Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aviation Engineering

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: JS3507

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
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
Consider Second Choice Applications
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 and 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.




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.

Recognition and 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.

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:

Student Message







LO Li-yu

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


My first year at PolyU was nothing short of revelatory for me. Never has the balance between my social life and academic life been so good. PolyU gives us the opportunity to be ourselves while also becoming better students and individuals. As a future engineer, I hoped for hands-on experience rather than just absorbing 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 illustrates just how good a university PolyU is. Not only are we given the basic theoretical knowledge, but we are also taught the valuable practical skills that each and every engineer must possess.


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

KHAN Raafey Masood

Even as a child I was fascinated by the magical subject I now know as engineering. From magnets attracting each other to aeroplanes touching the horizon, I questioned everything with equal curiosity. As I was introduced to physics concepts, I started realising how this magic worked – we are the magicians.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University takes a holistic approach to nurturing the brain. I was fascinated with the hands-on experience I received in my very first year in the Industrial Centre, along with the theoretical knowledge I gained. I not only fulfilled my desire to carry out practical work but also learned how to work as a team. This showed me what I was truly capable of.

The opportunities at PolyU perfectly resonate with my own ambitions and aspirations, providing the perfect setting to grow as a person, student and prospective leader who wishes to help the world at large. By delving into the evolving field of Aviation Engineering at PolyU, I hope to connect my desire to see progress in my community with my natural curiosity about how things work.

I would advise young engineers to apply to this programme, and to always try hard and believe in themselves.

AHMAD Mughees

Based on my first year's experience at PolyU, I can say that the university has helped me grow into a determined student as well as a responsible individual. Living away from my parents has allowed me to make my own decisions and learn to live by myself. PolyU gives me the resources I need to strive to become a better version of myself academically and personally. Furthermore, PolyU is a meeting place for people from many different backgrounds and countries. As an international student, I am very happy to make friends with people from different places and have the chance to share my ideas, thoughts and feelings about the experience we are enjoying together during our studies here.


As an engineering student, I think that PolyU provides students with substantial practical hands-on experience in engineering concepts and maintains the right balance with its theoretical counterpart in regular classrooms. Although students may experience academic challenges and homesickness, PolyU provides invaluable support in the form of counselling programmes. Finally, I would like to say that no matter the obstacles I face in studying in Hong Kong, I believe that I made the right decision to apply to PolyU.



Additional Documents Required

Programme Leaflet


Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: December to March
Mode:Individual interview (e.g. Skype)

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


About 10-15 minutes.


Suitable applicants may be invited for interview.