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

能源及環境學院 [選項: 工學士(能源科學及工程學)、工學士(環境科學及工程學)]

Academic Year of Entry 2020/21
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
(subject to change)
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
Admissions Tutor
Dr Patrick LEE
Deputy Admissions Tutor
Dr Patrick SIT
Deputy Admissions Tutor
Dr Keith NGAN
General Enquiries
Miss Michelle WONG

For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1051.


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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, as well as studies on the impact on the environment and global climate change from energy use and production, 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.

The School of Energy and Environment currently offers the following majors:

  • BEng Energy Science and Engineering
  • BEng Environmental Science and Engineering

Students start with a common year of foundation study. The content of our programmes covers a wide spectrum of areas, allowing students to explore knowledge in a number of environments. At the beginning of their studies, they develop a broad scientific foundation by studying courses in basic science, covering mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry and biology before they are guided through an in-depth exploration of environment and energy issues. Students declare their majors after completing the foundation courses in the first year.




We aim to:

  • advance research in targeted themes of benefit to societal needs in energy, the environment and sustainability;
  • educate engineers and professionals at undergraduate and graduate levels by adopting holistic approaches that provide innovative solutions to local and regional problems in energy, the environment and sustainability; and
  • maintain a collaborative and supportive atmosphere for students, faculty, alumni and other stakeholders in advancing our interdisciplinary research and educational objectives

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have studied subjects related to Mathematics and Chemistry/Physics at a high school or post-secondary institution.

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 School 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.

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 is aligned with the learning outcomes of our Bachelor’s programmes, aiming to equip students with a clear understanding and appreciation of the 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 eight weeks on the internship. Some individual companies/organisations may offer students one-year placements.

Professional Recognisation

Our undergraduate programmes, Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Science and Engineering (ESE) and Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Science and Engineering (EVE), are accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).  The ESE programme meets the academic requirement for HKIE Corporate Membership in both the energy and environmental disciplines while EVE programme in environmental discipline.

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.)