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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)

Credits Required for Graduation

Minimum 64 credits plus 3 training credits.

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

05 Sep 2022

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$2,945/ credit (DSR subjects);
HK$2,625/ credit (GUR subjects)
(Tuition fee for the 2022/23 academic year is subject to review)

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

The tuition fee for non-local students will be 10% higher than that for local students.

Aims and Objectives

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering aims to provide up-to-date and top quality education in various areas of mechanical engineering, nurturing the next generation of professional engineers. The programme provides students with solid fundamental knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering including thermofluids, mechanics and materials engineering, dynamics and control, design and manufacturing technology. In addition, students can choose to develop their expertise in the following specialised mechanical engineering technical streams:

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Engineering design and automation
  • Mechanical services and environmental engineering


On completion of the programme, graduates should acquire the:

  • Technical know-how in handling multi-disciplinary engineering projects with mechanical engineering activities being the major contents
  • Readiness to serve as assistant mechanical engineer or engineering trainee
  • Awareness of evolving technology
  • Ability to adapt to change


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Programme Structure

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


General University Requirements (GUR)9 – 18 
2 Cluster Area Requirements (CAR) subjects (including 1 designated as China-related)+, 3 credits each6
1 Service-Learning OR Free Elective subject3
Up to 3 Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) subjects (2 in English & 1 in Chinese), 3 credits each

(for students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate degree LCR based on their prior sub-degree studies only) ^
0 – 9
Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR)
(Please refer to the table below for details)
58 – 70
FoundationUp to 4 subjects, 3 credits each
(for students without sufficient relevant knowledge in engineering and/or mathematics only)
0 – 12
Compulsory14 subjects, 3 credits each [except “Professional Communication in Chinese” (2 credits), “Professional Communication in English” (2 credits) and “Final Year Capstone Project” (6 credits)]43
Elective4 subjects, 3 credits each12
Practical Training1 subject3 (training credits)
Work-Integrated Education (WIE)

80 hours of work-based learning experience



  1. Students who have completed the Practical Training with industry-based projects can be considered as fulfilment of WIE.
  2. 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.
Total67 – 88
(including 3
training credits)

Within these subjects, students need to fulfil the English and Chinese reading and writing, and China Studies requirements.

Students’ fulfilment of LCR will be assessed based on their academic records of sub-degree studies. They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.

 Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR)


Foundation (for students without sufficient relevant knowledge only)

  • 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  CEF
  • Final Year Capstone Project (6 credits)
  • Fluid Mechanics  CEF
  • Linear Systems and Control
  • Mathematics II
  • Mechanics of Materials  CEF
  • Numerical Methods for Engineers
  • Professional Communication in Chinese (2 credits)
  • Professional Communication in English (2 credits)
  • Society and the Engineer  CEF

Elective# (any 4 subjects out of the 18 elective 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. 


This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5). 

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).

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).


Career Prospects

Graduates will be well prepared to be mechanical engineers, design engineers, manufacturing and process engineers, service engineers or project engineers.


Programme Leader


3746 0714

Assistant Programme Leader

Dr Antony LAM

3746 0894

Programme Officer

Mr Ross YANG

3746 0054

Administrative Assistant

Ms Carita LAU

3746 0050