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TC S870F
Environmental Protection Testing & Certification
Start Date
Course Level Length in Terms Credits
Fees ($)
(including lab fees)
Future Terms
Aut 2019
Postgraduate 2 terms 10

Course Coordinator: Dr Winnie Chiu, BSc (Hons); MPhil; PhD (HKUST)

Fees: This course will be charged via a lock-in fee system. Please refer to the fee table ‘2017 Autumn term courses’ (pages 24–26).

Important notes
This course will be taught through a part-time face-to-face mode.

This course aims to provide students with advanced knowledge and techniques in the environmental testing industry, in such that they can apply appropriate techniques to evaluate the physical, microbiological and analytical chemistry parameters of various sample matrices. The fundamental knowledge and implementation of Energy Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems will be introduced. Besides, quantification, validation and verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of an organization will also be discussed.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Environmental sampling

  • Environmental testing techniques

  • Data analysis, method validation and verification

  • Energy and environmental management systems

  • Greenhouse gas quantification and trading

Learning support
There will be regular lecture and tutorial classes throughout the course. In addition, two three-hour laboratories / day schools / workshops will be provided to the students. The day schools / workshops comprise different activities (e.g. the use of specific techniques / instrumental demonstrations) that aim at enhancing students’ practical knowledge of the emerging testing techniques that they will learn about in the lectures.

The course assessment will include both a continuous assessment portion (50%) and a written examination (50%). The continuous assessment portion will include two tests, laboratory work and two assignments.

Online requirement
This course is supported by the Online Learning Environment (OLE). You can find the latest course information from the OLE. Through the OLE, you can communicate electronically with your lecturer as well as other students. To access the OLE, you will need to have access to the Internet. The use of the OLE is required for the study of this course.

Students will need access to a computer system suitable for connecting to the Internet.

Set book(s)
There are no set books for this course.