Academy for Sustainable Communities: Introduction to Local Ecology

“Introduction to Local Ecology” is one of the four modules of the “Certificate in Sustainable Communities” programme.

This course introduces the basic concepts in ecology, the ecology of Hong Kong and the interrelationships between ecology and other disciplines. The course will further discuss some pressing ecological issues and review the effectiveness of current conservation measures. Practical ecological conservation and assessment methods will be introduced and students will develop basic skills in conducting biodiversity survey through fieldwork.

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Course Arrangement:

Mode of Study: Part-time (classes on weekdays evenings and weekends)
Teaching Medium: English, supplemented with Cantonese
Commencement Date: November 19, 2019 (Tuesday)
Application Deadline: November 6, 2019 (Wednesday)
Course Schedule: 19, 26 & 30 November, 3, 7, 10, 14, 17 & 21 December 2019, and 7, 11 & 14 January 2020
Tuition Fee: HKD7,980 (expense for site visits is excluded)
Application Method: Download and fill in Course Application Form (proof of academic qualification is required) and return to Academy for Sustainable Communities by application deadline
Course Detail:
CPD: 36 units
Enquiry: Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm Tel: 3917-4767 Email:


This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Certificate in Sustainable Communities) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 3).


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