Master of Science in Energy and Environment

Award Title (in English) :
(in Chinese):
Master of Science in Energy and Environment
Programme Code: P63
Number of Credit Units Required for the Award:

Applications for Master of Science in Energy and Environment (MSc in E&E) for 2017 entry in September 2017 has been started on 15 November 2016. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2017 for non-local applicants and 31 May 2017 for local applicants. The programme is offered in 2-year part-time and 1-year full-time study mode. Local students and non-local students admitted in 2017-2018 are required to pay a tuition fee of HK$3,520 per credit unit and HK$4,030 per credit unit respectively.

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 and a Dissertation (6 credit units).


Admission Talk

Date: 19 January 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Lily Chiang Lecture Theatre (LT-7), 4/F, Academic 1, CityU
Speaker: Dr. Denis YU, Programme Leader of MSc Energy and Environment
Medium: English

(Tel) 3442 2414 / 3442 7496 

Slides of MSc Admission Talk for 2017-18

Programme Aims

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.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Grasp the technical principles and analysis techniques governing energy generation, usage and environmental technologies and apply the knowledge on sustainable development;
  2. Identify major factors affecting the atmosphere, climate and water quality;
  3. Recognize the need to stay abreast of contemporary economics and ethics, relevant policies and laws both at international and national levels in addressing energy and environment problems and  issues; 
  4. Assess impacts of implementation of energy and environmental technologies and policies on sustainability;
  5. Address energy supply, demand and security issues and their associated environmental impacts in a global and societal context;
  6. Pursue development of innovative technologies that can generate clean and sustainable energy to address energy scarcity and combat pollution and climate change;
  7. Communicate energy, environment and climate change problems and issues through discussions and presentations; and
  8. Develop innovative and creative solutions to energy and environmental problems through teamwork or projects.

Admission 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 following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL score 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • overall banding 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • score 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • other equivalent qualifications.

Curriculum (Cohort 2014 onwards)

For Cohorts 2010-2013, please refer to the course and programme information here.

Core Course:

Course Code Course Title Credit Units Offered in
Sem A
2017 - 2018
Offered in
Sem B
2017 - 2018
Offered in
SEE5211 Data Analysis in Environmental Applications 3    
SEE5212 Environmental Pollution: Theories, Measurement and Mitigation 3    
SEE6101 Energy Generation and Storage Systems 3    
SEE6102 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Technologies 3    
SEE6201 Environmental and Energy Policy 3    


Course Code Course Title Credit Units Offered in
Sem A
2017 - 2018
Offered in
Sem B
2017 - 2018
Offered in
SEE5101 Energy and Environmental Economics 3    
SEE5114 Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development 3   ✔   
SEE5201 Atmospheric and Climate Science 3      
SEE5202 Climate Change: Science, Adaptation and Mitigation 3    
SEE6115 Carbon Audit and Management 3    
SEE6116 Building Performance Assessment 3    
SEE6117 Introduction to Emissions Trading 3      
SEE6118 Emerging Energy Technologies 3    
SEE6119 Experimental Techniques in Energy and Environment 3    
SEE6202 Boundary-Layer Meteorology and Wind Energy Engineering 3      
SEE6203 Environmental Impact Assessment Principles and Practice 3    
SEE6212 Climate Modeling 3      
SEE6213 Wastewater Engineering and Water Quality Assessment 3    
SEE6999 Dissertation 6
LW6959 Energy and Environmental Law 3    

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