Undergraduate Programs

BEng in Mechanical Engineering

Program Highlights

The curriculum comprises a balanced coverage of Mechanics and Materials, Thermal and Fluids, Control and Design in the foundation year, accompanied by additional training in  quantitative analytical skills. Hands-on laboratory experience and independent research opportunities are provided throughout the years of study. 

Program Outcomes

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:

  • 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 system, component, or process to meet needs
  • Ability to understand the manufacturability, maintainability, and recyclability of engineering system and components
  • 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
MECH Required Courses 51
Free Electives 12
Total 121-125

^ Students can double count 6 credits university core, according to the university regulation.

  • 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

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.


  • 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

Recommended Pattern of Study 

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