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.

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 2024/25 Fall intake (September 2024):

The nominal program fee for MSc in Environmental Engineering and Management for full-time study is HK$178,000 (paid in 2 installments) and part-time study is HK$155,000 (paid in 4 installments) respectively. 

The nominal program fee for Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering and Management for full-time is HK$89,000 (paid in 1 installment) and part-time study is HK$89,000 (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 2024/25 Fall intake (September 2024):

Application Deadline

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Local Applicants (MSc/PGD Program)

15 December 2023

15 May 2024

15 June 2024

Non-local Applicants (MSc/PGD Program)

15 December 2023

1 April 2024

20 May 2024
Student Sharing
During my study in The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) as a master student in EVEM, I really had a positive experience in terms of academic training, vibrant campus life as well as the relationship between professors and students.
CHEN Binmeng
(Mainland China, currently Assistant Professor, Macau University)
Joining the EVEM program opened the door to a journey in environmental science, engineering and management, allowing exploration of the mysteries between human society and the ecological systems of the environment.
(Mainland China, currently Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering in School of Environment, South China Normal University)
The MSc EVEM program at HKUST offers high-quality education and excellent career opportunities.
LI Wanxin
(Mainland China, currently Assistant Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)
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