Postgraduate Programs 2022/23
Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Science Programs in Environmental Engineering and Management
Award Title

Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering and Management
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Management

Program Short Name


Mode of Study

Both full- and part-time

Normative Program Duration


Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 1.5 years


Full-time: 1 – 1.5 years
Part-time: 2 – 2.5 years

Program Fee


Full-time: HK$73,500
Part-time: HK$73,500


Full-time: HK$147,000
Part-time: HK$120,000

New students admitted with credit transfer and PGD graduates subsequently admitted to the MSc Program are also required to pay the full program fee.

The program fee covers 2 terms of study for the full-time PGD Program, 3 terms for the part-time PGD Program, 4 terms for the full-time MSc Program, and 6 terms for the part-time MSc Program. Students who stay in the program beyond the normative study period covered by the program fee, or take additional courses or need to retake any courses are required to pay additional fee.

Program Advisor

Program Director:
Prof Guanghao CHEN, Chair Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

In Hong Kong, as in other densely-populated cities, environmental issues such as the deterioration of air and water quality, and increased constraints on solid waste management, have posed great challenges to environmental engineers.

The Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) and Master of Science (MSc) Programs in Environmental Engineering and Management seek to meet the needs of practicing engineers who may be engaged in the design, commissioning and management of environmental facilities and infrastructure systems.

The programs are designed for those who wish to strengthen their environmental engineering knowledge and to well prepare themselves for advanced engineering practices with management responsibilities. The programs not only offer advanced environmental engineering and management courses for students but also enable them to take several electives from other related programs.

On successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Describe basic and advanced knowledge in environmental engineering and management;
  2. Identify environmental problems and propose feasible environmental engineering or management solutions;
  3. Illustrate contemporary environmental issues with the awareness of the environmental impacts;
  4. Design basic environmental engineering components and systems; and
  5. Analyze major factors impacting environmental engineering systems and provide strategies for managing these.
  1. Minimum Credit Requirement

    PGD: 15 credits
    MSc: 30 credits 

  2. Credit Transfer  

    Subject to the approval of the Program Director and the University regulations governing credit transfer, a maximum of 6 credits can be transferred to the PGD Program and a maximum of 9 credits can be transferred to the MSc Program.

  1. Foundation Courses

PGD: at least 9 credits
MSc: at least 18 credits

CIEM 5810*
CIVL 4460
IBTM 5330*
IBTM 5430*
JEVE 5260
JEVE 5320
JEVE 5410*
JEVE 5420*
JEVE 5430#
JEVE 5440*
JEVE 5460*@
JEVE 5470
JEVE 5480
JEVE 5510*
JEVE 5530*
JEVE 5760
JEVE 5820*
JEVE 5900*
* Management related courses.
# JEVE 5430 can be substituted by CIVL 5460.
@ JEVE 5460 can be substituted by CIVL 5410.


  1. Elective Courses

A pre-approved elective course list, including JEVE 6980, will be made available to students at the beginning of every term.

JEVE 6980

Subject to the recommendation from the Program Director and approval of the course instructor, PGD students may take a maximum of 3 credits and MSc students may take a maximum of 6 credits of CIVL courses at 4000-level to meet the graduation requirements of the programs.


  1. Remarks

  • PGD students are required to take at least two management-related courses, and MSc students are required to take at least three management-related courses.

  • Part-time PGD and MSc students may take a maximum of 9 credits in each term.

  • Students failing to meet the graduation grade average (GGA) requirement of 2.850 or above are required to repeat or take additional course(s) even if they attain passing grades for all courses.

Last update: 3 June 2020

To qualify for admission, applicants must meet all of the following requirements. Admission is selective and meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

1. General Admission Requirements of the University
  • Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification.

2. English Language Admission Requirements

Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments:

  • TOEFL-iBT: 80*

  • TOEFL-pBT: 550

  • TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test: 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)

  • IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-score: 5.5

* refers to the total score in one single attempt

Applicants are not required to present TOEFL or IELTS score if

  • their first language is English, or

  • they obtained the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.

3. Program-Specific Admission Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree with second class honors in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related area

Apply online before the application deadlines.


Application Fee


Application Deadlines

For 2022/23 Fall Term Intake (commencing in Sep 2022):

Non-local Applicants*
Full-time: 15 Dec 2021 (Round 1); 1 Apr 2022 (Round 2); 1 May 2022 (Round 3)
Part-time: 15 Dec 2021 (Round 1); 1 Apr 2022 (Round 2); 1 May 2022 (Round 3)

Local Applicants
Full-time: 15 Dec 2021 (Round 1); 15 May 2022 (Round 2); 15 Jun 2022 (Round 3)
Part-time: 15 Dec 2021 (Round 1); 15 May 2022 (Round 2); 15 Jun 2022 (Round 3)

For 2021/22 Spring Term Intake (commencing in Feb 2022):

Non-local Applicants*
Part-time: 1 Nov 2021

Local Applicants
Part-time: 15 Nov 2021

 * Applicants are considered as non-local students if they hold (i) student visa/ entry permit; or (ii) visa under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG); or (iii) dependent visa/entry permit who were 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa/ entry permit by the Director of Immigration. For details on student visa/ entry permit requirements, please click here.