24 months
5430 USD/year
5430 USD/year
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The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Environmental Engineering Program at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology focus on strengthening students’ knowledge of environmental engineering and to expose them to issues in environmental pollution and conservation, and sustainable development.


A candidate for an MPhil in Environmental Engineering degree at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is expected to demonstrate knowledge in the discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making a contribution to the field.

The Environmental Engineering (EVNG) Program offered by the School of Engineering at HKUST is one of the most successful interdisciplinary research programs in this field of study, with the following research foci and state-of-the-art facilities.

Research Foci

The program focuses on innovative technologies for different applications in the environmental engineering area and seeks to provide research students with an understanding of effective environmental management strategies.

The main research areas include:

  • Innovative Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies;
  • Solid/ Hazardous Waste Management and Waste Recycling/ Reuse;
  • Contaminated Land and Groundwater Remediation;
  • Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality;
  • Environmental Sustainability and Renewable Energy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Separation Processes
  • Nanomaterials for Chemical Engineering Applications
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Process Design of Environmental Engineering Facilities
  • Air Quality Control and Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


15 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification;

  • Applicants seeking admission to a doctoral degree program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree with a proven record of outstanding performance from a recognized institution; or presented evidence of satisfactory work at the postgraduate level on a full-time basis for at least one year, or on a part-time basis for at least two years.

  • Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5430 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5430 USD per year during 24 months.
  • HK$42,100 per year (full-time/part-time)

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

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


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