Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
機械工程學理學碩士學位


Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 05002

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

ME (Full-time)
MET (Part-time)

Mode of Study
Mixed Mode
Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation

30

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

6 for local students
12 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$3,300 per credit for local students 
HK$4,000 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Award Coordinator

Prof. TL Chan
BSME, MSME, PhD, Ir, Eur Ing, CEng, FHKIE, FIMechE, FSAE

Deputy Award Coordinator

Dr P Zhang
BSc (USTC), MSc (IMCAS), PhD (Princeton)

Remarks
  • ​This programme is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering.
  • The programme provides four specialisms:
    • MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Product Development and Analysis)
      機械工程學理學碩士學位(產品開發及分析)
    • MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Air/Noise Pollution Management)
      機械工程學理學碩士學位(空氣/噪音環保管理)
    • MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering)
      機械工程學理學碩士學位(航空工程)
    • MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Aviation)
      機械工程學理學碩士學位(民用航空)

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme is pertinent to Hong Kong's current economic and social situation, namely, the CEPA with the Chinese mainland's entrance to the WTO, the rapid development in product development and analysis, the persistent pressure caused by environmental pollution, and the increasing need of qualified graduates in aeronautical engineering and the aviation industry. The programme prepares students to face these challenges and to take the initiative to mould the future of Greater China, including Hong Kong in particular.

 

With these aims, we also welcome students with first degrees from other engineering disciplines, the physical sciences and mathematics.

 

Benefiting from strong research and a commitment to quality teaching, our graduates are prepared to take up leadership roles in mechanical engineering, air/noise pollution management, product development and analysis, aeronautical engineering and the aviation industry.
 

Characteristics

This programme allows students to take subjects in related technical fields, such as mechanical engineering, air pollution control, noise pollution control, product development and analysis, aeronautical engineering, aviation, computers, marketing, management, etc. It also allows students to take a combination of subjects that lead to an award with a specialisation.

 

Students have the flexibility to vary their studies from semester to semester according to their personal aspirations (except for non-local students, who are constrained by visa requirements). For example, a local student can study full-time in one semester and choose to switch to part-time study in the next semester, and vice versa. Students can manage their own pace of study, subject to certain registration and assessment regulations.

Recognition & Prospects

The graduates are expected to further their career development in a diversity of formalities and opportunities in a broad areas including various industrial sectors, PhD-oriented study, education and training, to name a few.

Curriculum

Programme Structure

The programme provides the option for students to engage either in the full-time study mode (taking 9 credits or more per semester) or the part-time study mode (taking fewer than 9 credits per semester). In general, each subject requires a 3-hour class per week over a 13-week semester. Full-time students normally take 5 subjects in a semester, and part-time students usually take 2 subjects. There are subjects offered in the daytime and in the evenings.

 

Students who enrol in the MSc in Mechanical Engineering programme have the option to select from a wide range of subjects offered under the Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering, and from those offered by other Faculties, including Accounting, Business, Computing, Construction and Environment, Logistics and Management. They can also select combinations of subjects that allow them to graduate with a specialisation award.
 

For the MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Students must complete:

  • ​7 taught subjects, including at least 4 Core Subjects, and a Dissertation; OR
  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 Core Subjects.
     

For the MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Product Development and Analysis)  

Students must complete:

  • ​7 taught subjects, including at least 4 Core Subjects in the Product Development and Analysis stream, and a Dissertation pertaining to the Product Development and Analysis stream; OR
  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 Core Subjects in the Product Development and Analysis stream.
     

For the MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Air/Noise Pollution Management)

Students must complete:

  • ​7 taught subjects, including at least 4 Core Subjects in the Air/Noise Pollution Management stream, and a Dissertation pertaining to the Air/Noise Pollution Management stream; OR
  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 Core Subjects in the Air/Noise Pollution Management stream.
     

For the MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering)

Students must complete:

  • ​7 taught subjects, including at least 4 Core Subjects (including 3 Compulsory Subjects) in the Aeronautical Engineering stream, and a Dissertation pertaining to the Aeronautical Engineering stream; OR
  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 Core Subjects (including 3 Compulsory Subjects) in the Aeronautical Engineering stream.
     

For the MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Aviation)

Students must complete:

  • ​7 taught subjects, including at least 4 Core Subjects (including 3 Compulsory Subjects) in the Aviation stream, and a Dissertation pertaining to the Aviation stream; OR
  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 Core Subjects (including 3 Compulsory Subjects) in the Aviation stream.
     

Core Areas of Study

The following is a brief summary of the core areas of study. Students are provided with detailed information on the subjects and streams for selection upon registration.

  • ​Mechanical Engineering
  • Air/Noise Pollution Management
  • Product Development & Analysis
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aviation
     

Tentative Subject List

Subject titles

Stream

Integrated Engineering Design Product Development & Analysis
Advanced Product Mechatronics Product Development & Analysis
Engineering Acoustics Air/Noise Pollution Management
Vibration & Structure-borne Noise Air/Noise Pollution Management
Computer Aided Product Analysis Product Development & Analysis and Aeronautical Engineering
Corrosion Control Product Development & Analysis
Advanced Combustion Systems Air/Noise Pollution Management
CFD & Thermo-fluid System Design Product Development & Analysis
Advanced Materials & Structural Design Product Development & Analysis, Aeronautical Engineering and Aviation
Advanced Environmental & Transportation Noise Control Air/Noise Pollution Management
Fuels & Engines Air/Noise Pollution Management and Aeronautical Engineering
Design for Sustainable Development Product Development & Analysis
Project on Product Design & Management Product Development & Analysis
Product Noise Control Product Development & Analysis and Air/Noise Pollution Management
Principles & Design of Air Pollution Control Devices Product Development & Analysis and Air/Noise Pollution Management
Prevention & Control of Vehicular Emission Air/Noise Pollution Management
Industrial & Environmental Measurement Technology  
Advanced Control Technology Aeronautical Engineering and Aviation
Turbulent Flows & Aerodynamics (compulsory for Aeronautical Engineering stream) Aeronautical Engineering
Thermal System Design & Management  
Advanced Aircraft Structures (compulsory for Aeronautical Engineering stream) Aeronautical Engineering and Aviation
Aircraft Design (compulsory for Aeronautical Engineering stream) Aeronautical Engineering and Aviation
Aircraft Noise & Aeroacoustics Aeronautical Engineering
Advanced Avionics Systems (compulsory for Aviation stream) Aviation
Airworthiness & Maintenance (compulsory for Aviation stream) Aviation
Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance (compulsory for Aviation stream) Aviation
Operations Research in Aviation Aviation

Entrance Requirements

You must satisfy the following specific requirements of this programme:

  • ​A Bachelor's degree with Honours in a relevant branch of engineering, or a related applied science discipline;
    OR
  • ​Qualifications that satisfy the academic requirements for Corporate Membership of the mechanical discipline of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), or the equivalent.

 

Consideration will also be given to candidates without Honours degrees, but who have other relevant qualifications that are supplemented by appropriate work experience.
 

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
 

Individual cases will be considered on their own merit. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.

Other Information

  • Suitable candidates may be invited to attend interviews.
  • Scholarships would be awarded to outstanding graduates from the programme.
  • Classes are normally held on weekday evenings.
  • Some classes are offered in the daytime for full-time students.
  • Classes can also be arranged with alternatives such as full-time weekends, full-time weekdays or on-line delivery.
  • Concurrent Enrolment Scheme with the University of Cincinnati
    • The Faculty of Engineering (FENG) of PolyU and The University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS) of the U.S. jointly deliver a concurrent enrolment scheme allowing credit transfers between FENG and CEAS and contributing to the award of a Master of Science (MSc) degree from PolyU and a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree from UC. Under the arrangement, it is possible for students joining this PolyU MSc programme to complete two Master’s degrees within one year, one from PolyU(MSc) and one from UC(MEng). Applicants may visit www.polyu.edu.hk/feng/05002/05002.htm for further details.

Enquiries

For general enquiries, please contact:
Ms Packy Chan (tel: (852) 2766 6658; email: mmpacky@polyu.edu.hk).

 

For further information on academic matters, please contact: 
Prof. TL Chan (tel: (852) 2766 6656; email: tat.leung.chan@polyu.edu.hk);
or Dr P Zhang (tel: (852) 2766 6664; email: pengzhang.zhang@polyu.edu.hk).

 

You are also welcome to visit our website at www.polyu.edu.hk/me.

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