Abbreviation FT / PT

The Master of Science in Sustainable Environmental Design [MSc(SED)] provides students with foundational knowledge of the methods, technologies and theories in smart city design and environmental design analytics. Through multidisciplinary education and practices in the design and management of smart cities and city resilience, MSc(SED) enhances students' understanding of the complexity of the challenges in achieving urban sustainability and environmental resiliency, while broadening their appreciation of the possibilities and constraints in design, technology, management and strategic policy at multiple scales.

The curriculum comprises 6 core courses (36 credits), 2 capstone dissertation courses (12 credits) and 2 elective courses (12 credits), leading to a 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time study (totaling 60 credits). The courses include:

- Bioclimatic Building Design
- Innovation and Smart Technology for Sustainable Development
- Environmental Simulation and Performance Assessment Tools
- Green Building Assessment and Climate Responsive Design
- City Risk and Resilience: Emerging Planning Theories and Practices
- Designing for a Changing Climate
- Environmental Policy and Management for Megacities
- Life Cycle Assessment and Net-Zero Carbon Emission
- Dissertation Part 1
- Dissertation Part 2

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year)

Part Time (two years)

Medium of Instruction


Programme Entrance Requirements

The applicant shall possess:

- a bachelor's degree with honours in architecture, engineering, surveying, environmental science, geography, or related fields of this University; or

- an equivalent qualification from another university or comparable institution accepted for this purpose;

- preferably, a professional qualification in the architecture, building engineering, surveying or related fields; and

- a passing grade in the qualifying examination, if required.

Applicants whose first degree was not taught in English need to demonstrate competency in the English language in accordance with the University's General Regulations.

Programme Admissions Advisor(s)

Dr Chao REN, Programme Director
Dr Bin CHEN, Deputy Programme Director


Ms Patty Lam
Tel: 3917 4407