Message from Head
Welcome to the Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering (AAE), where we are committed to educate students with solid foundation and practical knowledge in aeronautical and aviation engineering to cope with the increasing demand for high-level workforce and professionals in the aviation and aerospace industry in Hong Kong, Greater Bay Area and Asia-Pacific region.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has had a rich history in engaging in academic research, industrial collaborations, and offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with study streams related to aeronautical and aerospace engineering. In recent years, under the rapid growth of aviation industry in Hong Kong and aerospace industry in China, aeronautical and aviation engineers are increasingly demanded. Meanwhile, the scope of academic programmes and research activities need to be extended to serve the need in aeronautical and aviation engineering. Our Department was established in July 2016 to consolidate and to take charge in leading the development of the field of aeronautical and aviation engineering by amalgamating the experts in the Faculty and the industry.
Our Department presently offers two undergraduate programmes that are unique and cut across the boundaries of engineering and aviation business. Not only do our programmes impart in-depth academic and professional knowledge to students, they are also designed to sharpen the practical, analytical, problem-solving, communication and leadership skills of our Graduates. The AAE graduates are specifically trained to apply their state-of-the-art knowledge to serve the aircraft services engineering, aviation information systems, aircraft engineering design and manufacture, airline and airport engineering operations, and the air transportation and logistics industries.
AAE strives to play a leading role to bridge the innovative research and development in the field of aviation and aeronautical with the needs and demand of the aviation and aerospace industry. The close collaboration with the industry, together with the excellent facilities and staff expertise, enable the sustainable growth and competitiveness of our various stakeholders including students and industrial partners.
We invite you to explore our site to learn more about the exciting opportunities within and follow the development of our Department. We also welcome you to contact us or visit us to learn what more about our Department.
Prof. Chih-yung Wen
Head and Chair Professor of Aeronautical Engineering