Research Degree Studies

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 2017-2018 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/.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, 2017-2018

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$20,000 (~US$2,564) and conference and research related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (~US$1,282) per year for the awardees for a maximum period of three years.

Application procedures and details of the Scheme can be found in the web link:
http://www.sgs.cityu.edu.hk/prospective/RPg/HKPhD

Courses for Research Degree Programmes

The research programmes combines core course with some electives. Each course (except Skills for Scientists) constitutes three credit units.

Core Course:

Course Code Course Title Credit Units Offered in
Sem A
2016 - 2017
Offered in
Sem B
2016 - 2017
Offered in
Summer
2017
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.))

2    

Electives:

Course Code Course Title Credit Units Offered in
Sem A
2016 - 2017
Offered in
Sem B
2016 - 2017
Offered in
Summer
2017
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    
SEE8124 Introduction to Emissions Trading 3      
SEE8125 Emerging Energy Technologies 3    
SEE8126 Experimental Techniques in Energy and Environment 3      
SEE8127 Nanotechnology in Energy and Environment 3      
SEE8128 Renewable Resources for Biorefinery 3      
SEE8129 Energy-efficient, Environmental-friendly Refrigeration and Air-conditioning 3      
SEE8203 Environmental Impact Assessment: Principles and Practice 3    
SEE8212 Data Analysis in Environmental Applications 3    
SEE8213 Climate Modeling 3      
SEE8219 Environmental and Energy Policy 3    
SEE8220 Environmental Pollution: Theories, Measurement and Mitigation 3    
SEE8221 Wastewater Engineering and Water Quality Assessment 3    
SEE8222 Scientific Computing in Energy and Environmental Science 3      
SEE8223 Tropical Meteorology and Climate 3      
SEE8300* Special Topics in Energy and Environment* 3  
EN8013 English for Academic Research and Publication in Science and Engineering 3    

* The course is to be offered in all semesters with effective from Semester B 2016-17.