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History of ME Department (1937-2017):

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. The Government Trade School has since been transformed into the Hong Kong Technical College, the Hong Kong Polytechnic and it is now known as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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, Department of 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.

 

Milestone:

Chairmen of Departmental Advisory Committee:

Heads of Department:

1949-1959

1949-1959:

Mr. F. Buckle and Mr. N.E. Barnes

(* Photo shown is Mr NE Barnes)


1959-1965

1959-1965:

Mr. Sung Sing-zak
1965-1970

1965-1970:

Mr. C.L. Mawhood

1970-1975

1970-1975:

Mr. K.C. Ho
1975

1975:

Mr. W.G. Southern (Acting Head)
1975-1977

1975-1977:

Mr. D.V. Lindsay (Acting Head)
1977-1978

1977-1978:

Mr. L.J. Stacey (Acting Head)
1978-1984

1978-1984:

Dr. S.S. Chang
1984-1992

1984-1992:

Prof. Leung Tin-pui
1992-1995

1992-1995:

Mr. Michael Pomfret
1995

1995:

Dr. Ho Yick-sing (Acting Head)
1995-2005

1995-2005:

Prof. Ronald So Ming-cho
2005

2005:

Prof. Cheng Li (Acting Head)
2005-2010

2005-2010:

Prof. Lu Jian
2010-2011

2010-2011:

Prof. S.Q. Shi (Acting Head)
2005

2011-2014:

Prof. Cheng Li
2010-2011

2014-2021:

Prof. S.Q. Shi
HoD_2021-present

2021-present

Prof. Z.Q. Su

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