PolyU SPEED BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering - Full-time

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering - Full-time

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering - Full-time

Programme Code

84062 (Full-time)

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Programme Leader


BSc, PhD, CEng, MlMechE, MHKIE

Assistant Programme Leader

Dr Antony LAM

BSc, MPhil, PhD, PgDipEd (H.K.), PolyU (H.K.)

Commencement Date

22 Jan 2024

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$3,095/ credit (DSR subjects)
HK$2,755/ credit (GUR subjects)

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

HK$3,400/ credit (DSR subjects)
HK$3,035/ credit (GUR subjects)

Academic Division

Division of Science, Engineering and Health Studies

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Programme Features

  • The only local self-financed mechanical engineering articulation degree programme in Hong Kong
  • You will obtain solid knowledge and develop skills in mechanical engineering including thermofluids, mechanics and materials engineering, dynamics and control, design and manufacturing technology
  • You can choose to specialise in one of the three technical streams: Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Design and Automation or Mechanical Services and Environmental Engineering
  • You have an opportunity to participate in internships; past students have been trained in MTR, Towngas, CLP, HKElectric, HAECO, Civil Aviation Department, Marine Department, China State Construction Engineering, Etc.
  • Upon graduation, you can undergo ‘Scheme A Graduate Training’ in an organisation recognised by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
  • 96.43% of 2022 graduates were employed within 6 months after graduation*

*Source: PolyU SPEED Graduate Employment Survey 2022


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BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Division of Science, Engineering and Health Studies

Professional Recognition

The programme is accredited by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Graduates are eligible for  Scheme “A” Training in the disciplines of Aircraft (ACE), Building Services (BSS), Control, Automation & Instrumentation (CAI), Gas (GAS) and Mechanical (MCL).


Future Prospects

Career Prospects

  • Graduates are able to pursue a wide range of careers, including electrical engineers, power system engineers, railway traction engineers, electrical automation engineers or project engineers


Further Study Opportunities

  • Past graduates have pursued postgraduate studies in famous universities, such as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and The University of Hong Kong


Programme Structure

Students are required to complete the following requirements with satisfactory results for an honours degree:


Requirements Minimum Credits

General University Requirements (GUR) Note 1



Cluster Area Requirements (CAR)2 subjects, 3 credits each6
Service-Learning (SL) OR Free Elective 1 subject, 3 credits3
Essential Components of General Education (non-credit bearing)-N/A

Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR) Note 2
(Please refer to the table below for details)



Compulsory Note 3

14 subjects, 3 credits each

[except “Professional Communication in Chinese” (2 credits), “Professional Communication in English” (2 credits) and “Final Year Capstone Project” (6 credits)]

Elective4 subjects, 3 credits each12
Practical Training1 subject, 3 training credits3 (training credits)

Work-Integrated Education (WIE) Note 4

80 hours of work-based learning experience





67 (including 3 training credits)

 Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR)


Foundation (up to 4 subjects for students from non-related disciplines only) Note 2

  • Fundamental Computing in Engineering
  • Fundamental Electrical Engineering
  • Fundamental Engineering Mechanics
  • Fundamental Mathematics


Compulsory (all 14 subjects)

  • Advanced Materials for Design and Technology
  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Dynamics and Vibrations
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering Thermodynamics  
  • Final Year Capstone Project (6 credits)
  • Fluid Mechanics  
  • Linear Systems and Control
  • Mathematics II
  • Mechanics of Materials  
  • Numerical Methods for Engineers
  • Professional Communication in Chinese (2 credits)
  • Professional Communication in English (2 credits)
  • Society and the Engineer  

Elective# (any 4 subjects)


Aerospace Engineering (AE) stream:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft and Spacecraft Propulsion
  • Aircraft Performance and Flight Management
  • Aircraft Structure and Engineering Composites
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Fundamentals of Aircraft and Spacecraft Design


Engineering Design and Automation (DA) stream:

  • Artificial Intelligence in Products
  • Automatic Control Systems
  • Development of Green Products
  • Fundamentals of Robotics
  • Industrial Automation
  • Product Testing Technology


Mechanical Services and Environmental Engineering (MSE) stream:

  • Air Conditioning for Indoor Thermal and Environmental Quality
  • Combustion and Pollution Control
  • Environmental Noise
  • Fluids Engineering
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Intelligent Buildings

Practical Training

  • Multidisciplinary Manufacturing Project


#  Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment. 



1. Students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate degree Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) under GUR are required to take up to 9 additional credits in LCR (2 subjects in English & 1 subject in Chinese, 3 credits each). They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.


2. Students from non-related disciplines with good academic results may also be considered for admission to this programme. These students will be required to take up to 4 additional foundation subjects if they have not completed similar subjects before.


3. Students who have completed studies relevant to specific subjects at equivalent level may be granted credit transfer for up to 7 credits on admission.


4. Relevant work experience accumulated during or after sub-degree studies may be considered for fulfilment of WIE. Students will be invited to submit application for consideration after programme commencement. 

Entrance Requirements

Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in related disciplines. Applicants without sufficient relevant knowledge in electrical engineering, engineering computing, mathematics and/or engineering mechanics will also be considered and, if admitted, are required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).



  1. The main medium of instruction of the study programme concerned should be English. An applicant who has completed the programme with other languages as the main medium of instruction should attain the following English Language requirement: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based)/80 (Internet based). 
  2. An applicant who does not possess the above-mentioned qualification but has reached the age of 25 before 1 September, in the year in which he/she seeks admission, may apply as a mature applicant. A mature applicant should possess relevant work experience in senior positions and is expected to have completed some post-secondary studies in related fields. He/She will also be required to pass an admission test and demonstrate to the Admission Interview Panel his/her ability to complete the programme. In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).