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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Aviation Engineering
航空工程學(榮譽)工學士組合課程

Sept 2022 Entry


Programme code: JS3140

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

  • 124 (plus 10 training credits)
  • Students without Physics in their entry qualifications are required to take ONE extra subject in Physics.

Note: The credits required may vary depending on students’ individual academic backgrounds.

Fund Type Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications Yes

Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Scheme Leader

Dr K.H. Ng

BSc, PhD, MIEEE, MIET, AIAA, ATRS, InstMC

 

Programme Leader – BEng (Hons) in Aviation Engineering

Dr Yiping Jiang

BEng, MEng, PhD

 

Programme Leader – BEng (Hons) in Air Transport Engineering

Dr Gangyan Xu

PhD

Remarks

  • The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Aviation Engineering includes the following two awards:
    • BEng (Hons) in Aviation Engineering
    • BEng (Hons) in Air Transport Engineering
  • The credit requirements of this scheme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • Preference will be given to first-choice applications.
  • Students are allowed to enrol on any awards without being subject to further assessment.

 

Admission to BEng(Hons) in Aviation Engineering or BEng(Hons) in Air Transport Engineering

  • Students who wish to enrol in either the BEng(Hons) in Aviation Engineering or the BEng(Hons) in Air Transport Engineering should apply for admission to the BEng(Hons) Scheme in Aviation Engineering.

 

Deferred Choice between BEng(Hons) in Aviation Engineering and BEng(Hons) in Air Transport Engineering

Students who are admitted to the Scheme study together during the first two years and then pursue their preferred programmes, normally within the next two years, until graduation. This arrangement enables students to choose their study path once they have obtained a solid understanding of the programmes during the first two years.

 

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

BEng (Hons) in Aviation Engineering

This programme aims to produce highly skilled graduates with:

  1. In-depth understanding of the aviation and aeronautical engineering systems and up-to-date technologies, as well as specialized knowledge in a chosen stream of study.
  2. Competence to handle different engineering problems academically and practically in the aviation and aeronautical industry.
  3. Sufficient knowledge to manage and solve problems through effective and efficient project management and planning.
  4. Effective in communication with different stakeholders by the use of state-of-the arts technologies and aviation and aeronautical language (both English and Chinese).

 

BEng (Hons) in Air Transport Engineering

This programme aims to produce highly skilled graduates with:

  1. In-depth understanding of the air transport operations, resource planning, human-centred design of aviation systems and airworthiness and up-to-date technologies, as well as specialized knowledge in a chosen stream of study.
  2. Competence to handle different engineering problems practically and academically in the aviation industry.
  3. Sufficient knowledge and skills to manage different projects related to the aviation sector effectively and efficiently.
  4. Confidence in communicating with different parties and stakeholders by the use of state-of-the-art technologies and aviation language (both English and Chinese).

 

Programme Characteristics

The Aviation Engineering Scheme aims to train students to become aeronautical and aviation engineers who possess strong skills in and in-depth knowledge of engineering and engineering management, as well as a sense of social and environmental responsibility.

 

BEng (Hons) in Aviation Engineering

Graduates are equipped to pursue careers in aircraft component design and engineering, aeronautical engineering, aircraft design, safety, control, navigation and unmanned aerial systems and propulsion systems, and many other areas.

 

BEng (Hons) in Air Transport Engineering

Graduates are equipped to pursue careers in air transport engineering, airport operations and engineering, airline operations and management, air logistics and supply chain operations, and management and human factors engineering.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

Full accreditation will be sought from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) for the BEng(Hons) in Aviation Engineering and BEng(Hons) in Air Transport Engineering.

 

Career Prospects

Graduates are equipped to seek employment in the professional aircraft maintenance engineering and pilot training sectors. Some of our AAE graduates enrol in Master’s or doctoral degree programmes at local or overseas universities based on their interests and career aspirations.

 

BEng (Hons) in Aviation Engineering

Graduates of the BEng(Hons) in Aviation Engineering pursue careers in various areas of aviation engineering, such as aerodynamics, aircraft design, and control and propulsion systems. They also have extensive opportunities to join the public and private aviation technology and R&D sectors.

 

BEng (Hons) in Air Transport Engineering

Graduates of the BEng(Hons) in Air Transport Engineering can pursue careers in various air transport engineering and operations fields, including flight standards and airworthiness, aircraft leasing, aviation safety and reliability, airport and line operations and management, airport engineering, air transport and supply chain engineering and operations, and human factors engineering. They also have extensive opportunities to join the public and private aviation technology and R&D sectors.

Curriculum

The 124 academic credits required consist of 30 mandatory credits of General University Requirements (GUR) and 94 credits of Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR).

 

BEng (Hons) in Aviation Engineering

First Study Year

The curriculum is common to both programmes. Students receive a broad education in mathematics and science and learn about the role and responsibilities of an engineer. This provides them with a strong foundation, including two introductory subjects on aircraft and aviation systems, for their continued study of aviation engineering.

 

Second Study Year 

The curriculum is common to both programmes. Students acquire knowledge of material, mechanics, electrical and electronics engineering issues that are fundamental to aircraft and aviation systems. In addition, students gain hands-on experience of aircraft component manufacturing and maintenance.

 

Third Study Year 

The third year curriculum provides students with more advanced knowledge of aircraft structure and materials, aerodynamics, propulsion, aircraft dynamics, and control and avionics. This strengthens their core knowledge base and supports their further study.

 

Final Study Year

Students can apply their skills and knowledge in a final-year project to build up their professional skills as an engineer. Each student can choose a topic that interests them, e.g. UAV, avionics, or aircraft design. They can also choose to focus on a desired elective stream to acquire specialised knowledge.

 

BEng (Hons) in Air Transport Engineering

First Study Year

The curriculum is common to both programmes. Students receive a broad education in mathematics and science and learn about the role and responsibilities of an engineer. This provides them with a strong foundation, including two introductory subjects on aircraft and aviation systems, for their continued study of aviation engineering.

 

Second Study Year 

The curriculum is common to both programmes. Students acquire knowledge of material, mechanics, electrical and electronics engineering issues that are fundamental to aircraft and aviation systems. In addition, students gain hands-on experience of aircraft component manufacturing and maintenance.

 

Third Study Year

Students first build up their core knowledge of aviation safety, reliability, aircraft performance, flight management, airport services engineering, airline operations and human factors engineering. This gives them a solid understanding of aviation and furthers and supports their pursuit of a specialised stream of study.

 

Final Study Year

Students can apply their skills and knowledge in a final-year project on operations research, airworthiness and regulation, or aviation project management to build up their professional skills as engineers. Meanwhile, they can focus on a desired elective stream to acquire specialised knowledge.

 

Stream study for BEng (Hons) in Aviation Engineering and BEng(Hons) in Air Transport Engineering

Students can choose to pursue one of the following study streams:

  • Unmanned Autonomous Systems
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aviation Service Engineering
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering*
  • Introduction to Pilot Ground Theory

* Students who opt for HKAR-66 (B1.1) licenced aircraft engineer training are required to choose the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering stream. The professional aircraft maintenance training option in HKAR-66 (B1.1) is available to students enrolled in both programmes with an additional training fee.

 

Other Learning Experiences

Summer internships, industry visits, on-site experience sharing, and industrial training are arranged to complement classroom teaching and enhance students’ learning and industry experience in the fields of aeronautics and aviation. Industry training is provided by the PolyU Industrial Centre.

 

Work-Integrated Education

Students are required to undertake at least two weeks of full-time WIE in a suitable organisation before graduation.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel.: (852) 3400 2489; email: aae.info@polyu.edu.hk).