Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering

Sept 2017 Entry

Programme code: JS3741

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

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

Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Programme Leader(s)

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering including 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. Su Zhong Qing
BSc, MEng, PhD

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

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


  • 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 four semesters and then complete their preferred programme normally within the next four semesters (from the fifth semester to the eighth semester) until their graduation. 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 four semesters.


Aims and Characteristics

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/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 analyse 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 globalisation 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 synthesise technology, design and business in the development of high value-added products. It provides students with the fundamental knowledge, skills, techniques and global insight needed to develop creative and innovative products that are competitively priced, meet international standards of quality and can be successfully marketed. Graduates become professional product design engineers, project engineers and engineering designers. They are expected to play important roles in switching Hong Kong's industry from comprising original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to original brand manufacturers (OBMs).

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

  • Perform product design and development by considering market needs, technology and business constraints;
  • Apply scientific, mathematical, engineering and arts knowledge to analysing design problems; and
  • Manage product design and development projects.

Programme Characteristics

The programme provides comprehensive education and training in the design and analysis of new products from which graduates are able to synthesise product design, technologies and business to produce products that satisfy market needs.

The programme adopts the learning outcome-oriented, integrative and interest-based teaching and learning approaches, helping students to develop their knowledge in product design, development and marketing, and their communication, teamwork, management and self-learning skills. Graduates are able to play leading roles in industry by virtue of their well-balanced education and practical training in product design and 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.



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.  In addition, enhancements in languages and general education are also provided.


The scheme curriculum in the first and second semesters of the second year is common for 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 prototype.

Recognition and 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 in applying 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 sectors. 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 also 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.

Entrance Requirements

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


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Student Message

Assistant Engineer, REC Engineering Company Limited

The Mechanical Engineering programme at PolyU gave me a solid foundation in the fields of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, which helped me to secure a position in a HVAC division team. The computer software courses also benefited my career development in terms of CAD modelling and engineering case simulations. Software skills in these areas are highly applicable to many areas of engineering.


From a broader perspective, frequent participation in the group-based and design projects allowed us to perform well in teamwork environments and contribute innovative ideas.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering arranges technical visits to many well-known engineering companies such as HAECO, the MTRC and Government Flying Services, providing valuable opportunities for ME students to learn about the practical elements of operations.

Chan Tak Ho

Graduate Engineer, Ove Arup and Partners (HK) Limited

The knowledge in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics that I gained during my time at the Department of Mechanical Engineering helps me a great deal in my current role at an engineering consultancy company. My studies on heat transfer and HVAC systems have helped me to become familiar with and propose green building strategies.

Chow Ka Ming

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