Master of Science in Chinese Environmental Studies (MSCCESF)

School of Science and Technology Programmes   Department of Applied Science   Master of Science in Chinese Environmental Studies (MSCCESF)  

MSc in Chinese Environmental Studies (MSCCESF)

Programme code : MSCCESF
Type of programme/ Mode of study:Full-time and Part-time Master’s Degree Programme
Medium of instruction :Putonghua
End-of-course assessment:Mini-project report and presentation

Entry Requirements

Students admitted to the Master of Science in Chinese Environmental Studies (MSCCESF) programme should have
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution or equivalent qualification, and
  • Students must be fluent in both spoken and written Chinese*.

*Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a (face-to-face or online) admission interview after submitting applications.  Applicant must have passed the admission interview for successful application.

Programme Aims

The aims of the programme are to develop students with critical and objective awareness, knowledge and skills in Chinese environmental conservation and protection; and to enable students to appraise Chinese environmental policy in societal, industrial and economic contexts.

Programme Structure

Courses Lists for MSCCESF

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit
ENVR 8050SCFEcological Conservation and Environmental Assessment (生態保護與環境評估)6
ENVR 8093SCFContemporary Chinese Environmental Policy and Strategy (當代中國的環境政策與戰略)6
ENVR 8094SCFEnvironmental Protection and Management in China: Theory and Practice (中國環境保護和管理-理論與實踐)6
ENVR 8095SCFSustainability with Chinese Characteristics (中國特色的可持續發展)6
ENVR 8099SCFChinese Environmental Research Project (中國環境研究專題)12

Teaching and Learning

Students will learn through part-time or full-time face-to-face mode with online support. Regular face-to-face lectures and tutorials are available in all the prescribed courses. These face-to-face sessions aim to provide opportunities for students to discuss academic issues with their lectures and acquire practical skills. All the prescribed courses will also be supported by the HKMU Online Learning Environment (OLE) which provides online discussion for interaction among students and between lecturers and students. This allows discussion of theories explained in the courses, their application and evaluation.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the MSCCESF programme will find a variety of career opportunities in governmental agencies, environmental groups, consultants, and private sectors etc. in China especially in the Greater Bay Area.

Contact Information

Tel: +852 3120 2736

WeChat: +852 5448 1643 


Office Hour: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:40pm  (Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays Closed)

Frequently Asked Questions (Chinese version only) 常見問題 (只提供中文內容)




*注:如申請者須申請學生簽證(Student Visa),只可報讀全日制。










答: 持有認可大學的學士學位(或同等學歷),如無學位證書,持有畢業證書也可申請。




答: 1. 學位證書或學歷證書,成績單;

2. 內地學歷申請者需提交由學信網簽發的《教育部學歷證書電子註冊備案表》。





答: 學生簽證需要大約6至8星期才能審批。由於現時處於申請高峰期,香港入境事務處需要更多時間處理。當收到香港入境事務處的批准及簽證標籤後,我們會將簽證標籤郵寄至你申請文件中所記錄的地址。





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Jonathan Chiu
Marketing Director
3DP Technology Limited

Jonathan handles all external affairs include business development, patents write up and public relations. He is frequently interviewed by media and is considered a pioneer in 3D printing products.

Krutz Cheuk
Biomedical Engineer
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

After graduating from OUHK, Krutz obtained an M.Sc. in Engineering Management from CityU. He is now completing his second master degree, M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, at CUHK. Krutz has a wide range of working experience. He has been with Siemens, VTech, and PCCW.

Hugo Leung
Software and Hardware Engineer
Innovation Team Company Limited

Hugo Leung Wai-yin, who graduated from his four-year programme in 2015, won the Best Paper Award for his ‘intelligent pill-dispenser’ design at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China 2015.

The pill-dispenser alerts patients via sound and LED flashes to pre-set dosage and time intervals. Unlike units currently on the market, Hugo’s design connects to any mobile phone globally. In explaining how it works, he said: ‘There are three layers in the portable pillbox. The lowest level is a controller with various devices which can be connected to mobile phones in remote locations. Patients are alerted by a sound alarm and flashes. Should they fail to follow their prescribed regime, data can be sent via SMS to relatives and friends for follow up.’ The pill-dispenser has four medicine slots, plus a back-up with a LED alert, topped by a 500ml water bottle. It took Hugo three months of research and coding to complete his design, but he feels it was worth all his time and effort.

Hugo’s public examination results were disappointing and he was at a loss about his future before enrolling at the OUHK, which he now realizes was a major turning point in his life. He is grateful for the OUHK’s learning environment, its industry links and the positive guidance and encouragement from his teachers. The University is now exploring the commercial potential of his design with a pharmaceutical company. He hopes that this will benefit the elderly and chronically ill, as well as the society at large.

Soon after completing his studies, Hugo joined an automation technology company as an assistant engineer. He is responsible for the design and development of automation devices. The target is to minimize human labor and increase the quality of products. He is developing products which are used in various sections, including healthcare, manufacturing and consumer electronics.

Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMP S321FAdvanced Database and Data Warehousing5
 COMP S333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMP S351FSoftware Project Management5
 COMP S362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMP S363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMP S382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMP S390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMP S492FMachine Learning5
 ELEC S305FComputer Networking5
 ELEC S348FIOT Security5
 ELEC S371FDigital Forensics5
 ELEC S431FBlockchain Technologies5
 ELEC S425FComputer and Network Security5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 ELEC S201FBasic Electronics5
 IT S290FHuman Computer Interaction & User Experience Design5
 STAT S251FStatistical Data Analysis5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMPS333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMPS362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMPS363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMPS380FWeb Applications: Design and Development5
 COMPS381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud Computing5
 COMPS382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMPS390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMPS413FApplication Design and Development for Mobile Devices5
 COMPS492FMachine Learning5
 ELECS305FComputer Networking5
 ELECS363FAdvanced Computer Design5
 ELECS425FComputer and Network Security5