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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aviation Engineering

Sept 2020 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 10 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 subject to review.
  • Preference will be given to first choice applications.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme aims to produce highly skilled graduates with:

  1. an in-depth understanding of the operation of aviation engineering, including aircraft and aviation systems, airworthiness and up-to-date technologies, as well as specialised knowledge in a chosen stream of study;
  2. the competence needed to handle various engineering problems in the aviation industry both academically and practically;
  3. sufficient knowledge to manage and solve problems through effective and efficient project management and planning; and
  4. confidence in communicating with various stakeholders through the use of state-of-the-art technologies and two aviation languages (English and Chinese).



Programme Characteristics

The Aviation Engineering programme aims to train students to become aeronautical and aviation engineers with strong skills in and in-depth knowledge of engineering and engineering management, and with a sense of social and environmental responsibility. Graduates are able to pursue careers in aircraft component design and engineering, aircraft maintenance engineering, aviation engineering operations and management and many other areas.



Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

This programme has been granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Full accreditation will be sought when the first cohort of graduates is produced.


Career Prospects

Graduates are able to seek employment as professional engineers in aviation engineering fields such as aircraft component design, manufacturing and maintenance, in-air transportation and logistics, airport engineering operation and civil aviation.


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, 124 academic credits and 10 Industrial Centre Practical Training credits are required for graduation.
  • For students without Level 2 or above in HKDSE Physics (or Combined Science with a Physics component), or equivalent qualifications, an additional 3 credits in 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).


First Study Year

Students receive a broad education in mathematics and science and learn about the role and responsibilities of an engineer. This gives them a strong foundation for studying subjects dedicated to aviation engineering in the years that follow.


Second Study Year

Students acquire fundamental knowledge of aircraft and aviation systems and gain hands-on experience of aircraft component manufacturing and maintenance.


Third Study Year

Students embark on more advanced subjects, such as aircraft design, aviation safety, stability and control, propulsion systems and avionics systems.


Final Study Year

Students have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in a final-year project and focus on an elective stream to acquire specialised 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 the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering stream are eligible to receive B1.1 and B2 aircraft maintenance training (subject to approval).

** Students who choose the Pilot Ground Theory stream are eligible to receive Extra Professional Training (EPT).

Summer internships, industrial visits, on-site 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 provides aviation engineering and societal knowledge in a range of areas, including the following:

  • Aircraft flight mechanics, dynamics and stability
  • Aircraft systems and avionics
  • Aircraft design and structures
  • Aircraft propulsion systems
  • Aviation safety, reliability, airworthiness and compliance


Work-Integrated Education (WIE)

Students are required to receive at least two weeks of full-time WIE training in a suitable organization before graduation.

Entrance Requirements

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


For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel.: (852) 3400 2489; email: aae.info@polyu.edu.hk).