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Programmes & Courses

Postgraduate Programmes: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE)


All students registering in Postgraduate programmes are required, in their first semester of studies, to complete 14.5hours of Information Research Skills conducted by the Library.


The Postgraduate Diploma programme comprises four courses. The courses on Research Projects (e.g. BI420, CH420) allowed under special conditions would be counted towards the respective Postgraduate Diploma programme.

Environmental Management:

Courses: EV402, GE403, GE409; plus one from GE402, GE404, or EV420


Courses: GE403; plus three from GE402, GE404, GE407, GE409 or GE420

Marine Management:

Courses: MS441, MS442, SC400 or any other Research Methods course; plus any other 400-level course approved by Senate or its delegate.

Computing Science:

Courses: Any four from SC400*, CS412, CS415, CS424, CS427.

Information Systems:

Courses: Any four from SC400*, IS413, IS414, IS421, IS428, IS431, IS432, IS433, IS434.


Courses: SC400 plus at least two BI400 level courses and any other 400-level course from FSTE as approved by the HOS or nominee


Courses: SC400 plus at least two CH400 level courses and any other 400-level course from FSTE as approved by the HOS or nominee

Environmental Geoscience:

Courses: SC400, ES406; plus two from GE407, GE409, EV405 or EV420

Marine Science:

Courses: SC400, MS411, one other MS400-level course and any other one 400-level science course from FSTE.


Courses: SC400 plus any three of: MA411, MA416, MA441, MA443, ST403


Courses: SC400 plus three from PH407, PH414, PH416, PH402, PH421

Courses: CS401, CS402, CS403 and CS404

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