This unique interdisciplinary programme aims to enable students to synthesize technology, design and business in the development of high quality innovative products. It provides graduates with the fundamental knowledge, skills, techniques and global insight needed to develop creative products that are competitively priced, meet international standards of quality, and can be successfully marketed. The graduates usually serve the community as professional product design engineer, project engineer or engineering designer. They are expected to play important roles in evolving Hong Kong’s industry from comprising OEM to OBM. Upon completion of the study, graduates from the programme are expected to have:
- the ability to perform product design and development by considering market needs, as well as technology and business constraints;
- the ability to apply scientific, mathematical and engineering knowledge, as well as understanding of market trend and customer need to analyze design problems;
- the ability to manage product design and development projects; and
- the ability to develop their own business.
The programme provides comprehensive education and training in design, development and analysis of successful new products from which graduates are able to synthesize product design, technology and business to produce successful new products that satisfy market needs. The programme adopts the learning-outcome-oriented, integrative and real-life-design-project-based teaching and learning approaches, helping students to develop their knowledge in product design and development and marketing. In addition, we help our students to develop their communication, innovation, team-playing, project-management and self-learning skills. Thus, graduates are able to play leading roles in the industry by virtue of their well-balanced education and practical training in product design and development arena.
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To maintain the competitiveness of students, the Department has been encouraging its students to actively participate in a wide range of local and international activities and competitions in order to showcase their talents and creativity as well as to build up their skills and confidence.
Over the years, ME students shined in many international and national competitions and awards. Their accomplishments offer concrete proof that the Department has succeeded in nurturing students who not only excel in academic areas, but also demonstrate great leadership and problem-solving skills.
With our tailor-made education and training in product analysis and engineering design, the graduates can have excellent opportunities to start their career in a wide spectrum of industrial sectors such as, but not limited to, as product design, product analysis, and development, engineering consultancy, environmental engineering, and manufacturing sectors. Because of their ability in integrating engineering with product design and their experience in performing design projects, our graduates are competent to work as design engineer or project coordinator. The programme has provided the graduates with very good foundations in mechanical engineering sciences and their applications to solve engineering problems, and product and system design. Thus, our graduates are also able to start their career as mechanical engineer as well.
In addition to serving community and industry as professional engineer, developing own business is also a possible career path for our graduates. Making use of their knowledge in business, marketing and product innovation, some graduates start their own business in design and development of new products.
Our graduates are employable over a wide range of engineering companies in Hong Kong. In the last two years, over 100 companies employed our graduates, some of them employed our graduates every year over the last few years.
EXAMPLES OF EMPLOYERS:
Additive Manufacturing for Medical Applications Ltd.
AP Photonics Ltd.
ASM Pacific Technology Ltd.
Audio System Consultants (Asia) Ltd.
Belton Technology Holdings Ltd.
Blue Ocean Innovation (HK) Ltd.
B-Free Technology Ltd.
Chevalier (Envirotech) Ltd.
China Overseas Building Construction Ltd.
Eurofins Digital Testing HK
Flexport Asia Ltd.
Fu Hong Kong Industries Ltd.
GIA Hong Kong Laboratory Ltd.
H.H. Robertson Ltd.
Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co Ltd. (HAECO)
Intelligent CAD/CAM Technology Ltd.
Jetta Co. Ltd.
Kingdom Majorlink Kiosk Systems Ltd.
KML Engineering Ltd.
KONE Elevator (HK) Ltd.
Lanard Toys Ltd.
Liebherr (HKG) Ltd.
Luci Pte Ltd.
Lysia Marcomm Ltd.
Mcquay Air-conditioning Ltd.
Motor Electric Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Ltd.
Nixon Technology Co. Ltd.
North Star Adventures
Raymond Industrial Ltd.
Regal Motors Ltd.
Senko Advanced Components (Hong Kong) Ltd
SGS Hong Kong Ltd.
Sun Fat (Holding) Co. Ltd.
Syniverse Technologies Asia Pacific Ltd.
The Bean Project Company Ltd.
The Hong Kong Management Association
UL International Ltd.
Vastec Medical Ltd
PolyU recognizes the academic and/or non-academic achievements of our students through offering different types of scholarships to our students. Detailed information can be found from the website of PolyU Centre STARS (Student Advancement & Resources).
In recent years, outstanding students of Department of Mechanical Engineering are successfully in competing for scholarships. Below is a list of scholarships that awarded to ME students in recent years.
|Bauhinia Cup Outstanding Entrepreneur WIE Scholarship|
|Chiang Chen Industrial Charity Foundation Scholarship|
|Chiang Chen Overseas Exchange Scholarship|
|CLP Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering|
|Cobelco Industrial Supplies Ltd. Scholarship|
|Department of Mechanical Engineering Scholarship for Hall Residents|
|Dr. Ng Tat-lun Memorial Scholarship|
|Education Scholarships Fund – Lions Club of North Kowloon Scholarship|
|Fuji Xerox [Hong Kong] Limited Scholarship|
|Gigi AU-YEUNG Chi Ting Scholarship|
|HKCC Scholarship for PolyU Articulation|
|HKSAR Government Scholarship|
|HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund – Reaching Out Award|
|HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund – Talent Development Scholarship|
|HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund – Targeted Scholarship|
|Hong Kong Plastic Manufacturers Association Scholarship|
|Lam Sze Ming Scholarship|
|Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Scholarship|
|Mitsubishi Electric (Hong Kong) Limited Scholarship|
|Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering Type I Scholarship|
|REC Engineering Company Limited Scholarship|
|Simatelex Charitable Foundation Scholarship|
|The Hong Kong & Kowloon Engineering Employers Association Limited Scholarship|
|The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Entry Scholarship (Academic)|
|The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Scholarship|
|The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – APEC Entry Scholarship|
|The Hongkong Electric Company Limited Scholarship|
|Wong Tit-shing Student Exchange Scholarship|