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 (For intake 2020/21 or after)

Students must fulfill these requirements:
  • Completion of at least 9 credits of coursework, including:
    • 3 credits of core course OCES 5001 Introduction to 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 PDEV 6800 Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education:
    • All full-time RPg students are required to complete PDEV 6800. The course is composed of a 10-hour training offered by the Center for Education Innovation (CEI), and session(s) of instructional delivery to be assigned by the respective departments. Upon satisfactory completion of the training conducted by CEI, MPhil students are required to give at least one 30-minute session of instructional delivery in front of a group of students for one term. PhD students are required to give at least one such session each in two different terms. The instructional delivery will be formally assessed;
  • 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 OCES 6770 Professional Development in Marine Science:
    • 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.
Anchor


Elective Courses

ENVR 5210Environmental Microbiology
ENVS 5116Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment
ENVS 6012Special Topics in Environmental Science
OCES 5100*Biological Oceanography
OCES 5200*Physical Oceanography
OCES 5300*Chemical Oceanography
MATH 5311Advanced Numerical Methods I
MATH 5350Computational Fluid Dynamics of Inviscid Flows
PHYS 5110Mathematical Methods in Physics

*Students must complete one of the above course (OCES 5100, OCES 5200 and OCES 5300) to fulfill program requirement for electives.

Program Requirements (For intake 2019/20 or before)