What will I learn?

This programme is offered by Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University for holders of Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) who wish to continue on to a Bachelor's degree in Environment and Resources Management.

Programme Features

  • A non-government-funded honours undergraduate programme.
  • A full-time programme which is normally completed in two years.
  • Provide students with a foundational knowledge in both the natural and social sciences in order to apply interdisciplinary approaches in studying and analyzing environmental issues.
  • Deepen students’ appreciation of natural environment and understanding of healthy ecological systems and a sustainable environment.
  • Develop students’ knowledge and ability to utilize environmental research methodologies, ecological field skills and statistical tools to identify and critically analyze environmental and conservation issues in the local, regional and international contexts.
  • Strengthen students’ sensitivity to conflicts and challenges in current issues concerning environmental conservation, urban development and resource management.
  • Sharpen students’ understanding of the contents and impacts of specific environmental policies and legislations and planning requirements pertaining to environmental management.

Award

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Environment and Resources Management awarded by Hong Kong Baptist University.

Career Prospects

Graduates will be well equipped with the practical skills for an array of environment-related professions. They include: environmental protection and conservation agencies, environmental consultancy, environmental management related institutions, non-government organisations, green groups, businesses and civil service. Students would also have the possibility of moving on to postgraduate studies.

Programme Structure

The four-year undergraduate programme requires students to complete a total of 128 units, including 66 units of Major Courses, 38 units of General Education Courses and 24 units of Free Elective Courses. Students with Associate Degree or Higher Diploma qualifications will normally be admitted directly into the third year of study to complete the programme in two years.

Specifically, students are required to complete 39 units of Major Core Courses and 27 units of Major Elective Courses.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$85,140.00 (US$ 10,954) per year
Students are required to complete 66 units in two years at HK $2,580 per unit (Total HK $170,280).
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should have US High School Graduation Diploma; and successful completion of one year's study in a full-time AD programme at a recognised US university/ community college, provided that the duration of the programme should be at least two years in full-time mode. Students following Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) in community colleges must hold: US High School Graduation Diploma; and successful completion of IGETC with Grade C or above in each of the subjects. English Language Requirements : TOEFL- Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550; IELTS Academic: Overall Band: 6.0. Grade C or above in GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English; or Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; Grade E or above in HKALE Use of English (AS Use of English); IB - Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) or Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level).

For international students

To be eligible for admission, a candidate should hold

  • an Associate Degree in Environmental Conservation Studies or related disciplines from any of the local/overseas recognised institutions; or
  • a relevant Higher Diploma from any recognised institutions.

Candidates who possess equivalent qualifications are to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Students are expected to complete all programme pre-requisites and GE courses in their Associate Degree or Higher Diploma studies. Otherwise, they may have to complete additional units of study to make up for the programme pre-requisites and GE courses at College of International Education (CIE), Hong Kong Baptist University.

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

  • TOEFL: Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
  • IELTS Academic: Overall Band 6.0
  • IGCSE First Language English: Grade C/ Grade 4
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language: Grade B/ Grade 5
  • IB: Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) OR Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level)

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

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