Master of Science in Aviation Engineering
民用航空工程學理學碩士學位


Sept 2022 Entry
Programme code: 05002

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

NAE (Full-time)
AET (Part-time)
OAE (Online Mode)

Mode of Study
Mixed and On-line Mode
Normal Duration

1.5 years (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)
2.5 years (Online Mode)

Credits Required for Graduation

30

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

6 for local students
12 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$5,465 per credit for local and non-local students (Subject to approval)

Programme Leader(s)

Dr HAO Jiaao
BEng, PhD

Remarks
  • This programme is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering.
  • This programme provides two specialism study options:
    • MSc in Aviation Engineering (Aviation Operations and Management)
      民用航空工程學理學碩士學位 (航空營運與管理)
    • MSc in Aviation Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering)
      民用航空工程學理學碩士學位 (航空工程)

 

Notes for applicant

  1. The programme offers a hybrid study mode: face-to-face (mixed mode: 05002-NAE & 05002-AET) and/or 100% online (05002-OAE). All teaching activities, including assessment, are conducted in both modes and recorded.
  2. The 100% online mode is only available to non-local students. Non-local students can choose either the face-to-face mixed mode or the 100% online mode. Local students can only opt for the face-to-face mixed mode.  
  3. The tuition fees for the 100% online mode are the same as those for the face-to-face mixed mode.
  4. 100% online students are registered as part-time students. No student visas are arranged by the University for students who opt for the 100% online mode. They are also not eligible to apply for a visa/an entry permit after graduation under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG) of the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The programme is designed

  1. to provide advanced education and training for students who seek to upgrade their knowledge and pursue high-level careers in the area of aviation and aeronautical engineering;
  2. to enable students to develop the competence needed to become more competitive in the job market and ultimately take leading roles in the aviation industry;
  3. to nurture students’ understanding and mastery of the most up-to-date advanced technologies in the area of aviation and aeronautical engineering; and
  4. to enable students to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained to solve problems encountered in practice.

 

Characteristics

The programme allows students to take subjects in various related fields, such as Air Traffic Control, Flight Mechanics, Aircraft Design, and Avionics. Students can also take certain combinations of subjects that lead to an award with specialisation. The unique opportunities offered by the programme help students to develop into highly competent and competitive professionals in the field of aviation and aeronautical engineering.

 

The mixed mode of study allows students to learn either full time or part time. Local students can vary their study mode from semester to semester according to their personal preferences. This flexibility is not available to non-local students, who are constrained by visa requirements.

 

The online mode of study is designed for non-local students. In this mode, all teaching activities, including assessment, are conducted online. Students who opt for the online mode are registered as part-time students. No student visas are arranged by the University for 100% online students. They are also not eligible to apply for a visa/an entry permit after graduation under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG) of the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition & Prospects

Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and problem-solving skills necessary to excel in high-level careers in aviation and aeronautical engineering and many other related areas.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Programme Structure

The MSc in Aviation Engineering is operated under the Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering (Pg Scheme). Face-to-face mixed-mode students who enrol in the MSc in Aviation Engineering can choose from all free elective subjects available within or outside the Pg Scheme. Students who opt for the 100% online mode can choose only from the list of AAE Core Subjects, unless online subjects are delivered by other programmes offered under the Pg Scheme. Students are informed of the choices available to them during each semester’s online subject registration exercise.

 

Students can also take specific combinations of subjects to graduate with a specialisation award, as follows:

For the MSc in Aviation Engineering

Students must complete:

  • 7 taught subjects, including at least 4 AAE Core Subjects, and a Dissertation; OR
  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 AAE Core Subjects

 

For the MSc in Aviation Engineering (Aviation Operations and Management)

Students must complete:

  • 7 taught subjects, including at least 4 AAE Core Subjects in the Aviation Operations and Management specialism, and a Dissertation; OR
  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 AAE Core Subjects in the Aviation Operations and Management specialism

 

For the MSc in Aviation Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering)

Students must complete:

  • 7 taught subjects, including at least 4 AAE Core Subjects in the Aeronautical Engineering specialism, and a Dissertation; OR
  • 10 taught subjects, including at least 6 AAE Core Subjects in the Aeronautical Engineering specialism

 

Core Areas of Study

The following is a brief summary of the programme’s core areas of study. Students are provided with detailed information on the subjects available for selection upon registration.

  • Aviation Engineering
  • Aviation Operations and Management
  • Aeronautical Engineering

Tentative Core Subject List (subject to change)

Subject Title

Specialism(s)

Guidance, Navigation and Advanced Avionics System

Aviation Operations and Management; AND
Aeronautical Engineering

Human Factors, Accident Prevention and Aircraft Maintenance

Aviation Operations and Management; AND
Aeronautical Engineering

Next Generation Air Traffic Control and Air Traffic Flow Management

Aviation Operations and Management

Operations Research, Resource Planning and Engineering Management in Aviation

Aviation Operations and Management

Artificial Intelligence in Aviation Industry

Aviation Operations and Management

Aviation Technical Services and Aircraft Leasing Management

Aviation Operations and Management

Fleet Management and Aviation Sustainability

Aviation Operations and Management

Aerodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics

Aeronautical Engineering

Advanced Aircraft Structures and Materials

Aeronautical Engineering

Aircraft Design and Certification

Aeronautical Engineering

Autonomous Flight - Mechanics and Control

Aeronautical Engineering

Aircraft Engine Systems and Combustion

Aeronautical Engineering

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree with honours in an engineering, science, or technology related subject or qualifications that satisfy the academic requirements for Corporate Membership of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), or the equivalent.

 

Consideration is also given to candidates without honours degrees who have other relevant qualifications and/or appropriate work experience.

 

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the “Admission Requirements” section for details.

 

Individual cases will be considered on their own merit by the departments concerned. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.

Other Information

Other Information

  • Suitable candidates may be invited to attend interviews.
  • Scholarships* are awarded to outstanding graduates of the programme.
  • Classes are normally held in the evenings.
  • Some subjects may be delivered in the daytime.

 

* PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw a scholarship at any time. In the case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Enquiries

Enquiries

For general enquiries, please contact:
AAE General Office (tel: (852) 3400 2489; email: aae.info@polyu.edu.hk)

 

For further information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Jiaao HAO (tel: (852) 3400 8060; email: jiaao.hao@polyu.edu.hk)

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