The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science is a four-year full-time degree programme. In addition to the major courses, students are required to take supporting, interdisciplinary, general education courses and the whole person education experiential learning modules of their own choice. In the final year of study, students take individual final year projects in which they gain in-depth knowledge, basic research techniques, and training in thesis writing. There are two categories of major courses: Major Required (48 units) and Major Elective (12 units) courses. In addition to the 12 units of major electives, students are encouraged to choose more major elective courses as free electives based on their interests and plans for future development. Students are normally expected to complete 132 units within the curriculum structure below:

Course CategoryUnits
Major Required Courses (专业必修课) 48
Major Elective Courses (专业选修课) 12
General Education Core Courses (通识教育核心课) 32
General Education Distribution Courses (通识教育分类选修课) 12
Whole Person Education Experiential Learning Modules (全人教育体验学习课程) 4
Free Elective Courses (自由选修课) 24
Total 132

1) Major Required Courses

CodeEnglish TitleChinese TitleUnits
 BIOL2023  Conservation Ecology  生态守恒
 BIOL2043  Principles of Biology  生物学原理 3
 BIOL2053  Principles of Microbiology  微生物学原理
 BIOL3003  Environmental Health and Toxicology  环境健康与毒物学
 BIOL3023  Biology and Chemistry Laboratory  生物和化学实验
 CHEM2023  Principles of Chemistry  化学原理
 CHEM3003  Principles of Biochemistry and Physiology  生物化学与生理学原理
 ENV2003  Introduction to Environmental Science  环境科学导论
 ENV3003  Resources and the Environment  资源与环境
 ENV3013  Sustainable Environmental Management  可持续发展环境管理
 ENV3023  Environmental Chemistry and Pollution Control  环境化学与污染控制
 ENV3043  Environmental Study Laboratory  环境学实验
 ENV4004  Final Year Project I (ENV)  毕业论文I
 ENV4023  Atmospheric Science and Pollution  大气科学与污染
 ENV4033  Land Contamination and Remediation  土地污染与治理
 ENV4053  Water Science and Engineering  水文科学与工程
 ---  Total  合计 48 

2) Major Elective Courses

As described earlier, students are required to take 4 courses (12 units) from this course category. At least 6 of 12 units must be selected from the courses offered by the Environmental Science Programme and the others can be selected from the courses offered by the Division of Business and Management. Students should pay attention to the pre-requisite(s) for each course. Thus, students should plan early and carefully in order to take all of their desired courses within the four years of study. The availability of major elective courses offered in each semester is subject to staff availability. New courses may be added to the list from time to time. Students should consult the Programme Director for information and confirmation.


Major Electives offered by the Environmental Science Programme

CodeEnglish TitleChinese TitleUnits
 BIOL2083  The Ecology and Bioconservation in China  中国的生态及生物保育
 BIOL3013  Introduction to Environmental Biotechnology  环境生物工艺学导论
 BIOL4003  Biodiversity Conservation  生物多样性保育
 BIOL4013  Applied Environmental Biotechnology  应用环境生物工艺学
 CHEM3013  Chemical Analysis  化学分析
 CHEM4003  Advanced Biochemistry and Lab  高级生物化学与实验 3
 ENV3033  Environmental Analysis and Monitoring  环境分析与监控 3
 ENV3053  Environmental Nanotechnology  环境纳米技术
 ENV3063  Introduction to Environmental Geology  环境地质学导论
 ENV3073  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management  环境管理地理信息系统概论 3
 ENV4003  Green Business Management  绿色商业管理 3
 ENV4005  Final Year Project II (ENV)*  毕业论文II
 ENV4013  Integrated Solid Waste Management  综合固体废物管理 3
 ENV4043  Selected Topics in Environmental Science  环境科学选题 3
 ENV4063  Introduction to ISO Generic Management Systems (ISO9001 & ISO14001) and Auditing  ISO通用管理系统(ISO9001 & ISO14001)与审核
 PHYS2003  Principles of Physics  物理原理

* Students who continue with the final year project in the second semester of year 4 should, with the approval of the Programme Director, register Final Year Project II (ENV) as a major elective in that semester.


Major Electives offered by the Division of Business and Management

CodeEnglish TitleChinese TitleUnits
ECON2003 Principles of Macroeconomics 宏观经济学原理 3
ECON2013 Principles of Microeconomics 微观经济学原理 3
MHR3003 Human Resource Management 人力资源管理 3

In addition to the 12 units of major electives, students are encouraged to choose more major elective courses as free electives based on their interests and plans for future development.

3) General Education Programme

All students should complete 48 units of General Education (GE) courses to fulfil the graduation requirements. The GE Programme consists of (a) 32 units of GE Core (GEC) courses, (b) 12 units of GE Distribution (GED) courses, and (c) 4 units of Whole Person Education Experiential Learning Modules(WPEX). Please see Appendix I for detailed information about the GE Programme.


4) Free Elective Courses

The 24 units of Free Electives could be used by students to (a) spend a semester abroad; (b) take a minor; or (c) take more GE/English/other major courses.

Notes:.
  1. The curriculum is particularly relevant for the 2018 cohort students. Other students please refer to http://web.uic.edu.hk/en/ar/students-and-staff/undergraduate-handbook
  2. Appendix I: General Education
    Appendix II: Course Descriptions