What will I learn?

Environmental Science is an integrated science using the basic knowledge and skills of applied biochemistry, biology, and chemistry to assess and resolve environmental problems. In response to the growing public concerns about the environmental protection and conservation issues, the University established the Environmental Science programme in 1994. We foster our students with training in ecology, environmental chemistry, pollution control, waste management, biodiversity, conservation, toxicology and health, energy research, environmental impact assessment, and policy development. Our body of lecturing staff comprises professors from the School of Life Sciences and Department of Chemistry, as well as other professionals from related disciplines.

Curriculum

Study focus

  • Ecology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Instrumentations Techniques
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Environmental and Biochemical Toxicology
  • Internship

Elective areas

  • Chemical Treatment Processes
  • Conservation Biology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Environmental Protection and Pollution Control
  • Environmental Health
  • Field Study
  • Hong Kong Flora and Fauna
  • Marine Biology
  • Methods in Toxicological Research
  • Electives from other programmes

Highlights

Wide range of elective courses from:

  • Chemistry and Earth System Science in the Faculty of Science
  • Energy and Environmental Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering such as Energy Utilisation and Human Behaviour, Atmospheric Science Chemistry in Biofuel, etc.
  • Geography and Resource Management in the Faculty of Social Science
  • Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine such as Urban Environmental Problems, Ecosystem Restoration and Management, Hydrology and Water Resources, Biostatistics, Soil Science, Environment and Health, etc

Career Prospects

More than half of our graduates directly involve in environmental related jobs after graduation. They work in government departments, consulting firms, green groups, and commercial sectors focusing on various aspects of environmental issues, from green purchasing, carbon audit, to environmental impact assessments and tree management. Other graduates become postgraduate students or find jobs in schools as teachers, in the business sectors as administrators or marketing officers. Our graduates could become environmental professionals by joining the HKIQEP (Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals).

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (US$ 18,517) per year
Start date

6 January 2020

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.

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