MSc in Chemical and Energy Engineering

MSc in Chemical and Energy Engineering
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The backbone of Master of Science program in Chemical and Energy Engineering (CEE) is made up of energy, environment and nanotechnology, three of the key areas of chemical engineering for which HKUST has built its global reputation. Moreover, the program enables students to hone their understanding of and expertise in product development, material sciences, energy conversion and utilization, renewable energies, power generation, carbon neutrality, and sustainable development.


Students are required to complete a total of 30 credits of coursework, made up of at least 12 credits of foundation courses and 6 credits of elective courses.  Students who do not possess a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or Energy Engineering will be required to take at least 15 credits of foundation courses.  All students may also take a maximum of 9 credits of non-MCEE postgraduate courses, subject to the approval of the Program Director. For details, please refer to the Postgraduate Program Catalog and Course Catalog.

Admission and English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Energy Engineering or a related discipline with second-class honors or higher, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized university or tertiary institution.  For English Proficiency Requirements, please refer to HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School.

Program Fee

The nominal program fee for 2024/25 Fall intake for full-time study is HK$170,500 (paid in 2 installments) and part-time study is HK$148,500 (paid in 4 installments) respectively.


All applications are considered on a competitive and rolling basis. Early online application is strongly recommended. For admission details and procedures, please refer to HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School.  

For 2024/25 Fall intake (September 2024)

  Application Deadline
Non-local Applicants

1 November 2023 (Round 1)

1 January 2024 (Round 2)

1 March 2024 (Round 3)

1 May 2024 (Round 4)

Local Applicants

1 November 2023 (Round 1)

1 January 2024 (Round 2)

1 March 2024 (Round 3)

1 July 2024 (Round 4)


Career Prospect

Upon completion of this program, graduates could continue with postgraduate programs or work in chemical firms, electric vehicle manufacturers, renewable energy companies, etc.

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