Engineering for a Sustainable Future
Sustainability implies living well within the ecological limits of a finite planet. Nowadays, engineers need to find holistic and effective solutions to protect our fragile planet and meet the needs of the growing human population. The Energy and Environmental Engineering (EEENN) programme at CUHK provides comprehensive exposure to help its students understand the complexities and interrelationships of energy and the environment.
EEENN is designed for engineering-minded students who aspire to help make the world greener and sustainable for future generations. The programme leverages CUHK’s broad academic coverage as a comprehensive research university and the support of the University’s affiliated entities, including the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES) and the Institute of Future Cities.
Craft Your Path
The programme provides an interdisciplinary perspective on learning and understanding the relations and trade-offs between energy and the environment and the ensuing engineering challenges in attaining viable solutions. Students acquire fundamental knowledge and problem-solving skills in energy principles, technologies and systems. They also have the option of electing special courses to meet their interests, leading to the following stream designations:
- Sustainable Energy Technology
- Green Building Technology
- Environmental Engineering
The EEENN programme offers students a broad range of career paths. The job offers received by our graduates include the following:
- Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) engineers, consultants and analysts
- Mechanical, construction and IT engineers
- Business and technology consultants
Gordon Ho just completed his final year in EEENN. He is interested in green technology. “Energy is an indispensable part of our society,” he says. “It has a pivotal and interconnected relationship with the environment.” Given his enthusiasm for learning about the latest green technology developments and realisation of the growing need for talent in sustainability in industry, Gordon chose to study EEENN.
If you are interested in this programme, please review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme to increase your chances of getting accepted.