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Programmes

Aims and outcomes

The program aims to prepare graduates for a career in the science and technology of sustainable energies. It is highly interdisciplinary and covers various areas in renewable energy science and technologies, energy management, environmental monitoring as well as social studies.
 

The curriculum provides students with theoretical knowledge and a broad exposure in the topics of energy harvesting, storage, conservation and energy economics.  It also provides hands-on training experience through various projects and experiments in environment monitoring, low-carbon technology, wave energy harvesting, automated solar tracker, photovoltaic devices, solid-state lighting, and many others. The program also actively seeks internship opportunities in relevant industries, research institutions, organizations and the existing local/international links to our students to make them more competitive in their career endeavor.

The aim of our programme is to train technologists in the area of science and technology. We also see an importance in the graduates’ ability to understand and appreciate the implication of the technologies on society. To this end, elective courses that focus on the impact of green technology on social and economic issues are also offered. To stimulate and enhance student learning, we have an experimental laboratory course besides the in-depth independent project all students must complete to graduate.

Graduation Requirements:

The courses are 3-unit each and students need to take a total of 30 units for graduation. The degree of Master of Science in Green Technology (Energy) shall be rewarded to students who have satisfactorily completed all the course requirements. To fulfill graduation requirements, students should obtain Grade C- or above in all courses; and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

One-year Full-time or Two-year Part-time

Full-time (1 year):

Semester   CourseUnits
1PHYS7320 Renewable Energy Technologies I
PHYS7360 Green Laboratory
Elective (pick 1)
PHYS7410 Physics for Green Technology OR
PHYS7420 Energy Usage, the Environment and Sustainability OR 
PHYS7480 Organic Electronics

3
3
3

2

PHYS7330 Renewable Energy Technologies II
PHYS7371 Project in Green Technology l
Electives (pick 2)
PHYS7450 Principles of Photonics Physics OR
PHYS7470 Energy Audit and Management OR 
PHYS7460 Advances in Display and Lighting OR 
ECON7450 Energy Economics

3
3
6
3

PHYS7340 Renewable Energy Technologies III
PHYS7372 Project in Green Technology II
Elective (pick 1)
PHYS7350 Geographic Information System & Remote Sensing OR
PHYS7440 Principles of Optoelectronics OR 
PHYS7430 Introduction to Modern Materials

3
3
3

Part-time (2 years):

YearSemesterCourseUnits
11PHYS7320 Renewable Energy Technologies I
Elective (pick 1)
PHYS7410 Physics for Green Technology OR
PHYS7420 Energy Usage, the Environment and Sustainability OR 
PHYS7480 Organic Electronics
3
3
2

PHYS7330 Renewable Energy Technologies II
Elective (pick 1)
PHYS7470 Energy Audit and Management OR
PHYS7460 Advances in Display and Lighting OR
PHYS7450 Principles of Photonics Physics OR
ECON7450 Energy Economics

3
3
3PHYS7340 Renewable Energy Technologies III3

 

YearSemesterCourseUnits
21PHYS7360 Green Laboratory3
2PHYS7371 Project in Green Technology l
Elective (pick 1)
PHYS7470 Energy Audit and Management OR
PHYS7450 Principles of Photonics Physics OR
PHYS7460 Advances in Display and Lighting OR
ECON7450 Energy Economics
3
3
3PHYS7372 Project in Green Technology II
Elective (pick 1)
PHYS7350 Geographic Information System & Remote Sensing OR
PHYS7430 Introduction to Modern Materials OR
PHYS7440 Principles of Optoelectronics
3
3

Seminars: Seminars given by invited speakers from outside institutions and industries will be organized frequently. Students will be inspired on the most frontier research and latest developments in green technology.

Dissertation: The MSc Dissertation will be submitted in the last semester as an essential part of the course. This is where students demonstrate their mastery of integrating theories and concepts with practical applications to solve real-world problems.

Site Visits: Students will gain practical insight from green energy practitioners or experts by visiting green-tech related industrial sites or relevant departments in government (E.g. Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station, Zero Carbon Building, EMSD Education Path, etc.) to broaden their horizon and industrial network.

 

Core Courses:

PHYS7320 Renewable Energy Technologies I
This course covers two major areas: (1) the basic energy issues including greenhouse effect, carbon cycle, and planetary energy balance; (2) Solar energy that includes both solar thermal and solar photovoltaics. Basic topics in semiconductor physics and the physics of heat transfer will be used extensively in discussion of these applications.

PHYS7330 Renewable Energy Technologies II
This course aims to introduce two major renewable energy areas other than solar energy. Main topics will include: wind energy, ocean energy, and biomass energy. Knowledge in thermodynamics and aerodynamics will be used to gain a deep understanding of these technologies.

PHYS7340 Renewable Energy Technologies III
This course will emphasize on three topics: harvesting energy from parasitic sources in daily life such as random motion and thermal gradient; Battery and fuel cells, and Energy storage technology.

PHYS7360 Green Laboratory
This Laboratory course covers topics including Energy harvesting, Energy conversion efficiency, Energy conservation, Measurements of meteorological parameters and atmospheric constituents, and characterizations of energy harvesting materials and solar cells.

PHYS7371 / PHYS7372 Project in Green Technology I/II
In these courses, students work on a self-proposed or listed project. Each project is supervised by an academic staff. The project nature is related to energy harvesting and environment monitoring. After completing the projects, students will submit their written report and present their results on their findings, including theory/principle, development of system/instrument, experimentation, and data analysis.

Project List

Elective Courses:

PHYS7410 Physics for Green Technology
This course covers the general physics for green technology and environmental science, including classical and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, waves, optics, and modern physics.

PHYS7430 Introduction to Modern Materials
This course aims to provide a broad base on properties of modern materials and their applications. Topics cover structure, properties and functionality of materials including metals, ceramics, polymers and semiconductors.

PHYS7420 Energy Usage, the Environment and Sustainability
This course allows students to comprehend the significance of energy sources, their capacity, security, costs and their effects on the environment. The energy production and economic distinction between non-renewable (e.g. coal, gas, oil and nuclear fuel) and renewable sources (e.g. wood, biomass, hydro, solar, wind, geothermal and ocean) upon amongst different countries will be explored. In addition, an examination on the role of nuclear energy and its concerns in radiation, spent fuel waste disposal and safety issue are addressed.

PHYS7440 Principles of Optoelectronics
This course aims to provide a broad base on optoelectronic properties of semiconductors and device applications. Topics cover the principles of optoelectronics, their applications to some key modern optoelectronic devices and current photovoltaic techniques.

PHYS7450 Principles of Photonics Physics
The course is an introduction into advanced topics in propagation of electromagnetic waves in a medium and interaction of electromagnetic waves with matter.  Topics cover includes derivation of optical constants such as susceptibility and dielectric constants, absorption, scattering and negative refraction.

PHYS7350 Geographic Information System & Remote Sensing
The course educates students the knowledge of atmospheric science and radiation, instrumentation, data inversion and retrieval algorithm for environmental monitoring. Students will learn (i) atmospheric physics, (ii) principles of radiation and energy transfer in the atmosphere, (iii) measurement techniques of atmospheric parameters and constituents, (iv) satellite and remote sensing instrumentation, and (v) data inversion methodology and algorithm.

PHYS7460 Advances in Display and Lighting
This course provides students an insight on understanding the principles of displays and lighting that are widely used for application in mobile appliance, automotive lighting, traffic signals, signage, LCD backlighting, advanced displays and energy efficient lighting.

PHYS7470 Energy Audit and Management
This is a professional training course leading to the certified energy manager (CEM)* requirement under the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), USA.  The course covers the latest energy cost reduction techniques in commercial building and the manufacturing industries of which CEM* is an internationally recognized professional certification in energy management.  The training focuses on the technology, the economics, the policies and the regulations for effective energy management

ECON7430 Applied Cost-Benefit Analysis (offered by Department of Economic)
This course educates students in applied cost-benefit analysis of: (a) private investment, (b) public investment, (c) business strategy, and (d) government policy, with a primary focus of applying economic reasoning and writing/presentation skills to deliver practical information for decision making in a complicated business world.

ECON7450 Energy Economics (offered by Department of Economic)
This course educates students in (a) interactions among energy, economy, and environment; (b) energy market organization, regulation and deregulation; (c) energy demand, pricing, investment, supply and costs; (d) energy efficiency, conservation and demand management; and (e) risk management, energy security, emissions control, and renewable energy development.

*For details, please click: https://www.aeecenter.org/certifications/certifications/certified-energy-manager
*詳情請參閱以下網站:https://www.aeecenter.org/certifications/certifications/certified-energy-manager

Pathways for Graduates

Prof Zhu Furong Program Director

Prof Zhu Furong
Program Director

You have made the right choice in your career development in taking up an interest in Green Technology (Energy). Energy has become a dominant issue in current times in that sustainable energy usage and the environment directly affect both our quality of life and the success of our economy. In this regards, there will be great changes in the way we need to shape the future of our life style and of our work place. Our program focuses on prevailing alternative energy technologies as well as socio-economic consequences in their implementations. To this effect, we are targeting a wide spectrum of graduates interested in developing these two disciplines.

Apart from courses provided by Department of Physics, students in our program can also select electives offered by other departments. This helps students to diversify in areas such as environmental management that is also integral to our program. As you read the program material, you will discover we have laboratory based course and projects. Here, students get the chance to experience team work in our research laboratories to horn hands-on and problem solving skills. These skills will be put into practice with the summer internship we have in place for our students.

The prospects of learning in an international university and to further your study in a promising career, I look forward to having you joining our university and our program.

  1. Consultants in Environment Assessment Agencies
  2. Researchers / Technicians in Energy companies or Power Utilities
  3. Energy / Environmental Engineers or Auditors
  4. Analysts in Energy Policies
  5. Further Study for PhD Programs

New academic vacancies at Physicaloxy.com

Program Tuition Fee:

HK$ 110,000

 

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme*:

Local students can apply for the Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme offered by the University Grants Committee. The fellowship students are required to pay a minimum tuition fee of HK$42,100, which is the prevailing rate of the UGC-funded programmes, and the differences will be subsidised by the fellowships subject to a cap of HK$120,000 (for the whole taught postgraduate programme, regardless of the actual study period) for the settlement of the tuition fee only.

For more details of the Scheme, please refer to: https://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/ugc/activity/targeted_postgraduate_scheme.html

*Applications for the fellowships will be assessed by the universities based on a rigorous and holistic approach, subject to the following criteria:

  1. applications are open to local students only;
  2. the award of the fellowships will be based on merits taking into account the students' academic achievements, professional qualifications, relevant working experience and achievements in other areas as well as the proposals submitted by the students; and
  3. to avoid double subsidy, applications from students who are receiving other forms of government scholarship (except student financial assistance) for pursuing the same programme will not be considered

 

Scholarships:

  1. Every year, students who are officially admitted and accept offer to the programme, and satisfied the English result, academic and interview performance will automatically be considered for the Entrance Scholarship of HK$10,000 or HK$20,000.
  2. Every year, the top 3 students in term of cumulative GPA score will be awarded with Merit Scholarship. They will be presented with scholarships valued HK$10,000, HK$7,000 and HK$5,000 respectively.

 

Other Scholarships and Sponsorships:

2020/2021:
5 Scholarships from AEE HK Chapter for best performance in CEM exam*
(Because of COVID-19, CEM training and scholarship were cancelled)

2019/2020:
5 Scholarships from AEE HK Chapter for best performance in CEM exam*
10 full sponsorship of AEE AGM cum Annual Dinner
20 quota of certified professional training course on “Grid Connected Renewable Energy Power Generation System”

2018/2019:
7 Scholarships from AEE HK Chapter for best performance in CEM exam*
55 full sponsorship of AEE Student Membership fees

2017/2018:
5 Scholarships from AEE HK Chapter for best performance in CEM exam*
10 Scholarships for Environmental Technology and Green Culture Beijing Study Tour

2016/2017:
3 Scholarships from AEE HK Chapter for best performance in CEM exam*

*For details, please click: https://www.aeecenter.org/certifications/certifications/certified-energy-manager
*詳情請參閱以下網站:https://www.aeecenter.org/certifications/certifications/certified-energy-manager

MSc in Green Technology (Energy)  Poster

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MSc in Green Technology (Energy)  Brochure

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Enquiries

Department of Physics
Hong Kong Baptist Unviersity

Tel:(852) 3411 5817
Fax:(852) 3411 5813
Email:physmsc@hkbu.edu.hk
Website:http://physics.hkbu.edu.hk/programme/postgraduate/msc-in-green-technology-energy
Weibo:

http://weibo.com/greentechnology (Sina)
http://t.qq.com/GreenTechnology (Tencent)

Recruitment of Part-time Lecturer

The Department invites applications for a Part-time Lecturer position to teach Advanced Topics in Energy Studies. Applicants should (i) have a doctoral degree in the relevant disciplines, preferably in the fields of renewal energy technologies, energy studies, energy management or energy economics; and (ii) have at least 2 years’ relevant classroom teaching experience in relevant disciplines.
 
Appointment will be made on a contract basis, initially for one semester commencing in May 2021, renewable subject to performance, funding and mutual agreement.
 
Application Procedure:
Please send full curriculum vitae, copies of qualification documents and past teaching evaluations if available for review.
Those who are not invited for interview 8 weeks after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.
 
For more information, please contact Miss Venus Mok (Tel: (852) 3411 5817 or e-mail: venusmok@hkbu.edu.hk).
 

Closing Date: 15 October 2020

Admission

Admission Requirements:

To be eligible for admission, applicants:

  1. should possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or recognised institution of higher studies; although preference will be given to holders of degrees in Science or Engineering, we welcome a multi-disciplinary intake of students, as this is consistent with the special character of our programmes. OR

  2. should possess a professional qualification equivalent to tertiary academic level, from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, a member institute in the British Engineering Council, etc.;
  3. with work experience is an advantage but not essential;
  4. who are non-local candidates from an institution where medium of instruction is not English have to satisfy any one of the following English proficiency requirements:
    1. a TOEFL score ≥ 537 (paper-based test) or 74 (internet-based test);
    2. an overall band score ≥ 6.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS);
    3. score ≥ 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of China or a pass in the old CET-6 test.

Application Procedures:

Applicants can apply online at http://gs.hkbu.edu.hk/en/home/
For details of application, please visit Graduate School.

Application Periods:

1st round: Late September to Early April
2nd round: Early April to early June

Applicants please visit Graduate School for up-to-date information about the application schedule.

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