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The HKUST MSc / Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering and Management programs are designed for those who wish to strengthen their environmental engineering knowledge and to well-prepare themselves for advanced engineering practices with management responsibilities.

The programs not only offer advanced environmental engineering and management courses beyond undergraduate-level for part-time and full-time students but also enable students to take several electives from other related programs.

Program Objectives
In Hong Kong, as in other densely-populated cities, environmental issues such as the deterioration of air and water quality, and increased constraints on solid waste management, have posed great challenges to environmental engineers.

In recent years, rapid technological advances as well as the availability of more and more well-trained personnel in the environmental engineering field have led to a stronger demand for advanced studies at the PG level in environmental engineering. The former factor means more people in the field now feel the need to keep themselves updated on the latest technologies available for solving environmental issues. The latter factor means environmental engineers now feel greater pressure to enhance their professional competency and qualification in order to stay competitive and remain occupationally mobile.

With the above background, the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) and Master of Science (MSc) programs in Environmental Engineering and Management are meant to meet the needs of practicing engineers who may be engaged in the design, commissioning and management of environmental facilities and infrastructure systems.

Jointly offered by the Departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the programs are designed for those who wish to strengthen their environmental engineering and management knowledge and to well-prepare themselves for advanced engineering practices with management responsibilities. The programs not only offer advanced environmental engineering and management courses beyond undergraduate-level for part-time and full-time students but also enable students to take several electives from other related programs.

Curriculum
MSc (Postgraduate Diploma) students are required to take a minimum of 30 (15) credits of relevant and approved courses, with at least 18 (9) credits of foundation courses from the list below and at least 3 (2) management related courses. Environmental management related courses are CBME 5780, CIEM 5150, CIEM 5160, CIEM 5810, ENVR 5250, ENVR 5260, ENVS 5116, EVSM 5230, EVSM 5270, EVSM 6070, IBTM 5330, IBTM 5430, IBTM 5500, JEVE 5410, JEVE 5420, JEVE 5460, JEVE 5510, JEVE 5810, JEVE 5820 and JEVE 5900. MSc students are also required to complete 6 credits of JEVE 6980 Independent Project.

Foundation Courses
-CIEM 5810* Engineering Risk, Reliability and Decision
-CIVL 4460 Process Design of Environmental Engineering Facilities
-IBTM 5330* Energy Management in Buildings
-IBTM 5430* Indoor Air Quality Technology and Management
-JEVE 5260 Air Pollution Meteorology
-JEVE 5320 Water Quality and Assessment
-JEVE 5410* Risk Assessment and Contaminated Land Cleanup
-JEVE 5420* Biological Waste Treatment and Management
-JEVE 5430 Solid Waste Landfill Engineering Design
-JEVE 5460* Design and Management of Physico/Chemical Processes of Environmental Engineering
-JEVE 5470 Industrial Wastewater Treatment
-JEVE 5480 Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
-JEVE 5490 Modeling of biological Treatment
-JEVE 5510* Municipal Hydraulic System Design and Management
-JEVE 5760 Advanced Physico-Chemical Treatment Processes
-JEVE 5810* Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production
-JEVE 5820* Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
-JEVE 5900* Carbon Management for Sustainable Environment

Elective Courses
-CBME 5210 Advanced Separation Processes
-CBME 5780* Environmental Management, Auditing, Licensing and Impacts
-CIEM 5150* Dispute Resolution for Engineers
-CIEM 5160* Construction Financial Management
-ENVR 5250* Environmental Economics and Management
-ENVR 5260* Environmental Policy and Management
-ENVS 5116* Case Studies in Environmental Risk Assessment
-EVSM 5230* Environmental Health and Management
-EVSM 5270* Environmental Law
-EVSM 6070* Environmental Impact Assessment
-IBTM 5500* Occupational Safety and Health Issues in Buildings
-JEVE 6000 Topics in Environmental Engineering

* Management related courses.

** Courses are offered subject to needs and availability.

Facilities
Students can enjoy library support, computer support, sports facilities, and email account at no extra cost. Upon graduation, students could also apply for related alumni services.

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