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Feb 21, 2013 (4 years and 1 month ago)


Wish to make a dream
of your future……?

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in
Environmental Science and

General Information

Mode of programme : Full

Mode of funding : Government

Minimum no. of credits required : 95

Normal duration of programme : 3 Years

Tuition fee (subject to yearly review) :

HK$42,100 per annum (for local students)

HK$60,000 per annum (for non
local students)

Application deadline : 28 February 2007


General Information

Environmental sciences and management is
a modern, exciting, multi
disciplinary field,
which includes subject areas as diverse as
chemistry, biology, ecology, biochemistry,
toxicology, earth sciences, law, sociology,
economics and management.

Each year the Department sponsors a
number of students to participate in exchange
studies outside Hong Kong.


To train and produce graduates who are
suitably educated to pursue a developing
career in one or more of the following areas:


environmental biology

applied microbiology and biotechnology

and to meet local and regional requirements
in the industrial, commercial, government or
education sectors.

Start your career here….

Upon graduation, you are expected to make a
significant contribution to environmental
conservation and protection in Hong Kong, both in
the government and private sectors.

You can seek employment in various government
departments (e.g., Environmental Protection
Department; Government Laboratory; Agriculture,
Fisheries and Conservation Department),
consultancy companies, laboratories, the
commercial, industrial, or educational sectors, or
you can further pursue postgraduate studies.

Admissions Requirement

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the General
Entrance Requirements and the following specific entrance

(a) E in AL or AS Biology and Chemistry, one of which must be obtained in


(b) E in one of the following Mathematics subjects: HKCEE Mathematics; or
AS Applied Mathematics, or Pure Mathematics, or Mathematics and
Statistics; or AL Applied Mathematics or Pure Mathematics


C in GCSE Mathematics

Programme Structure


Programme Core

Out of Discipline

Language (e.g.
University English


Required Courses

(Courses that must
be passed to
complete a


Any courses which
are not related to
the discipline of the
programme award

Chinese Civilization


(Courses chosen
from a defined set
of courses)

(Refer to Appendix I
for details

The programme is made up of three main components as follows:

What will you be studying?

In Year 1, you will concentrate on learning the fundamentals that underpin
environmental science

especially those related to biology and chemistry.

In Years 2 and 3, your choice of courses enables you to study more detailed
areas of environmental science and management. Some of the “required
courses” include

Environmental Sampling and Risk Assessment (where you will learn how
scientists make measurements related to environmental matters, how they
analyse their data, and how they predict outcomes);

Environmental Pollution (the study of contaminants in our environment, and how
they affect living organisms including humans);

Environmental Law (how we legislate to maintain our environmental quality);

Economics of the Environment (how environmental management is intimately
linked to economic matters); and

Earth Systems (how our planet's biogeochemistry “fits together”).

Advanced elective courses are also available:

Quality and Environmental Management;

Environmental Policy and Ethics;

Environmental Microbiology;

Environmental Impact Assessment;

Environmental Toxicology;

Environmental Conservation and Resources Management; and Marine Biology.

Programme Intended Learning

Upon successful completion of the BSc (Hons) in Environmental
Science and Management Programme, students should be able to:

Describe the general biological and chemical principles appropriate to the
study of environmental topics, including global environmental phenomena,
environmental microbiology, ecology, toxicology and pollution.

Competently perform a wide range of technical skills in environmental
measurement and analysis, conservation and resource management,
pollution control, waste treatment, impact assessment and quality

Critically evaluate experiments in the Environmental Sciences as reported
in the literature and communicate these evaluations effectively.

Identify, comprehend and reflect upon the responsibility of environmental
scientists in society, with particular emphasis on the protection of the living
environment, and application of the principles of sustainable development
and “green” production.

Requirements for graduation

Following are the requirements for the award of degree:

Must complete

credit units. (95 credit units for students
exempted from the University English Courses.)

Must fulfill University Requirements in Language Courses
(see below) and
6 credit units

of Chinese Civilisation

Must take a minimum of
74 credit units from programme

Must complete at least
9 credit units of