Sept 2024 Entry


2 years


Normally 64 (plus 6 training credits) (See the Remarks section below)

21 senior year places
  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.

  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.

Application Deadline
Non-JUPAS Local Senior Year Admissions
Deadline Extension: 30 Apr 2024
About Programme
Specific Notes
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

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

Upon completion of study, graduates of the programme are expected to:

  • Have learned to apply scientific principles, 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;
  • Develop the ability to formulate technical problems mathematically and analyse engineering systems;
  • Be equipped with the ability to properly select the most suitable materials and methods that are safe, environmentally and aesthetically acceptable, and economically competitive for systems/products and their design and manufacture;
  • Build up the skills needed to think innovatively and creatively, to communicate effectively both in oral and written forms; and
  • Appreciate the ethical and societal responsibilities of engineers, the importance of lifelong learning, concepts of 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 including physics, mathematics, computing, engineering sciences, design and manufacturing, they are able to apply their knowledge and skills to certain clusters:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Environmental and Energy Engineering
  • Mechanics and Materials
Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).


Career Prospects

Because of 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 can find 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, electronic and manufacturing industries, the information technology sector, government departments and educational institutions.


Students are admitted to the senior year of the 4-year degree programme. The number of credits required for graduation is 64 academic credits (plus 6 training credits)*.

As students may need to meet specific requirements at admission, the credits required for graduation will vary according to their academic backgrounds.

The 64 academic credits consist of 9 mandatory credits of General University Requirements (GUR) and 55 credits of Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR).

Work-Integrated Education (WIE)

To graduate, every student must complete placement training for at least 2 full weeks in a suitable organisation as fulfillment of WIE. The Department has developed opportunities for students to work in firms in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and abroad. These, and other forms of work experience, can count towards the WIE requirement.


More information on the subjects offered can be found at the following link:

Credit Required for Graduation

Normally 64 (plus 6 training credits) (See the Remarks section below)

Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr An Liang


Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Ruan Haihui

Entrance Requirements
  • An Associate Degree in Engineering 

  • A Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.

  • In addition to academic results, preference will be given to those applicants with excellent performance during the interview. The interview aims to evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, test their language and communication skills and their understanding of the industry.


For further programme information, please contact:

The 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 in the role of Quality Assurance Engineer II. I am in charge of the delivery of product and service assurance through 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 ME programme was very helpful to my current job in areas such as audit and surveillance of E&M works. The course gave me a good foundation of engineering knowledge, enabling me to offer fair judgements in technical assessments. Therefore, I would like to thank the ME Department. I hope that my junior fellows enjoy their studies and look forward to a wonderful future.

LEE Ka Yip, Patrick

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 effectiveness and efficiency when facing engineering problems. Taught by experienced and dedicated professors and teaching fellows, we become excellent problem solvers and uphold 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, equipping myself with theoretical and practical knowledge of robotics development and project management experience.

Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate



Copies of public examination result slip(s) demonstrating applicants' English language proficiency, e.g. HKDSE, HKALE, HKCEE, IELTS, TOFEL, etc. (for reference only)

Interview Arrangement

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and 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

Only suitable applicants will be invited to interview.

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