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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.


General and Environmental Sciences Programmes

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Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field of biology and computational science. It uses computer programmes to compare and analyse the sequences of biological molecules, which usually refers to DNA, RNA, or protein. Bioinformatics aims to determine gene and protein functions, reveal evolutionary relationships, predict 3-D structure of proteins, and most importantly to identify the genetic cause of diseases.  After completion of this programme, students can pursue further studies in bioinformatics and precision medicine at Master level.


The programme aims to provide students with the knowledge of genetics and genomic technologies; the operational skills of Windows and Linux computing environment; and the fundamental programming skills for the analysis of biological and clinical data. It also covers the applications of the software, database, and scripts to identify the genetic cause of diseases.

Start 26 AUG 2024 (MON)
Duration 9 months
Fee Course fee: HK$26,000 (one single installment, subject to review)
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 16 SEP 2024 (MON)
Duration 2 years
Fee 2024-25 (Year 1): HK$90,000 (2 instalments and is subject to review)
2024-25 (Year 2): HK$91,000 (2 instalments and is subject to review)
This programme is designed for those working on all aspects of environmental, social and governance (ESG) planning in business and finance.
Start 24 SEP 2024 (TUE)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$9,900
開課日期 2024年10月22日 (星期二)
修業期 44小時
課程費用 HK$8800
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 To be advised
Duration 15 months
Fee HK$44,470 (To be paid in two instalments)
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$29,000 plus expenses incurred in optional field trips / site visits, subject to review.
The programme aims to enable students to:
  • gain an in-depth understanding of the climate change challenges and evaluate the impact of the climate crisis on society, corporate performance and the economy.
  • understand key climate mitigation and adaptation options;
  • enhance personal effectiveness on making a difference on climate change in personal life and in the local community; 
  • gain an in-depth understanding on the policy options available for Hong Kong.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. evaluate the impact of the climate crisis on society, corporate’s performance and the economy;
  2. identify the key international agreements driving sustainability issues;
  3. evaluate the actions taken by the corporates and financial sectors on climate change;
  4. present the options on energy generation and energy efficiency;
  5. apply policy and technical options for climate action on buildings, transport, waste and production;
  6. explain the principles of carbon measurement, management and standards that are essential for effective corporate climate action.
Start To be advised
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$7,900
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 To be advised
Duration 10 months
Fee HK$29,160
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