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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aviation Engineering

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: JS3507

Faculty of Engineering
Interdisciplinary Division of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

  • 124 (plus training credits)
  • Students without Physics in their entry qualifications are required to undertake one extra subject in Physics.

Note: The individual credits required may vary depending on the academic background of the student

Fund Type Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications Yes

Programme Leader(s)

Dr LT Hsu
BSc, PhD


  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subjecte to regular review.
  • Preference will be given to first choice applications.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme aims to provide students and produce highly skilled graduates with:

  1. In-depth understanding of aviation engineering including aircraft and aviation systems, aircraft design, certification and airworthiness, airline and airport engineering, plus specialized skills in a chosen elective stream of study;
  2. Competence to handle a wide variety of engineering challenges in a methodological, technical and practical manner as applied to the aviation industry;
  3. Knowledge and skills to efficiently and effectively manage aviation engineering projects; and
  4. Professional aviation communication skill and social responsibility towards the society and the environment.



Programme Characteristics

The Aviation Engineering programme aims to train students to become aeronautical and aviation engineers with strong skills in and understanding of engineering and engineering management and with social responsibility for the society and the environment. Upon completion of this programme, graduates will be able to pursue a career in aircraft component design and engineering, aircraft maintenance engineering, aviation engineering operations and management and many other areas.



Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

This programme will seek professional accreditation from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).


Career Prospects

Graduates will be able to seek employment as professional engineers in aviation engineering fields including aircraft component design, manufacturing and maintenance organizations, in air transportation and logistics organizations, airport engineering operation, and civil aviation authorities.


Academic and Training Credits

  • For students with Level 2 or above in HKDSE Physics (or Combined Science with a component in Physics), or equivalent qualifications, the number of credits required for graduation is 124 academic credits and 10 Industrial Centre Practical Training credits.
  • For students without Level 2 or above in HKDSE Physics (or Combined Science with a component in Physics) or equivalent qualifications, an additional 3 credits of Introduction to Physics should be taken.

The 124 academic credits consist of 30 mandatory credits of General University Requirements (GUR) and 94 credits of Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR).


In the first year, the students receive a broad education in mathematics and science, and learn about their role and responsibilities as an engineer, providing them with a strong foundation to learn aviation engineering-dedicated subjects in the years that follow.

In the second year, the students acquire fundamental knowledge of aircraft and aviation systems and gain hands-on experience in aircraft component manufacturing and maintenance processes.

In the third year, the students embark on more advanced subjects such as aircraft design, aviation safety, stability and control, propulsion systems and avionics systems.

In the final year (i.e. the fourth year of the normal study pattern), the students have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in their final year project and focus their study on a desired elective stream to acquire specialized knowledge.


Students can choose to pursue one of the following study streams:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering*
  • Aerial Vehicle Autonomy
  • Aircraft Services Engineering
  • Pilot Ground Theory**

Students who choose Aircraft Maintenance Engineering stream are eligible for attending B1.1, B2 aircraft maintenance trainings (subject to approval).

** Students who choose Pilot Ground Theory stream are eligible for attending an Extra Professional Training (EPT) if selected by airlines (subject to approval).


Summer internships, industrial visits, onsite experience sharing and industrial training are arranged to complement classroom teaching and enhance students’ learning and industrial experience in the field of aeronautics and aviation.  Industrial training is provided by the PolyU Industrial Centre.


The programme covers a wide range of aviation engineering and societal knowledge including

  • Aircraft Flight Mechanics, Dynamics and Stability
  • Aircraft Systems and Avionics
  • Aircraft Design and Structures
  • Aircraft Propulsion Systems
  • Aviation Safety, Reliability, Airworthiness and Compliance
  • Air Transport Operations


Work-Integrated Education

To be eligible for graduation, students must complete a training placement of at least 2 full weeks in a suitable organization.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.


For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 3400 2489; email: aae.info@polyu.edu.hk).