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JS4648

Earth and Environmental Sciences 地球與環境科學

EESC

Short Description

Global climate change, environmental pollution, natural hazards, biodiversity loss, and the current energy and food crisis are all critical issues of public concern. Earth and Environmental Sciences Programme (EESC), integrating Earth System Science and Environmental Science, will equip students with the latest knowledge and technical skills to observe, understand, analyse, and model the systems and processes that drive natural and anthropogenic global environmental changes.

Highlights

In this programme, particular emphasis is placed on multidisciplinary and combined theoretical observational approaches to understanding the problems stated above and formulating potential solutions. Students will acquire a strong comprehensive foundation in the dynamics of the Earth and its environment, with options to specialize in the following streams to suit their background, interests and career objectives such as Atmospheric Science, Geophysics, and Environmental Science and Technology. Students will be given opportunities to gain valuable quantitative and analytical skills, and build their capabilities via laboratory work, field studies, numerical modeling and programming experience, seminars, workshops and research projects. Further enhancing these are exchange opportunities at overseas universities as well as internships in the Hong Kong Observatory and other government agencies, geotechnical firms, and environmental organisations.

Career Prospects

Upon graduation, students are well prepared for jobs in the government, NGOs, and industries including, but not limited to, geotechnical survey and engineering, meteorological and marine services, as well as climate, energy and environmental consulting. Students can also pursue further studies or embark on careers in the educational sector.

Remarks:
For details of the undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
One of the following elective subjects:
GEOGRAPHY 4
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 4
BIOLOGY 4
CHEMISTRY 4
PHYSICS 4
One of the following elective subjects:
ANY 1 SUBJECTNOTE 3
NOTE:
Any 1 Category A elective subject.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTNote2 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote3 3
Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
For Liberal Studies (LS) subject taken in 2023 or before, a Level 2 or above will be considered as “Attained” in Citizenship and Social Development. The LS level will not be considered in the calculation of admission scores.

Note 3:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II or Other Language subjects (Grade E or above).
(iii) For Integrated Science or Combined Science subject(s) taken in 2023 or before, a Level 3 or above will be considered as an unspecified elective subject where applicable.

Note 4:
"Attained with Distinction I/II" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2024-25 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (admission.cuhk.edu.hk).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Enquiries:

Email: eesc@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 852 3943 9624

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 185 236 345 456 354 1576
2022 131 135 231 321 270 1088

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 38 0 0 0 0 38
2022 31 2 2 0 0 35