Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPROGRAMS
BEng in Aerospace Engineering*
* undergoing HKIE accreditation application
The Program
The program is designed for students who aspire to become high-caliber professionals in aeronautical and aerospace industries in the Pearl-Delta Region and beyond. The curriculum is designed to train students to design, analyze and test aeronautical and aerospace vehicles and associated technology. Graduates would typically expect to work in the major aircraft or aerospace service companies or manufacturers, such as Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited (HAESL), Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO), Cathay Pacific, Zhuhai Aeronautical Company (joint venture between China and Germany), etc., managing the design, maintenance or modification of an aircraft or an aerospace system, or even as pilots.


HKDSE Admission (4-year undergraduate program) All information is subject to change
Program Objectives
The BEng (AE) program is structured to provide a balanced curriculum for students, the program objectives are:
P-01 Be able to communicate and perform as an effective engineering professional in both individual and team-based project environments;
P-02 Have an international outlook with clear perspectives on the Pearl River Delta and Greater China;
P-03 Be able to research, design, develop, test, evaluate and implement engineering solutions to problems that are of complexity encountered in professional practice and leadership;
P-04 Clearly consider the ethical implications and societal impacts of engineering solutions; and
P-05 Continuously improve through lifelong learning.


The BEng (AE) Program Outcomes (POC)
Students who graduate from the BEng(AE) program are able to fully embrace the rapid technological and economic evolution taking place, and become articulate professional engineers with an international outlook. The BEng (AE) program outcomes (POC) are:
POC-1 Ability to identify and formulate problems in multidisciplinary environment with an understanding of engineering issues and constraints
POC-2 Ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data
POC-3 Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering for problem solving in mechanical engineering and related sectors or for further education in a research career
POC-4 Ability to develop specification and to design system, component, or process to meet needs
POC-5 Ability to understand the design, operation, and maintenance of aircraft components and systems
POC-6 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques, and skills in engineering practice
POC-7 Ability to communicate effectively
POC-8 Ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams and provide leadership
POC-9 Broadly educated with an understanding of the impact of engineering solutions on issues such as economics, business, politics, environment, health and safety, sustainability, and societal context
POC-10 Clear understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities
POC-11 Recognition of the need for life-long learning and continuing education
POC-12 International outlook with knowledge of contemporary issues


Program Curriculum (Total 121-125 credits)
Courses Credits
(1) University Common Core^ 36
(2) Engineering Fundamentals (LANG, COMP, MATH, PHYS) 22-26
(3) AE Required Courses 51
(4) AE Elective Courses 12
Total 121-125*

^ Students can double count 9 credits university core, according to the university regulation.

Recommended Pattern of Study
For students admitted in 2014/15
For students admitted in 2015/16
For students admitted in 2016/17
For students admitted in 2017/18

University Common Core (36 credits)
Common Core Areas Credits
  Required Electives
Humanities (H) 6 6
Social Analysis (SA) 6
Science and Technology (S&T) 6
Quantitative Reasoning (QR) 3
English Communication 6 Nil
Chinese Communication 3 Nil
Healthy Lifestyle 0 Nil
Total credits 36


Engineering Foundation (22-26 credits)
Department/Course No. Course Title Credit(s)
COMP COMP1020 OR COMP1022P OR COMP1022Q OR COMP2011 3-4
     COMP1021
Introduction to Computer Science 3
 
     COMP1022P
Introduction to Computing with JAVA 3
 
     COMP1022Q
Introduction to Computing with Excel VBA 3
 
     COMP2011
Introduction to Object-oriented Programming 4
 
ENGG1010 Academic Orientation 0
LANG2030 Technical Communication I 3
MATH [(MATH1012 OR MATH1013 OR MATH1023) AND (MATH1014 OR MATH1024)] OR [MATH1020] 4-7
     MATH1012
Calculus IA 4
 
     MATH1013
Calculus IB 3
 
     MATH1014
Calculus II 3
 
     MATH1020
Accelerated Calculus 4
 
     MATH1023
Honors Calculus I 3
 
     MATH1024
Honors Calculus II 3
 
MATH2011 Introduction to Multivariable Calculus 3
MATH MATH2111 OR MATH2350 OR MATH2351 3
     MATH2111
Matrix Algebra and Applications 3
 
     MATH2350
Applied Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 3
 
     MATH2351
Introduction to Differential Equations 3
 
PHYS PHYS1112 OR PHYS1312 3
     PHYS1112
General Physics I with Calculus 3
 
     PHYS1312
Honors General Physics I 3
 
CHEM/LIFS/PHYS Science 1000-level course (Any 1 course of the subject and level as specified) 3


AE Major Requirement (51 credits)
Course No. Course Title Credit(s)
ELEC2420 Basic Electronics 3
ENGG2010 Engineering Seminar Series 0
LANG4034 Technical Communication II 3
MECH1907 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 3
MECH1990 Industrial Training 0
MECH2020 Statics and Dynamics 3
MECH2040 Solid Mechanics I 3
MECH2210 Fluid Mechanics 3
MECH2310 Thermodynamics 3
MECH2410 Engineering Materials I 3
MECH3610 Control Principles 3
MECH3620 Aircraft Design 3
MECH3640 Aerodynamics 3
MECH3650 Aircraft Structure 3
MECH3660 Gas Turbines & Jet Propulsion 3
MECH3670 Aircraft Performance and Stability 3
MECH3690 Aerospace Engineering Lab 3
MECH4980 Final Year Aerospace Design Project 6


AE Elective Courses (12 credits from below list)
Course No. Course Title Credit(s)
MECH2520 Design and Manufacturing I 3
MECH3310 Heat Transfer 3
MECH3680 Avionics Systems 3
MECH4810 Unmanned Aviation Vehicle 3
MECH4820 Flight Mechanics 3
MECH4830 Aviation Systems and Logistics 3
MECH4840 Air Traffic Control/ Management 3
MECH4850 Vibration and Acoustics 3
MECH4860 Aeroelasticity 3
MECH4870 Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) 3
MECH4880 Combustion 3


Option
Reseach Option
Required Course(s)
Course No. Course Title Credit(s)
MECH4990 Aerospace Research Project 6


Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme (HKASS) 2017/18 (New*)
Applicants may apply for the Scheme awarded by the HKSAR Government under the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF). Please submit the (1) application form, (2) deed of undertaking, and other supporting documents to maeug@ust.hk on or before 17 September, 2017.

Enquiries
Tel.: 2358 8654
Email: menquiry@ust.hk