Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aviation Engineering
Sept 2020 EntryProgramme code: JS3507
Duration and Credit Requirement
- 124 (plus 10 training credits)
- Students whose entry qualifications do not include Physics are required to undertake ONE extra subject in Physics.
Note: the individual credits required may vary depending on the academic background of the student
Dr LT Hsu
- The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. It is subject to review.
Aims and Characteristics
This programme aims to provide students and produce highly skilled graduates with:
- In-depth understanding of the operation of aviation engineering including aircraft and aviation systems, airworthiness and up-to-date technologies, as well as specialized knowledge in a chosen stream of study;
- Competence to handle different engineering problems academically and practically in the aviation industry;
- Sufficient knowledge to manage and solve problems through effective and efficient project management and planning; and
- Confidence in communication with different stakeholders by the use of state-of-the-art technologies and aviation language (both English and Chinese).
The Aviation Engineering programme aims to train students to become aeronautical and aviation engineers with strong skills in and understanding of engineering and with engineering management and 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.
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).
First Study 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.
Second Study Year
The students acquire fundamental knowledge of aircraft and aviation systems and gain hands-on experience in aircraft component manufacturing and maintenance processes.
Third Study Year
The students embark on more advanced subjects such as aircraft design, aviation safety, stability and control, propulsion systems and avionics systems.
Final Study Year
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 training (subject to approval).
** Students who choose Pilot Ground Theory stream are eligible for attending an Extra Professional Training (EPT).
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
Students are required to spend at least 2 weeks of full-time WIE training in a suitable organization before graduation.
Recognition and Prospects
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.
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.
Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate
Transcript with all pages and the latest Cumulative GPA shown is required.