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School of Engineering


BEng in Chemical and Environmental Engineering

BEng in Chemical and Environmental Engineering
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JS5200 Engineering, JS5282 Engineering with an Extended Major in AI
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Students who wish to spend more time exploring their interests may apply and be admitted to the School of Engineering without a major. They will be able to apply to Chemical and Environmental Engineering during the Major Selection Exercise at the end of the first two or three semesters.

The BEng in Chemical and Environmental Engineering is a combined program that helps students understand various industrial processes and determine where environmental control measures can be implemented to make the community a better place to live. The program emphasizes processes that turn raw materials into valuable products without producing effluents or waste. All companies handling such processes need environmental engineers with a fundamental knowledge of chemical engineering to design, control, manage, and operate environmental treatment facilities. 


  • #73 in Engineering — Chemical (No.1 in Hong Kong)
    (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024)

Signature Courses: 

  • Integrated Chemical Process and Product Design 
  • Plant Design and Economics 
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering 
  • Nanomaterials and Applications in Chemical Engineering 
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Management 
  • Energy Resources, Conversions and Technologies
Career Prospects

Graduates have versatile skills and can develop careers in manufacturing, R&D, quality control, and consulting in many sectors. Their employers include: 

  • Biotechnology firms 
  • Consumer products companies 
  • Cosmetics and skin care companies 
  • Energy companies 
  • Engineering equipment companies 
  • Environmental engineering and consulting firms 
  • Food and beverages companies 
  • Petrochemical and polymer plants 
  • Pharmaceutical companies 
  • Process engineering design companies 
  • Risk and safety consulting firms 
  • Semiconductor and electroplating companies 
  • Testing and certification companies 
  • Utility and construction companies 
  • Waste management and recycling companies 
  • Government 
  • Hong Kong Productivity Council 
  • Hong Kong Science Park 
  • Banking and investment companies 

Some graduates become entrepreneurs, having started their own companies to develop innovative technologies. Others pursue higher degrees at top local and overseas universities. A number of alumni are now professors in Hong Kong and the U.S.

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"I chose to study Chemical and Environmental Engineering due to a genuine interest in the environment and in engineering. During my time in CBE, I joined the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, where I learnt more about aerosol chemistry. I enjoyed working with my classmates, and found myself learning a lot due to the open environment in CBE. For example, the engineering mindset that I picked up from studying has been immensely useful in my career, even in business projects!
For prospective and current students, I would advise this: don’t be afraid to take a detour to reach your goal! Try your best at everything you do, and something will definitely turn up in the end."
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Class of 2011
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