Sept 2021 EntryProgramme code: 48401
Normally 66 (plus 4 training credits)
Note: The individual credits required may vary depending on the academic background of the student
Dr Frank Zou
BEng (Hons I, Sydney), PhD (Imperial), MRAeS, MInstNDT, MInstP
The credit requirement for this programme is indicative only. It is subject to review.
This programme aims to provide students and produce highly skilled graduates with:
The BEng (Hons) in Air Transport Engineering (ATE) is a top-up degree programme providing fundamental aviation knowledge for HD and AD graduates and preparing students for professional or licensed aircraft engineer certification and aviation operation management. Aviation is a multi-disciplinary industry. For this reason, wherever appropriate, subjects are co-taught by PolyU academics and industry professionals to give students the best possible learning experience and first-hand information related to the aviation industry.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 66 or more academic credits to satisfy the graduation requirements.
First Study Year
Students receive fundamental knowledge of aircraft engineering principles and aviation operations. In the summer, students have the opportunity to undertake internships, which may be offered by industrial partners.
Final Study Year
Specific knowledge in areas such as airport project management, airworthiness, and flight mechanics and control systems are delivered to students, who are required to select four subjects from a pool of electives in the following streams:
* Students who opt-for HKAR147 (B1.1) licenced aricraft engineer training are required to choose the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering stream.
** Students who are interested in attending the Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL) upon graduation are strongly recommended to attend these four electives.
Elective subjects provide students with professional expert knowledge in a specialised area of aviation. Furthermore, students have the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired in their final year projects.
Other Learning Experiences
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.
Note: Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language Communication Requirements (LCR) based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance will be required to take additional credits (6 in English and 3 in Chinese) on top of the programme's normal credit requirements.
Students are required to spend at least 2 weeks of full-time WIE training in a suitable organization before graduation.
This programme has been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).
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.
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Successful applicants will receive their admission offer online. Admission results are usually announced from late January to May. Scholarship results will be announced at the same time.