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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering
機械工程學(榮譽)工學士學位組合課程

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: JS3741

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

124 (plus training credits)
Students may be required to take an extra subject in Physics depending on their entry qualifications.

Fund Type Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications Yes

Programme Leader(s)

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

Scheme Leader
Prof. Tat Leung Chan
PhD, Ir, Eur Ing, CEng, RPE, FASME, FHKIE, FIMechE, FSAE

BEng ME Programme Leader
Dr Hai Min Yao
BEng, MEng, Dr.rer.nat.

BEng PAED Programme Leader
Dr Randolph Chi Kin Leung
BEng, PhD 

 

Remarks

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

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

Admission to BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering or BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design

Students who want to study in either the BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering programme or the BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design programme should apply for admission to the BEng(Hons) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering.

 

Deferred Choice between BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design

Students who are admitted into the scheme study together during the first two years and then complete their preferred programme until their graduation, normally within two years. With this arrangement, students are able to make their choice of study after they have obtained a better understanding of the programmes during the first two years.

 

Aims & Characteristics

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

 

BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Programme Aims & 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 and business sectors.

Upon completion of study, students in the programme are expected to:

  • Learn 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 analyze 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 form; 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 globalization of the design, manufacturing and marketing of technical goods and services.

 

Programme Characteristics

After providing our students with a broad and solid foundation including physics, mathematics, computing, engineering sciences, design and manufacture, they are educated to apply their knowledge and skills to certain disciplines:

  • Aerospace Engineering;
  • Design and Automation; or
  • Environmental and Energy Engineering.

 

BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

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 design engineer, engineering designer or product innovation specialist. They are expected to play important roles in evolving Hong Kong’s industry comprising ODM to innovative OBM. Upon completion of the study, graduates from the programme are expected to have:

  • The ability to perform product design engineering 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 engineering problems;
  • The ability to manage product innovation and development projects; and
  • The ability to master innovation entrepreneurship and develop their own business.

 

Programme Characteristics

The programme provides comprehensive education and training in design, development and analysis for engineering and product innovation 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 engineering innovation, product development and marketing. We help our students to develop their communication, teamwork innovation, project management and self-learning skills. Students are also provided opportunity of extensive practical training through international or local attachment to professional design consultancy firms or industrial R&D departments for 2 to 6 months so as to strengthen their ability of integrating knowledge into design engineering activities in realistic industrial context. Thus, graduates are able to play leading roles in the industry by virtue of their well-balanced education and practical training in design engineering innovation and product development.

 

For both programmes,

  • We use the learning outcome-oriented teaching approach;
  • Students are required to complete Industrial Training and Work-Integrated Education; and
  • Students can also opt for summer placements with companies abroad, or in industry in Hong Kong or the Chinese mainland.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

Both programmes have been granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) in the relevant disciplines.

 

Career Prospects

BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Because of their broad and solid knowledge in engineering and sciences, and their ability to apply 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 find excellent employment opportunities in the aviation and aeronautical engineering industries, public utility companies, building services sector, engineering consultancy firms, construction industry, environmental, electronic and manufacturing industries, information technology sector, government departments and educational institutions.

 

BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design

Graduates have excellent opportunities to start their careers in product design and development, engineering consultancy, environmental engineering, and manufacturing. Because of their ability to integrate engineering with product design and their experience in performing design projects, our graduates are competent to work as design engineers or project coordinators. The programme provides graduates with very good foundations in mechanical engineering and their use in solving engineering problems, and product and system design. Thus, our graduates are able to start their careers as mechanical engineers.

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

Curriculum

 

The first year of the scheme adopts the common first year curriculum, which is used by most programmes in the Engineering Faculty.  It includes fundamentals in physics, mathematics and information-technology. Enhancements in languages and general education are also provided.

 

The curriculum in the first and second semesters of the second year is common to both programmes.  In addition to fundamentals in materials engineering, engineering mechanics, electricity and electronics, computing and engineering design, enhancements in mathematics, languages and general education are provided.  In addition to studying the same academic subjects, students will undertake the same industrial training programmes during the first two years.

 

BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

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

  • Aerospace Engineering;
  • Design and Automation; and
  • Environmental and Energy Engineering.

 

In the fourth year, students are required to complete the final year Capstone Project.

 

BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design

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

 

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

Entrance Requirements

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

Enquiries

Office Tel. No.  Office Fax No. Email Address Website
2766 6657 2365 4703 mmquiry@polyu.edu.hk www.polyu.edu.hk/me