260
JEVE 5320
JEVE 5420
JEVE 5460
* PGD students cannot take the project course EVSM 6950. MSc students may take 3 or 6 credits of EVSM 6950.


Subject to the approval of the Program Director, a maximum of two postgraduate courses outside the above lists of courses may be taken as elective courses.

 

  1. Remarks
  • PGD students are required to take a minimum of two Environmental Science courses and two Environmental Management courses. For each area, at least one course must be chosen from the foundation courses, and the other can be from either the foundation or elective courses.

  • MSc students are required to take a minimum of three Environmental Science courses and three Environmental Management courses. For each area, at least two courses must be chosen from the foundation courses, and the remaining course can be from either the foundation or elective courses.

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

  • Students admitted to the PGD Program may subsequently apply for transfer to the MSc Program subject to the approval of the Program Director, and vice versa. Students must apply for the program transfer at least one regular term prior to the completion of the PGD Program.

 

Last update: 10 July 2017