Grappling with green issues
MSc in Energy and Environment
The world faces energy and environment problems, from global warming and rising oil prices, to water and air pollution. New laws and ever-more stringent regulations aim to ease or at least slow down their impact. This will change the way business is run and how people live.
A Master of Science (MSc) in Energy and Environment, offered by City University of Hong Kong (CityU), is the first of its kind in the territory to tackle complex environmental issues.
Programme leader Dr Teoh Wey Yang says it aims to make all-round graduates adept at soft and technical sciences. 'We teach energy and environment policies, energy-related economics, technologies, renewables, air pollution, wastewater treatment, even climate modelling,' he says.
The programme suits young engineers from the power industry and other sectors looking to find their niche in green engineering.
'The programme's balance between soft and technical sciences, and its forward-looking nature, serve as springboard training for individuals in their career advancement,' Teoh says. 'The accreditation by the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers qualifies it as part of the academic precursor towards attaining chartered engineer status,' he adds.
Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in physical sciences or engineering. Degree holders in other disciplines who have A-level physics or an equivalent, or sufficient working experience in related fields, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Students can finish the course in one year full-time, or two years part-time. Classes are held on weekdays from 7pm to 10 pm.