Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPROGRAMS
Postgraduate Programs
The Department offers postgraduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science (MSc), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering. The programs aim at equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of Hong Kong’s present and future development needs. Master’s programs focus on strengthening students’ background in mechanical engineering, increasing their mathematical proficiency, and exposing them to the environment of engineering research and development. The PhD program aims at imbuing students with depth in mechanical engineering and the capability of formulating and conducting independent and original research and development in their chosen specialization.

Applicants for admission to the postgraduate programs should have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field. Qualified applicants may be admitted directly to the PhD program. Students must demonstrate a sufficient command of English in addition to having a basic knowledge of mechanical engineering.

There are three areas of concentration in postgraduate instruction and research in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department:
  • Mechanics and Materials;
  • Mechatronics and Manufacturing; and
  • Thermal and Environmental Engineering

Hong Kong’s industry is in transition and the Department is responding by supporting technology transfer and developing new technologies in the areas of manufacturing, energy, transportation, environment, and health care. Research also contributes to advances in fundamental knowledge, engineering practice, and technology.

Mechanical Engineering research has five major research foci. These areas are described below:
  • Solid Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Materials Technology
  • Energy Thermal/Fluids and Environmental Engineering
  • Design and Manufacturing Automation
  • Microsystems and Precision Engineering
Ivan Sham
BEng MECH (1996), MPhil MECH (1998), PhD MECH (2003)
Having the opportunity to receive knowledge of the cutting-edge technology from worldwide leading scholars at HKUST-MECH locally in Hong Kong was one of the best experiences of my life, and also constitutes the most important element for my career development.