A current MPhil student of the Department of Mechanical Engineering Mr Choy Hung-faat has recently won the IMechE Best Student Award 2014 organized by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Mr Choy graduated his BEng in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honours and is currently continuing further studies on MPhil in Mechanical Engineering both in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, PolyU. His GPA was the highest in his undergraduate class. During his study, he has been granted several scholarships, including the Lam Sze Ming Scholarship and the Li & Fung Scholarship.
Mr Choy is very keen on developing his future career in Mechanical Engineering field. During his undergraduate study, he completed two engineering internships in the fields of automobile and wastewater treatment. He also completed a one-year sandwich training programme at Electrical and Mechanical Services Department.
Apart from his outstanding academic performance, Mr. Choy is active in participating in extra-curricular activities related to engineering. He was the former chairman of ASME (HK) Student Section, former HKPU Student Representative at the HKIE MMNC Students & Young Engineers Affairs, and former promotion secretary of IMechE HK Branch of PolyU. He also actively involved in joint institutional event and voluntary services such as Hong Kong Engineering Week.
It is the first year of the IMechE Best Student Award. The objective of this Award is to recognize the students in pursuit of mechanical profession and to appreciate the performance of the outstanding mechanical engineering students. Mechanical Engineering students from Universities and institutions in Hong Kong, Macau and China are eligible to compete for this Award.
The selection of awardees is based on five criteria: outstanding academic performance, all-rounded performance, commitment to develop in Mechanical Engineering field, sagacity on Engineering career and involvement in Engineering institutes and volunteer works.