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

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement


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

Aims and 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.

Curriculum

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.

Secondary Major Detail

Secondary Major Details

No Secondary Major on offer.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and 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.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

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

Enquiries

Enquiries

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

Student Message

Student Message


去年八月,十八歲的我從台灣隻身來到香港。身處陌生的環境,面對很多未知之數,當初我常質疑自己的決定是否正確。


回首這一年,假如現在再做一次抉擇,我仍然會到香港去。在這裡,雖然有時覺得人們有點冷漠,物價頗為昂貴,且自己常常思鄉,然而,我可與不同國家的學生相處交流,逐漸建立國際視野,同時也多學了一種語言,而且學會自立。假如當初選擇在台灣升讀大學,現在的我可能很不一樣。

 

就讀香港理工大學,最令我印象深刻的莫過於教授的教學熱誠,以及學校積極為學生投放資源。教授時常關心學生的學習狀況,且與學生關係十分良好,‘親民'程度之高實在我意料之外。資源方面,學校設備一應俱全,導師亦能提供豐富資訊,我們又有很多機會參加不同活動和比賽,大大豐富我們的學習生活。

 

很感謝理工大學讓我有機會在香港留學。我在這裡成長了許多,眼界也得以擴濶。我慶幸選擇了在香港升學。雖然未來的路還很長,仍充滿著種種未知數,但相信在理大,我能找到屬於我的一片天!


LO Li-yu



PolyU’s AAE programme provides students with a well-balanced curriculum of technical subjects such as aerodynamics and aircraft structures while also teaching them about the ever-important aspects of engineering management and engineering responsibilities and more. The programme is great for those who are looking to make a career for themselves in aviation as Hong Kong is one of the biggest aviation hubs in the world.

 

I have just recently graduated and to me the highlight has been my participation in AAE’s AIAA DBF team where a team of AAE students enter a competition to design, build, and fly their own RC aircraft. Students are responsible for designing aircraft aerodynamics, structures, choosing the appropriate materials and propulsion systems and more. On top of that, the team of students is responsible for attracting sponsors, having meetings etc. So, if you are a student who is passionate about engineering and aviation and want meaningful practical work experience during your studies, I would highly recommend you apply to the AAE programme!


KHAN Raafey Masood



I call Hong Kong my second home. I still remember the very first day I stepped in HK - it seemed like I was all at sea. Everything was new and different; but, the people of HK were very welcoming and comforting. Soon university life began and things started to fall into place.

 

The vigorous courses offered at PolyU have made me a keen learner - always looking forward to exploring new knowledge. By providing a wide range of diverse courses and offshore summer and semester exchange, and research opportunities, PolyU takes its undergraduate degree to a different and extraordinary level. Not only does PolyU encourage its students to participate in several international competitions but also provides all the facilities an undergraduate engineering student may need, such as the Industrial Centre (the only one in Hong Kong), 3D Printing labs, Aircraft Simulators, and a lot more.

 

I, myself, have availed almost all the opportunities and currently I am participating in a Design, Build, and Fly competition organized by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics where we design and manufacture an RC aircraft from scratch according to some set missions and fly it in the end. I must say, PolyU has provided the perfect platform for me to grow as a student and a prospective leader.


AHMAD Mughees



If you are someone who thrives for excellence and constantly explores opportunities, then you will be amazed Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering has to offer. The courses are designed not only to make you understand the advanced concepts of Aeronautical Engineering but will also provide u adequate knowledge to deal with the job industry.

 

As an international student, I am always surprised how supportive and encouraging PolyU and the department are to their students. If we are talking about facilities and teaching quality, PolyU has state of the art facilities for its students coupled with excellent faculties who have proven their capabilities in the fields of education and research. I have learnt to explore my skills; my strengths as well as weaknesses and PolyU has never failed to support me to improve me as a person and student. I can vouch for HKPU and vouch for the programme to be a life changing major for those who pursue excellence.


AHAD Sugata



Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required


Programme Leaflet

Transcript / Certificate

Required


Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement


Date: November to March
Mode:Individual interview (e.g. Skype)
Aims:

To evaluate the potential of applicants for admission to the scheme, and to examine their communication skills and interest in the field of study.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 10-15 minutes.

Remark:

Suitable applicants may be invited for interview.