Sept 2024 Entry


4 years


124 (plus training credits)

59 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
Programme Leader

Scheme Leader

Dr Henry Chu
BASc (University of Waterloo), MASc and PhD (University of Toronto), MHKIE, MIMechE, MIEEE

Programme Leader - BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Dr An Liang

Programme Leader - BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design

Dr Randolph Chi Kin Leung 

  • The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering includes the following two awards:

    • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering 機械工程學(榮譽)工學士

    • BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design 產品分析及工程設計學(榮譽)工學士

  • Students are allowed to enrol on any awards without being subject to further assessment.

  • The credit requirements of this scheme are indicative only. They are subject to review.

Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics 「人工智能及數據分析」副主修課程

  • Mechanical engineering combined with AI knowledge offers a unique and highly valued skill set for students. They can create innovative products, analyse data, and optimise performance, making them valuable in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and robotics. This integrated discipline offers great career opportunities for those interested in cutting-edge technology.

  • The option of a Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) is available to the students of BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering. Admission to the Secondary Major is on a competitive basis and subject to a different credit requirement for graduation. Please see the “Secondary Major Details” section.

Application Deadline
Non-JUPAS Year 1
Deadline Extension: 30 Apr 2024
International / Other Qualification
About Programme
Specific Notes
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has merged two undergraduate programmes, the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and the BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design, into the BEng (Hons) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering. Students admitted to the scheme study together during the first 2 years, and then complete their preferred programme (one of the above two programmes), normally within 2 years. This arrangement allows students to make their choice of study after they have obtained a better understanding of the programmes. There is no quota restriction on the number of students in the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering or the BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design programmes.


BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

We aim to educate professional mechanical engineers who are able to use up-to-date technology to solve and manage multidisciplinary engineering problems for various engineering/business sectors.


Graduates of the programme are expected to

  • have learned to apply scientific principles and carry out engineering analysis and design to solve challenging problems that are typical in mechanical engineering;

  • be able to use computers as tools to solve engineering problems;

  • be able to formulate technical problems mathematically and analyse engineering systems;

  • be able to properly select the most suitable materials and methods – i.e. those that are safe, environmentally and aesthetically acceptable, and economically competitive – for systems/products and their design and manufacture;

  • have the skills needed to think innovatively and creatively and communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; and

  • appreciate the ethical and societal responsibilities of engineers, the importance of lifelong learning, concepts relating to continuous quality improvement, and the continued effect of the globalisation of the design, manufacturing, and marketing of technical goods and services.


Programme Characteristics

After our students have received a broad and solid foundation in areas such as physics, mathematics, computing, engineering sciences, design and manufacturing, they are able to apply their knowledge and skills to the following clusters:

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

  • Environmental and Energy Engineering

  • Mechanics and Materials


BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design

Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

This unique interdisciplinary programme aims to enable students to synthesise 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 for quality, and can be successfully marketed. Graduates usually serve the community as professional design engineers, engineering designers or product innovation specialists. They are expected to play important roles in Hong Kong’s evolving industry, from ODM to innovative OBM, as they have the ability to:

  • perform product-design engineering by considering market needs and technology and business constraints;

  • apply scientific, mathematical and engineering knowledge and understanding of market trends and customer needs to analyse design engineering problems;

  • manage product innovation and development; and

  • master innovation entrepreneurship and develop their own businesses.


Programme Characteristics

The programme provides comprehensive education and training in design, development and analysis for engineering and product innovation, enabling graduates to synthesise product design, technology and business to produce successful new products that satisfy market needs. The programme adopts learning outcome-oriented, integrative and real-life design project-based teaching and learning approaches, helping students to develop their knowledge in engineering innovation, product development and marketing. We also help our students to develop their communication, teamwork innovation, project management and self-learning skills. Furthermore, students are given opportunities for extensive practical training through international or local attachments in professional design consultancy firms or industrial R&D departments for 2 to 6 months, to strengthen their ability to integrate knowledge into design engineering activities in a realistic industrial context. Thus, our graduates are equipped to play leading roles in the industry by virtue of their well-balanced education and practical training in design engineering innovation and product development.


In both programmes:

  • we use a learning outcome-oriented teaching approach;

  • students are required to complete Industrial Training and Work-Integrated Education; and

  • students can also opt for summer placements in companies abroad, or in industry in Hong Kong or on the Chinese mainland.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

The BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design programmes have been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).


Career Prospects

BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Due to their broad and solid knowledge in engineering and the sciences and their ability to apply their knowledge and skills to tackle complicated multidisciplinary engineering problems, our graduates are able to start their careers as mechanical engineers, design engineers, manufacturing and process engineers, service engineers, consultant engineers, or project engineers. They have excellent employment opportunities in the aviation and aeronautical engineering industries, public utility companies, the building services sector, engineering consultancy firms, the construction industry, the environmental, electronics and manufacturing industries, the information technology sector, government departments and educational institutions.


BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design

Graduates of the BEng PAED have excellent opportunities to start their careers in the product design and development, engineering consultancy, environmental engineering and manufacturing sectors. Due to their ability to integrate engineering with product design and their experience of performing design projects, our graduates have the competence to work as design engineers or project coordinators. The programme provides graduates with a very good foundation in mechanical engineering and its applications, and in product and system design. Thus, our graduates are able to pursue careers as mechanical engineers.


In addition to serving the community and industry as engineers, developing their own businesses is a possible career for our graduates. Thus, by making use of their knowledge of business, marketing and product innovation, some graduates start their own businesses in the design and development of new products.


The first year of the scheme adopts the first-year curriculum common to most programmes in the Engineering Faculty. It covers the fundamentals of physics, mathematics and information technology. In addition, instruction in languages and General Education are provided.


The curriculum in the second year is common to both programmes. In addition to coverage of the fundamentals of materials engineering, engineering mechanics, electricity and electronics, computing, and engineering design, instruction in mathematics, languages and General Education is provided. Students also undertake the same Industrial Training programmes during their first 2 years.


BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

The third and fourth years provide core knowledge of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, materials, design and manufacture, dynamics and control and advanced mathematics, and in-depth studies in communication and mechanical engineering. Students can choose Elective Subjects in the following clusters:

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

  • Environmental and Energy Engineering

  • Mechanics and Materials


In their fourth year, students are required to complete a final-year Capstone Project.


BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design

The third and fourth years provide core knowledge of thermo-fluid mechanics, dynamics and control, mechatronics, materials and design, and industrial and engineering design, and in-depth studies in communication and design techniques.


In the fourth year, students are required to complete a final-year Capstone Design Project, which may involve industrial sponsorship and the production of a prototype.

Secondary Major Details


The secondary major in AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) features an expanded area of studies in addition to mechanical engineering, forming an additional award option of “a Major in Mechanical Engineering plus a Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics”. For more details, please click here.



Studying for a Secondary Major is a free choice by students and not mandatory. Only students with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above may be considered for Secondary Major enrolment. This Secondary Major may stipulate additional selection criteria for admission and is subject to quota availability. Students must apply to and obtain approval from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, not later than the commencement of the second year of study, to be admitted to the Secondary Major.

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.


Please click here for the subject weightings for 2024/25.

Preferred Subjects with the Highest Weighting

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

English Language
Mathematics (Extended part - Calculus and Statistics)
Mathematics (Extended part - Algebra and Calculus)
Combined Science: Biology + Chemistry
Combined Science: Biology + Physics
Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry
Design and Applied Technology
Information and Communication Technology
Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise
Any Best 5 Subjects
Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2023/24 Average Score: Any Best 5 Subjects (with Subject Weighting) = 190.9


For further programme enquiries

Dr Henry Chu (tel.: 2766 6662; email:

Dr Zheng Guangping (tel.: 2766 6660; email:


For general information

ME General Office (tel.: 2766 6657; email:

Student Message

BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (2020 graduate)

Quality Assurance Engineer II, MTR Corporation Limited​


I am currently working at MTR Corporation Limited as a Quality Assurance Engineer II. I am in charge of the delivery of product and service assurance by adherence to a quality management system that is robust, effective, efficient and continuously improved upon when deficiencies and risks are identified throughout the project life-cycle. The knowledge and skills I gained in the ME programme are very helpful to my current job, especially in areas such as auditing and surveillance of E&M works. The course gave me a good foundation of engineering knowledge, enabling me to make sound judgements in technical assessments. Therefore, I thank the ME Department, and I hope that my junior fellows enjoy their studies and look forward to a wonderful future.

LEE Ka Yip, Patrick

BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design (2019 graduate)

Graduate Engineer, Main Kind Industrial Limited


Unlike traditional mechanical engineering programmes, the BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design (PAED) focuses on developing students’ inter-disciplinary expertise in high-end product design and development. It covers not only fundamental mechanical engineering subjects but also product innovation, marketing and design subjects. The programme offered me ample learning experiences. The student-exchange study, final-year project and alumni dinner gave me valuable opportunities to build my professionalism. I am well on the way to becoming an engineer with the backing of ME.


As the saying goes, “An engineer can turn an idea into reality and change the world!” I heartily recommend this programme to those who are innovative and passionate.

KONG Yuk Ying, Iris

BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (2019 graduate)

Research Assistant, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Studying Mechanical Engineering gave me a solid understanding of engineering mathematics, mechanics and materials, thermodynamics, engineering design, manufacturing and other interesting topics. These are the fundamentals for most engineering careers, such as roles in aviation, public utilities, building services, consultancy and contracting. I have always emphasised the importance of effectiveness and efficiency when facing engineering problems. My classmates and I were taught by experienced and dedicated professors and teaching fellows, and thus we became excellent problem solvers who have a good reputation in the industry.


Soft skills are as critical as management skills for mechanical engineers. PolyU and the ME Department offer opportunities for students’ all-round development, such as overseas internships, open competitions and scholarships. I worked as a research assistant at a university in Korea, gaining insight into mixed reality and Industry 4.0 and working with international colleagues. I also participated in the ASME Student Design Competition in America and ABU Robocon in Hong Kong, which equipped me with theoretical and practical knowledge of robotics development and project management experience.


BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (2019 graduate)


Learning at PolyU is rewarding. The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides numerous learning opportunities for students’ all-round development. For example, I entered two competitions, which gave me valuable experiences that I could never have learned in class. These experiences polished my hard and soft skills, enabling me to apply them in my future career. Aside from this, ME has very strong alumni connections, which provides us with valuable opportunities to obtain career advice. I have gained practical experience and received professional advice from my alumni mentors, which has been invaluable for determining my professional/academic pathway.


I aspire to be one of the generous alumni who offer guidance to their juniors and help them to overcome their difficulties.

CHOW Hung Ming, Roy

BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design (2017 graduate)

Mechanical Engineer, ASM Technology Hong Kong Limited


I joined ASM Technology Hong Kong Limited after graduating from the BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design programme. Currently, my job involves engineering design for semiconductor processing equipment. The programme provided me with engineering knowledge in different fields and the skills needed for the integration of real projects. What I learned closely matches the needs of my current job, and this knowledge was garnered from courses on mechatronics, mechanics of materials and design for manufacturing. This helped me to master engineering design and prepared me for my future career development.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering also provided many opportunities for me to gain hands-on experience of engineering projects. The projects covered different product-development stages, including market research, engineering design and analysis, and prototype making. The practical experience I attained during my undergraduate study made me a fast learner in my current position and enabled me to apply my technical knowledge effectively. The PolyU BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design programme paved my way for a bright professional future. I am glad to have had this life-changing experience.

LEUNG Yue Tong
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LocalNon-JUPAS Year 1
Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and to test their language and communication skills and their understanding of the industry.

Date of Interview
Between October and March

About 10-15 minutes

Group or individual interview

Applicants will be invited to attend interviews if deemed necessary.

Non-LocalInternational / Other Qualification
Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and to test their language and communication skills and their understanding of the industry.

Date of Interview
Between November 2023 and March 2024

About 10-15 minutes

Telephone Interview

Applicants will be invited to attend interviews if deemed necessary.

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