BEng MECH (2009), MSc EVEM (2011)
Strategy and Innovation Department, The Hong Kong and China Gas Co Ltd
When mechanical engineers are in school, few of them know exactly where their degree might take them. I was one of those engineers. Being exposed to many aspects of the fascinating mechanical engineering courses in HKUST, I was awed by the range of career choices—energy supplier, aerospace engineering, power generation, automotive design, structures. However, many courses including thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer prepared me to start my career in Towngas and to contribute to the betterment of the communities that we serve by providing clean energy to Asia. HKUST mechanical engineers have always stood at the forefront in tackling the engineering challenges of the day: inventing new technologies, exploring new fields of study, and educating the new generation of leaders in industry, government and academia. This also explains why HKUST is ranked No.1 in Hong Kong and 15th in the world in Engineering and Technology (QS World University Rankings in Engineering & Technology 2017) in its short history of just over twenty years. I am grateful to the Department of MAE for their inspiration and recognition.
BEng MECH (2014)
Being an avid aviation enthusiast, I found my sense of belonging in this university. HKUST not only has experienced professors and teaching staff, but also offers unlimited opportunities to students with passion in this field. Aviation is a versatile field where class work won’t suffice to learn everything in the industry. HKUST brings together students who share the same passion to help them enrich their mindset through knowledge exchange. I still remember the time discussing aviation news with my classmates.
As international exposure is conducive to students’ career development, HKUST endeavors to provide a blend of overseas exchange and internship opportunities for students to broaden their horizon. I was fortunate enough to intern at Boeing and Cathay Pacific during my school time. These internships fortified my aviation interest and laid a solid foundation for my career.
I am currently working as a Graduate Engineer at an international airline. We tackle a wide-range of engineering issues to ensure safety and cost efficiency for our operation. We apply technical knowledge and common sense, most of which I gained from academic courses and campus life at HKUST. We are fully committed to our work in the same way that HKUST professors are devoted to their research. We embrace innovation and make the difference, while HKUST acts as the testing field for students.
HKUST trains students to be adaptable and flexible for an uncertain future. I hope that you all find your path to success during your wonderful university life in HKUST.
BEng MECH (2015)
Cofounder & Chief Technical Officer
Lumen Labs (HK) Limited
Studying in MAE at HKUST was a very rewarding experience. I had a strong interest in aeronautical engineering. Back at the time when I had just started my undergraduate study, myself and a couple other students who shared the same interests started the "Aeronautics Interest Group". With generous support from the department, the group grew from a few students to a 20 people student team who now participate in the annual International Design/Build/Fly competition.
The experience of starting up the student organization inspired me to take the path less travelled to start my own company immediately after I graduated. So, after graduation, I started Lumen Labs (HK) Limited and launched the world's first bicycle helmet with integrated lights and turn signals. In 2017 our company won the Design Museum Design of the year award as well as the Red Dot Design award. All these successes would not have been possible without the technical training that HKUST provides.
BEng MECH (1996), MPhil MECH (1998), PhD MECH (2003)
R&D Director (Construction & Building Materials)
Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Ltd.
Having the opportunity to receive knowledge of the advanced materials technology from worldwide leading scholars at HKUST-MAE was one of the best experiences of my life and constitutes the most important element for my career development particularly in materials innovation.
PhD MECH (2015)
Humboldt research fellow and guest scientist
Institute for Composite Materials (IVW), Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
I was admitted to HKUST as a PhD student in 2011. The world-renowned faculties and state-of-the-art research facilities are the primary reasons for my decision to pursuit my PhD study at HKUST. As a PhD student, I was not only learning knowledge from lectures and seminars, but more importantly involved in advancing knowledge by carrying out leading-edge research with leading scientists in the field. All the research trainings at HKUST well prepared me to be an independent researcher, which qualifies me to the prestigious Humboldt research fellowship. Supported by this fellowship, I am able to continue my career in Germany towards the goal of becoming an internationally recognized researcher in the field of composite materials.
BEng MECH (2012)dfg
Chief Engineer in Operating Department
Shun Tak - China Travel Ship Management Ltd [Turbojet]
Many people who work at sea agree; 'Merchant navy is not a job, but a lifestyle'. Working and living on foreign-going merchant navy ships is nothing anyone on shore could easily imagine. Being a marine engineer onboard one not only has to operate and maintain everything in a miniature society under a very robust and demanding environment, but the part where one has to stay away from home and most other connections for 6 months makes this career very challenging. I am very thankful to HKUST for giving me various opportunities which widened my horizon, and I am even more thankful to the MAE department for having encouraged and introduced us different career prospects; I would not have become a proud sailor otherwise. Though I have now shifted from Ocean going trade to River trade, I am proud to be a sailor and proud to have graduated from HKUST.
BEng MECH (2012)
Junior First Officer
Cathay Pacific Airways
My interest in aviation stems from my teenage years. My major was Mechanical Engineering and being trained as an engineer not only equipped me with technical knowledge and analytical skills, it also highlighted the importance of being a team player which is crucial to my career. I was very fortunate to be offered a Co-op program opportunity with Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. in my final semester. It was a 6-month internship program which enabled me to gain working experience in an aviation company. Apart from academic studies, I joined the Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps No. 605 (HKUST) Squadron that offered weekly training, various flying scholarships and aviation programs. After graduation, I joined Cathay Pacific as a cadet pilot and I’m currently working as a Junior First Officer on the Boeing 777 fleet.
BEng MECH (2016)
Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd
One thing that I will never regret in my life is making the choice to study Engineering in HKUST. HKUST and SENG provided me various opportunities that would equip me to shape a better society using engineering knowledge as well as guided me on the right path to define my dream and to follow it, such as Engineering Student Ambassador, Exchanges, CO-OP program, and REDbird program. I enjoyed a lot studying in HKUST and very proud to be a graduate of MAE department, HKUST as the education received in HKUST well prepared me to kick-start my career in ARUP, the world leading engineering consultancy firm and to continue my dream – to contribute this society and improve people’s lives by using the engineering strategies.
BEng MECH (2013)
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
Studying in MAE at HKUST is my best decisions I made in my student life. MAE trained my problem solving skills, analytical skills and critical thinking. Those skills help me stand out from the other competitors in my career. HKUST engineering school also provides wide variety of opportunities for personal development such as student ambassadors program, summer internship program. It prepares us to be an all-rounded engineer in tackling future challenges. I believe HKUST is one of the few universities providing this unique experience.
BEng MECH (2002), MSc IBTM (2006)
MTR Corporation Limited
I graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the HKUST in 2002. After graduation, I spent one and a half years in obtaining my Master’s degree from HKUST. My studies in UST, together with all the technical and analytical training have been beneficial to my career development. I am proud to have studied in the MAE Department at HKUST. I sincerely hope that all graduates from the MAE Department can utilize their knowledge fully in making their contribution to Hong Kong.
BEng MECH (2006)
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, HKSAR Government
My life at HKUST MAE gave me much more than academic knowledge. It played an important role in helping me become who I am today, and in paving the way for my present career.
Working in the Vehicle Maintenance Registration Unit of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, my major duties are to administrate and promote the Voluntary Registration Schemes for Vehicle Mechanics and Vehicle Maintenance Workshops, with a view to improving the service standard and image of the vehicle maintenance trade. The MAE curriculum equipped me with THE strong engineering knowledge, interpersonal and analytical skills required to handle this challenging job.
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