Master of Science in

Environmental Information, Health and Public Management (FT & PT)
環境信息、健康與公共管理


Offered by Division of Social Science
Institute of Space and Earth Information Science
The Chinese University of Hong Kong



Who should apply?

Anyone who is interested in or graduated from the field of public health, public management, environmental information, geography, natural resources management or environmental assessment, urban and regional planning, risk and crises management, crime analysis and related fields.


Programme Structure

For full-time students: Complete 28 units for graduation including 6 required courses, 2 elective courses and a final project in 1 year.

For part-time students: Complete 28 units for graduation including 6 required courses, 2 elective courses and a final project in 2 years.


Required Courses:
ESGS 5002   Special Topics in GeoInformation Science ( 3 units )
Lecturer: Dr. Geoffrey Shea
Description:

This course discusses the principles, structures and applications of geographic information systems. It emphasizes on the use of GIS in organizing and managing spatial data, and how to perform spatial analysis with GIS. Topics include hardware/software components, raster and vector data structures, spatial database, spatial analysis and application issues.


ESGS 5011   Introduction to Environmental Information, Health and Public Management ( 3 units )
Lecturers: Prof. Sylvia He, Prof. LAO Xiangqian, Dr. Li Rongrong and Prof. Ma Peifeng
Description:

This course provides an overview of environmental information, health and public management related issues. Topics covered include basic concepts related to public health and the environment, environmental problems in modern cities, geospatial technology and environmental applications, global health issues related to environment hazard, urban planning and healthy cities. At the end of the course, students will have a sound working knowledge of urban environment and public health and an ability to work directly with real-life problems.


ESGS 5015   Spatial Analytics for Environment, Health and Public Management ( 3 units )
Lecturer: Dr. LI Rongrong
Description:

This course provides an introduction of a wide spectrum of spatial analytical models and their applications in environment, health, and public management. The course has two major aims. On the technical front, this course aims to teach students fundamental concepts and recent progress of spatial analysis. On the substantive front, this course integrates the introduction to spatial analytics with their applications in environment, health, and public management, ranging from mapping the inequality among economic and health outcomes, to environmental quality evaluation and innovative census using remote sensing and locational based service. After completing this course, students are expected to have a sound working knowledge of GIS and spatial data analysis and an ability to identify and apply proper analytical methods to problem solving, and to correctly and appropriately interpret and present analysis results.


ESGS 5016   Public health ( 3 units )
Lecturers: Prof. TSE Lap-ah
Description:

This course is for students intending to gain fundamental knowledge in the discipline of public health. General basic concepts, theories and methodology and scopes of public health practice will be introduced, with some emphases on occupation/environment and health risk assessment. Other important public health topics including air pollution, climate change, food sustainability, water pollution and land use, as well as health promotion and intervention in the community, healthcare management and policy implications.


ESGS 5017   Geoinformation Technologies for Risk and Crises Management ( 3 units )
Lecturer: Prof. MA Peifeng
Description:

This course is to inform, explain, analyze, interpret and communicate the role of Geoinformation technologies in EW and CM situations (tsunamis, earthquakes, fires, landslides, anthropogenic disasters) and improvement of their use in adequate operations with aim to show their till now under-evaluated potentials and way how to integrate knowledge of cartographic, geographic, and ITC community to EW and CM into wide decision making process.


ESGS 5018   Environmental Remote Sensing Technology ( 3 units )
Lecturer: Prof. MA Peifeng
Description:

The course helps students to understand remote sensing principles and basic skills in remote sensing image processing and analysis. The students will develop the capability to solve practical problems in the Earth System Science by using remote sensing methods. The theory, methods, and applications of environmental remote sensing are taught in the course. The lectures cover the principles of electromagnetic radiation, satellite observation sensors, digital image processing, Earth target classifications, and the remote sensing applications in land and ocean. ERDAS Imagine software will be used for lab practices.


ESGS 6061   Project in Environmental Information, Health and Public Management ( 4 units )
Description:

Each student is required to carry out an independent research project under the supervision of a teacher.


Elective Courses:
ESGS 5001   Earth System Science ( 3 units )
Lecturers: Prof. LIU Lin
Description:

This course introduces the concept of the Earth System Science - the study of the Earth as a system consisting of many inter-related and interacting components. The topics of lectures include individual components of the Earth System and their respective roles in the changing system. The emphasis is on interactions among different components of the system-atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and anthrosphere.


ESGS 5003   Transportation Applications of GIS ( 3 units )
Lecturer: Dr. LI Rongong
Description:

This course provides an overview and hands-on experience in the design, use, and interpretation of Geographic Information Systems for Transportation. Topics covered include transportation layers, transportation related referencing systems, data structures, network structures, urban transportation planning models and other spatial models. At the end of the course, students will have a sound working knowledge of transportation GIS and an ability to work directly with real-life problems.


ESGS 5060   Seminars in GeoInformation Science ( 1.5 units x 2)
Lecturer: Dr. LI Rongrong
Description:

This seminar course is an open forum which aims at making students acquire up-to-date knowledge and techniques of the Earth system and Geoscience. Well-known scholars, professional, researchers and officials from local institutions and from overseas will be invited to present their latest research and timely topics relevant to Earth System Science.




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Qualifications for Admission



Application Procedure

- Programme website in Graduate School: Link

- Online application on the web of the Graduate School: https://www.gradsch.cuhk.edu.hk/OnlineApp/login_email.aspx


General application materials needed after your online apply:
  1. Official transcripts with grading scheme from your university registry inside a sealed envelope; (by post in hardcopy)
  2. Official English Test Report; (Send from English Test Institute)
  3. Copies of your Graduate Certificates;
  4. Copies of your ID/Passport;
  5. Recommendation letters (if any);
  6. Other copies of professional certificates (if any);


Fees (2021-2022)
Tuition Fee  :
1 year Full-time Study: HK$142,800
(Will be collected in two instalments)

2 years Part-time Study: HK$145,600
(Will be collected in four instalments; two instalments per year)
* Tuition fee for year 2022-23 is subjected to review

Application Fee  : HK$300



Scholarship

We will offer top 10% outstanding students with ISEIS scholarship (HK$5,000/student) each year.



Application Period

Early September - End of April



Programme Poster
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Enquiries

MSc Programme
Institute of Space and Earth Information Science
Fok Ying Tung Remote Sensing Science Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, Hong Kong

Email: esgs@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: (852) 3943 4279

Fax: (852) 2603 7470


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