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AAE Students won the Outstanding Award of ASM Technology Award 2021

The PolyU AAE student team won the ASM Technology Outstanding Award 2021. The team members include CHU Yau Hei, HO Chun Leung and LEE Yoon Jo, supervised by Dr Li Boyang. The title of their project is “Development of a Solar-Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Sustainable Flight”. To promote technological innovation in Hong Kong, ASM Technology Award proposes encouraging the growth of potential young engineers. Each year, five established local institutions, including The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The City University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and The University of Hong Kong, are invited to join the Competition by nominating two outstanding engineering Final Year Projects (FYP). This year, the nominated teams have made their impressive presentations on 30 June 2021. AAE team got the Outstanding award and HK$5,000 as a scholarship. During the final year project, the team has successfully modified a model glider into a solar-powered unmanned air vehicle with autonomous flight capability. After the field flight tests at Hong Kong Model Engineering Club (HKMEC), they showed that the solar-power system could provide 20% extended endurance. The team also published their work at the MDPI Drones journal. Our Department is proud of the outstanding performance of the PolyU AAE student team. 

6 Jul, 2021

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The HKIE Scheme “A” eligibility of BEng (Hons) in Aviation Engineering has been updated

We are pleased to inform you that the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) recently has updated the Scheme “A” eligibility of BEng (Hons) in Aviation Engineering.   To obtain more information, please visit HKIE’s website: Scheme “A” training > The Hong Kong Polytechnic University > 2018 Graduates onwards > SEARCH your programme in the pdf file

22 Jun, 2021

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AAE alumnus won the HKIE-LTD Best Student Paper Awards 2020

Mr. TSANG Kun Yat, an alumnus of B.Eng. (Hons) in Aviation Engineering, won the HKIE LTD Best Student Paper Awards 2020 with the project titled “Blockchain-based system for aircraft parts traceability and condition tracking”, which is supervised by Dr K.H. Ng and Prof. Simon Yu. The project aims to establish the transformation of the aircraft parts inventory management to a secure one by incorporating blockchain to enhance the security, transparency, and traceability of data in the spare parts supply chain.   The award was presented by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Logistics and Transportation Division (HKIE LTD) as a recognition of outstanding students in transportation engineering programs in Hong Kong. It aims to promote innovative ideas and research that contribute to sustainable logistics and transportation systems in Hong Kong. It also encourages students to pursue their careers in the engineering profession.   The Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering would like to extend their congratulations to Mr. TSANG.

17 May, 2021

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Vibrant@FENG - Issue 1 (May 2021)

Vibrant@FENG is a bi-annual e-newsletter of the Faculty of Engineering (FENG). Its goal is to keep you in touch with the news, achievements and developments of FENG staff, students and alumni. You can sign up for the e-newsletter here. Website: Vibrant@FENG - Issue 1 (May 2021)

17 May, 2021

Six AAE students were awarded the Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship

Six AAE students, Yu Enoch Emmanuel from BEng in Air Transport Engineering, Wong Man Nok, Tse Hiu Wing Dorma, Chiu Yu Hang, Wong Chung Wai Nathan and Tam Ka Hei from BEng in Aviation Engineering, were selected by the Transport and Housing Bureau (THB) to receive the Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship. The Division was proud that our students were awarded this competitive and prestigious scholarship.   The Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship, aiming to encourage continuous professional enhancement for the aviation sector, is granted to students for completing an aviation-related degree or higher degree programmes. For more information, please visit Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme website. 

30 Mar, 2021

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Update on the Student Project Laboratory

We are pleased to inform you the following new development of the Student Project Laboratory (Room QT004b):   Additional 18 more computers are setup at the lab. A total of 38 workstations are now available for student’s usage. To better facilitate the online teaching, all PCs at the lab are available to be remotely controlled off campus by students during lab closing hours. Computer reservation is also available for students who requires to use the software off campus (i.e. students overseas) during lab opening hours or requires continuous PC usage (i.e. FYP students).   The Student Project Laboratory is equipped with all the computing needs required to support the coursework of the Air Transport Engineering and the Aviation Engineering Programmes.

22 Mar, 2021

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Retitled as Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering

We are pleased to let you know that our division will be retitled as Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering (航空及民航工程學系) with effective from April 1, 2021. This will enable the department to be more prominent in the Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering research and education in HK. AAE will continue its effort in fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and developing its programmes to achieve excellence.

19 Mar, 2021

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AAE Graduates on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

AE and ATE UG and ME RPg graduates formed a team, FJ005, to joined a start-up competition, the Hong Kong Techathon 2021, with the topic of indoor visual positioning system for IoT applications and won the champion in the Smart City Division. Out of all the divisions, there are only two teams from PolyU won the championship and the AAE team is one of them.     Hong Kong Techathon is a competition for programmers, engineers, designers, marketers, and entrepreneurs to present their business solution ideas and prototypes. Competitors of over a hundred groups from different universities pitched for seed fund and incubation support. This year provides one-week online workshops and programmes (2-9 January2021) guiding participants to brainstorm new business solutions and presenting their ideas to renowned academic and industrial panellists. 

15 Mar, 2021

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AAE Undergraduate Student is awarded the Outstanding Student Award of Faculty of Engineering 2020

Mr SIN Ka Yin, a fourth-year undergraduate studying Aviation Engineering at the Interdisciplinary Division of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering (AAE), is awarded the “Outstanding Student Award of Faculty of Engineering 2020”. Each year, PolyU presents the Outstanding Student Awards to students who excelled in both academic and non-academic pursuits during their studies.  Under the Award Scheme, each academic department under the purview of a faculty will select an excellent student to receive the “Outstanding Student Award of Department” and the same student is to compete with the other departmental awardees of the same faculty for the “Outstanding Student Award of Faculty”.  

12 Mar, 2021

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CHE Ka Ho BEng (Hons) Aviation Engineering Year 4 student shares exchange experience in the Australia

Country: Australia Host Institution: Queensland University of Technology (QUT) "After participating in this exchange programme, I realized that I have grown up and had significant changes. The most obvious one is becoming more independent. In the past, I always rely on my parents. For example, they did most of the housework and prepared meals for me every day. Consequently, this exchange became a big challenge for me. I had to solve problems independently and took care of myself. When I went to Brisbane, I successfully managed to take a flight and located the accommodation independently. I also learned how to cook. At the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), I registered a few courses to study. It was a very tough period because I needed to spend extra time to learn and make up for the knowledge gaps. However, after my perseverance and attempts, I received excellent grades. I have dreamed of becoming a commercial airline pilot since Secondary 5. Therefore, I took a 3-week flight training in Australia, which is globally famous for pilot training. After the intensive training in the super-hot weather, I successfully completed solo (flying a circuit around the aerodrome without flight instructors) 5 times! In this experience, I am more affirmative that being a pilot is my dream. Besides, the flight instructors and students also shared how to be an airline pilot in their countries. I have a clearer picture of my goal and know more about the career path. After living in Australia for a few weeks, I found that people in Australia really focus on environmental greening and work-life balance. In Brisbane city, there are two large parks, a huge human-made beach and an observation wheel. People love going to the parks during lunch breaks for relaxation or having a night walk after dinner. They also enjoy organizing some family events in the parks on weekends. I like this lifestyle so much!"                   Visiting Brighton Beach in Melbourne                   Visiting 12 Apostle in Melbourne                 Hangout with new friends in a market in Brisbane  

11 Jan, 2021

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