MSc/PGD in Environmental Engineering and Management

MSc in Environmental Engineering and Management
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Environmental Engineering and Management
The program is meant to meet the needs of practicing engineers who may be engaged in the design, commissioning and management of environmental facilities and infrastructure systems. The program is designed for those who wish to strengthen their environmental engineering knowledge and management skills, as well as to prepare themselves for advanced engineering practices with management responsibilities. The programs also enable students to take several electives from other related programs.
Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2023/24 
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Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2023/24 

Students are required to choose 30 credits from foundation and elective courses including an optional independent project. For details about program curriculum, please refer to Postgraduate Program Catalog.

HK Talent Development Scholarship (for local applicants) and Entrance Scholarship are available. For details, please refer to Scholarships & Financial 

HKIE Environmental Discipline

Graduates of MSc (EVEM) would be eligible to apply for HKIE corporate membership under Environmental Disciplines. For details, please refer here.


MSc students are required to take a minimum of 30 credits of courses, including 18 credits of foundation courses, and at least 3 management related courses, while PGD students are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits, with at least 9 credits of foundation courses and at least 2 management related courses. The Independent Project is optional. For details, please refer to the Postgraduate Program Catalog & Course Catalog.

Admission and English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree in Civil/ Chemical/ Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field 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

For 2023/24 Fall intake (September 2023):

The nominal program fee for MSc in Environmental Engineering and Management for full-time study is HK$168,000 (paid in 2 installments) and part-time study is HK$145,000 (paid in 4 installments) respectively. 

The nominal program fee for Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering and Management for full-time is HK$84,000 (paid in 1 installment) and part-time study is HK$84,000 (paid in 2 installments) respectively.


Various scholarships are available for MSc(EVEM) students. Please click here for details.


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 2023/24 Fall intake (September 2023):

Application Deadline

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Local Applicants (MSc/PGD Program)

15 December 2022

15 May 2023

1 June 2023

Non-local Applicants (MSc/PGD Program)

15 December 2022

1 April 2023

15 May 2023

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As an engineering graduate working in the environmental field, studying MSc (EVEM) program is a chance for me to equip relevant engineering knowledge and management skills to prepare myself as a future environmental engineer.
KWOK Tin-Yee
(Hong Kong)
The independent project was the most invaluable as professors taught me to think critically and independently by preparing the project plan.
LAM Wing-Yan
(Hong Kong)
It is a great exercise and challenge for me to join the EVEM program. I have never received such a systematic training on independent and critical thinking.
YANG Ruochen
(Mainland China)
The guidance from world-class faculty, intense peer competition, and exposure to an international environment make this program the best fit for students aspiring for either a top-notch job in the field of environmental engineering or aiming to investigate their compatibility towards pursuing a research career.
ANAND Abhishek
The program was a great exposure for me, not only in terms of knowledge-gaining, but also in exploring and understanding the local environmental engineering and management field practices from different perspectives through a variety of subjects or course choices.
LEE Yunn Erl Mavis
Our instructors
Led by Prof. Guanghao CHEN, Program Director of MSc in Environmental Engineering and Management program and Chair Professor of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the project titled “Reducing Biological Landfill Leachate Treatment Footprint via Rapid Electrochemical-UV Technologies” received around HK$6.7 million from the HK Government Green Tech Fund.
Prof. Irene Lo, Chair Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is leading a team of researchers, academics and professionals in collaboration with Sino Land Company Limited, in a bid to achieve net-zero carbon emission by 2050 and to fight climate change.
Prof. Limin ZHANG, Prof. Irene LO and Prof. Christopher LEUNG of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering were honored in the Ministry of Education’s 2019 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology). These significant national awards recognize leading contributions to scientific discovery and technological innovation carried out in tertiary institutions across China.