School of Energy and Environment (options: BEng Energy Science and Engineering, BEng Environmental Science and Engineering)

Year of Entry 2018
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1051
School of Energy and Environment (options: BEng Energy Science and Engineering, BEng Environmental Science and Engineering)
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
JUPAS and non-JUPAS government-funded places : 68
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :

14 for the School of Energy and Environment

Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
Programme Website Click here to open
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Major Leader
Dr Patrick SIT
Major Leader
General Enquiries
Miss Michelle WONG

For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1051.


School of Energy and Environment

The School performs cutting-edge research and provides professional education on globally hot issues related to energy and the environment. The development of technologies that can generate clean and sustainable energy, together with studies on the impact of energy use and production on the environment and global climate change, must therefore be at the forefront of energy and environmental research.

To mitigate climate change resulting from the overuse of fossil fuels, governments, industries and business sectors have been gearing up to use technologies focused on energy efficiency and conservation. This is where the School of Energy and Environment, as an educator, steps in to provide the required training.




We aim to:

  • advance research on targeted themes that benefit society’s energy, environment, and sustainability needs;
  • educate engineers and professionals at undergraduate and graduate levels by adopting holistic approaches that provide innovative solutions to local and regional problems concerning energy, the environment and sustainability;
  • Maintain a collaborative and supportive atmosphere in which students, faculty, alumni and other stakeholders can advance our interdisciplinary research and educational objectives.

Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1051) will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the School of Energy and Environment. Students will enter a major (current major options: Energy Science and Engineering; Environmental Science and Engineering) after one year of study. The top 20% of students# will have a free choice of majors offered by the School. The other 80% of students will be allocated a major within the School, subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors.

# based on CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses


Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programmes:


  • BEng Energy Science and Engineering (admission code: 1694A)
  • BEng Environmental Science and Engineering (admission code: 1702A)


Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.  In addition to meeting the entrance requirements, applicants are expected to have studied a subject related to Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics at a high school or post-secondary institution.

First-Year Curriculum


Subject Area

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

Gateway Education (GE)

GE1401 and



EL0200A and EL0200B


(i) University English and

English for Engineering


(ii) English for Academic Purposes 1 and English for Academic Purposes 2

(depending on students’ language background)


GE courses in Distributional Areas







Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra I


Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I





Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra II


Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II




Introduction to Computing for Energy and Environment


Energy/Environment SEE1003 Introduction to Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering 3



General Physics I








Discovery in Biology





For the full curriculum structure, please refer to the School website at (for major in Energy Science and Engineering) and (for major in Environmental Science and Engineering).

Student Exchange/Internship

Student Exchange Programme

 To widen the global horizon and enhance the learning experience, students are encouraged to join the Student Exchange Programme, which allows them to undertake part of their degree study abroad. SEE students can apply for exchange places at our partner institutions for both institutional and school level programmes.

Internship Programme

The Internship Programme follows the learning outcomes of our Bachelor’s programmes in fostering students with a clear understanding and appreciation of energy and environmental issues encountered by the government, business, industry and the community at large. The internship is conducted during either the summer break between the first and second year or the second and third year of undergraduate study, as arranged with our internship partners. Students normally spend about 8 weeks on the internship. Some companies/organisations may offer students one-year placements.

Professional Recognisation

Our undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Science and Engineering programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and meets the academic requirement for HKIE Corporate Membership in both the energy and environmental disciplines, while the Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Science and Engineering programme is in the process of seeking accreditation by the HKIE.

The HKIE has agreements for reciprocal recognition of professional qualifications with engineering authorities in Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Mainland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and agreements of co-operation with other organisations in Europe, the Mainland, North America and Southeast Asia.

Major Option(s) Currently Available (The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.)