I am undergoing a three-year training at the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) as part of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) Training Scheme “A” in the Environmental discipline. During this time, I will work in different divisions in the EPD, including Environmental Infrastructure Division (EID), Nature Conservation and Infrastructure Planning Division (CID), Environmental Assessment Division (EAD), and Environmental Compliance Division (ECD).
Working at EPD requires a broad-based knowledge in the environmental field. Because the courses provided by SEE extensively cover both energy- and environmental-related issues, this provided me with a unique and strong foundation in my career development.
Innovation is indispensable for an environmental engineer. As a student at SEE, I was encouraged to be creative and innovative through various group projects. Again, because the courses provided by SEE emphasize both energy- and environmental-related issues, such broad-based knowledge provided me with the unique skills to carry out innovative engineering designs.
SEE has an extensive network of energy- and environment-related companies. These companies offer valuable internship places to students every year. For me, the internship experience in different companies provided me with insightful knowledge and expectation as a professional engineer.
Having relevant work experience is indispensable in graduates job hunting. In addition to studying hard, students need to devote time to seek practical experience in their target careers. Through such experience, they will be able to gain a realistic view of their future careers and this will better equip them for future development.