Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aviation Engineering
航空工程學(榮譽)工學士學位


Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: JS3507

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation
  • 124 (plus 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

Remarks
  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subjecte to regular review.
  • Preference will be given to first choice applications.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme aims to provide students and produce highly skilled graduates with:

  1. In-depth understanding of aviation engineering including aircraft and aviation systems, aircraft design, certification and airworthiness, airline and airport engineering, plus specialized skills in a chosen elective stream of study;
  2. Competence to handle a wide variety of engineering challenges in a methodological, technical and practical manner as applied to the aviation industry;
  3. Knowledge and skills to efficiently and effectively manage aviation engineering projects; and
  4. Professional aviation communication skill and social responsibility towards the society and the environment.

 

 

Programme Characteristics

The Aviation Engineering programme aims to train students to become aeronautical and aviation engineers with strong skills in and understanding of engineering and engineering management and with social responsibility for the society and the environment. Upon completion of this programme, graduates will be able to pursue a career in aircraft component design and engineering, aircraft maintenance engineering, aviation engineering operations and management and many other areas.

 

 

Curriculum

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, the number of credits required for graduation is 124 academic credits and 10 Industrial Centre Practical Training credits.
  • 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).

 

In the first year, the students receive a broad education in mathematics and science, and learn about their role and responsibilities as an engineer, providing them with a strong foundation to learn aviation engineering-dedicated subjects in the years that follow.

In the second year, the students acquire fundamental knowledge of aircraft and aviation systems and gain hands-on experience in aircraft component manufacturing and maintenance processes.

 
In the third year, the students embark on more advanced subjects such as aircraft design, aviation safety, stability and control, propulsion systems and avionics systems.

In the final year (i.e. the fourth year of the normal study pattern), the students have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in their final year project and focus their study on a desired elective stream to acquire specialized 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 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering stream are eligible for attending B1.1, B2 aircraft maintenance trainings (subject to approval).

** Students who choose Pilot Ground Theory stream are eligible for attending an Extra Professional Training (EPT) if selected by airlines (subject to approval).

 

Summer internships, industrial visits, onsite 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 covers a wide range of aviation engineering and societal knowledge including

  • Aircraft Flight Mechanics, Dynamics and Stability
  • Aircraft Systems and Avionics
  • Aircraft Design and Structures
  • Aircraft Propulsion Systems
  • Aviation Safety, Reliability, Airworthiness and Compliance
  • Air Transport Operations

 

Work-Integrated Education

To be eligible for graduation, students must complete a training placement of at least 2 full weeks in a suitable organization.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

This programme will seek professional accreditation from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).

 

Career Prospects

Graduates will be able to seek employment as professional engineers in aviation engineering fields including aircraft component design, manufacturing and maintenance organizations, in air transportation and logistics organizations, airport engineering operation, and civil aviation authorities.

Entrance Requirements

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

Enquiries

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

Student Message


去年八月,十八歲的我從台灣隻身來到香港。身處陌生的環境,面對很多未知之數,當初我常質疑自己的決定是否正確。


回首這一年,假如現在再做一次抉擇,我仍然會到香港去。在這裡,雖然有時覺得人們有點冷漠,物價頗為昂貴,且自己常常思鄉,然而,我可與不同國家的學生相處交流,逐漸建立國際視野,同時也多學了一種語言,而且學會自立。假如當初選擇在台灣升讀大學,現在的我可能很不一樣。

 

就讀香港理工大學,最令我印象深刻的莫過於教授的教學熱誠,以及學校積極為學生投放資源。教授時常關心學生的學習狀況,且與學生關係十分良好,‘親民'程度之高實在我意料之外。資源方面,學校設備一應俱全,導師亦能提供豐富資訊,我們又有很多機會參加不同活動和比賽,大大豐富我們的學習生活。

 

很感謝理工大學讓我有機會在香港留學。我在這裡成長了許多,眼界也得以擴濶。我慶幸選擇了在香港升學。雖然未來的路還很長,仍充滿著種種未知數,但相信在理大,我能找到屬於我的一片天!
 


LO Li-yu



Before I describe my time at PolyU, I’d like to say that no matter what your background or what your dreams are, always keep working hard and always stay honest to yourself. The seed you sow now will reap its fruit in good time.

 

My first year at PolyU was nothing short of revitalizing for me. Never had the balance between my social life and academic life been so good. PolyU gives us the opportunity to be ourselves while also developing us into better students and individuals. As a future engineer, I hoped for hands-on experience rather than just the absorbing of theoretical ideas, and I wasn’t disappointed. The Industrial Centre Classes were perhaps the most enjoyable lessons I’ve ever had due to their practical nature. Working with machines, designing parts and handling projects illustrated just how good a university PolyU is. Not only are we given the basic theoretical knowledge, we are also taught the valuable practical skills that each and every engineer must possess.

 

We were told of PolyU’s motto and how much it means to all the staff; certainly at PolyU we can apply what we learn for the benefit of mankind.


KHAN Raafey Masood



Additional Documents Required


Transcript / Certificate

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Interview Arrangement


Date: December to March
Mode:Individual interview
Aims:

To evaluate the potential of applicants for admission to the programme, and to examine their communication skills and interest in the field of studies.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 10 - 15 minutes

Remark:

Suitable applicants may be invited for interviews.