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環境工程與可持續發展(榮譽)工學士學位

 

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JUPAS Code  JS3375 (https://www.jupas.edu.hk/en/)
Programme Code 31474 
Mode of Study  Full-time 
Normal Study Duration  4 Years 
Credits Required for Graduation  124 (plus 6 practical training credits) 
Programme Leader  Prof. SC Lee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deputy Programme Leaders  Dr. Leu S.Y. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Programme Intake 20-30 (Subject to approval)
Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees 2016-17: 21.6 (Any Best 5 Subjects)
2017-18: 20.3 (Any Best 5 Subjects)
2018-19: 20.5 (Any Best 5 Subjects)
Other Information http://www51.polyu.edu.hk/eprospectus

 

Programme Introduction

Rapid urbanisation and infrastructure development will continue in Hong Kong and Mainland China in the next decade. Environmental protection and sustainable development will become the central focus of the long-term development in the region. Professionals in the fields of environmental engineering and sustainable development will be in high demand. This programme is the first of its kind offered by Hong Kong institutions, with emphasis on both environmental engineering, including transportation engineering, and sustainable development.
In addition to knowledge of environmental and transportation engineering and management, economics, sustainable urban development and public policy are adequately covered in this programme. Graduates of this programme will be able to devise practical solutions to environmental and transportation problems as well as to contribute to policy formulation and green business which will lead to sustainable development. 

Programme Features

  • Four-year full time comprehensive programme with a wide range of core and elective subjects.
  • Opportunity to study abroad for 1-2 semesters in subsidized exchange programmes at internationally famed universities, e.g. Imperial College London in the UK, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
  • Summer placement in Hong Kong, Mainland China or overseas between the third- and fourth-year of the programme.
  • Scholarships available for students with excellent performance.
  • Lessons from leading environmental and transportation engineers, and sustainable development professionals in the region.

Programme Objectives and Aims

Objectives

The rapid economic development and fast urbanisation processes in China, especially in the Pearl River Delta Region in south China, has created significant impacts on the environment.  To solve the problems and plan for long term development, the regional economic development strategy should incorporate key elements of environmental conditions and social factors.  Therefore, large infrastructure projects, development programmes and government policies should be formulated and conducted according to the principles of sustainable development.  Under such circumstance, environmental professionals with expertise in sustainable development are in high demand, and play a major role in shaping the future regional development paths.  The required environmental professionals working in government departments and private organizations will help identify the best development options after considering various social, economic and environmental aspects.  The programme trains students for future environmental and sustainable development professionals working in different sectors, such as government departments, professional consultancy, and private enterprises. 

Aims

Specifically, the BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development programme aims:

  • To improve students’ understanding of environmental problems and their solutions with a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of environmental science;
  • To provide theoretical and practical knowledge for the management of organizations from a green perspective;
  • To promote awareness and provide tools for assessment of the environmental impact of business activities;
  • To develop students’ ability to the formulation of green business strategy and the possible contribution of both public and private organizations to sustainable development; and
  • To train students’ skills in research and development, which enable them to pursuing further studies and exploring new knowledge in their career.

Programme Curriculum

Table 1: Year One Curriculum

Subject Code

Subject Title

Sem

Assessment Weighting

Total contact hours

Total  no. of credits

Remark

Coursework

Examination

AP10001^

Introduction to Physics

1

0.4

0.6

39

3

DSR^
(underpinning)

CBS1104C/P

University Chinese

1

1.0

-

39

3

GUR
(LCR) +

CE1000

Construction for Better Living

1

1.0

-

42

3

GUR
(Freshmen Seminar)

ELC1011

Practical English for University Studies

1

1.0

-

39

3

GUR
(LCR) +

 

Cluster Area Requirement subject 1*

1

 

 

39

3

GUR
(CAR)

 

Cluster Area Requirement subject 2*

1

 

 

39

3

GUR
(CAR)

 

Healthy Lifestyle

1 & 2

 

 

28

0

GUR
(HLS)

AMA1130

Calculus for Engineers

2

0.4

0.6

39

3

DSR

APSS1L01

Tomorrow’s Leaders

2

1.0

-

39

3

GUR
(Leadership & Intra-personal Development)

ELC1012

English for University Studies

2

1.0

-

39

3

GUR
(LCR) +

CSE20308

Construction Materials

2

0.3

0.7

39

3

DSR

CSE30312

Transportation and Highway Engineering

2

0.3

0.7

39

3

DSR

IC2119**

IC Training – Environment and Sustainable Development

3

1.0

-

44

2ptc

DSR

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

30^
+2 ptc

 

^       This is an underpinning subject for students who did not pass the relevant subjects in HKDSE.  It has not been counted in the total credits of the curriculum table.
**    The exact training schedule will be announced by Industrial Centre in May to June every year.
ptc: Practical training credit

Table 2: Year Two Curriculum


Subject Code

Subject Title

Sem

Assessment Weighting

Total contact hours

Total  no. of credits

Remark

Coursework

Examination

AMA2308

Mathematics for Engineers

1

0.4

0.6

39

3

DSR

CSE20207

Fluid Mechanics for ESD

1

0.3

0.7

39

3

DSR

CSE29371

Environmental Chemistry

1

0.5

0.5

39

3

DSR

ELC3421

English for Construction and Environmental Professionals

1

1.0

-

39

3

DSR

 

Cluster Area Requirement subject 3*

1

 

 

39

3

GUR
(CAR)

AF1605@

Introduction to Economics

2

0.5

0.5

39

3

DSR
(double fulfilment – CAR Cluster Area B)

COMP1011

Programming Fundamentals

2

0.65

0.35

52

3

DSR

CSE20331

Air and Noise Pollution Studies for ESD

2

0.3

0.7

39

3

DSR

ME34001

Engineering Thermodynamics

2

0.4

0.6

39

3

DSR

 

Cluster Area Requirement subject 4*

2

 

 

39

3

GUR (CAR)

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

30

 

        
@    AF1605 (or its constituent CAR subject AF1B02) is eligible to fulfill both the DSR and the cluster area B requirements.  All students need to make up the 3-credit of double fulfillment by completing another CAR subject in any cluster area or a free elective subject or a DSR elective subject.  On the other hand, students must take one CAR subjects from each of the cluster areas A, C and D and attain the three attributes for graduation.

*     CSE1B01W, CSE1B02W and CSE1D03 will be offered by CEE Department in different semesters, students
can check the exact timetable from (https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ogur/GURSubjects/CAR.php). Instead of these
three subjects, students may register for any CAR subjects offered by other Departments.

Table 3: Year Three Curriculum


Subject Code

Subject Title

Sem

Assessment Weighting

Total contact hours

Total  no. of credits

 

Remark

Coursework

Examination

ABCT3391

Ecology and Ecosystem

1

0.6

0.4

39

3

DSR

CBS3231P#

Chinese Communication for Construction and Environment

1

1.0

-

39

3

DSR

CSE30284

Quantitative Methods for Environmental Studies

1

0.3

0.7

39

3

DSR

CSE40419

Engineers in Society

1

0.3

0.7

39

3

DSR

CSE30337

Water and Waste Management

1

0.3

0.7

39

3

DSR

BSE455

Sustainable Buildings

2

0.4

0.6

40

3

DSR

CSE30438

Water Supply and Sewage Engineering

2

0.3

0.7

39

3

DSR

CSE30460

Air and Noise Pollution Control

2

0.3

0.7

39

3

DSR

CSE30461

Water and Wastewater Treatment Techniques for ESD

2

0.3

0.7

39

3

DSR

EE460

Energy Policy and Management

2

0.4

0.6

39

3

DSR

CSE2S02 / CSE3S01^^

Serving Disadvantaged Communities Suffering from Urban Decay / Built Environment Enhancement for Underprivileged Communities

 

 

 

 

3

GUR
(SL)^^

CSE30323

Summer Training

     3

-

-

320

4 ptc

WIE

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

33
+ 4 ptc

 

#        CBS3231P is designed for local students or Chinese.  If any student who may encounter difficulty in taking this subject, he/she can apply for a subject exemption and a replacement subject will be arranged.
^^     CSE2S02 Serving Disadvantaged Communities Suffering from Urban Decay and CSE3S01 Built 
Environment Enhancement for Underprivileged Communities, a service-learning subject, will be offered to
students under CEE Department in different semesters. , students can check the exact timetable from
(https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ogur/GURSubjects/SL.php).
Instead of CSE2S02 & CSE3S01, students may register for any service-learning subject offered by other
Departments.

 

Table 4: Year Four Curriculum


Subject Code

Subject Title

 

Sem

Assessment Weighting

Total contact hours

Total  no. of credits

 

Remark

Coursework

Examination

CSE40432

Solid and Hazardous Wastes Control  

1

0.3

0.7

39

3

DSR

CSE40462

Environmental Impact Assessment - Theory and Practice 

1

0.5

0.5

39

3

DSR

CSE49483

Individual Project for ESD

1 & 2

1.0

-

78

6

DSR

CSE49484

Design Project for Environmental Engineers

1

1.0

-

52

4

DSR

BSE4412

Renewable Energy

1

0.4

0.6

39

3

DSR Elective Subject
(choice of any one out of three)

CSE40407

Design of Transport Infrastructure

1

0.4

0.6

39

3

CSE40430

Fundamentals of Risk Assessment and Management

1

0.4

0.6

39

3

CSE40408

Traffic Surveys and Transport Planning

2

0.4

0.6

45

3

DSR

CSE40467

Environmental Management Systems

2

0.5

0.5

39

3

DSR

APSS323

Government & Public Administration

2

0.5

0.5

39

3

DSR Elective Subject
(choice of any two out of four)

CSE40475

Sustainable Development Strategy

2

0.5

0.5

39

3

EE461

Energy Efficient Design

2

0.4

0.6

39

3

ME42004

Development of Green Products

2

0.5

0.5

39

3

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

31

 

 Total No. of Credits of the 4-year Programme: 124 credits and 6 practical training credits

Entrance Requirements

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Qualification

Satisfy the University’s General Entrance Requirement with the minimum level requirements for the 4 core subjects and 2 elective subjects as 332233 respectively:

4 core subjects + 2 elective subjects (including M1/M2)

Preferred Subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science with Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Combined Science with Physics
  • Extended modules of Mathematics

For Senior Year intake, please refer to http://www51.polyu.edu.hk/eprospectus/ug/non-jupas-adhd-grad.

Professional Recognition

Full accreditation of the programme by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) will be sought.  Graduates of this programme will then be qualified for Scheme A training of the Environmental Discipline and Logistics & Transportation Discipline of HKIE.

It should be noted that this programme is an evolution of the BSc (Hons) in Environment and Sustainable Development programme and both programmes have attained recognition of the Environmental Discipline of HKIE.  Graduates of both programme are qualified for Scheme A training of the Environmental Discipline of HKIE.

Career Prospects

Our graduates are ready for employment as environmental and transportation engineers, and sustainable development professionals in both the public and private sectors with good career prospects, such as civil servants, managers, analysts and environmental consultants. 

Enquiries

For further information regarding the programme, please contact the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at:
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2766-6052
Fax: (852) 2334-6389