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Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies

Programme Information - Taught Postgraduate Programmes (TPg)

Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes are accepted starting from 15 November 2017.

MSc Energy and Environment


Year of Entry 2018
Mode of Funding Non-government-funded
Programme Code P63
Mode of Programme Combined
Class Schedule Evening sessions, usually from 7:00pm to 9:50pm, on weekdays
Indicative Intake Target 60
Minimum No. of Credits Required 30
Normal Duration of Programme Full-time: 1 year;
Part-time: 2 years
Maximum Study Period Full-time: 2.5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years
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Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Application Deadline
31 May 2018 (Local)
31 Mar 2018 (Non-local)
Mode of processing Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
Programme Leader
Dr Denis YU
+852 3442 6885
Application Enquiries
+852 3442 2414
General Enquiries
+852 3442 2410
† Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.

Programme Aims and Objectives

This programme aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills in the areas of energy and environment, with special reference to the Asian settings. In particular, the programme caters to the rising demand from the business and industry sectors for managers with contemporary views on energy, environment and sustainability. Besides emphasis on technical sciences, graduates of the programme are equipped with holistic knowledge in the related energy and environmental aspects of economics, policies and laws. Based on such knowledge, the graduates can develop innovative and creative solutions to various energy and environmental problems.


Entrance Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and the following specific entrance requirements:

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in physical sciences or an engineering discipline. Those with an undergraduate degree in other disciplines but, with an attainment of A-level physics or equivalent, or sufficient working experience in the related fields, will be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the minimum English proficiency requirement as follows:

  • TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  •  Overall band 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  •  Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET 6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  •  Other equivalent qualifications.

Course Description

The programme emphasizes a balance of both technical and soft sciences. Students are required to complete five core courses (total of 15 credit units). Further to this, students are also required to complete additional 15 credit units either as five elective courses (3 credit units each), or three elective courses (3 credit units each) and a Dissertation (6 credit units).


Core courses

Data Analysis in Environmental Applications

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Technologies

Energy Generation and Storage Systems

Environmental and Energy Policy

Environmental Pollution: Theories, Measurement and Mitigation



Atmospheric and Climate Science

Boundary-Layer Meteorology and Wind Energy Engineering

Building Performance Assessment

Carbon Audit and Management

Climate Change: Science, Adaptation and Mitigation

Climate Modeling


Emerging Energy Technologies

Energy and Environmental Economics

Energy and Environmental Law

Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development

Environmental Impact Assessment Principles and Practice

Experimental Techniques in Energy and Environment

Wastewater Engineering and Water Quality Assessment

Professional Accreditation

Accreditation of MSc Energy and Environment by Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) & Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management  (CIWEM)

MSc Energy and Environment is accredited by the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) and Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management  (CIWEM).

IGEM is a chartered professional body, licensed by the UK Engineering Council, serving a wide range of professionals in the UK and the international gas industry through Membership, events and a comprehensive set of Technical Standards. Details of IGEM can be found at http://www.igem.org.uk.

CIWEM is the only Royal Chartered professional body based in UK dedicated to the water and environment sector, representing and supporting a community of thousands of members globally, devoted to improving water and environmental management and associated social and cultural issues. Details of CIWEM can be found at http://www.ciwem.org.

Graduates of MSc Energy and Environment who have successfully completed the programme, can partially fulfill the academic requirements* and will only need an equivalent professional experience to apply for Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) under the Engineering Council and Society for the Environment (SocEnv) in UK.

* with an accredited BEng / BSc Degree from any of Washington Accord’s 19 Signatories.