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This programme is offered by Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University for holders of Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) who wish to continue on to a Bachelor's degree in Environment and Resources Management.

Programme Features

  • A non-government-funded honours undergraduate programme.
  • A full-time programme which is normally completed in two years.
  • Provide students with a foundational knowledge in both the natural and social sciences in order to apply interdisciplinary approaches in studying and analyzing environmental issues.
  • Deepen students’ appreciation of natural environment and understanding of healthy ecological systems and a sustainable environment.
  • Develop students’ knowledge and ability to utilize environmental research methodologies, ecological field skills and statistical tools to identify and critically analyze environmental and conservation issues in the local, regional and international contexts.
  • Strengthen students’ sensitivity to conflicts and challenges in current issues concerning environmental conservation, urban development and resource management.
  • Sharpen students’ understanding of the contents and impacts of specific environmental policies and legislations and planning requirements pertaining to environmental management.

Award

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Environment and Resources Management awarded by Hong Kong Baptist University

Career Prospects

Graduates will be well equipped with the practical skills for an array of environment-related professions. They include: environmental protection and conservation agencies, environmental consultancy, environmental management related institutions, non-government organisations, green groups, businesses and civil service. Students would also have the possibility of moving on to postgraduate studies.

Programme Structure

The four-year undergraduate programme requires students to complete a total of 128 units, including 66 units of Major Courses (with a 3-unit General Education Capstone course listed under the Category of Major Core Courses), 13 units of University Core Courses, 15 units of General Education Courses and 34 units of Free Elective Courses. Students with Associate Degree or Higher Diploma qualifications will normally be admitted directly into the third year of study to complete the programme in two years.

Specifically, students are required to complete 39 units of Major Core Courses and 27 units of Major Elective Courses.

* Exemption will be given to Associate Degree or Higher Diploma graduates who have completed this course. Students who are granted exemption are required to take equivalent units from the Major Elective Courses to fulfill the total number of 66 units required for the programme.


University Core (13 units)

The University Core is a requirement in the undergraduate curriculum which aims at providing students with the essential and transferable knowledge and skills that help them lead successful lives both during and following their university education, and ultimately supporting the University’s commitment to develop the Graduate Attributes among students.

University English♦
University Chinese♦
Healthy Lifestyle♦
The Art of Persuasion♦

General Education (15 units)

The General Education (GE) Programme provides the foundation of a well-rounded university education. The goal of the programme is to promote Whole Person Education (WPE) through exposure to a range of transferable skills, guiding principles, and attitudes that all students will need in their future professional and personal lives.

Level 1 Foundational Courses#
Level 2 Interdisciplinary Thematic Courses

♦For Associate Degree & Higher Diploma applicants, a block transfer of University Core Courses will be granted.

#For Associate Degree applicants, block transfer of 3 out of 9 units will be granted. They have to take two 3-unit courses in two different categories.

Programme Pre-requisite / Free Elective Courses (34 units)

Students should have taken 2 courses including General Biology and General Chemistry as pre-requisite in their Associate Degree / Higher Diploma studies. Free Elective Courses are normally exempted for Associate Degree / Higher Diploma graduates seeking for year 3 entry.

Remarks:

  1. The number of courses/units the students are required to complete will depend on the number of courses/units for which exemption and/or unit transfer will be granted. All unit transfer or course exemption shall be considered on a case-by-case basis upon admission. Students are required to complete all programme pre-requisites and GE courses to meet the graduation requirement.
  2. Unit transfer equivalent to 28 units of University Core and GE courses will be considered by the Programme on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Make-up courses may be required on admission.
  4. Students are required to complete a non-credit bearing University Life programme.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, a candidate should hold

  • an Associate Degree (AD) in Environmental Conservation Studies or related disciplines from any of the local/overseas recognised institutions; or
  • a relevant Higher Diploma (HD) from any recognised institutions.

Candidates who possess equivalent qualifications are to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Students are expected to complete all programme pre-requisites and GE courses in their Associate Degree or Higher Diploma studies. Otherwise, they may have to complete additional units of study to make up for the programme pre-requisites and GE courses at College of International Education (CIE), Hong Kong Baptist University.

Campus

The programme is offered at the Hong Kong Baptist University's Shek Mun (Shatin) Campus, which is located next to the Shek Mun Station of MTR Ma On Shan Line. With a gross floor area of 30,000m2, the campus provides full university facilities, including indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, auditorium, multimedia laboratories, library and learning commons. Special learning facilities such as bioeco laboratory, food sensory laboratory, testing and analytical laboratory, food & nutritional science laboratory, active living laboratory, social science research laboratory, media communication laboratory, psychology laboratory, press conference room and child assessment centre are also set up to provide students with practical experiences in their areas of study.

Tuition Fee

HKD85,140 per year. Students are required to complete 66 units in two years at HKD2,580 per unit (Total HKD170,280).

The annual tuition fee is paid in two equal installments, normally before the start of the first and the second semesters. For newly enrolled undergraduate students, HKD15,000 of the first installment plus some fees will have to be paid by the applicants for acceptance of their admission offers and the balance will have to be paid in late August. Students are required to pay full tuition fees per semester during the normal period of study, regardless of the number of units enrolled in the semester.

For students who are required to take make-up course(s) to fulfill the programme pre-requisites and/or GE courses, additional tuition fee for the make-up course(s) will be charged at HKD1,735 per unit.

Financial Assistance

Full-time local students may apply for the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and the Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) administered by the Student Finance Office (SFO) under the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA), HKSAR Government. For more information, students should contact the SFO or visit its website at www.wfsfaa.gov.hk.

Four of the courses offered by the Programme are eligible for reimbursement under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF). Eligible students completing the courses may apply for the Fund and receive subsidy with a ceiling of
HKD20,000.

Application Procedures

The University accepts both online and paper application. The online application system and paper application form can be found at our website (https://www.cie.hkbu.edu.hk/admissions/2020-21/en/ug_home/). Applicants may apply for more than one programme if they wish to. A non-refundable and non-transferable application fee will be charged for EACH applied programme.

Online Application:
Applicants should submit the application through our website and are required to settle the application fee (Local: HKD350; Non-local: HKD450) via online payment gateway (credit card or PPS online) before the application deadline. Please refer to the “Important Information” and “Instructions” in the online application system for details.

Paper Application:
Applicants should submit the completed application form together with the relevant supporting documents and proof of application fee (Local: HKD350; Non-local: HKD450) before the application deadline. Please refer to the “Notes to Applicants” printed on the application form for details.

Enquiries

For enquiries concerning the application procedure, please contact Academic Registry Services Section.
Tel: 3411 3044
Fax: 3411 3361
Email: spadmit@hkbu.edu.hk
Website: cie.hkbu.edu.hk
Address: Hong Kong Baptist University (Shek Mun Campus)
               13/F, 8 On Muk Street, Shek Mun, Shatin, New Territories

For further information about the programme, please visit the website of Department of Geography (geog.hkbu.edu.hk).