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What will I learn?

Introduction

The Energy and Environmental Engineering Programme at CUHK provides the engineering knowledge and training for its graduates to tackle a broad spectrum of energy issues pertaining to renewable, environmental and building technologies. The Programme puts forth a strong platform and broad-based perspective for learning and understanding the relations and trade-offs between energy and environment, and the ensuing engineering challenges in attaining viable solutions.

Programme Features

Interdisciplinary & Problem-Solving:

  • Fundamental knowledge and problem-solving skills in energy principles, technologies, and systems;
  • Interdisciplinary major required and core elective courses are co-designed with the Earth System Science Programme and the School of Architecture, and a host of elective courses from the Environmental Science Programme, and the Department of Geography and Resource Management.

Three Study Streams:

  • Sustainable Energy Technology Stream, for enhanced coverage on renewable energy generation, system design, storage, distribution, and management;
  • Green Building Technology Stream, for fundamental knowledge on environmental performance assessment and energy management of urban buildings;
  • Environmental Engineering Stream, for principles of natural and built environments, and air pollution monitoring and control challenges.

Programme Outcomes

Students will acquire fundamental knowledge in energy principles, technologies and environmental sciences, as well as the ability to facilitate solutions to problems related to energy technologies, environmental engineering, urban pollutions, building performance assessment and control, etc., that contribute to the well-being of our environment and society.

Career Prospects

The knowledge and skills gained by students of the Programme will afford them strong career prospects. They will find employability in current and emerging areas of energy systems, environmental monitoring and control, sensor instrumentation, and smart and green building technologies, among others. They can land jobs in Government, electric companies and power grid enterprises, building and construction industries, consulting firms and green groups, renewable technology companies, and vehicle industries, to cite just some of the possibilities. They can also pursue postgraduate studies in their specialized areas of interest in Hong Kong or overseas.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (14,72,978) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have obtained SAT Reasoning Test; and preferably with 2 SAT Subject Tests/ 2 Advanced Placement (AP) Tests. Mature applicants should be aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.0; TOEFL (iBT): 80; SAT Reasoning Test (Old): Essay - 8; SAT (New) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 590; ACT combined English/ Writing or English Language Arts (ELA): 23; GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE-OL: C; GCE-AL/AS: E; IB: 4; HKDSE: Level 3; HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2; Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Grade 12 English: 80%; Canadian Grade 12 English: 70%; Indian Central or State Board Exam Grade 12 English: 80%; Malaysian UEC-Senior English Language: B4; Singapore GCE A-Level H1 General Paper: C.GCSE/IGCSE/GCE-OL.

For international students

You are eligible to apply for admission if, by 1 September of the year in which admission is sought, you possess any of the following qualifications:

1. GCE-AL/International-AL/IB/Other high school qualifications

  • GCE-AL/International-AL: 3AL/ 2AL+2AS in one sitting (All grades must be obtained from examinations taken within a twelve-month period.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • A recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT/ ACT and SAT Subject Tests/ AP Tests in USA, UEC/ STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD/ BC diploma in Canada, GSAT/AST in Taiwan, AISSCE (CBSE)/ ISC in India, SMA in Indonesia, etc.)

2. Post-secondary qualifications

  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Completed at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree/higher diploma or its equivalent

3. Mature Applicants

  • Mature persons aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80
  • Other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE: Level 3 or HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2.

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

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