Undergraduate Programs

BEng in Aerospace Engineering

Program Highlights

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. 

Program Outcomes

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.

  • Ability to identify and formulate problems in a multidisciplinary environment with an understanding of engineering issues and constraints
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data
  • 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
  • Ability to develop specification and to design systems, components, or processes to meet needs
  • Ability to understand the design, operation, and maintenance of aircraft components and systems
  • Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques, and skills in engineering practice


  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams and provide leadership
  • 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
  • Possess clear understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities
  • Recognise  the need for life-long learning and continuing education
  • Possess an international outlook with knowledge of contemporary issues



Courses Credits
University Common Core 36
Engineering Fundamentals (LANG, COMP, MATH, PHYS) 22-26
AE Required Courses 57
AE Electives 6
Total 121-125


  • Arts and Humanities (9)
  • Chinese (3)
  • English (6)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (3)
  • Science and Technology (6)
  • Social Analysis (9)
  • Computing (3-4)
  • Engineering Communication (3)
  • Engineering Introduction Course (3)
  • General Science (6)*
  • Maths (10-13)*

* 3 credits from University Common Core
MECH Electives in Aerospace (2 courses from the specified elective list below)
MECH2520 Design and Manufacturing I
MECH4100 Experiential Projects in Aerospace Engineering
MECH4810 Unmanned Aviation Vehicle
MECH4890 Introduction to Nanosatellite Engineering
MECH5961 Acoustics and Aeroacoustics

Students may choose  to graduate with or without an option. Students who take an option must complete all requirements specified in addition to the major requirements.

Research Option
Required Course(s)
MECH4990 Aerospace Research Project 

Recommended Pattern of Study

Note: All recommended study patterns for BEng(AE) students are for reference only and subject to change.

Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme (HKASS) 2020/21

Applicants may apply for the Scheme awarded by the HKSAR Government under the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF). Interested parties please submit the (1) application form, (2) deed of undertaking, and other supporting documents to maeug@ust.hk on or before 25 November, 2020.