Master of Philosophy in
Marine Environmental Science (MPhil in MES)

Introduction

The MPhil program aims to train students to conduct independent research in marine environmental science. A candidate for an MPhil degree is expected to demonstrate knowledge in the discipline, as well as to synthesize new knowledge and make contributions to the field.

Admission

Details about postgraduate admissions can be found at Office of Postgraduate Studies, HKUST.

Program Requirements

Students must fulfill these requirements:
  • Completion of at least 9 credits of coursework, including:
    • 3 credits of core course ENVR 6050 Introductory Oceanography;
    • 3 credits of elective course chosen from the elective course list;
    • 3 credits of approved PG course endorsed by the Program Director;
  • Completion of and passing PDEV 6770 Professional Development for Research Postgraduate Students:
    • The 1 credit earned from this course cannot be counted toward the credit requirements;
  • Completion of and passing LANG 5010 Postgraduate English for Science Studies, which should be taken in the first year of study:
    • The 1 credit earned from this course cannot be counted toward the credit requirements;
  • Taking and passing ENVS 6011 Postgraduate Seminar whenever it is offered:
    • A maximum of 2 credits to be earned from this course;
  • Registration in ENVS 6990 MPhil Thesis Research; and
  • Presentation and oral defense of the MPhil thesis.


Elective Courses

ENVR 5210 Environmental Microbiology
ENVS 6012 Special Topics in Environmental Science
EVSM 6070 Environmental Impact Assessment
LIFS 5320 Ecotoxicology
MATH 5311 Advanced Numerical Methods I
MATH 5350 Computational Fluid Dynamics of Inviscid Flows
PHYS 5110 Mathematical Methods in Physics