Programmes

MSc in Mechanical Engineering

This programme is pertinent to Hong Kong's current economic and social situation, namely, the CEPA with the Chinese mainland's entrance to the WTO, the rapid development in product development and analysis, the persistent pressure caused by environmental pollution, and the increasing need of qualified graduates in aeronautical engineering and the aviation industry. The programme prepares students to face these challenges and to take the initiative to mould the future of Greater China, including Hong Kong in particular.

With these aims, we also welcome students with first degrees from other engineering disciplines, the physical sciences and mathematics.

Benefiting from strong research and a commitment to quality teaching, our graduates are prepared to take up leadership roles in mechanical engineering, air/noise pollution management, product development and analysis, aeronautical engineering and the aviation industry.

  • Programme Features and Highlights

    This programme allows students to take subjects in related technical fields, such as mechanical engineering, air pollution control, noise pollution control, product development and analysis, aeronautical engineering, aviation, computers, marketing, management, etc. It also allows students to take a combination of subjects that lead to an award with a specialisation.

    Students have the flexibility to vary their studies from semester to semester according to their personal aspirations (except for non-local students, who are constrained by visa requirements). For example, a student can study full-time in one semester and choose to switch to part-time study in the next semester, and vice versa. Students can manage their own pace of study, subject to certain registration and assessment regulations.

  • Entrance requirements
    • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours in a relevant branch of engineering, or a related applied science discipline; OR
    • Qualifications that satisfy the academic requirements for Corporate Membership of the mechanical discipline of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), or the equivalent.

    Consideration will also be given to candidates without Honours degrees, but who have other relevant qualifications that are supplemented by appropriate work experience.

    Applicants who have not obtained a degree from a recognised university of which the language of instruction is English are normally required to fulfil the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

    • a score of 80 or above (on the Internet-based test), 550 or above (on the paper-based test) or 213 or above (on the computer-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or
    • an overall Band score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
    • other equivalent qualifications.

    Individual cases will be considered on their own merit by the department. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.

    If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are normally required to fulfil the following minimum English language requirement:
    •A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test, 550 for the paper-based test, or 213 for the computer-based test; OR
    •An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); OR
    •A satisfactory score in Band 6 of the Chinese mainland’s College English Test (CET); OR
    •Other equivalent qualifications.
     
  • Programme Structure

    The programme provides the option for students to engage either in the full-time study mode (taking 9 credits or more per semester) or the part-time study mode (taking fewer than 9 credits per semester). In general, each subject requires a 3-hour class per week over a 14-week semester. Full-time students normally take 5 subjects in a semester, and part-time students usually take 2 subjects. There are subjects offered in the daytime and in the evenings.

    Students who enrol in the MSc in Mechanical Engineering programme have the option to select from a wide range of subjects offered under the Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering, and from those offered by other Faculties, including Accounting, Computing, Construction and Environment and Logistics. They can also select combinations of subjects that allow them to graduate with a specialisation award.

    For the MSc in Mechanical Engineering Students must complete:

    • 7 taught subjects, including at least 4 Core Subjects, and a Dissertation; OR
    • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 Core Subjects.

    For the MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Product Development and Analysis) Students must complete:

    • 7 taught subjects, including at least 4 Core Subjects in the Product Development and Analysis stream, and a Dissertation pertaining to the Product Development and Analysis stream; OR
    • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 Core Subjects in the Product Development and Analysis stream.

    For the MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Air/Noise Pollution Management) Students must complete:

    • 7 taught subjects, including at least 4 Core Subjects in the Air/Noise Pollution Management stream, and a Dissertation pertaining to the Air/Noise Pollution Management stream; OR
    • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 Core Subjects in the Air/Noise Pollution Management stream.

    For the MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering) Students must complete:

    • 7 taught subjects, including at least 4 Core Subjects (including 3 Compulsory Subjects) in the Aeronautical Engineering stream, and a Dissertation pertaining to the Aeronautical Engineering stream; OR
    • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 Core Subjects (including 3 Compulsory Subjects) in the Aeronautical Engineering stream.

    For the MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Aviation) Students must complete:

    • 7 taught subjects, including at least 4 Core Subjects (including 3 Compulsory Subjects) in the Aviation stream, and a Dissertation pertaining to the Aviation stream; OR
    • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 Core Subjects (including 3 Compulsory Subjects) in the Aviation stream.

    Core Areas of Study

    The following is a brief summary of the core areas of study. Students are provided with detailed information on the subjects and streams for selection upon registration.

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Air/Noise Pollution Management
    • Product Development & Analysis
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Aviation

    Scheme Handbook

  • Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme

    香港航空獎學金計劃

    Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme

    To encourage continuous professional enhancement for the aviation sector, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has set up The Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme in PolyU, capped at about HK$100,000 each to selected students to complete aviation-related degree or higher degree programmes. The exact scholarship amount to be offered will be subject to the tuition fees of the programmes identified for this initiative.

     

    1. Amount of Scholarship

    Capped at HK$100,000 for each award.

     

    2. Eligibility and Conditions

    To be eligible for the scholarship (“Scholarship”), applicants must satisfy all of the following conditions:

    (a) The applicant must be a full-time* student newly enrolled in one of the following programmes offered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“PolyU”) in the academic year 2018/19: 

    (i) Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering); or

    (ii) Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Aviation)

     

    *The recipient must maintain a full-time student status throughout the study of the above-mentioned programmes.

    (b) Applicants must have either right of abode, right to land or have entered Hong Kong on one-way permits. Students entering on Student or Dependent Visa are not eligible under the Scheme.

    (c) Applicants must attain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above throughout the study of one of the relevant Programmes.

    (d) Applicants must attain a final Award GPA of 3.2 or above at the time of graduation from one of the relevant Programmes.

    (e) Applicants must be employed full-time in the aviation industry in Hong Kong for a period of not less than twelve consecutive calendar months, within three calendar months upon successful completion of one of the relevant Programmes.

    (f) Applicants must successfully complete one of the relevant Programmes as specified in sub-clause (a) above.

    (g) Applicants must comply with the university policies/regulations.

    Note: Each applicant will be required to sign an undertaking with the Government to the effect that he/she understands the terms and conditions of this Scholarship Policy & Eligibility and shall abide by the terms and conditions therein. In case the successful applicant fails to fulfill or meet any one of the eligibility requirements stipulated in Clause 3 hereof, the Scholarship Policy & Eligibility will be terminated immediately. In the event of the Scholarship Policy and Eligibility being terminated, the successful applicant shall be required to refund to the Government the full amount of scholarship received (including any amount received in the previous semester(s)).

     

    3. Selection Criteria

    (a) Selection will be based on qualities (including the applicant’s academic background, work experience and/or performance in the admission process). Preference will be given to applicants who have work experiences in the aviation industry, or have great potential in the career development in the aviation sector in Hong Kong.

    (b) Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an interview conducted by the selection panel under the Scheme.

     

    4. Application Procedures

    (a) The applicant is required to complete (i) a duly completed in form of type-written application form (including supplying of academic results for previous studies and other supporting documents as required) and (ii) the Deed of Undertaking.

    (b) Applicants must submit the duly completed documents to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, PolyU by email to Mr. Eric Leung at lpeleung@polyu.edu.hk by 12:00 noon, 28 September 2018 (Friday). Late or incomplete application will not be considered.

     

    5. Enquiry

    If there is any question on the application, please contact the Department of Mechanical Engineering, PolyU at mhyuen@polyu.edu.hk.