B. Eng. (Hons) in Energy and Environmental Engineering (EEEN)


The Energy and Environmental Engineering Programme at CUHK provides the engineering knowledge and training for its graduates to tackle a broad spectrum of energy issues pertaining to renewable, environmental and building technologies. The Programme puts forth a strong platform and broad-based perspective for learning and understanding the relations and trade-offs between energy and environment, and the ensuing engineering challenges in attaining viable solutions.

Programme Features

Interdisciplinary & Problem-Solving:

  • Fundamental knowledge and problem-solving skills in energy principles, technologies, and systems;
  • Interdisciplinary major required and core elective courses are co-designed with the Earth System Science Programme and the School of Architecture, and a host of elective courses from the Environmental Science Programme, and the Department of Geography and Resource Management.

Three Study Streams:

  • Sustainable Energy Technology Stream, for enhanced coverage on renewable energy generation, system design, storage, distribution, and management;
  • Green Building Technology Stream, for fundamental knowledge on environmental performance assessment and energy management of urban buildings;
  • Environmental Engineering Stream, for principles of natural and built environments, and air pollution monitoring and control challenges.

Programme Outcomes

Students will acquire fundamental knowledge in energy principles, technologies and environmental sciences, as well as the ability to facilitate solutions to problems related to energy technologies, environmental engineering, urban pollutions, building performance assessment and control, etc., that contribute to the well-being of our environment and society.

Career Prospects

The knowledge and skills gained by students of the Programme will afford them strong career prospects. They will find employability in current and emerging areas of energy systems, environmental monitoring and control, sensor instrumentation, and smart and green building technologies, among others. They can land jobs in Government, electric companies and power grid enterprises, building and construction industries, consulting firms and green groups, renewable technology companies, and vehicle industries, to cite just some of the possibilities. They can also pursue postgraduate studies in their specialized areas of interest in Hong Kong or overseas.

Programme Curriculum

New 4-year Curriculum (2016-17 & thereafter):

New 2-year Curriculum (2017-18 & thereafter):

Outcomes-Based Approach (OBA) Teaching

Admission Requirements

Broad-based Admission Scheme

The Faculty of Engineering adopts a Broad-based Admission Scheme for applicants with HKDSE or equivalent qualifications. Applicants need only to choose "Engineering" of CUHK (JUPAS code: JS4401) in the JUPAS applications.

Please refer to the Faculty website http://www3.erg.cuhk.edu.hk/erg for details.

Admission on the Strength of Other Qualifications

For local entrants:

For International entrants:

For Mainland entrants: