Bachelor of Engineering in
Environmental Science and Engineering

Award Title (in English) :
(in Chinese):
Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Science and Engineering
工學士(環境科學及工程學)
Minimum credit units required for graduation:
122 (for Normative 4-year degree)
Maximum credit units permitted:
144 (for Normative 4-year degree)

Aims of Major

This major aims to provide professional education to train students to be knowledgeable in environmental science and engineering so that they can work as environmental professionals contributing to improved environmental performance and sustainability.  The programme objectives are:

  1. To provide students with broad-based knowledge and fundamentals of environmental science and engineering with three streams, namely environmental technology, sustainability and environmental management, and environmental science;
  2. To produce graduates who can perform competently as environmental professionals, scientists and engineers in commercial, industrial and non-governmental organizations, civil services and educational institutions;
  3. To produce graduates that are aware of global, societal, ethical and professional issues and responsibilities in the practice of environmental science and engineering and make contributions to the betterment of the society; and
  4. To nurture students' ability to engage in life-long learning and professional development.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major

Upon successful completion of this Major, students should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and state-of-the-art technology in the environmental science and engineering disciplines;
  2. Design and conduct environmental engineering experiments, analyse data and interpret data;
  3. Design a system, component, or process in environmental engineering context to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as environmental, economic, social, political, ethical, health and safety, and sustainability;
  4. Pursue development of innovative technologies that can solve environmental problems and/or achieve sustainable development;
  5. Explain sustainability in a societal, environmental, and economic context;
  6. Explain basic concepts in management, policy and economics;
  7. Communicate effectively and function in multi-disciplinary teams;
  8. Be conversant with professional, social, ethical, health and safety responsibilities of a competent engineer;
  9. Use the computer/IT tools relevant to the environmental disciplines along with an understanding of their processes and limitations; and
  10. Recognise the need for, and engage in, life-long learning, and stay abreast of contemporary issues.

Curriculum (2017 Cohort)

(i) Students with Normative 4-year Degree


Gateway Education Requirement (30 credit units, including 9 credit units for School-specified courses)

School-specified courses for fulfilling the Gateway Education requirement
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units
MBE2016 Engineering Graphics B2 3

SEE1003

Introduction to Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering

B1

3

SEE3002 Energy and Environmental Economics B3 3

School Requirement (18 credit units):

Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units
AP1201 General Physics I B1 3
BCH1100 Chemistry B1 3
BCH1200 Discovery in Biology B1 3
Select either MA1200 or MA1300
MA1200 Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra I B1 3
MA1300 Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I B1 3
Select either MA1201 or MA1301
MA1201 Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra II B1 3
MA1301 Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II B1 3
SEE1002 Introduction to Computing for Energy and Environment B1 3

Major Requirement (at least 74 credit units):

1) Basic Core Courses (20 credit units)
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units
BCH2004 Principles of Analytical Chemistry B2 4
MA2181 Mathematical Methods for Engineering B2 3
SEE2003 Introduction to Energy and Environmental Data Analysis B2 3
SEE2101 Engineering Thermofluids I B2 3
SEE2201 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering B2 3
SEE2202 Chemical Sciences for Environmental Engineers B2 4
2) Major Core Courses (42 credit units)
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units
SEEM4024 Project Management B4 3
SEE2203 Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Management B2 3
SEE2204 Principles of Sustainability B2 3
SEE3003 Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies B3 3
SEE3101 Engineering Thermofluids II B3 4
SEE3203 Air Pollution B3 3
SEE4001 Engineers in Society B4 1
SEE4002 Environmental Engineering Laboratory B4 3
SEE4004 Environmental Impact Assessment for Sustainable Development B4 4
SEE4112 Sustainable Engineering Systems: Modelling and Analysis B4 3
SEE4217 Waste and Wastewater Treatment Engineering B4 3
SEE4218 Water and Water Resource Engineering B4 3
SEE4996 Final Year Project B4 6
3) Electives (at least 12 credit units)
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units Remarks
Select at least Four courses from the following list
BCH4035 Environmental Measurements B4 4 Environmental Technology
CA3677 Hydraulics and Hydrology B3 3
SEE4203 Advanced Treatment and Management of Solid and Municipal Waste B4 3
SEE4216 Air Pollution Measurement and Control B4 3
SEE3001 Energy and Environmental Policy B3 3 Sustainability and Environmental Management
SEE3104 Sustainable and Renewable Energy B3 3
SEE4116 Energy and Carbon Auditing B4 3
SEE4204 Environmental Modelling and Geographic Information System B4 3
SEE4205 Design of Smart Cities and Sustainable Building B4 3
SEE4206 Social Perspectives of Environmental Science and Engineering B4 3
BCH4022 Environmental Toxicology B4 4 Environmental Science
BCH4035 Environmental Measurements B4 4
BCH4039 Environmental Conservation and Resources Management B4 4
SEE3201 Atmospheric Science – An Introductory Survey B3 3
SEE4202 Atmospheric Chemistry B4 3
SEE4219 Air Quality Modeling B4 3

 

(ii)Students with Advanced Standing I


Gateway Education Requirement (21 credit units, including 6 credit units for School-specified courses)

School-specified courses for fulfilling the Gateway Education requirement
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units

MBE2016

Engineering Graphics

B2

3

SEE3002 Energy and Environmental Economics B3 3

School Requirement (not required)


Major Requirement (at least 74 credit units):

1) Basic Core Courses (20 credit units)
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units
BCH2004 Principles of Analytical Chemistry B2 4
MA2181 Mathematical Methods for Engineering B2 3
SEE2003 Introduction to Energy and Environmental Data Analysis B2 3
SEE2101 Engineering Thermofluids I B2 3
SEE2201 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering B2 3
SEE2202 Chemical Sciences for Environmental Engineers B2 4
2) Major Core Courses (42 credit units)
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units
SEEM4024 Project Management B4 3
SEE2203 Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Management B2 3
SEE2204 Principles of Sustainability B2 3
SEE3003 Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies B3 3
SEE3101 Engineering Thermofluids II B3 4
SEE3203 Air Pollution B3 3
SEE4001 Engineers in Society B4 1
SEE4002 Environmental Engineering Laboratory B4 3
SEE4004 Environmental Impact Assessment for Sustainable Development B4 4
SEE4112 Sustainable Engineering Systems: Modelling and Analysis B4 3
SEE4217 Waste and Wastewater Treatment Engineering B4 3
SEE4218 Water and Water Resource Engineering B4 3
SEE4996 Final Year Project B4 6
3) Electives (at least 12 credit units)
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units Remarks
Select at least Four courses from the following list
BCH4035 Environmental Measurements B4 4 Environmental Technology
CA3677 Hydraulics and Hydrology B3 3
SEE4203 Advanced Treatment and Management of Solid and Municipal Waste B4 3
SEE4216 Air Pollution Measurement and Control B4 3
SEE3001 Energy and Environmental Policy B3 3 Sustainability and Environmental Management
SEE3104 Sustainable and Renewable Energy B3 3
SEE4116 Energy and Carbon Auditing B4 3
SEE4204 Environmental Modelling and Geographic Information System B4 3
SEE4205 Design of Smart Cities and Sustainable Building B4 3
SEE4206 Social Perspectives of Environmental Science and Engineering B4 3
BCH4022 Environmental Toxicology B4 4 Environmental Science
BCH4035 Environmental Measurements B4 4
BCH4039 Environmental Conservation and Resources Management B4 4
SEE3201 Atmospheric Science – An Introductory Survey B3 3
SEE4202 Atmospheric Chemistry B4 3
SEE4219 Air Quality Modeling B4 3