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MSc Applied Geosciences - Geosciences with Sustainable Development

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

146000 HKD
42100 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)93
TOEFL-PBT (min)583

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About this course

Geosciences with Sustainable Development Theme

This theme introduces, within the context of the Earth Sciences, the concepts of sustainable development and their application at various levels, ranging from governance and physical planning to engineering projects. The processes of environmental policy-making are introduced along with the implementation and regulation of environmental policies

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the Engineering Geology Theme, the Engineering Geology with HKIE Approved Courses Theme and the Environmental Geology Theme should possess a Bachelor’s degree with First or Second Class Honours in Science, Engineering or a related subject. Applicants for the other themes should possess a Bachelor’s degree with First or Second Class Honours in any subject.

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Course Modules

Geosciences with Sustainable Development Theme

Core courses (51 credits)

  • GEOS7004 Earth science and environmental management (3 credits)
  • GEOS7010 *Geology principles and practice (6 credits)
  • GEOS7011 Advanced geology of Hong Kong (6 credits) OR
  • GEOS7033 Geology of Hong Kong (6 credits)
  • GEOS7020 Project I (3 credits)
  • GEOS7021 Geological fieldwork I (3 credits)
  • GEOS7035 *Intermediate geology (6 credits)
  • GEOS8002 Professional practice in applied geosciences (3 credits)
  • GEOS8003 Seminars on unforeseen ground conditions, geotechnical and environmental failures (3 credits)
  • GEOS8020 Project II (9 credits)
  • ENVM7013 Sustainability, society and environmental management (3 credits)
  • ENVM7016 Environmental policy (3 credits)
  • ENVM7017 Environmental law in Hong Kong (3 credits)

* Graduates in Earth Sciences cannot take this course. They must take course(s) worth 6 credits in its place.

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How to Apply

Applications should be submitted early in the year and in no case after April 30 and June 30 for non-local and local applications respectively. Programme details can be downloaded from http://www.scifac.hku.hk/pg/prospective/tpg

Online application can be accessed via http://www.aal.hku.hk/tpg

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