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Appointment of Head and Associate Heads of Department of Mechanical Engineering

ME Retreat in June 2021

Professor Cheng Li elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Prof. Wallace Leung’s new book on nanofiber filter technologies published by Elsevier

ME researchers demonstrated non-Hermiticity induced acoustic higher-order topology in Nature Communications

Prof. SU Zhongqing clinches Ministry of Education Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award

ME wins Gold Award at 2021 Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days

ME researchers’ innovative micro-manufacturing as the cover feature on the top journal IJMTM

ME researchers developed new alloys with ultrahigh strength and large ductility published in Nature Communications

Nurturing Young Researchers in ME

Dr An Liang received China’s Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2020

Novel rapid indoor air quality and electricity usage monitoring system

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Our History

80 years ago, the Government Trade School was established to provide technical education to youngsters in Hong Kong. About 20 of these youngsters received education in Automobile Engineering.


80 years ago, the Government Trade School was established to provide technical education to youngsters in Hong Kong. The unit which provided education to the twenty-odd youngsters in 1937 has also gone through different stages of transformation, having the identities of Department of Automobile Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Departmentof Mechanical/Production Engineering, Department of Mechanical, Production and Marine Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Marine Engineering and is now The Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The Department has grown substantially over the years. It now has a total student population of 1,000, with more than 300 students graduating each year.

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To achieve excellence in education and research in the discipline of mechanical engineering with global out-reach and impact.

To train future leaders, with creativity, broad vision, global outlook, and professional ethics for industry, academia, government and communities, who have sound knowledge in mechanical engineering with effective communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

To create knowledge and technologies through fundamental research and its applications in mechanical engineering, in order to serve the societal needs.

Prof. Teik Lim

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Texas at Arlington, USA

The University was ranked


in the subject of “Engineering” (Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering) in Best Global Universities Rankings 2018 by the U.S. News and World Report


in the subject of “Mechanical Engineering” in Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018 by ShanghaiRanking’s.

(PolyU is the only university in Hong Kong ranked in the top 50)


in “Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing” in QS World University Ranking by Subject, 2018


in “Engineering and Technology” in QS World University Ranking by Faculty, 2018


in the subject of “Mechanical Engineering” in the NTU Ranking 2018

Department of Mechanical Engineering
6/F, FG Core
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong

Tel.: (852) 2766-6657 / (852) 2766-6658
Fax: (852) 2365-4703
Email: mmquiry@polyu.edu.hk