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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 be given in the weekday evening from 7:00 p.m. - 9:50 p.m. and Saturday morning 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$120,000 (30 credits only)

Installment Deadline Amount (HK$)
Full Time Part Time
Non-refundable deposit To be paid upon offer is made 30,000 30,000
1st installment To be paid in early Sep 2019 30,000 30,000
2nd installment To be paid in early Feb 2020 60,000 30,000
3rd installment To be paid in early Sep 2020 - 30,000

PGD in EVSM Program

HK$60,000 (15 credits only)

Installment Deadline Amount (HK$)
Full Time Part Time
Non-refundable deposit To be paid upon offer is made 15,000 15,000
1st installment To be paid in early Sep 2019 15,000 15,000
2nd installment To be paid in early Feb 2020 30,000 15,000
3rd installment To be paid in early Sep 2020 - 15,000
 
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 9 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$4,000 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)
    • This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund
    • The Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have record of registration of this course under the Qualifications Framework
    EVSM6070 Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Science Foundation Course on the MSc/PGD in EVSM curriculum, has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF course code: 21Z04168-1). The course fee is HK$16,000. Eligible applicant who has successfully completed EVSM6070 can apply for reimbursement of course fee and may be reimbursed up to 80% for the first HK$10,000 and 60% for the second HK$10,000 of the course fee respectively. For claiming CEF, claimant should pass BOTH the attendance requirements and course assessments of the course, with the attendance rate and overall mark of course assessments not less than 80% and 50% respectively. To estimate your eligible subsidy for EVSM6070, please visit the Subsidy Calculator for Continuing Education Fund on the SFO E-Link (Left panel: Financial Calculators->Subsidy Calculator for Continuing Education Fund). Applicants are required to submit their reimbursement claims within one year upon successful completion of a CEF course. 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.