BEng (Hons) in Aviation Engineering

Introduction
Mode of Study Full-time
Normal Duration 4 years
Credits Required for Graduation 124 (plus 10 training credits)
Students may be required to take extra subjects in Physics depending on their entry qualifications
Programme Intake 56 (JUPAS & Non-JUPAS)
Fund Type Government-funded
Programme Leader Dr. LT Hsu
BEng, PhD
Deputy Programme Leader  
Programme Aims

This programme aims at nurturing graduates with:

1 In-depth understanding of the theories and applications related to the aviation industry including aircraft and aviation systems, airlines and airport operations, airworthiness etc, as well as specialized knowledge in a chosen stream of study.
2 Competence to handle different engineering problems academically and practically in the aviation industry.
3 Sufficient knowledge to manage and solve problems through effective and efficient project management and planning.
4 Confidence in communication with different stakeholders by the use of state-of-the arts technologies and aviation language (both English and Chinese).
Programme Characteristics
The Aviation Engineering programme aims at training students to become engineers with a broad understanding of both engineering and management operation of the aviation industry.

In this programme, students receive a broad-based knowledge of science and engineering in the first year which will prepare them to lay a strong foundation to learn aviation engineering related subjects in the upper years. In the second year, they will acquire basic knowledge in aircraft and aviation systems and also have hands-on experience in aircraft component manufacturing processes. In the third year, students will embark on more advanced subjects such as aircraft design, safety, control, propulsion systems and project management. In the final year (ie. The fourth year of the normal study pattern), they have the opportunity to focus study on a chosen stream to acquire specialized knowledge in a specific area of aviation engineering. Possible study streams include (a) Aircraft Services Engineering; (b) Aerial Vehicle Autonomy and (c) Aircraft Avionics.

Summer internships, technical visits and on-site experience sharing may be arranged to enhance students’ learning and work experience in the industry.
Programme Structure

Total (124 academic credits + 10 training credits)

Freshman Seminar for Engineering
Information Technology
CAR I ^
Leadership and Intra-personal Development ^
LCR I ^
CAR II ^
 
LCR II ^
Engineering Communication and Fundamentals (4 training credits)
Healthy Lifestyle (non-credit bearing) ^
Year 1
Semester 1 (15 credits)
Semester 2 (18 credits)
Basic Mathematics I
Basic Mathematics II
Physics I
Physics II
 
Computer Programming
Aviation Information Systems
Engineering Mechanics
LCR III ^
Introduction to Aircraft and Aviation Systems
CAR III ^
Appreciation of Aircraft Manufacturing Processes (3 training credits)
Year 2
Semester 1 (15 credits)
Semester 2 (15 credits)
Mathematics I
Mathematics II
Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering / Biology / Chemistry
Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
 
Aircraft Structures and Materials
Aviation Project Management
Dynamical Systems and Control
Aircraft Propulsion Systems
CAR IV ^
Flight Mechanics and Airplane Performance
Service Learning ^
Multidisciplinary Manufacturing Project (3 training credits)
Year 3
Semester 1 (17 credits)
Semester 2 (15 credits)
Professional Communication in English (2 credits)
Engineering Economics
Fundamentals of Aerodynamics
Safety, Reliability and Compliance
 
Airworthiness and Regulations
Elective Subject (2)
Elective Subject (1)
Elective Subject (3)
Final Year Capstone Project (6 credits)
Year 4
Semester 1 (14 credits)
Semester 2 (15 credits)
Chinese Communication for Aviation (2 credits)
Engineering Management
Airport Services Engineering
Society and the Engineer

Total (124 academic credits + 10 training credits)

Freshman Seminar for Engineering
Information Technology
CAR I ^
Leadership and Intra-personal Development ^
LCR I ^
CAR II ^
 
LCR II ^
Engineering Communication and Fundamentals (4 training credits)
Healthy Lifestyle (non-credit bearing) ^
Year 1
Semester 1 (15 credits)
Semester 2 (18 credits)
Basic Mathematics I
Basic Mathematics II
Physics I
Physics II
 
Computer Programming
Aviation Information Systems
Engineering Mechanics
LCR III ^
Introduction to Aircraft and Aviation Systems
CAR III ^
Appreciation of Aircraft Manufacturing Processes (3 training credits)
Year 2
Semester 1 (15 credits)
Semester 2 (15 credits)
Mathematics I
Mathematics II
Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering / Biology / Chemistry
Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
 
Aircraft Structures and Materials
Aviation Project Management
Dynamical Systems and Control
Aircraft Propulsion Systems
CAR IV ^
Flight Mechanics and Airplane Performance
Service Learning ^
Multidisciplinary Manufacturing Project (3 training credits)
Year 3
Semester 1 (17 credits)
Semester 2 (15 credits)
Professional Communication in English (2 credits)
Engineering Economics
Fundamentals of Aerodynamics
Safety, Reliability and Compliance
 
Airworthiness and Regulations
Elective Subject (2)
Elective Subject (1)
Elective Subject (3)
Final Year Capstone Project (6 credits)
Year 4
Semester 1 (14 credits)
Semester 2 (15 credits)
Chinese Communication for Aviation (2 credits)
Engineering Management
Airport Services Engineering
Society and the Engineer

Note 1: Students without attaining Level 2 or above in HKDSE Physics, or equivalent qualifications, are required to take an extra subject “Introduction to Physics”.
Note 2: Each subject carries 3 credits unless otherwise specified.
^Those are General University Requirements (GUR) including Language & Communication Requirements (LCR) and Cluster Area Requirements (CAR).

 

Elective Subjects

Students are required to select three subjects (9 credits) from a pool of electives as shown in Table below. The electives are classified into three study streams.

  • Aircraft Services Engineering
  • Aerial Vehicle Autonomy
  • Aircraft Avionics

Through the choice of electives, students will acquire specialized knowledge in a specific area of aviation engineering. Students completing no less than 2 electives from any one of the study streams are considered having completed a stream of study in that specialism.

3. Aircraft Avionics
  1. Avionics Systems
  2. Aircraft Electronics
  3. Aviation Security – An Information Technology Perspective
  4. Advanced Positioning and Navigation Systems
  5. Advanced Electronics Instrumentation and Control – Flight Management Systems
Special electives for pilot training
  1. Aviation and the Environment
  2. Pilot Ground Theory
Streams
Elective Subjects
1. Aircraft Services Engineering
  1. Aviation Power Systems
  2. Manufacturing Technologies
  3. Workflow Design and Applications
  4. Inventory Management
  5. Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  6. Engineering Composites
2. Aerial Vehicle Autonomy
  1. Flight Control Systems
  2. Electronics & Information Technologies for Unmanned Aerial Systems
  3. Guidance and Navigation
  4. Robotics and Intelligent Machines
  5. Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance
Career Prospects
Graduates will be able to seek employment as professional engineers in maintenance, repair and operations organizations, and in the areas of air transportation, logistics, airline and airport operation, aerial vehicle, aircraft component design and manufacture, and aircraft avionics. They can also find employment opportunities in other engineering related industries such as engineering consultancy firms, environmental, electronic and manufacturing industries, information technology and education sectors, and government departments.
Professional Recognition
The programme has been granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Full accreditation will be sought when the first cohort of graduates is produced.
Entrance Requirements
For JUPAS applicants
Entrance Requirements Satisfy the University’s General Entrance Requirements of 4 core subjects and 2 elective subjects with:
• Level 3 in English Language and Chinese Language; and
• Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies; and
• Level 3 in two elective subjects including Extended Modules of Mathematics (M1/M2)#.

(#Note: If students have taken both M1 and M2, they will only be considered as one subject and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.)

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism

Any Best 5 Subjects
The "best" 5 HKDSE subjects (after subject weightings have been applied) will be taken into account. (Please visit Study@PolyU website for further details and explanation.)

Subjects with the Highest Weighting We give the highest weighting in the calculation of admission scores to the following subjects:
• English
• Mathematics
• Extended modules of Mathematics
• Information and Communication Technology
• All single and combined Science subjects

For non-JUPAS applicants

We welcome applicants holding the qualifications of HKALE, GCEAL, IB, Associate Degree*, Higher Diploma* and other non-local qualifications. Please visit Study@PolyU website for details of entrance requirements. For those who are applying on the basis of other qualifications, applications will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

(*Note: This programme will be admitting the second cohort of intakes, it has not yet offered the senior years in 2017-18. The programme is therefore not able to admit holders of Higher Diploma/Associate Degree, or the equivalent qualifications, who are seeking for admissions to the senior years of a 4-year degree programme.)

 

For International Students and Chinese Mainland Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Students

Please visit Study@PolyU website for details of entrance requirements and application schedule.

Work-integrated Education

In accordance with the University regulations, all full-time UGC-funded students must fulfill the requirement of Work-integrated Education (WIE) before graduation. WIE is a work-based, structured and measurable learning experience in an industrial context which is relevant to the students' areas of studies.

Students should refer to the website of the Office of Careers and Placement Services (CAPS) at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/caps/about-wie for more information on WIE.

Objectives of WIE

1. To provide opportunities for students to learn in both academic and workplace settings
2. To expose students to actual working environment, thereby enhancing the employability of students
3. To provide opportunities for students to apply their skills and knowledge to contribute to the industry and community
4. To help students to develop a wide range of generic abilities in a working environment

The Requirements

1. A student is required to spend at least 2 weeks of full-time WIE training before graduation.
2. WIE activities should be "structured” and "measurable" -
  "Structured" = the nature of the WIE activity should be well-defined beforehand. It might include, but not be limited to, one or more of the following intended learning outcomes:
  a) The student is able to appreciate or learn the importance of workplace safety in an engineering environment.
  b) The student is able to appreciate or learn the importance of environmental issues in an engineering environment.
  c) The student is able to appreciate or learn the importance of professional ethics in an engineering environment.
  d) The student is able to acquire or apply engineering knowledge in an engineering environment.
  "Measurable" = assessed to meet the WIE requirements and graded as Pass or Fail
3. Possible activities, subject to prior approval by the Programme Leader, to fulfill WIE requirements are as follows:
  Internship opportunities organized by the Department/Office of Careers and Placement Services (CAPS)
  Summer placement in industrial/commercial sector
  Placement in industrial /commercial sector during the period of deferment of study /zero-subject enrolment
  Final Year Capstone Project which involves an external client or industrial partner
  Conduct in a form proposed by students with the prior approval of the Programme Leader
  WIE activity is not necessarily one in which the student is remunerated. For overseas and Mainland placements, a subsidy scheme has been introduced by the University to facilitate students to take up such placements by covering some of the costs incurred.

Flow of WIE Activities

  Activities Responsible Party
1 Department to invite WIE Internship opportunities from industrial partners Department
2 Internship Arrangements
(Recruitment, Selection, Interview, Confirmation)
Department/CAPS/Student Self-sourced
3 Endorsement of WIE fulfillment BEFORE Internship.
Students to complete a WIE Endorsement Form and submit it to the Department
Students
4 Internship takes place Students
5 Completion of WIE. 
Students to complete a WIE Report Form and WIE Excel Form submit it to the Department
Students
6 Approval of WIE Department
7 Update students' WIE fulfilment to the student records Department
8 Printing of WIE Certificate as supplementary information to the Academic Transcript CAPS

Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme(香港航空獎學金計劃)

Aims
1. To encourage continuous professional enhancement for the aviation sector in Hong Kong, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) [hereafter named as "Government"] has set up the Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme for selected students to complete aviation-related degree or higher degree programmes in PolyU.
   
No. and Value
2. The scholarship, capped at HK$100,000 each, will be used to cover the tuition fees for completion of the aviation-related programmes in full-time mode.
   
3. The Selection Panel has the complete discretion to decide on the number of scholarship to be awarded each year.
   
Policy and Eligibility
4. Details are provided in the Annex to the Application Form and the Deed of Undertaking.
   
Application for 2018-19 intakes
5. Invitation for application will be announced to students of the BEng(Hons) in Aviation Engineering via email during the first semester after being admitted to the programme.
   
Remarks
6. PolyU and/or the Government reserves the right to change the terms or withdraw the above scholarship at its sole determination. In case of any dispute and/or disagreement, any decision made by PolyU and/or the Government is final and binding.
   
Enquiries
Interdisciplinary Division of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering
Room QR821, 8/F, Core R
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3400 2489
Fax: (852) 2725 4922
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Enquiries

Dr. LT Hsu
Programme Leader
Tel: 3400 8061
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Office: Room QR828


General Office
Tel: 3400 2489
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Office: Room QR821
Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme(香港航空獎學金計劃)
Aims
1. To encourage continuous professional enhancement for the aviation sector in Hong Kong, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) [hereafter named as "Government"] has set up the Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme for selected students to complete aviation-related degree or higher degree programmes in PolyU.
   
No. and Value
2. The scholarship, capped at HK$100,000 each, will be used to cover the tuition fees for completion of the aviation-related programmes in full-time mode.
   
3. The Selection Panel has the complete discretion to decide on the number of scholarship to be awarded each year.
   
Policy and Eligibility
4. Details are provided in the Annex to the Application Form and the Deed of Undertaking.
   
Application for 2018-19 intakes
5. Invitation for application will be announced to students of the BEng(Hons) in Aviation Engineering via email during the first semester after being admitted to the programme.
   
Remarks
6. PolyU and/or the Government reserves the right to change the terms or withdraw the above scholarship at its sole determination. In case of any dispute and/or disagreement, any decision made by PolyU and/or the Government is final and binding.
   
Enquiries
Interdisciplinary Division of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering
Room QR821, 8/F, Core R
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3400 2489
Fax: (852) 2725 4922
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Enquiries
Application and Admission
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Programme Information
Dr. LT Hsu
Tel : 3400 8061
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Website https://www.polyu.edu.hk/aae

General Office
Tel 34002489
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