Student Interest Groups

HKUST Aero Team

Supported by the MAE Department, the HKUST Aero Team is a student organization with members from all across the University with a common interest in aerospace engineering. The goal of this team is to expose students to modern aerospace technologies. Thanks to a combination of various initiatives such as invited speakers, workshops, site visits, and competitions, all of which assist students to prepare for a future career in the field of aerospace engineering. The team also aims at expanding the horizons of interested students through outreach activities such as student exchange programs and competitions held worldwide.

The HKUST Aero Team offers access to a wide range of professional networks including the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) HK branch, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE) Aircraft Division.

HKUST Aero Team Committee 2017-2018

AIG website:  https://aig.mae.ust.hk
AIG on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ustaeroteam
Email: aig@ust.hk

Model Aircraft Team

The Model Aircraft Team is comprised of students who are passionate about learning hands-on skills related to aeronautics and aircraft. The students are engaged in designing, constructing and testing model aircrafts. The team has been actively involved in air vehicle competitions worldwide, including

  • AIAA Design Build and Fly competition
    • Placed 17 out of the 95 teams world wide (Arizona, 2017)
    • Placed 24 out of the 80 teams world wide (Wichita,2016)
    • Placed 35 out of the 84 teams world wide (Arizona,2015)
    • Placed 34 out of the 80 teams world wide (Kansas,2014)
    • Placed 21 out of the 81 teams world wide (Arizona, 2013)
  • AVIC Light Sport Aircraft Design Competition, Zhuhuai, China, 2014
    • Ranked 2nd among 153 teams
  • Fly Your Ideas, Airbus, 2013
    Team Fenice and Team Aerovator advanced to round 2 among 100 teams out of 600 entries worldwide.
  • International Micro Air Vehicle Competition”, Braunschweig, Germany, 2012
    • Winning 3rd Place in the Indoor Autonomy category
  • “Fengru Cup”, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2012
    • Invited as an exhibition team
Prof. Larry Li
Dr. Sunny Chan  

Electrical Vehicle Interest Group (EVIG)

Established in 2016, the Electric Vehicle Interest Group (EVIG) is student-initiated with support from the department.  The EVIG is dedicated to serving as a platform for EV enthusiasts from different disciplines to share ideas and learn from each other, the EVIG echoed the newly launched course of “the Design, Build and Test an Electrical Vehicle” (MECH4000F) in Spring 2017 which serves as a new addition to the School’s wide-ranging experiential learning courses that include the building of airships, solar cars, robots and model planes.

Prof. David Lam