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Engineering and Science General and Environmental Sciences

General & Environmental Sciences

General & Environmental Sciences

The School provides a wide range of programmes in response to public interest, covering such topics as food safety, pesticide safety, science communication, landscape design and environmental improvement to promote quality of life. Courses are offered at varying levels to provide students with both sound fundamental knowledge and advanced teaching designed to develop professional competencies.

Additionally, in view of global urbanization and the increasing concern on promotion of green measures, programmes related to environmental studies are offered to students pursuing training in green management, sustainability and green building.


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Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
This programme is for those with a background education in the biological sciences or medical laboratory science disciplines wishing to progress to degree or honours degree level. The programme provides students with a firm foundation in the biological sciences together with specialist knowledge in the area of biological testing including microbiology, biochemical and toxicological analyses. It will be taught through face-to-face lectures/tutorials, online tutorials and hands-on practicals.
Start 18 SEP 2023 (MON)
Duration 2 years
Fee Course fee (Year 1): HK$88,000 (2 instalments and is subject to review)
Course fee (Year 2): HK$90,000 (2 instalments and is subject to review)
With theories, practices and real-life case studies, this programme provides students with the basic knowledge and skills in sustaining cultural landscape asset, including ecology, sustainable agriculture, community engagement and partnerships between different stakeholders and sectors.
Start 20 JUN 2023 (TUE)
Duration 10 months
開課日期 2023年7月20日 (星期四)
修業期 44小時
課程費用 HK$8300
The programme aims to equip students with theoretical, technical, and professional knowledge and skills in ecological sciences of plants, shrubs, trees, landscape, and wildlife habitats, as well as sustainable development and management of urban forestry.
Start 22 AUG 2023 (TUE)
Duration 15 months
Fee HK$44,470 (To be paid in two instalments)
This programme is designed for those working on all aspects of environmental, social and governance (ESG) planning in business and finance.
Start 19 SEP 2023 (TUE)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$9,500
Certificate for Module (Corporate Climate Competence and Carbon Management)
– essence of climate strategy, carbon accounting and management

The programme familiarizes participants with physical implications of climate change and links them to the policy and technical debates on climate action. Sessions will examine top-level climate action related to the Paris Climate Agreement and explore the resulting responsibilities that climate action brings to governments, companies and individuals.
Start To be advised
Duration 12 weeks
Fee HK$7,900
In recent years there has been a marked increase in demand for quality landscaped outdoor areas. To meet the growing need for a part-time training programme in landscape design, HKU SPACE is offering a one-year Certificate Course in Landscape Design. This programme is intended to provide comprehensive coverage of different aspects of landscape design through lectures, site visits, computer workshops and case studies.
Start To be advised
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$28,000 plus expenses incurred in optional field trips / site visits.
開課日期 待定
修業期 22小時
課程費用 HK$3650
This course provides a hands-on overview of best practices during onsite IAQ field sampling to attendees without previous formal microbiology training, and satisfies the minimum training requirements for being an HKIAS approved inspector for IAQ microbiological parameter field sampling.  This course satisfies the minimum training requirements for being an HKIAS approved inspector for IAQ microbiological parameter field sampling.
Start To be advised
Duration 2 days
Fee HK$2700