The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Master of Science Program in Environmental Health and Safety (Part time)

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Course Information

Registration period
4 Mar 2022 (Fri) - 4 Mar 2024 (Mon)
Price
HKD 130,000
(Local students : HK$110,000
Non-local students : HK$130,000

Students who take additional course(s) or need to retake any courses are required to pay HK$4,333 for each additional credit.)
Study Mode
Duration
2 Year(s)
Language
English
Location
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Course Overview

The Master of Science (MSc) Program in Environmental Health and Safety is a multidisciplinary program designed to provide springboard training to current and prospective environmental professionals. The program aims to educate students with cutting-edge knowledge in environmental health and safety, and equip them with the skills to integrate the knowledge into real life situations and identify emerging environmental problems.

Currently, this is the only environment-related MSc program in Hong Kong that focuses on health and safety issues. The curriculum covers the scientific, technical, legal and social issues that underpin environmental health practices, food safety, hazards and risks assessment, and occupational health and safety. Students will view environmental health and safety as an integral component of health protection and improvement. Graduates from the program can advance their careers in relevant government and private sectors

Full-time : 1 year
Part-time : 2 years

The courses will be conducted on weekday evenings/Saturdays at HKUST.

Local students : HK$110,000
Non-local students : HK$130,000

Students who take additional course(s) or need to retake any courses are required to pay HK$4,333 for each additional credit.

What You’ll Learn

Minimum Credit Requirement

30 credits

Foundation Courses 

12 credits

ENVS 5111Environmental Health3 Credit(s)
ENVS 5114Environmental Diseases and Microbiology3 Credit(s)
ENVS 5115Food Safety Control3 Credit(s)
ENVS 5117Public Health and Hygiene3 Credit(s)

Elective Courses

18 credits

ENVS 5112Environmental Hazards3 Credit(s)
ENVS 5113Marine Ecotoxicology3 Credit(s)
ENVS 5116Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment3 Credit(s)
ENVS 5118Conservation and Sustainable Development3 Credit(s)
ENVS 5119Pollution Monitoring and Control3 Credit(s)
ENVS 5120Occupational Health and Safety3 Credit(s)
ENVS 6111*Environmental Health Research Project3-6 Credit(s)
EVSM 5220Advanced Environmental Chemistry3 Credit(s)
EVSM 5230Environmental Health and Management3 Credit(s)
JEVE 5320Water Quality and Assessment3 Credit(s)
JEVE 5420Biological Waste Treatment and Management3 Credit(s)
JEVE 5440Hazardous Waste Management3 Credit(s)
JEVE 5530Environmental Management and Regulatory Compliance3 Credit(s)
* ENVS 6111 may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Remarks

Part-time students may take a maximum of 9 credits in each term.

On successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply advanced knowledge from a variety of environmental/health related science disciplines to view environmental health in an integrated approach to improve health protection;
  2. Evaluate the impact of environmental stress on the health and safety of nature (ecosystems), as well as on the physical health and social well-being of humans;
  3. Analyze contemporary environmental health and safety issues in a local and regional context; and
  4. Apply and develop strategies and solutions to tackle environmental problems.


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