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What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Engineering in Energy Engineering [MSc(Eng)(EnergyE)] curriculum is jointly offered by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

As a consequence of rising industrialisation, economic and social development, and the supply of additional and better energy services for an increasing population, there is a tremendous increase in energy consumption in the world in the past few decades, which is predicted to grow continuously, particularly in most developing countries. Most of the energy sources come from fossil fuels, which produce much air pollutants and greenhouse gases that threaten the earth. Also, fossil fuels are not unlimited, and its depletion affects our economic development. It is therefore important to explore technologies that can reduce our use of energy and to derive energy and fuels that are sustainable. The curriculum will focus on various energy technologies, including energy production, energy conversion, energy conservation, energy efficiency and energy use.

Students are required to complete either 48 credits plus a dissertation (equivalent to 24 credits), or 60 credits plus a project (equivalent to 12 credits) to graduate.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (minimum one year, maximum two years, with classes on weekday evenings and Saturdays)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK $18,000 per 6 credit-units (for students admitted in 2022) (Subject to University’s approval)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2022

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate: shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or GCE (General Certificate of Education) - Grade C or above; or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) - Grade C or above; or Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language - Grade C or above.

For international students

  • Comply with the University Entrance Requirements; and
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Engineering or related sciences) of this University or a comparable institution accepted for this purpose.

English Language Requirements

In addition to satisfying the requirements for admission to the curriculum concerned, an applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain one of the following examination result.

A. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
1. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or
2. a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or
3. a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or

B. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or

C. GCE (General Certificate of Education)
Grade C or above; or

D. IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
Grade C or above; or

E. Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language
Grade C or above

Application deadlines: Round 1 (Main): December 31, 2021; Round 2 (Clearing): 12:00 noon (GMT +8), April 14, 2022.

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

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