Master of Science in Energy and Environment

Award Title (in English) :
(in Chinese):
Master of Science in Energy and Environment
Programme Code: P63
Number of Credit Units Required for the Award: 30

Applications for Master of Science in Energy and Environment (MSc in E&E) for 2023 entry in September 2023 starts on 1 November 2022. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2023 for non-local applicants and 31 May 2023 for local applicants. The programme is offered in 2-year part-time and 1-year full-time study mode. Local students and non-local students admitted in 2023-2024 are required to pay a tuition fee of HK$5,600 per credit unit.

The programme emphasizes a balance of both technical and soft sciences. Students are required to complete five core courses (total of 15 credit units). Further to this, students are also required to complete additional 15 credit units either as five elective courses (3 credit units each), or three elective courses (3 credit units each) and a Dissertation (6 credit units).


Admission Talk for 2023-2024 Entry [Slides of Admission Talk for 2023-24 Entry]

Date: 2 January 2023 (Monday)
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Mode: Zoom Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Chunhua LIU, Programme Leader of MSc Energy and Environment
Medium: English
Enquiry: (Tel) 3442 2414 / 3442 7496


Programme Aims

This programme aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills in the areas of energy and environment, with special reference to the Asian settings. In particular, the programme caters to the rising demand from the business and industry sectors for managers with contemporary views on energy, environment and sustainability. Besides emphasis on technical sciences, graduates of the programme are equipped with holistic knowledge in the related energy and environmental aspects of economics, policies and laws. Based on such knowledge, the graduates can develop innovative and creative solutions to various energy and environmental problems.


Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:

  1. Master the underlying technical principles and analysis techniques governing energy generation, usage and environmental technologies and apply the knowledge on sustainable development 
  2. Exhibit an ability to identify and integrate major factors affecting the atmosphere, climate and water quality
  3. Stay abreast of contemporary economics and ethics, relevant policies and laws both at international and national levels in addressing energy and environment problems and  issues  
  4. Critically assess and balance the impacts of implementation of energy and environmental technologies and policies on sustainability
  5. Demonstrate expertise on energy supply, demand and security issues and their associated environmental impacts in a global and societal context
  6. Elaborate the development of innovative technologies that can generate clean and sustainable energy to address energy scarcity and combat pollution and climate change 
  7. Synthesize a broad view of energy, environment and climate change problems and issues through discussions and presentations
  8. Detail innovative and creative solutions to energy and environmental problems through teamwork or projects.


Admission Requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in physical sciences or an engineering discipline. Those with an undergraduate degree in other disciplines but, with an attainment of A-level physics or equivalent, or sufficient working experience in the related fields, will be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL@# score 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • overall banding 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS)@; or
  • score 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • other equivalent qualifications.

@TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered valid for two years. Applicants are required to provide their English test results obtained within the two years preceding the commencement of the University's application period.
# Applicants are required to arrange for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send their TOEFL results directly to the University. The TOEFL institution code for CityU is 3401 (Graduate School Admissions) and the Department Code is 99.

UGC Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2023/24 for Local Students

Fellowship awards are available for local students admitted to this programme under the Fellowships Scheme supported by the HKSAR Government. This programme in the priority area of “Sustainable City” is one of the targeted programmes listed under the Fellowships Scheme with 4 fellowship awards. Local students admitted to the programme in full-time, part-time or combined study mode will be invited to submit applications for the fellowships.


Curriculum (Cohort 2014 onwards)

For Cohorts 2010-2013, please refer to the course and programme information here.

Core Course:

Course Code Course Title Credit Units Offered in
Sem A
2022 - 2023
Offered in
Sem B
2022 - 2023
Offered in
SEE5211 Data Analysis in Environmental Applications 3    
SEE5212 Environmental Pollution: Theories, Measurement and Mitigation 3    
SEE6101 Energy Generation and Storage Systems 3    
SEE6102 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Technologies 3    
SEE6201 Environmental and Energy Policy 3    


Course Code Course Title Credit Units Offered in
Sem A
2022 - 2023
Offered in
Sem B
2022 - 2023
Offered in
SEE5101 Energy and Environmental Economics 3      
SEE5114 Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development 3    
SEE5201 Air Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry 3    
SEE5202 Climate Change: Science, Adaptation and Mitigation 3    
SEE6115 Carbon Audit and Management 3    
SEE6116 Building Performance Assessment 3      
SEE6118 Emerging Energy Technologies 3    
SEE6119 Experimental Techniques in Energy and Environment 3      
SEE6120 Gas Engineering – Theories and Practices 3      
SEE6122 Advanced Thermosciences for Energy Engineering 3    
SEE6202 Boundary-Layer Meteorology and Wind Energy Engineering 3      
SEE6203 Environmental Impact Assessment Principles and Practice 3      
SEE6212 Environmental Modelling 3    
SEE6213 Wastewater Engineering and Water Quality Assessment 3      
SEE6214 Solid Waste Treatment and Management 3    
SEE6224 Environmental Chemistry and Physics 3    
SEE6225 Environmental Assessment 3    
SEE6226 Ecosystem and Environmental Toxicology 3    
SEE6999 Dissertation (List of Previous Dissertation Topics) 6
LW6959 Energy and Environmental Law 3