The aim of the programme is to nurture young professionals with the knowledge and practical skills to develop and implement green technology-driven approaches for a career in the rapidly expanding sector of smart and net-zero carbon city development. This programme provides training in energy science and green technology, such as green energy generation, smart energy storage and distribution, carbon audit, energy audit and energy management. In addition to in-class learning and projects, students have experiential learning opportunities, such as internship and overseas study exchange. Courses are also available to help students to prepare for professional certification examinations. Students graduating from this programme are well equipped and highly competitive for careers as green energy professionals, e.g., in energy audit and consulting, energy/utility companies, green building design and management and energy conservation. The basic science training also prepares students for further studies in science and engineering, or careers in technology innovation.
* The BSc programme is under review. We plan to put a much stronger emphasis on the Green Energy study starting 2022-23, subject to the approval of the University.
Minor Programme in Physics and Green Energy
Students seeking to pursue the study of the Physics and Green Energy (PGE) Minor Programme would need to complete 15 units of the courses listed below. They are required to take 6 units of the core courses and 9 units of the elective courses. One of the elective courses taken must be at Level-3 or above.
*Double-counting with GE Capstone
The GE capstone GCAP3035 (Interdisciplinary Independent Study (PHYS)) or GCAP3036 (Innovate for World Solutions) can be double-counted towards the PGE minor elective course requirement. So students who have completed GCAP3035 or GCAP3036 are required to take only 6 units of the PGE minor elective courses.
# Students of Faculty of Science are not allowed to use Introduction to Green Energy or Introduction to Physics to fulfill the PGE minor requirement.
Pathways for Graduates
Graduates are employed by internationally renowned companies and prestigious local organizations and government bodies such as Hutchison Telecom, Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong Observatory and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC).
Graduate students can also pursuit further study in world-renowned institutions, such as University of Oxford, Brown University, Duke University, the University of Michigan, University of California, State University of New York and NC State University.
Internship opportunities: CLP, EMSD, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Towngas, Shun Hing Group, ATAL Engineering Group, Japan Solar Energy Development (HK) Limited and SECOM.
Spin-off company, Mat-A-Cell Ltd. founded by Dr. Zhifeng Huang (Physics) and Prof Ken Yung (Biology), was granted by TSSSU (Technology Start-up Support Scheme for University, 2018-19) with HK$910K. Mat-A-Cell Ltd. will be devoted to commercializing the nanostructure-based medical devices (iSECnMs) for the differentiation of stem cells into functional cells without side effect of carcinogenicity, which are of urgent clinic demand for cell therapy to treat diverse incurable diseases.
|Name of Academics||Company name||Year of Establishment|
|Prof K W Cheah (Director & CEO)||Cathay Photonics Limited||2014|
|Prof Jeffrey Cheung (Director)||Booguu Company Limited||2016|
|Dr Huang Zhi Feng (Director)||Mat-A-Cell Limited||2017|
|Prof Zhu Fu Rong (Director)||Crimson Vision Technology Limited||2019|
Undergraduate students attend World Energy Engineering Congress:
The World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) is an international energy industry conference and exposition hosted annually by the Association of Energy Engineers. It is the largest energy conference and technology expo held in the U.S. specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users.
Over the past few years, UG students majoring in Physics/Green Energy Science have been actively attending WEEC. They were exposed to cutting-edge energy problems and state-of-the-art energy solutions.
I was a team leader in the Low–carbon Ambassadors Programme 2018-19 under the HKBU Sustainability department.
Lo Yan, Crystal
I also joined the internship program of Shun Hing Engineering Contracting Co Ltd.
Yeung Lap Ming
Physics is where technology breakthroughs and social evolutions originated.
Physics department encourages me to gain overseas experiences, but also helps me lay a basic foundation of energy management and science study.
Wong Hoi Yan
Cheng Ka Ying, Zara
As the lyrics of Under the Lion Rock (獅子山下) goes, I hope that, along the journey of science, 「我哋大家用艱辛努力寫下那不朽香江名句」.