Welcome to the website of the Energy and Environmental Engineering (EEEN) Programme of the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

Energy and environment are among the most important subjects facing the 21st century. The engineers nowadays need to find holistic and effective solutions to protect our fragile planet and meet the needs of a growing human population. The EEEN Programme at CUHK provides a comprehensive platform for students to learn about the complexities and inter-linkages of these two subjects, and to acquire the technological knowhows for possible tradeoffs and solutions. The Programme leverages on the broad academic coverage of CUHK as a comprehensive university, and the support of a host of CUHK entities, including the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES), the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, and the Institute of Future Cities. The Programme is designed for engineering-minded students with aspiration to help make the world greener and sustainable for future generations.

The curriculum of EEEN is a product of academic collaborations between relevant disciplines in the Faculties of Engineering, Social Science, and Science. Students are trained on a set of courses spanning the topics of energy principles, environmental studies, urban pollutions, smart building design and control, as well as energy assessment and management. In addition to basic training, students also have the option of electing special courses of their interest, leading to the stream designation of Sustainable Energy Technology, Green Building Technology, and Environmental Engineering. Both classroom teaching and hands-on practice are emphasised. We envision great career prospects for our graduates with the utility companies, energy-related firms, green technology startups, Government agencies, and the building design and service sector.

To strengthen our existing expertise, the Programme has recruited a number of young faculty members with strong track records and potential in the latest energy and environmental-related research. Their knowledge and experience in classroom teaching and project supervision will greatly benefit the learning of our students.

The EEEN Programme is a new and vibrant field of study. The importance of its subject matters will only grow in time. We especially encourage young generations who are contemplating their tertiary education to browse through our website and find out more about this wonderfully exciting programme. Should there be question or comment, we will be happy to hear from you.

Professor Xu, Dongyan
Director, Energy and Environmental Engineering Programme