Faculty of Engineering
CODE
48004
SUBCODE
48004-NAE-AET-OAE
ENTRY

Sept 2024 Entry

STUDY MODE
Mixed and On-line Mode
DURATION

1.5 years (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)
2.5 years (Online Mode)

CREDIT REQUIRED

30

FUND TYPE
Self-Financed
  • This programme provides two specialism study options:
    • MSc in Aviation Engineering (Aviation Operations and Management)
      民用航空工程學理學碩士學位 (航空營運與管理)
    • MSc in Aviation Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering)
      民用航空工程學理學碩士學位 (航空工程)

 

Notes for applicant

  1. The programme offers two modes: a hybrid study mode (face-to-face–mixed mode: 48004-NAE & 48004-AET) and 100% online (48004-OAE). All teaching activities, including assessments, are conducted in both modes and recorded.

  2. The 100% online mode is only available to non-local students. Non-local students can choose either the face-to-face–mixed mode or the 100% online mode. Local students can only opt for the face-to-face–mixed mode.  

  3. The tuition fees for the 100% online mode are the same as those for the face-to-face–mixed mode.

 

All of the 100% online students are registered as part-time students, and no student visas are arranged by the University for 100% online students. They are also not eligible to apply for a visa/entry permit after graduation under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG) of the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Application Deadline
Local - Mixed and On-line Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
Non-local - Mixed and On-line Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The programme is designed to meet the following aims:

  1. to provide advanced education and training to students who seek to upgrade their knowledge and pursue high-level careers in the area of aviation and aeronautical engineering;

  2. to enable students to develop the competence needed to become more competitive in the job market and ultimately take leading roles in the aviation industry;

  3. to nurture students’ understanding and mastery of the most up-to-date advanced technologies in aviation and aeronautical engineering; and

  4. to enable students to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained to solve problems encountered in practice.

 

Characteristics

The programme allows students to take subjects in various related fields, such as air traffic control, flight mechanics, aircraft design and avionics. Students can also take certain combinations of subjects that lead to an award with specialisation. The unique opportunities offered by the programme help students to develop into highly competent and competitive professionals in the field of aviation and aeronautical engineering.

 

The mixed mode of study allows students to study either full time or part time. Local students can vary their study mode from semester to semester according to their personal preferences. This flexibility is not available to non-local students, who are constrained by visa requirements.

 

The 100% online mode of study is designed for non-local students. In this mode, all teaching activities, including assessments, are conducted online. Students who opt for the online mode are registered as part-time students. No student visas are arranged by the University for 100% online students. They are also not eligible to apply for a visa/entry permit after graduation under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG) of the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Recognition & Prospects

Graduates are equipped with the essential knowledge and problem-solving abilities needed for high-level careers in aviation and aeronautical engineering and many other related areas.

Curriculum

Programme Structure

Face-to-face–mixed mode students who enrol in the MSc in Aviation Engineering can choose from all free elective subjects available within or outside the programme. Students who opt for the 100% online mode can choose only from the list of AAE Core Subjects. Students are informed of the choices available to them during each semester’s online subject registration process.

 

Students can also take the following specific combinations of subjects to graduate with a specialisation.
 

MSc in Aviation Engineering

Students must complete the following:

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

 

MSc in Aviation Engineering (Aviation Operations and Management)

Students must complete the following:

  • 7 taught subjects, including at least 4 AAE Core Subjects in the Aviation Operations and Management specialism, and a Dissertation; OR
  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 AAE Core Subjects in the Aviation Operations and Management specialism.

 

MSc in Aviation Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering)

Students must complete the following:

  • 7 taught subjects, including at least 4 AAE Core Subjects in the Aeronautical Engineering specialism, and a Dissertation; OR
  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 AAE Core Subjects in the Aeronautical Engineering specialism.

 

Core Areas of Study

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

  • Aviation Engineering
  • Aviation Operations and Management
  • Aeronautical Engineering


Tentative Core Subject List (subject to change)

Subject Title

Specialism(s)

Guidance, Navigation and Advanced Avionics System Aviation Operations and Management; AND
Aeronautical Engineering
Human Factors, Accident Prevention and Aircraft Maintenance Aviation Operations and Management; AND
Aeronautical Engineering
Next Generation Air Traffic Control and Air Traffic Flow Management Aviation Operations and Management
Operations Research, Resource Planning and Engineering Management in Aviation Aviation Operations and Management
Artificial Intelligence in Aviation Industry Aviation Operations and Management
Aviation Technical Services and Aircraft Leasing Management Aviation Operations and Management
Flight Standards and Airworthiness Aviation Operations and Management
Fleet Management and Aviation Sustainability Aviation Operations and Management
Aerodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics Aeronautical Engineering
Advanced Aircraft Structures and Materials Aeronautical Engineering
Aircraft Design and Certification Aeronautical Engineering
Autonomous Flight - Mechanics and Control Aeronautical Engineering
Aircraft Engine Systems and Combustion Aeronautical Engineering
Credit Required for Graduation

30

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader
Dr HAO Jiaao
BEng, PhD

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr WU Lingxiao
BSc, MSc, PhD

Subject Area
Aviation Engineering
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours in engineering, science or technology, or qualifications that satisfy the academic requirements for Corporate Membership of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), or the equivalent.

 

Consideration is also given to candidates without Honours degrees who have other relevant qualifications and/or appropriate work experience.

 

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 expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the “Admission Requirements” section for details.

 

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

Enquiries

For general enquiries, please contact:
AAE General Office (tel: (852) 3400 2489; email: aae.info@polyu.edu.hk)

 

For further information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Jiaao HAO (tel: (852) 3400 8060; email: jiaao.hao@polyu.edu.hk)

Other Information
  • Suitable candidates may be invited to attend interviews.

  • Classes are normally held in the evenings.

  • Some subjects may be delivered in the daytime.

  • Students enrolling for the Master of Science in Aviation Engineering may apply for the Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme (HKASS) through PolyU, which aims to encourage continuous professional enhancement for the aviation sector in Hong Kong.

  • Some of the subjects in this programme have been included in the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable subjects. The Master of Science in Aviation Engineering programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).


The CEF reimbursable courses list includes:

  • Guidance, Navigation and Advanced Avionics System

  • Human Factors, Accident Prevention and Aircraft Maintenance

  • Next Generation Air Traffic Control and Air Traffic Flow Management

  • Operations Research, Resource Planning and Engineering Management in Aviation

  • Artificial Intelligence in Aviation Industry

  • Aviation Technical Services and Aircraft Leasing Management

  • Fleet Management and Aviation Sustainability

  • Flight Standards and Airworthiness 

  • Aerodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • Advanced Aircraft Structures and Materials

  • Aircraft Design and Certification

  • Autonomous Flight - Mechanics and Control

  • Aircraft Engine Systems and Combustion

Initial Registration Credits

6 for local students
12 for non-local students

Programme Leaflet

Please click here to download.

Tuition Fee

HK$6,100 per credit for local and non-local students

Student Message

I have chosen to enrol in the MSc in Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering programme because I have a strong interest in aircrafts, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and automation control. This programme covers various specialisations in the field of aerospace and civil aviation engineering, such as advanced aircraft structures and materials, flight mechanics and control, aircraft design and certification, aircraft engine systems and combustion, and fluid mechanics. Students have the flexibility to select subjects based on their interests or employment needs.

 

During the learning process, tutors provide students with foundational knowledge. Through independent study and the application of acquired knowledge, students complete individual and group assignments, strengthening their ability to solve problems using theoretical knowledge. Thus, students can understand how to apply the basic knowledge in the real world, while also enhancing their teamwork skills. By taking this course, I have gained a deeper understanding of the aerospace and civil aviation field and developed proficiency in engineering software such as MATLAB, SOLIDWORKS and ANSYS.

 

Thus, this programme can enhance professional skills and assists students in finding better job opportunities. Additionally, students can find research projects aligned with their interests and work with tutors to complete their graduation research, which can prepare them for pursuing a PhD degree.

Mr Bi Shijie

Before I enrolled in the MSc in Aviation Engineering programme at PolyU, I obtained my Bachelor's in Computer Science. I chose this programme because I believe interdisciplinary study can significantly enhance my competitiveness in both academia and industry. It is worth mentioning that I’m very interested in robotics and SLAM technology, so the programme was very suitable for me.

 

The programme offered courses covering not only traditional advanced courses related to aviation engineering, such as autonomous flight mechanics and control, avionics systems, guidance and navigation, but also interdisciplinary courses, such as artificial intelligence in the aviation industry, operation research and resource planning, which are applied in aviation. I am very grateful for the various courses that have greatly enhanced the depth of my knowledge and broadened my vision and professionalism.

 

In addition, the department also provides a dissertation option and several scholarships to encourage research and to award outstanding students. The guidance from tutors and the dissertation supervisor greatly developed my research skills and boosted my academic ability. All in all, I wish to thank the department for offering a valuable programme.

Mr Liu Xing Yang

I am a graduate of the BEng (Honours) in Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering. Currently, I am pursuing an MSc in Aviation Engineering, which has provided me with advanced knowledge in various aspects of aeronautical and aviation engineering, including aircraft combustion systems, computational fluid dynamics and aircraft automation control. These advanced subjects have fulfilled my curiosity for aviation knowledge and inspired my research interests.

 

The dissertation scheme has allowed me to gain research experience. My supervisor has provided me with the opportunity to pursue a PhD in Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering. This valuable programme has opened up new pathways for me to continue my research, and I am deeply appreciative of the department’s support.

Mr Lee Shing Him
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