PhD in Civil Engineering (Energy Technology Concentration) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
As a postgraduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, you will have the opportunity to make a world of difference by building knowledge at the forefront of the field, helping minimize environmental hazards, and improving the quality of people’s lives.
The Civil Engineering field is developing rapidly. Almost any solution to a societal problem has some connection with civil engineering. Such solutions include the development, utilization, and control of resources for the benefit of people. Broad-based and in-depth knowledge of the discipline together with an understanding of new design concepts and technologies is essential for those who wish to become leaders in this part of the engineering profession. The Department's postgraduate programs seek to develop such knowledge and skills and to relate research efforts closely to the interests and needs of the society so that our research is relevant and has practical value. Postgraduates may concentrate on structural, environmental, geotechnical engineering, water resources, transportation, construction engineering, or infrastructure development.
The Ph.D. program aims to help students develop the skills needed to identify issues related to Civil Engineering and the ability to formulate and propose solutions to a problem in an independent manner. Students must successfully complete an advanced study program, including postgraduate courses and a thesis containing significant original research.