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Environmental Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (QS) Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
The BSc in Environmental Science program at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology intends to provide students with a solid training in environmental science with a special focus in ecosystems. It emphasizes on the basic understanding of the environment as an integrated system which encompasses factors involving air, land and water, as well as natural processes and human activities.
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Overview

Key facts:

Many of our graduates from this BSc in Environmental Science program at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology are engaged in higher studies or employed by local environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs), consultancies and government agencies.

To tackle environmental problems and achieve sustainable development in Hong Kong and the region, there is a great need for Hong Kong to train more environmental scientists who can use their expertise to contribute in relevant sectors, which include but not limited to the followings:

  • Government departments (Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Environmental Protection Department)
  • Environmental consultancies (environmental impact assessments, natural resource management)
  • Public education (teaching, conservation groups, ecotourism), and research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • General Biology
  • Accelerated Calculus
  • Honors Calculus
  • Environmental Conservation and Sustainability in Practice
  • Pollution Monitoring and Measurement
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Ocean Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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General Requirements

  • IB Diploma

  • Reference Information to Reflect the Intake Quality or Competitiveness for Admission
  • Mid 50% Score Range for 2020 Intake: 36 –40 (including bonus points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18057 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18057 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Local Tuition Fee
  • HK$42,100
Non-local Tuition Fee
  • HK$140,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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