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.

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.

  • 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 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; 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.

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, Business, Computing, Construction and Environment, Logistics and Management. 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 (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 (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 (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.

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.

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

Scheme Handbook

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

To encourage continuous professional enhancement for the aviation sector, The HKSAR Government provides full scholarships, 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.

Eligibility and Conditions

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants should

  1. be full-time students newly enrolled in one of the following programmes:
    • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering); or
    • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Aviation);
  2. have either right of abode, right to land or have entered Hong Kong on One-way Permits.  Students entering on Student or Dependent Visa will not be eligible;
  3. attain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above throughout the study of the relevant Programme;
  4. attain a final Award GPA of 2.5 or above at the time of graduation from the relevant Programme;
  5. complete the eligible programme. Applicants may be required to fulfill other requirement(s) prescribed by the PolyU as it thinks fit under the HKASS, and
  6. undertake to work in the aviation sector in Hong Kong for a period of not less than twelve consecutive calendar months, within three calendar months upon successful completion of the eligible programme.

Selection Criteria

  1. Good academic performance, work experiences and/or performance in the admission process.
  2. Preference will be given to applicants who have worked in the aviation industry, or have great potential in the career development in the aviation sector in HK.

More detatils: The HKSAR Government > Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme

Application

Around Nov every year, all newly enrolled students will be called for applications.  For enquiries, please email to me.connect@polyu.edu.hk.

Maritime and Aviation Training Fund 海運及空運人才培訓基金

The Transport and Housing Bureau (THB) launched the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF) on 1 April 2014 to support the manpower training of the maritime and aviation industries. One of the initiatives under MATF is the Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme (the Scheme). The objective of the Scheme is to incentivize those already working in the maritime and aviation sectors, including local vessel seafarers, to attend course(s) and sit for examinations(s) that are being offered by various education institutions, professional or trade bodies to raise their professionalism and competency, and encourage them to acquire relevant professional qualification(s).

Eligible applicants are refunded with 80% of the fees after completing approved courses or passing examinations, subject to a cap of HK$18,000.

Eligibility

  1. The applicant must be:
    • a resident of the HKSAR and lawfully employable in Hong Kong; and
    • in full-time employment in the maritime or aviation sector with an organization/company in Hong Kong during the time when taking the pre-approved course/examination and at the time of application;
  2. The applicant has enrolled in or taken one of the pre-approved courses or examinations on or after 11 January 2014, and has completed the course to the satisfaction of the course provider or passed the examination; and
  3. The applicant has not been granted any other forms of government subsidy or financial assistance for the relevant pre-approved course/examination.

Pre-approved Course

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering) (Part-time mode) offered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Aviation) (Part-time mode) offered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Application

  1. Application should be made by individuals.
  2. Applicants should submit the application forms directly by post to the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund.
  3. Application should be made within four months after completing the course/ passing the examination (i.e. made by each semester).
  4. Late application will not be accepted.

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