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What will I learn?

This major aims to professionally educate students in environmental science and engineering so that they can work as environmental professionals who contribute to improved environmental performance and sustainability. The programme objectives are:

  • to provide students with fundamental and broad-based knowledge of environmental science and engineering in three streams: environmental technology, sustainability and environmental management, and environmental science;
  • to produce graduates who can perform competently as environmental professionals, scientists and engineers in commercial, industrial and non-governmental organisations, civil services and educational institutions;
  • to produce graduates who are aware of global, societal, ethical and professional issues and responsibilities in the practice of environmental science and engineering and who will contribute to the betterment of society; and
  • to nurture students’ ability to engage in life-long learning and professional development.

Aim to:

  • advance research in targeted themes of benefit to societal needs in energy, the environment and sustainability;
  • educate engineers and professionals at undergraduate and graduate levels by adopting holistic approaches that provide innovative solutions to local and regional problems in energy, the environment and sustainability; and
  • maintain a collaborative and supportive atmosphere for students, faculty, alumni and other stakeholders in advancing our interdisciplinary research and educational objectives

Graduates enjoy a wide range of career opportunities in various units such as government departments, NGOs, secondary schools and private companies

  • Energy engineers in the following types of companies: utility (electricity and gas), energy services, environmental consulting, environmental engineering, transport (mass transit, buses, ferries, ocean-going vessels, airlines, aircraft services), government departments, etc.
  • Environmental/sustainability engineers in corporations, property management companies, real-estate developers, construction, manufacturing and transportation industries, etc.
  • Professionals in companies/institutes involved in researching, developing, manufacturing and/or selling products related to energy generation, storage, efficiency and conservation, and environmental technology to prevent, control, treat and remediate environmental pollution.
  • Professionals in non-government organisations with activities related to the environment.
  • Financial analysts and investors in financial institutions with business in energy and environmental investments and/or loans.
  • Consultants in non-government organisations with activities related to energy and the environment.
  • Secondary school teachers responsible for science and Liberal Studies curriculum.

Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Science and Engineering, is accredited by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) meeting the academic requirement for HKIE Corporate Membership in the environmental discipline.

Which department am I in?

School of Energy and Environment

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (14,16,287) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold an a minimum diploma point score of 30 (out of 45) is required. English Language Requirements: a TOEFL Minimum total score 550 on the paper-based test / 79 on the Internet-based test; IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 or above; Cambridge ESOL Examinations: One of the following: Grade C or above in Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); Grade C or above in Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

For international students

Applicants are required to have 12 or 13 years of schooling (primary and secondary). To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants should have attained the minimum grade specified, or where a grade is not specified, an acceptable pass. Entry requirements vary country by country.

Applicants who obtained their entrance qualifications in a language other than English will need an acceptable result in an approved English qualification. The following qualifications are accepted as proof of English language proficiency:

  • TOEFL: Minimum total score of 79 in the Internet-based test
  • IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 or above
  • Cambridge ESOL Examinations - One of the following: Grade C or above in Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); Grade C or above in Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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