M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainable Environmental Design

12 months
21798 USD/year
5367 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Sustainable Environmental Design [SED] from The University of Hong Kong provides students with foundational knowledge of the methods, technologies and related theories in smart city design and environmental design analytics.


Through multidisciplinary education and practices in the design and management of smart cities and city resilience, the Sustainable Environmental Design programme from The University of Hong Kong will enhance students' understanding of the complexity of the challenges in achieving urban sustainability and environmental resiliency, while broadening their appreciation of the possibilities and constraints in design, technology, management and strategic policy at multiple scales.

Curriculum structure

The curriculum comprises 6 core courses (36 credits), 2 capstone dissertation courses (12 credits) and 2 elective courses (12 credits), leading to a 1-year full-time and 2-year part-time study (totaling 60 credits).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Bioclimatic Building Design
  • Innovation and Smart Technology for Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Simulation and Performance Assessment Tools
  • Green Building Assessment and Climate Responsive Design
  • City Risk and Resilience: Emerging Planning Theories and Practices
  • Environmental Policy and Management for Megacities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

The applicant shall possess:

  • a bachelor's degree with honours in architecture, engineering, surveying, environmental science, geography, or related fields of this University; or
  • an equivalent qualification from another university or comparable institution accepted for this purpose;
  • preferably, a professional qualification in the architecture, building engineering, surveying or related fields; and
  • pass the qualifying examination, if required.
  • Applicants whose first degree was not taught in English need to demonstrate competency in the English language in accordance with the General Regulations.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    5367 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5367 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Local: 42,100 HK$ per annum
  • Non local: 171,000 HK$ per annum

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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