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, renewable energy technologies and be analytical on socio-economic issues on energy production. 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.  The content of the programme covers the areas of energy production, energy usage, energy audit, environmental monitoring, energy management and hands-on experience.

The programme’s main focus is on renewable energy technologies associated with the betterment of the environment and sustainable energy development. A key feature in the MSc programme is to enhance students' learning by the abundance of experimental laboratory courses in laboratory and project work that all students must complete to graduate. We 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 renewable energy technologies, energy audit and management, energy economics and the impact of green technology on environmental issues. The MSc programme covers both the classroom and the extra-curricular activities including field trips to green buildings and renewable energy power generation sites, guided research projects and interactions with key personnel in energy management and Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Hong Kong Chapter. The MSc programme will also assist in arranging other professional training opportunities, e.g. the course on energy audit, energy management and the practicum. These activities are aligned with the globally recognised Certified Energy Manager (CEM) programme under AEE Hong Kong Chapter. Students can take the CEM exam offered by the AEE Hong Kong Chapter and become CEM managers with working experiences*. This whole-person training approach is the education ethos that our University values.

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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 Laboratory
- Projects in Green Technology

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Required Courses 12 units
II) Projects 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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