Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chemistry
Exclusive Majors
(Students who study the following majors are not allowed to choose this minor)
Environmental Science and Management
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

Aims of Minor

This minor aims to increase students’ understanding of Environmental Sciences at the post-secondary level, hence preparing them for further studies.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

  1. comprehend the basic principles of the structure and function of environmental systems, the impact of human activities on the environment; 
  2. make rational decisions on the use and conservation of natural resources;
  3. devise ways to minimize disturbances to ecological systems.

Minor Requirements (15 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2018/19

1. Core Courses (6 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
BCH1200Discovery in Biology3

2. Electives (9 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
BCH2005APrinciples of Environmental Chemistry3
BCH3038AEnvironmental Sampling and Risk Assessment3
BCH3068AGeneral Ecology3
BCH4022AEnvironmental Toxicology3
BCH4023ABiological Treatment of Wastes3
BCH4035AEnvironmental Measurements3
BCH4039AEnvironmental Conservation and Resources Management3
BCH4040AEnvironmental Impact Assessment3
BCH4078AAquatic Ecology3

Additional Information

  1. At least 15 credit units must be taken from the courses shown in the above table. These include 6 credit units of the required courses and at least 9 credit units of electives. Students who enter the programme with a satisfactory result in Biology and/or Chemistry in HKALE or equivalent may apply to take a selected elective as a substitute for BCH1100 and/or BCH1200.
  2. An average GPA of 1.7 or above in these courses is required for the award.
  3. No student is allowed to take 2 minors from the Department of Chemistry simultaneously.
  4. Students whose major is in the BScESM programme of the Department of Chemistry are ineligible.
  5. A student who intends to take the minor should seek approval from his/her home academic unit and the Department of Chemistry.