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What will I learn?

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme is the first of its kind offered by Hong Kong institutions, with emphasis on environmental engineering, including transportation engineering, and sustainable development.

In addition to knowledge of environmental and transportation engineering, and management, economics, sustainable urban development and public policy are adequately covered in this programme. Graduates of this programme will be able to devise practical solutions to environmental and transportation problems as well as to contribute to policy formulation which will lead to sustainable development.

Programme Characteristics

The attractive features of this programme are as follows:

  • Four-year full-time comprehensive programme with a wide range of Core and Elective Subjects;
  • Opportunity to study abroad for one to two semesters in subsidized exchange programmes at internationally renowned universities;
  • Summer placement in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas between the third and fourth years of the programme;
  • Scholarships available for students with excellent academic performances; and
  • Lessons from leading environmental and transportation engineers and sustainable development professionals in the region.

Curriculum

  • Core Subjects on the environment and sustainable development are taught in the third and the fourth years, including environmental science, economic development, transportation engineering and civil engineering subjects.
  • In the final year, students are required to work on an Individual Project and a Design Project. More Elective Subjects are available in the final year, dealing with many aspects of sustainable development in modern societies.

Professional Recognition

Full accreditation has been granted for the 4-year BEng (Hons) Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Graduates of this programme will be qualified for Scheme A training of the Environmental Discipline and Logistics & Transportation Discipline of HKIE. Graduates of this programme are expected to be qualified for Corporate Membership of HKIE.

Career Prospects

Our graduates are ready for employment as environmental and transportation engineers and sustainable development professionals in both public and private sectors with good career prospect, such as civil servants, managers, analysts, and environmental consultants.

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (14,66,869) per year
Application deadline

Expected February 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Faculty of Construction and Environment, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ZS1201, 12/F, South Tower, Block Z,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects. English Language Requirements: Non-local applicants are required to meet the following English language requirement: A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; or an overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For applicants who have reached an equivalent English standard as below, the above English language requirement can be waived. Grade C or above in GCEOL English; OR Grade C / 4 or above in GCSE / IGCSE English.

For international students

GCE A-level / International A-level: GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects. (This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain at least BBB in 3 AL subjects.)

International Baccalaureate (IB): A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects (This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain a score of 30 or above, including bonus points.)

Non-local applicants are required to meet the following English language requirement:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR
  • An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For applicants who have reached an equivalent English standard as below, the above English language requirement can be waived.

  • Grade C or above in GCEOL English; OR
  • Grade C / 4 or above in GCSE / IGCSE English; OR
  • Grade 4 in English at International Baccalaureate (IB).
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