Acceptable Programmes

“Degree in the environmental field” Acceptable to the General Council:


Currently, for membership qualifications, the General Council of HKIQEP recognizes all undergraduate (UG) Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degrees offered by any University Grants Committee (UGC) funded university as an “acceptable” degree in the environmental field.

Holders of other degrees (including non-BSc, non-BEng, or degrees from non-UGC funded institutions) are advised to provide their academic transcript to if they want to find out whether their degree would be considered acceptable to the General Council as a degree in the environmental field.

Accreditation of Undergraduate Degrees in the Environmental Field

Shortly after the establishment of HKIQEP in 2015, the General Council (previously known as the Board of Directors) agreed that, for membership qualification purposes, all B.Sc. and B.Eng. degrees from UGC-funded universities would be considered acceptable degrees in the environmental field.

The General Council also decided that a UG accreditation process should be introduced to establish criteria for the acceptable environmental degree for HKIQEP.  An accreditation system was subsequently established in 2020.  By 2023, four UG degree programs had been accredited by HKIQEP.


As the HKIQEP UG Accreditation System matures, the General Council is considering revising its definition of an acceptable environmental degree, potentially limiting the definition to only those UG degree programs that have been accredited.

Any such change, if implemented, will be announced in advance to ensure UG programs interested in accreditation have time to apply. Such changes would only affect students entering their degree programs AFTER the transition date. Students enrolling BEFORE the transition would remain unaffected.

Current List of HKIQEP Accredited UG Programmes

The following UG programmes have been accredited by HKIQEP.

 Institution  Accredited UG Programme  Eligible Admission Year   for Accredited Cohort  Accredited Syllabus Areas
The Hong Kong    BSc in Environmental Management  2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, ·  Environmental Science
University of Science  and Technology  2024, 2025, 2026, 2027 ·  Environmental Management
and Technology ( ·  Policy and Legislation
·  Sustainability
·  Air
The Chinese   BSc in Environmental Science  2020, 2021, 2022 · Environmental Science
University of ( · Environmental Management
Hong Kong · Environmental Impact Assessment and Health Impact Assessment
· Water
Hong Kong   BSc in Applied Biology   2021, 2022, 2023 · Environmental Science
Baptist University (Environmental Science Concentration) · Environmental Management
( · Environmental Impact Assessment and Health Impact Assessment
· Waste
· Water
The University of   BSc – Major in Environmental Science  2021, 2022, 2023 · Environmental Science
Hong Kong (  · Environmental Management
  · Environmental Impact Assessment and Health Impact Assessment
  · Sustainability

To be eligible under the HKIQEP Accreditation Scheme, students must pass specific core and elective courses as part of the degree. Please contact each programme for details and requirements for eligibility.

Last updated on 30 October 2023


This page will be updated when new programmes are accredited.