Full-time HD
Higher Diploma in Environmental Protection (Subject Group)

Higher Diploma in Environmental Protection (Subject Group)

Programme Aims

The Health and Life Sciences Discipline and the Engineering Discipline collaboratively run a two-semester based curriculum common to all first-year Higher Diploma students studying Environmental Protection. This programme aims to provide students with fundamental environmental protection knowledge, including environmental investigation and data analysis, carbon audit and recycling technology. Year one students who completed the common semesters can opt to progress to either environmental protection and management or environmental engineering professional programmes.

The environmental protection broad-based common curriculum design provides a holistic experience for the year one student and a sound foundation to enable the students to confirm their study in the profession. The programme is suitable for students who have a great interest in the environmental protection industry and professions.

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Duration of Study 2 Years
Mode of Study Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s) IVE (Sha Tin)
Entrance Requirements

Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma of Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate; OR Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :

  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).
  4. Upon completion of the Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate (DVB) Programmes, students can progress to higher diploma programmes in VTC, subject to their BTEC and IGCSE results.
Programme Stream

Students will choose one of the following specialised programmes to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas in the 3rd Semester :

  1. Higher Diploma in Environmental Protection and Management
  2. Higher Diploma in Environmental Engineering

* The 1st and 2nd semesters are common semesters. Students will progress to the professional programmes in the 3rd semester, subject to their programme choice, academic performance and study place availability in a specific programme.

  1. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.
  2. The validation of programme will be conducted in 2022.
  3. This is an interdisciplinary collaboration programme.
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