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Programme Description

Programme Aims

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. 

 PGE Minor Core Courses 6 unitsLevel
 Heat and Motion 3 units2
 Renewable Energy Sources and Technologies I 3 units2
 PGE Minor Elective Courses* 9 unitsLevel
 Introduction to Green Energy # 3 units1
 Introduction to Physics # 3 units1
 Mathematical Methods for Physical Sciences I 3 units2
 Mathematical Methods for Physical Sciences II 3 units2
 Electricity and Magnetism 3 units2
 Experimental Lab I  1 unit2
 Experimental Lab II 1 unit2
 Atomic and Nuclear Physics 4 units3
 Structure and Properties of Matter 3 units3
 Green Energy Lab with Computers and Personal Mobile Devices 3 units3
 Scientific Computing and Modeling 3 units3
 Guided Study in Physics and Energy Science I 3 units2
 Guided Study in Physics and Energy Science II 3 units3
 Electronics 3 units2
 Renewable Energy Sources and Technologies II 3 units2
 Physics & Technology of Energy Conversion 3 units3
 Intermediate Electromagnetism 3 units3
 Thermal and Statistical Physics 3 units3
 Mechanics 3 units2
 Non-fossil Fuels 3 units3
 Advanced Green Energy Lab (Metrology) 3 units4
 Advances in Displays and Lighting 3 units4
 Introduction to Intellectual Property 2 units4
 Renewable Energy Materials and Devices 3 units4
 Semiconductor Physics and Devices 3 units4
 Surface Analysis and Characterization 3 units4
 Topics in Energy Science I 3 units4
 Topics in Energy Science II 3 units4
 Topics in Energy Science III 3 units4
 Electromagnetic Waves and Optics 3 units4
 Quantum Mechanics 3 units4
 Advanced Functional Materials 3 units4
 Advanced Experimental Lab 3 units4
 Energy Management I 3 units4
 Energy Management II 3 units4
 Topics in Physics I 3 units4
 Topics in Physics II 3 units4
 Topics in Physics III 3 units4
 Solid State Physics 3 units4
 Interdisciplinary Topics in Science: Organic Electronics 3 units4

*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.

Mat-A-Cell Ltd

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 AcademicsCompany nameYear of Establishment
Prof K W Cheah (Director & CEO)Cathay Photonics Limited2014
Prof Jeffrey Cheung (Director)Booguu Company Limited2016
Dr Huang Zhi Feng (Director)Mat-A-Cell Limited2017
Prof Zhu Fu Rong (Director)Crimson Vision Technology Limited2019


School Life

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.

2019  2018  2017  2016  2015  2014

Undergraduate students attend World Energy Engineering Congress

Undergraduate students attend World Energy Engineering Congress

All Sharing
Lo Yan, Crystal

I was a team leader in the Low–carbon Ambassadors Programme 2018-19 under the HKBU Sustainability department.

BSc 2020

Lo Yan, Crystal

Yeung Lap Ming

I also joined the internship program of Shun Hing Engineering Contracting Co Ltd.

BSc 2018

Yeung Lap Ming

Li Zeqian

Physics is where technology breakthroughs and social evolutions originated.

BSc 2018

Li Zeqian

Wong Hoi Yan

Physics department encourages me to gain overseas experiences, but also helps me lay a basic foundation of energy management and science study.

BSc 2017

Wong Hoi Yan

Cheng Ka Ying, Zara


Bsc 2017

Cheng Ka Ying, Zara

Li Weihan

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」.

Bsc 2011

Li Weihan