Master of Science in Green Technology (Energy)

Programme Director: Prof ZHU, Fu Rong

The programme aims to further the training of graduates for a career in energy management and technology. The programme exposes the highly interdisciplinary nature of green technology as it encompasses the fields of materials science, renewal energy technologies, and the social implications it has on human activities.  Though the programme is managed by the Department of Physics, the content of the programme is not restrictive only to physical science instructions, but also covers the areas of energy production, energy usage, energy audit, environmental monitoring, social studies and hands-on experience.

The programme’s main focus is on technologies associated with the betterment of the environment and sustainable energy development. Courses in energy production account for one-third of the programme contents while two courses are on environmental monitoring. The aim of our programme is to train technologists in the area of science and technology. We also see an importance in the graduates’ ability to understand and appreciate the implication of the technologies on society. To this end, we have courses that focus on the impact of green technology on social and economic issues. To stimulate and enhance the student learning, we have an experimental laboratory course besides the in-depth independent project all students must complete to graduate. This whole-person training approach is the education ethos that our University values.

With the exception of project (6 units), the courses are 3-unit each and students need to take a total of 30 units to graduate. For full-time study, the programme can be completed in one academic year comprised of three semesters. For part-time study, students are expected to finish within two years. A list of the courses is detailed below:

Energy Science
– Renewable Energy Technologies I
– Renewable Energy Technologies II
– Renewable Energy Technologies III

Environmental Science
– Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing
– Energy Usage, the Environment and Sustainability

Social Science
– Special Topic: Energy, Economics
– Certified energy manager or selected course

Experimental Training
– Green Lab
– Project in Green Technology

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Required Courses 12 units
II) Project 6 units
III) Elective Courses 12 units
    30 units


I. Required Courses 12 units
  PHYS7320 Renewable Energy Technologies I 3 units
  PHYS7330 Renewable Energy Technologies II 3 units
  PHYS7340 Renewable Energy Technologies III 3 units
  PHYS7360 Green Laboratory 3 units
II. Project 6 units
  PHYS7371 Project in Green Technology I 3 units
  PHYS7372 Project in Green Technology II 3 units
III. Elective Courses 12 units
  ECON7450 Energy Economics 3 units
  PHYS7350 Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing 3 units
  PHYS7410 Physics for Green Technology 3 units
  PHYS7420 Energy Usage, the Environment and Sustainability 3 units
  PHYS7430 Introduction to Modern Materials 3 units
  PHYS7440 Principles of Optoelectronics 3 units
  PHYS7450 Principles of Photonics Physics 3 units
  PHYS7460 Advances in Displays and Lighting 3 units
  PHYS7470 Energy Audit and Management 3 units
  PHYS7480 Organic Electronics 3 units
    30 units
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