Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering
機械工程學(榮譽)工學士學位組合課程


Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: JS3741

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

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

Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes
Programme Leader(s)

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering comprises 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. Tat Leung Chan
PhD, Ir, Eur Ing, CEng, RPE, FASME, FHKIE, FIMechE, FSAE

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

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

 

Remarks

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering comprises the following two awards:

  • BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering 機械工程學(榮譽)工學士學位
  • 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

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 two years and then complete their preferred programme until their graduation, normally within two years. 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 two years.

 

Aims and Characteristics

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has merged two undergraduate programmes, BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design, into the BEng(Hons) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering. Students are admitted to the scheme study together during the first two years and normally then complete their preferred programme (one of the above two programmes) within the next two years. This arrangement enables students to choose their path of study after they have obtained a better understanding of the programmes. There are no quota restrictions on students choosing the BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design.

 

BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

We aim to educate professional mechanical engineers who are able to use up-to-date technology to manage and solve multidisciplinary engineering problems in various engineering and business sectors.

Students in the programme are expected to:

  • learn to apply scientific principles and carry out engineering analysis and design to solve challenging problems that are typical in mechanical engineering;
  • develop the ability to use computers as tools to solve engineering problems;
  • develop the ability to formulate technical problems mathematically and analyse engineering systems;
  • develop the ability to select the most suitable materials and methods - safe, environmentally and aesthetically acceptable and economically competitive - for the design and manufacturing of systems/products;
  • have the skills needed to think innovatively and creatively and communicate effectively in both 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 evolving effect of globalisation on the design, manufacturing and marketing of technical goods and services.

 

Programme Characteristics

After our students have received a broad and solid foundation in areas including physics, mathematics, computing, engineering sciences, design and manufacturing, they are able to apply their knowledge and skills to certain clusters:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Environmental and Energy Engineering
  • Mechanics and Materials

 

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 quality innovative products. It provides graduates with the fundamental knowledge, skills, techniques and global insight needed to develop creative products that are competitively priced, meet international standards for quality and can be successfully marketed. Gaduates usually serve the community as professional design engineers, engineering designers or product innovation specialists. They are expected to play important roles in Hong Kong’s evolving industry, from ODM to innovative OBM. Graduates of the programme are expected to have:

  • the ability to perform product design engineering by considering market needs and technology and business constraints;
  • the ability to apply scientific, mathematical and engineering knowledge, as well as an understanding of market trends and customer needs, to analyse design engineering problems;
  • the ability to manage product innovation and development projects; and
  • the ability to master innovation entrepreneurship and develop their own businesses.

 

Programme Characteristics

The programme provides comprehensive education and training in design, development and analysis for engineering and product innovation, equipping graduates to synthesise product design, technology and business to produce successful new products that satisfy market needs. The programme adopts learning outcome oriented, integrative and real life design project based teaching and learning approaches, helping students to develop their knowledge of engineering innovation, product development and marketing. We help our students to develop their communication, teamwork, innovation, project management and self-learning skills. Students are also given opportunities for extensive practical training through international or local attachments in professional design consultancy firms or industrial R&D departments for two to six months. This strengthens their ability to integrate knowledge into design engineering activities in a realistic industrial context. Thus, graduates are able to play leading roles in the industry by virtue of their well-balanced education and practical training in design engineering innovation and product 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.

Curriculum

The first year of the scheme follows the first-year curriculum common to most programmes in the Engineering Faculty. It includes fundamentals in physics, mathematics and information technology. Enhancements in languages and general education are also available.

 

The curriculum in the first and second semesters of the second year is common to both programmes. In addition to fundamental topics 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 in the first two years undertake the same industrial training programmes.

 

BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

The third and fourth years provide core knowledge of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, materials, design and manufacture, dynamics and control and advanced mathematics, and in-depth studies in communication and mechanical engineering. Students can choose Elective Subjects in the following clusters:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Environmental and Energy Engineering
  • Mechanics and Materials

 

In the fourth year, students are required to complete a final-year Capstone Project.

 

BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design

The third and fourth years provide core knowledge of thermo-fluid mechanics, dynamics and control, mechatronics, materials and design, and industrial and engineering design, and in-depth knowledge of communication and design techniques.

 

In the fourth year, students are required to complete a final-year Capstone Design Project, which may involve industrial sponsorship and the production of a prototype.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

Both programmes have been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) in the relevant disciplines.

Career Prospects

BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

With their broad and robust knowledge of engineering and sciences, and their ability to apply their knowledge and skills to tackle complicated multidisciplinary engineering problems, our graduates are able to pursue 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, the building services sector, engineering consultancy firms, the construction industry, the environmental, electronic and manufacturing industries, the 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. Due to their ability to integrate engineering with product design and their experience of performing design projects, our graduates have the competence they need to work as design engineers or project coordinators. The programme provides graduates with a very good foundation in mechanical engineering and its use to solve engineering problems, along with product and system design. Thus, our graduates are able to pursue careers as mechanical engineers.

Whereas some graduates serve the community and industry as professional engineers, others choose to develop their own businesses. 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.

 

Other Information

  • Applicants attaining good results in science subjects (Physics and/or Mathematics) are preferred.

Enquiries

Office Tel. No.  Office Fax No. Email Address Website
2766 6657 2365 4703 mmquiry@polyu.edu.hk www.polyu.edu.hk/me

Student Message


BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (2018 graduate)

Studying Mechanical Engineering has given me a solid understanding of engineering mathematics, mechanics and materials, thermodynamics, engineering design, manufacturing and other interesting topics. These are the fundamentals for most engineering careers, such as roles in aviation, public utilities, building services, consultancy and contracting. I have always focused on effectiveness and efficiency when solving engineering problems. Taught by experienced and dedicated professors and teaching fellows, students become excellent problem solvers and gain a good reputation in the industry.

Soft skills are as critical as management skills for mechanical engineers. PolyU and the Department of ME offer opportunities for students’ all-round development, such as overseas internships, open competitions and scholarships. I worked as a research assistant at a university in Korea, gaining insights into mixed reality and Industry 4.0, and working with international colleagues. I also participated in the ASME Student Design Competition in the United States and ABU Robocon in Hong Kong, equipping myself with theoretical and practical knowledge of robotics development and project management experience.


CHEUNG Lap Wing



BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (2018 graduate)

Learning at PolyU is rewarding. The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) provides numerous learning opportunities supporting students' all-round development. For example, I entered two competitions - an invaluable experience that I could never have gained in the classroom. This polished my hard and soft skills, which will be a great advantage in my future career. In addition, the Department of ME has very strong alumni connections, giving us valuable opportunities to gain career advice. I gained practical experience and received professional advice from my alumni mentors, which greatly helped  to define my future career path.

I hope to become one of the generous alumni who offer guidance to juniors and help them to overcome their difficulties.


CHOW Hung Ming, Roy



BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design (2018 graduate)

Unlike traditional mechanical engineering programmes, the BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design (PAED) focuses on developing students’ inter-disciplinary expertise in high-end product design and development. It covers not only fundamental mechanical engineering subjects, but also product innovation, marketing and design.

The programme offered me many learning experiences. The student exchange, final-year project and alumni dinner gave me valuable opportunities to build a professional skillset. I am well on the way to becoming an engineer with the backing of the Department of ME.

As some people say, “An engineer can turn an idea into reality and change the world!” I highly recommend this programme to those who are innovative and passionate.


KONG Yuk Ying, Iris



BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design (2017 graduate)

I joined ASM Technology Hong Kong Limited after graduating as a mechanical engineer from the BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design programme. Currently, my job involves engineering design for semiconductor processing equipment. The programme provided me with engineering knowledge in various fields, as well as the skills to integrate this knowledge into real projects. What I learned closely matches the needs of my job now. The programme offers courses in mechatronics, the mechanics of materials, design for manufacturing, etc., which are all important to my work on engineering design and will support my future career development.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering also gave me many opportunities to gain hands-on experience of engineering projects. These projects covered different product development stages, including market research, engineering design and analysis, and prototype making. The practical experience I attained during my undergraduate studies has made me a fast learner in my current position and helped me to apply my technical knowledge effectively.

The PolyU BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design programme has paved my way to a bright professional future. I am grateful for this life-changing experience.


LEUNG Yue Tong



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Interview Arrangement


Date: Between December 2019 and March 2020
Mode:Telephone Interview
Aims:

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and to test their language and communication skills and their understanding of the industry.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 10-15 minutes

Remark:

Applicants will be invited to attend interviews if deemed necessary.