Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aviation Engineering
Sept 2017 EntryProgramme code: JS3507
Duration and Credit Requirement
124 (plus training credits)
Students may be required to take an extra physics subject depending on their entry qualifications.
Prof. LM Zhou
BEng, MEng (Harbin), PhD (Syd)
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr Kris Law
BEng, MPhil, PhD
- Preference will be given to first choice applications.
Aims and Characteristics
This programme aims at nurturing graduates with:
1. In-depth understanding of the theories and applications related to the aviation industry, including aircraft and aviation systems, airlines and airport operations, airworthiness etc., as well as specialised knowledge in a chosen stream of study.
2. Competence to handle different engineering problems academically and practically in the aviation industry.
3. Sufficient knowledge to manage and solve problems through effective and efficient project management and planning.
4. Confidence in communicating with different stakeholders using state-of-the-art technologies and aviation language (both English and Chinese).
The Aviation Engineering programme aims at training students to become engineers with a broad understanding of both engineering and management in the aviation industry.
Students receive a broad-based knowledge of science and engineering in the first year, which prepares them to lay a strong foundation to learn aviation engineering related subjects in the following years. In the second year, they acquire basic knowledge in aircraft and aviation systems and gain hands-on experience in aircraft component manufacturing processes. In the third year, students embark on more advanced subjects such as aircraft design, safety, control, propulsion systems and project management. In the final year (i.e. the fourth year of the normal study pattern), they have the opportunity to focus on a chosen stream to acquire specialised knowledge. Possible study streams include (a) Aircraft Services Engineering; (b) Aerial Vehicle Autonomy and (c) Aircraft Avionics.
Summer internships, technical visits and on-site experience sharing may be arranged to enhance students’ learning and work experience in the industry.
Academic and Training Credits
The number of credits required for graduation is 124 academic credits and 10 Industrial Centre Practical Training credits for students with Level 2 or above in HKDSE Physics (or Combined Science with a component in Physics), or equivalent qualifications. 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).
Students can choose to pursue one of the following study streams:
- Aircraft Services Engineering
- Aerial Vehicle Autonomy
- Aircraft Avionics
The programme covers a wide range of knowledge on
- Aircraft & Aviation Systems
- Aircraft Electronics
- Aviation Project Management
- Avionic Systems
- Aircraft Structures & Flight Mechanics
- Aircraft Propulsion Systems
- Safety, Reliability & Compliance
To graduate, every student must complete placement training for at least 2 full weeks in a suitable organization.
Recognition and Prospects
This programme will seek professional accreditation from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).
Graduates will be able to seek employment as professional engineers in maintenance, repair and operations organizations, and in the areas of air transportation, logistics, airline and airport operation, and aircraft component design and manufacture. They can also find employment opportunities in other engineering related industries such as engineering consultancy firms, environmental, electronic and manufacturing industries, information technology and education sectors, and government departments.
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