Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: JS3375

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

124 (plus 6 practical training credits)

Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Shao-Yuan Leu

PhD; M.S. and B.S.



  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • This programme does not consider second choice applications.
  • The Faculty of Construction and Environment International Student Scholarships (FCE ISS) will be offered to eligible international students. Please click here for more details.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme is the first of its kind offered by Hong Kong institutions, with emphasis on 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 which will lead to sustainable development.


Programme Characteristics

The attractive features of this programme are as follows:

  • Four-year full-time comprehensive programme with a wide range of Core and Elective Subjects;
  • Opportunity to study abroad for one to two semesters in subsidized exchange programmes at internationally famed universities;
  • Summer placement in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas between the third and fourth years of the programme;
  • Scholarships available for students with excellent academic performances; and
  • Lessons from leading environmental and tranportation engineers and sustainable development professionals in the region.


  • Core Subjects on the environment and sustainable development are taught in the third and the fourth years, including environmental science, economic development, transportation engineering and civil engineering subjects.
  • In the final year, students are required to work on an Individual Project and a Design Project. More Elective Subjects are available in the final year, dealing with many aspects of sustainable development in modern societies.
  • For subject details, please visit

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

Full accreditation has been granted for the 4-year BEng (Hons) Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Graduates of this programme will be qualified for Scheme A training of the Environmental Discipline and Logistics & Transportation Discipline of HKIE. Graduates of this programme are expected to be qualified for Corporate Membership of HKIE.

Career Prospects

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

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.


Other Information

  • Applicants with good academic results in science subjects (Physics, Mathematics, Calculus and Chemistry) are preferred.


For further programme information, please contact:

General Office (tel: 2766 6052; email:

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Additional Documents Required

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