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Master of Science / Postgraduate Diploma in
Environmental Science and Management (EVSM)

Program Details
Target Students

The program is designed for students working in government, environmental consulting firms, secondary schools, or who are recently gradated undergraduates wishing to advance their knowledge in environmental science and management.

 

Program Duration and Class Hour
  • MSc Degree: Normally 1 - 1.5 years for full-time and 2.5 years for part-time study.
  • Postgraduate Diploma: Normally 1 year for full-time and 1.5 years for part-time study.

All lectures will take place in the evening from 7:00 p.m. - 9:50 p.m. at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST). Each 3-credits course includes three lecture hours per week, or in the case of 4 credit courses, three hours of lectures plus tutorial section(s).

 

Tuition Fees

MSc in EVSM Program

HK$110,000 (30 credits only)

Installment Deadline Amount (HK$)
Full Time Part Time
Non-refundable deposit To be paid upon offer is made 27,500 27,500
1st installment To be paid in early Sep 2017 27,500 27,500
2nd installment To be paid in early Feb 2018 55,000 27,500
3rd installment To be paid in early Sep 2018 - 27,500

PGD in EVSM Program

HK$55,000 (15 credits only)

Installment Deadline Amount (HK$)
Full Time Part Time
Non-refundable deposit To be paid upon offer is made 13,750 13,750
1st installment To be paid in early Sep 2017 13,750 13,750
2nd installment To be paid in early Feb 2018 27,500 13,750
3rd installment To be paid in early Sep 2018 - 13,750
 
Program Schedule
  • Full-time students should take a minimum of 9 credits and up to a maximum of 15 credits per semester.
  • Part-time students are normally expected to take 6 to a maximum of 8 credits (excluding MSc project) per semester.

The nominal program fee only covers a registered study period of 3 semesters for the PGD program and a registered study period of 5 semesters for the MSc program. Students are required to pay HK$3,800 per credit for additional course(s) taken beyond the nominal program requirement and HK$1,800 per credit for auditing course(s).

 

Teaching Venue

HKUST Clear Water Bay Campus (Hong Kong).

 

Medium of Instruction

All lectures and materials are in English.

 

Graduation Requirement

Courses will be assessed according to the grading scheme used for postgraduate courses at HKUST. Students in the MSc or PGD Program must complete the program with a graduation grade average (GGA) of 2.850 or higher, as required for all postgraduate students at HKUST.

 

Financial Assistance
  • Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

    Students who are Hong Kong residents and who have successfully completed the foundation course Environmental Impact Assessment (CEF course code: 21Z04168-1) in the MSc/PGD EVSM Program can apply for a subsidy from the Continuing Education Fund. Eligible applications will be reimbursed HK$10,000. For details, please contact the Office of the  Continuing Education Fund.
     
  • Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme

    Students of the MSc/PGD in EVSM program are eligible to apply for the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme, which provides financial assistance to students in the form of loan. For details, please contact the  Student Financial Assistance Agency.