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MSc Environmental Science and Management

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

110000 HKD
110000 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
Division of Environment
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
TOEFL-PBT (min)550
GMAT (avg)610

About this course

EVSM is a multi-disciplinary program that emphasizes application of both environmental science knowledge and environmental management skills to solve local, regional and global issues. While core courses in both science and management areas are required for this program, there is also a wide range of elective courses to cater to students of a diverse background. It aims to strengthen the students' understanding about important environmental concepts and enhance their ability to apply them.

  • To strengthen student's professional status with updated and advanced knowledge and development in important and emerging environmental issues and concepts.
  • To enhance student's ability in applying latest environmental concepts (technologies or management strategies) to local, regional and global environmental problems.
  • To provide professional and interdisciplinary training for graduates to prepare themselves to tackle the rapidly developing environmental issues in Hong Kong and the surrounding region.
  • To cultivate student's stewardship towards sustainable development in their professional industries and sectors.

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Eligibility Criteria

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the EVSM Program's Requirements. Applicants whose first language is not English and whose degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was not English will also have to meet the English requirements .*

EVSM Program Requirements 

For admission to the master's degree or postgraduate diploma in Environmental Science and Management (EVSM) program, applicants should have obtained a bachelor's degree with Second class honors or higher in relevant disciplines from HKUST or a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification.

Language Requirements

Most courses are taught in English. Students who wish to enroll in courses in which Chinese materials are used and/or Chinese is the teaching medium must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the Chinese language. Generally,

English requirements for applicants whose first language is not English and whose degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was not English are as follows:

  • for Chinese (TCSL) Concentration applicants: IELTS ≥ 6.5 (all sub-scores ≥ 5.5), or TOEFL iBT ≥ 85 (Writing ≥ 20/30)
  • for English (TESL) Concentration applicants: IELTS  ≥ 7.0 (Writing ≥ 7.0, and other sub-scores ≥ 5.5), or TOEFL iBT ≥ 100 (Writing ≥ 27/30)

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Course Modules

Foundation Course

Environmental Management Courses

  • Environmental Health and Management
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (CEF course)

Environmental Science Courses

  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Advanced Environmental Chemistry
  • GIS for Environmental Professionals

Elective Courses

Environmental Management Courses

  • Carbon Management for Sustainable Environment
  • Environmental Economics and Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Sustainable Development or Sustainable Economics
  • Special Topics in Environment

Environmental Science Courses

  • Marine Ecotoxicology
  • Introduction to Atmospheric Aerosols
  • Introduction to Oceanography
  • Weather, Climate and Pollution
  • Others

MSc Project

  • Air Pollution Meteorology
  • Water Quality and Assessment
  • Biological Waste Treatment and Management
  • Design and Management of Physico/Chemical Processes of Environmental Engineering
  • Independent study


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How to Apply

Application Requirements

  • Transcript
  • Degree Certificate(s), if graduated
  • For applicants graduated from University in Mainland China, please upload both Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.
  • English proficiency proof / certificate (i.e. IELTS / TOEFL / Medium of Instruction) (if applicable)
  • GRE and GMAT scores are not required. Fresh graduates may provide information on work experience and professional qualification if they are available. Applicants may also upload other information not listed above but helpful to the admission committee to make the best decision.
  • Please note all submitted information will be kept confidential and will only be kept for a certain period of time. All application material will not be returned to the applicants by any means.

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