Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPROGRAMS
BEng in Mechanical Engineering
The Program
The program is designed for students who aspire to become high-caliber mechanical professionals in Hong Kong. The curriculum is divided into three stages. The first concentrates on the fundamentals of solid mechanics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, thermal sciences, manufacturing, design, materials, and computers. The second integrates engineering sciences with laboratory work and exposes students to state-of-the-art equipment. The third stage comprises electives in one of the following specializations: (i) Building Services, Energy and Environmental Engineering, (ii) Mechatronics, Design and Manufacturing, and (iii) Mechanics and Materials. Students will participate in an integrated Final-Year-Design-Project and may join an industrial-based Co-op program in their last year of study.

Features and Highlights
The curriculum is composed of a balanced coverage of Mechanics and Materials, Thermal and Fluids, Control and Design in the foundation year, accompanied by additional training of quantitative analytical skill. Hands-on laboratory experiences and independent research opportunities are provided throughout the years of study. Students will be able to study Engineering Management and Law minor program, which is led by Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, during their study period.

HKDSE Admission (4-year undergraduate program) All information is subject to change
To advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research in engineering and to assist in the economic and social development of Hong Kong

  • To be a world-class School in research and education
  • To be a transforming School that is willing to move to new heights and produce breakthroughs and impact on a world scale
  • To be a centre of excellence and world leader in engineering education

Program Objectives
The BEng(MECH) 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(MECH) program outcomes (POC)
Students who graduate from the BEng(MECH) 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(MECH) 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 manufacturability, maintainability, and recyclability of engineering system and components
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

Recommended Pattern of Study
For students admitted in 2012/13
For students admitted in 2013/14
For students admitted in 2014/15
For students admitted in 2015/16
For students admitted in 2016/17
For students admitted in 2017/18
Note: All recommended study patterns for 4-Y BEng(MECH) students are for reference only and subject to change.

University Common Core (36 credits)
    • Arts and Humanities (9)
    • Quantitative reasoning (3)
    • Chinese (3)
    • Science and Technology (6)
    • English (6)
    • Social Analysis (9)

Engineering Foundation (22-26 credits)
    • Computing (3-4)
    • General Science (6)*
    • Engineering Communication (3)
    • Maths (10-13)*
      * 3 credits from University Common Core
    • Engineering Introduction Course (3)

ME Major Requirement (51 credits)

In-depth ME Option (9 credits)
Student may opt to graduate with or without an option. Students who take an option must complete all requirements specified in additional to the major requirements.
  • Energy Option
  • Engineering Design Option
  • Materials Option
  • Research Option

Energy Option (3 courses from the specified elective list below)
Engineering Design Option (3 courses from the specified elective list below)

Materials Option (3 courses from the specified elective list below)
Research Option
Required Course(s)
MECH4995 Research Project

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