Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

General

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Program Description

The credit requirements for this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review. This programme does not consider second choice applications. The Faculty of Construction and Environment International Student Scholarships (FCE ISS) will be offered to eligible international students.

Programme Aims

This programme is the first of its kind offered by Hong Kong institutions, with emphasis on environmental engineering, including transportation engineering, and sustainable development.

In addition to knowledge of environmental and transportation engineering, and management, economics, sustainable urban development and public policy are adequately covered in this programme. Graduates of this programme will be able to devise practical solutions to environmental and transportation problems as well as to contribute to policy formulation which will lead to sustainable development.

Characteristics

The attractive features of this programme are as follows:

  • Four-year full-time comprehensive programme with a wide range of Core and Elective Subjects;
  • Opportunity to study abroad for one to two semesters in subsidized exchange programmes at internationally famed universities;
  • Summer placement in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas between the third and fourth years of the programme;
  • Scholarships available for students with excellent academic performances; and
  • Lessons from leading environmental and transportation engineers and sustainable development professionals in the region.

My day had reached its end and when turning back from my last trip I saw these incredible colors in the sky and these wind turbines shadows in front of me. The view beat my tiredness and I stopped to take a photo.

Curriculum

  • Core Subjects on the environment and sustainable development are taught in the third and the fourth years, including environmental science, economic development, transportation engineering and civil engineering subjects.
  • In the final year, students are required to work on an Individual Project and a Design Project. More Elective Subjects are available in the final year, dealing with many aspects of sustainable development in modern societies.

Professional Recognition

Full accreditation has been granted for the 4-year BEng (Hons) Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Graduates of this programme will be qualified for Scheme A training of the Environmental Discipline and Logistics & Transportation Discipline of HKIE. Graduates of this programme are expected to be qualified for Corporate Membership of HKIE.

Career Prospects

Our graduates are ready for employment as environmental and transportation engineers and sustainable development professionals in both public and private sectors with good career prospect, such as civil servants, managers, analysts, and environmental consultants.

Entrance Requirements

PolyU welcomes applications from qualified candidates from around the world. The following guidelines are for the reference of students who wish to seek admission to PolyU based on non-local qualifications. Qualifications that cannot be found below will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

GCE A-level / International A-level

GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects 

(This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain at least BBB in 3 AL subjects.)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects

(This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain a score of 30 or above, including bonus points.)

SAT Reasoning Test/ACT/Advanced Placement Test/SAT Subject Tests

A High School (Graduation) Diploma (non-Chinese curriculum) and any one of the following:

  • a total score of 1190 in the SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • an American College Test (ACT) composite score of 24;

and

  • grade 3 in two Advanced Placement (AP) subjects; or
  • a score of 600 in two SAT Subject Tests

[English language requirement is waived for those attaining a score of 590 or above in the Evidence-based Reading and Writing in the SAT]

Applicants with good results in the GCE A-level / International A-level or International Baccalaureate (IB) can be granted up to 25% credit transfer upon admission to the 4-year degree curriculum.

Other Information

Applicants with good academic results in science subjects (Physics, Mathematics, Calculus and Chemistry) are preferred.

Last updated Oct 2020

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