Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering
機械工程(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.

Programme Intake
62 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Scheme Leader:    

Prof. Tat Leung Chan
PhD, Ir, Eur Ing, CEng, RPE, FASME, FHKIE, FIMechE, FSAE

 

Programme Leader - BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering:  

Dr Hai Min Yao 
BEng, MEng, Dr.rer.nat.

 

Programme Leader - BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design:   
Dr Randolph Chi Kin Leung
BEng, PhD 

Remarks

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering includes 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 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 to the scheme study together during the first two years and then complete their preferred programme normally within the next two years until their graduation. 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 admitted into the scheme will study together during the first two years and then complete their preferred programme (one of the above two programmes) normally within two years. Under this arrangement, students are able to make their choice of study after they have obtained a better understanding of the programmes. There is no quota restriction on students’ choice between the BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design.

 

BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

 

Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

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

Upon completion of study, graduates of the programme are expected to:

  • Have learned to apply scientific principles, carry out engineering analysis and design to solve challenging problems that are typical in mechanical engineering;
  • Be able to use computers as tools to solve engineering problems;
  • Develop the ability to formulate technical problems mathematically and analyse engineering systems;
  • Be equipped with the ability to properly select the most suitable materials and methods that are safe, environmentally and aesthetically acceptable, and economically competitive for systems/products and their design and manufacture;
  • Build up the skills needed to think innovatively and creatively, to communicate effectively both in oral and written forms; and
  • Appreciate the ethical and societal responsibilities of engineers, the importance of lifelong learning, concepts of continuous quality improvement and the continued effect of the globalisation of 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 and Learning Outcomes

This unique interdisciplinary programme aims to enable students to synthesize 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 of quality, and can be successfully marketed. The graduates usually serve the community as professional design engineer, engineering designer or product innovation specialist. They are expected to play important roles in evolving Hong Kong’s industry comprising ODM to innovative OBM. Upon completion of the study, graduates from the programme are expected to have:
 

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

     

Programme Characteristics

The programme provides comprehensive education and training in design, development and analysis for engineering and product innovation from which graduates are able to synthesize product design, technology and business to produce successful new products that satisfy market needs. The programme adopts the learning-outcome-oriented, integrative and real-life-design-project-based teaching and learning approaches, helping students to develop their knowledge in 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 provided opportunity of extensive practical training through international or local attachment to professional design consultancy firms or industrial R&D departments for 2 to 6 months so as to strengthen their ability of integrating knowledge into design engineering activities in 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 in companies abroad, or in industry in Hong Kong or the Chinese mainland.

Curriculum

The first year of the scheme adopts the common first year curriculum used by most programmes in the Engineering Faculty.  It includes fundamentals in physics, mathematics and information-technology.  In addition, enhancements in languages and General Education are also provided.

 

The scheme curriculum in the first and second semesters of the second year is common for both programmes.  In addition to fundamentals 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 will undertake the same industrial training programmes during the first two years.

 

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 in thermo-fluid mechanics, dynamics and control, mechatronics, materials and design, industrial and engineering design, and in-depth studies in communication and design techniques.

 

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

Because of their broad and solid knowledge in engineering and the sciences, and their ability to apply their knowledge and skills to tackle complicated multidisciplinary engineering problems, our graduates are able to start their careers as mechanical engineers, design engineers, manufacturing and process engineers, service engineers, consultant engineers or project engineers. They can 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 of the BEng PAED have excellent opportunities to start their careers in the product design and development, engineering consultancy, environmental engineering and manufacturing sectors. Because of their ability to integrate engineering with product design and their experience in performing design projects, our graduates are competent to work as design engineers or project coordinators. The programme provides graduates with very good foundations in mechanical engineering and it applications, and product and system design. Thus, our graduates are able to start their careers as mechanical engineers.

In addition to serving the community and industry as engineers, developing their own businesses is also a possible career for our graduates.  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 non-JUPAS applicants.

 

Other Information

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

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:
The ME General Office (tel: 2766 6657; email: mmquiry@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (2018 graduate)

 

Studying Mechanical Engineering gave 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 emphasised effectiveness and efficiency when facing engineering problems. Taught by experienced and dedicated professors and teaching fellows, we become excellent problem solvers and uphold a good reputation in the industry.

 

Soft skills are as critical as management skills for mechanical engineers. PolyU and the ME department 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 insight into mixed reality and Industry 4.0, and working with international colleagues. I also participated in the ASME Student Design Competition in America 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 provides numerous learning opportunities for students' all-round development. For example, I entered two competitions, which gave me valuable experiences that I could never have learned in class. These experiences polished my hard and soft skills, such that I can apply them in my future career. Apart from that, ME has very strong alumni connections, which provides us with valuable opportunities to obtain career advice. I gained practical experience and received professional advice from my alumni mentors. They helped me greatly to determine my professional/academic path in life.

 

I hope that I will be one of the generous alumni who offer guidance to their 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 of high-end product design and development. It covers not only the fundamental mechanical engineering subjects, but also product innovation, marketing and design subjects

 

The programme offered me ample learning experiences. The student exchange study, final-year project and alumni dinner gave me valuable opportunities to build my professionalism. I am well on the way to becoming an engineer with the backing of ME.

 

Some people say, “An engineer can turn an idea into reality and change the world!” I 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 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 different fields, as well as the skills for the integration of real projects. What I learned closely matches the needs of my job now. The programme offers courses on mechatronics, mechanics of materials, design for manufacturing, etc., which are all-important to me in handling engineering design and prepared me for future career development.

 

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

 

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


LEUNG Yue Tong



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Interview Arrangement


Date: Between February and April
Mode:Group or individual 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.