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Engineering and Science Green Technology and Sustainability

Certificate for Module (Applied ESG and Intelligent Technologies)
證書 (單元 :環境、社會與管治應用和智能科技)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
24 Feb 2025 (Mon)
30 hours
Course Fee
Deadline on 27 Jan 2025 (Mon)
2587 3228
2571 8480
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Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) means using environmental, social and governance factors to evaluate companies on how far advanced they are with sustainability.  With the wide adoption of intelligent technologies (such as artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT) etc.), global business operations are rapidly redefining that they are becoming more digital, more connected and increasingly more automated.  This programme aims to provide an overview of intelligent technologies and how their applications could impact companies’ ESG performance.  Students will understand the importance of ESG and its impact on businesses; be aware of the rising digital transformation in ESG with intelligent technologies, their applications and effectiveness on different business sectors; as well as some techniques for implementing these technologies to improve ESG and sustainability performance of companies.

Programme Details

The programme consists of 30 lecture hours (10 lessons).

On completion of the programme, students should be able to
1. explain the key elements of ESG and its importance to business;
2. discuss the importance, potential benefits and risks of intelligent technologies in ESG;
3. evaluate the effectiveness of intelligent technologies in supporting the ESG and sustainability performance; 
4. identify appropriate intelligent technologies to support the ESG implementation.
1. Background of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and tools in digital transformation
2. Cloud and 5G and their applications on ESG and sustainability
3. Internet of Things (IoT) in ESG and sustainability
4. Data Science in ESG and sustainability
5. Artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications on ESG and sustainability
6. FinTech and blockchain and their applications in ESG
7. Digital transformation framework in business and ESG
8. Privacy and Security
Upon successful completion of the programme, students who have passed the written assignment and group project and have met the attendance requirements (70%) will be awarded with the Certificate for Module (Applied ESG and Intelligent Technologies) within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.
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Class Details

Date / Time

Monday,  7:00 - 10:00 pm 

The programme will be delivered via face-to-face lectures. 

1. HKU SPACE reserves the right to make changes on the timetable if necessary.
2.  HKU SPACE reserves the right to cancel a course in case of insufficient enrollment or unforeseen difficulties arising from running the programme.



Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$8200

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall hold a relevant bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognised institution.

If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:

i. an overall band of 6.0 or above with no subtests lower than 5.5 in IELTS; or
ii. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or
iii. HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3 or above; or
iv. HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above; or
v. equivalent qualifications.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Applied ESG and Intelligent Technologies)
證書 (單元 :環境、社會與管治應用和智能科技)
COURSE CODE 33C141353 FEES $8,200 ENQUIRY 3762-0842

Continuing Education Fund
Completion Requirements and CEF Reimbursement Requirements:
1. at least overall 50% passing mark and
2.  at least 70% in attendance.
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Applied ESG and Intelligent Technologies)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])


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Enrolment Method

 Applicants are required to submit the following items in person to any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centre:

(i) Application fee HK$150 (non-refundable)  
(ii) Application Form SF26
(iii) Copy of Hong Kong Identity Card 1
(iv) Copy of educational certificates and transcripts 1
(v) Testimonials or other documentary proof of the applicant’s work experience1 (if any).

1 Original copy of the documents is required for true copy certification.

Applicants will be informed for the admission results after seven days of the submission deadline.

Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 

Partner Details

This programme is run by HKU SPACE in collaboration with Allied Environmental Consultants Limited (AEC Group). Founded in 1994, AEC Group is a Hong Kong based pioneer sustainability and environmental consulting group, striving to provide one-stop on-demand services for clients covering five key business areas, including (a) Green and Healthy Building; (b) Acoustics, Audiovisual, Lighting and Theatre Planning; (c) Environmental Consultancy and Sustainable Design; (d) Green Finance, Sustainability Strategies and ESG; and (e) Smart and Green Internet of Things (IoT).