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Faculty of Science and Technology
Self-financed Programmes

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Green Engineering and Sustainability

Programme code ST125206

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2023. Application information for AY 2024/25 will be announced in early November 2023.
Duration of Study
Entry to Year 1: 4 Years
Entry to Year 3: 2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)

(Core modules would be conducted at THEi (Tsing Yi) and some General Education (GE) modules at other campuses.)

Entrance Requirements
Entrance Requirements for Year 1:
Level 3 or above in the HKDSE English Language and Chinese Language; AND Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one Elective Subject; OR Equivalent*.
Remarks :
  1. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose. The results of relevant ApL subjects will be considered in the application for Degree programmes. Relevant ApL subjects include: Electrical and Energy Engineering, Digital Construction, Tech Basics, Constructing Smart Cities, AI and Robotics and Computer Forensic Technology.
*Upon completion of the Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate (DVB) Programmes, students can progress to degree programmes in VTC, subject to their BTEC and IGCSE results.

Entrance Requirements for Year 3:
Higher Diploma OR equivalent qualifications in a relevant area of study.
  1. Additional core modules may be required (with fee charged) for sub-degree graduates according to the educational background of individuals.
  2. All applicants are screened and selected by an Admission and Interview Panel. All interviews are conducted in English.
  3. For enquiry please contact Faculty of Science and Technology (Telephone No: 2176 1505).
Programme Aims
The programme has been developed to produce professionals who are well-equipped with knowledge in green technologies, sustainability and IT skills in response to the Government’s initiative on climate action plan, environmental protection, waste management and smart city development.  It aims to equip students with professional knowledge and skills to pursue careers and to assume leadership roles to serve the manpower needs of the environmental industry.  The programme covers a broad range of professional knowledge related to emerging environmental technology, nature conservation, smart environmental monitoring, carbon audit, machine learning for environmental applications and renewable energy systems.  The learning experience is further enriched by the 720 hour credit-bearing work-integrated learning, along with a general education study developed to prepare for a career.  Graduates from this programme will be professionally competent as well as socially and globally responsible.
Career Prospects
Graduates may be employed as assistant environmental engineers/consultants, graduate trainees, carbon auditors, assistant sustainability officers, assistant ESG officers, environmental data scientists/analysts, project managers in government departments (such as Environmental Protection Department), technology development associate in public and private utilities (such as railway, electric and gas companies), project manager (consultancies), facility manager, (facilities and building management companies, waste treatment and recycling management service providers, non-government organisations and private corporations).
Graduates are able to articulate to Master’s programmes in sustainability, environmental engineering/science, energy engineering and global environment or other sustainability related areas.
Professional Recognition
The new programme may seek recognition from Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals Limited (HKIQEP) in the future.
  1. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.
  2. This programme is newly offered in AY 2023/24.