Student Sharing

MSc/PGD in Environmental Engineering and Management - Student Sharing

CHEN Binmeng (Mainland China, currently Assistant Professor, Macau University)

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. 
Indeed, what benefited me a lot from EVEM program is the program not only provides the course learning skills, but also open up the possibilities for my research career.
The learning experience in EVEM program also greatly affect my view of the world.

LI Yu (Mainland China, currently Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering in School of Environment, South China Normal 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. Understanding the impact of human activities on the environment makes the future full of infinite possibilities. I learned from the program how to use scientific methods and tools to assess and address environmental issues, how to protect natural resources, achieve sustainable development, and live in harmony with nature. I encountered like-minded classmates, engaging in discussions about environmental problems and collectively seeking solutions. In this program, I gained not only knowledge and skills but also life goals and direction.
I hope that students interested in environment will take action, join the EVEM family, and sow the seeds of hope for the future of the Earth. Let's create a green, prosperous, and harmonious Earth home together.

YANG Ruochen (Mainland China)

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. By doing the project I have promoted my ability to read literature efficiently and get the useful information precisely. This training will be a huge treasure for me in my future career. I want to give my special thanks to my supervisor, Professor Irene Lo, who was earnest, sincere and very responsible during the whole process. Her guidance is always inspiring for me, without her I would not be able to accomplish the project. I sincerely respect and appreciate Prof. Lo for her help!

LI Wanxin (Mainland China, currently Assistant Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

The MSc EVEM program at HKUST offers high-quality education and excellent career opportunities. The curriculum focuses on cutting-edge environmental engineering and technology management, and the esteemed faculty members provide guidance and support to students. The independent project in the program has been influential, raising my research interest and equipping me with related skills. This research-focused project played a critical role in shaping my career journey. The program also offers practical learning experiences, a collaborative environment, and extensive industry connections which further enhance the academic excellence of the program.

TAM Pui-Sze (Hong Kong)

The EVEM program provides me a wide variety of courses in different fields. Some courses are relevant to my current work which enhanced my technical knowledge for further development and equipped me to be an environmental professional. The independent project in this program not only helps me to strengthen my knowledge in specific environmental topics but also trains my research skills, analytical thinking and self-discipline. Although it is not easy, but I’ve really learnt a lot from it and I am very glad to have joined this program.

NGAN Tsun Tat (Hong Kong, awardee of Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 2021-22)

I learnt a lot from the EVEM programme in term of knowledge, technique, and problem-solving skill. The programme offered a selection of foundation and elective courses which cover major topics on air, water, waste, energy, sustainable development etc.  The wide varieties of courses enhanced my environmental engineering knowledge in design and operation of both traditional and advanced environmental facilities and infrastructure systems. In addition to the technical components, I also acquired transferable management skill from the area of facilities’ management, risk assessment, environmental policy, regulatory compliance as well as emerging field in environment and business such as Environmental, social, and governance (ESG), carbon management and audit which are useful in both private and public sectors nowadays. I really felt the passion from the faculty members and teaching staff who would be very eager to share their day-to-day experiences in different professions. The school also organized different site visits to environmental facilities which deepen the knowledge learnt from classroom. I definitely recommend the EVEM programme to anyone who is interested in environmental disciplines or who wants to strengthen environmental engineering knowledge and management skills.

I am interested in topics related to environment since childhood as I like to visit country parks in Hong Kong. I am always amazed by the beauty of our nature where great diversity of plants and animals live and grow harmoniously. However, human activities caused pollution and negative impact to the natural environment. With my background on science and engineering in undergraduate study as well as experience in public organization, I would like to further acquire knowledge and skill to propose feasible solutions to contemporary environmental issues. The Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme provided me with valuable fellowship support for studying the EVEM programme. Through the study, I had strengthened both my environmental engineering knowledge and management skills which not only enable me to acquire qualification and experience for career development and pursuing further study in the field but also training of my ability and mindset to think from wider perspective in term of sustainable city and development.

Jason WONG (Hong Kong)

The program covers diverse topics, providing technical and practical knowledge that can be directly applied in my career. Professors are experts in environmental engineering, they all aim at training students as professional engineers with critical thinking and problem-solving skills. I did my Independent project on a topic that I was really interested in and gained valuable experience in researching. Furthermore, the program regularly organizes site visits and firm visits, these activities give students better insights in choosing a suitable career path in environmental engineering.

Abhishek ANAND (India)

The MSc program in EVEM provided by HKUST is a skillful blend of intensive coursework and research exposure. The lectures incorporate real-life case studies and motivation towards the enhancement of your research and analytical skills using extraordinary research facilities provided by the school. Although MSc EVEM is a taught program, it also includes a mandatory independent project as a platform to help students explore their propensity for research. 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.

LEE Yunn Erl Mavis (Malaysia)

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. The university professors and the industry guest speakers are all knowledgeable and encourage critical thinking. This program is able to assist in preparing for a career in Hong Kong or China.