The School of Energy and Environment (SEE) offers research studies leading to the degrees of Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in all energy- or environment-related subjects listed under the section, Research and Development in the website of the School.
Before making an application, candidates are requested to contact one of the faculty members in SEE in the relevant subject discipline to discuss their proposed research topic within that discipline. A one-page research proposal is also required to be submitted together with the application for admission. The name of the proposed supervisor should be specified in the application. Details of the application can be found at the website of the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies.
Students admitted in 2019-2020 are required to pay a tuition fee of HK$3,508 per month (12 months for a year). Details of the tuition fee and other fee payments required could be found in the admission handbook provided by the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sgs/download/rpg/prospective/handbook.pdf.
All relevant information for research degree students, including programme structure, regulations and guidelines, student administration, examination, financial assistance, awards and so on is available at http://www.sgs.cityu.edu.hk/student/rpg/studentGuideBook/.
Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programmes in Hong Kong. Those who are seeking admission as new full-time PhD students in the School of Energy and Environment of City University of Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities and societal responsibility.
The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$25,100 (~US$3,218) and conference and research related travel allowance of HK$12,600 (~US$1,615) per year for the awardees for a maximum period of three years.
For Fellowship awardees who are admitted to a 4-year PhD programme, CityU will provide a monthly studentship at the same level as the RGC Fellowship for their fourth year of study.
Application procedures and details of the Scheme can be found in the web link:
The research programmes combines core course with some electives. Each course (except Skills for Scientists) constitutes three credit units.
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit Units||Offered in
2018 - 2019
|SEE8002||Scientific Writing and Communication||3||✔|
|SEE8003||Skills for Scientists
(A core course for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) only, as an elective for Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.))
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit Units|
|SEE8111||Energy Generation and Storage Systems||3||✔|
|SEE8112||Energy Efficiency and Conservation Technologies||3||✔|
|SEE8114||Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development||3|
|SEE8115||Carbon Audit and Management||3||✔|
|SEE8116||Building Performance Assessment||3||✔|
|SEE8123||Energy and Environmental Economics||3|
|SEE8125||Emerging Energy Technologies||3||✔|
|SEE8126||Experimental Techniques in Energy and Environment||3||✔|
|SEE8130||Chemical Reaction Engineering||3||✔|
|SEE8203||Environmental Impact Assessment: Principles and Practice||3||✔|
|SEE8212||Data Analysis in Environmental Applications||3||✔|
|SEE8219||Environmental and Energy Policy||3||✔|
|SEE8220||Environmental Pollution: Theories, Measurement and Mitigation||3||✔|
|SEE8221||Wastewater Engineering and Water Quality Assessment||3||✔|
|SEE8224||Environmental Analytical Chemistry||3||✔|
|SEE8300||Special Topics in Energy and Environment||3||✔||✔||✔|
|EN8013||English for Academic Research and Publication in Science and Engineering||3||✔|