Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering
機械工程學(榮譽)工學士組合課程


Sept 2022 Entry

Programme code: JS3741

Duration & Credit Requirement

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.

Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering comprises the following two awards:

  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering 機械工程學(榮譽)工學士
  • BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design 產品分析及工程設計學(榮譽)工學士

Scheme Leader
Dr Wong Wai On
BEng, MSc, PhD (HK PolyU), MIMechE, CEng, MHKIE

Programme Leader - BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering
Dr An Liang
PhD (HKUST)

Programme Leader - BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design
Dr Randolph Chi Kin Leung 
PhD, Senior MAIAA, MASME, MIED, MIOA, MHKIE, MHKIOA

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
    • BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design 產品分析及工程設計學(榮譽)工學士
  • The credit requirements of this scheme are indicative only. They are subject to review.

Admission to the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering or the BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design programmes

  • Students who wish to enter the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering programme or the BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design programme should apply for admission to the BEng (Hons) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering programme.

  • Students are allowed to enrol on any awards without being subject to further assessment.

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 2 years, and then typically complete their preferred programmes within the next 2 years before graduation. This arrangement enables students to make their choice of study after they have obtained a better understanding of the programmes during the first 2 years.

Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics

  • The option of a Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) is available to the students of BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering. Admission to the Secondary Major is on a competitive basis and subject to a different credit requirement for graduation. Please see the “Secondary Major Details” section.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has merged two undergraduate programmes, the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and the BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design, into the BEng (Hons) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering. Students admitted to the scheme study together during the first 2 years, and then complete their preferred programme (one of the above two programmes), normally within 2 years. This arrangement allows students to make their choice of study after they have obtained a better understanding of the programmes. There is no quota restriction on the number of students in the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering or the BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design programmes.

 

BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

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

 

Graduates of the programme are expected to

  • have learned to apply scientific principles and 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;
  • be able to formulate technical problems mathematically and analyse engineering systems;
  • be able to properly select the most suitable materials and methods – i.e. those that are safe, environmentally and aesthetically acceptable, and economically competitive – for systems/products and their design and manufacture;
  • have the skills needed to think innovatively and creatively and communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; and
  • appreciate the ethical and societal responsibilities of engineers, the importance of lifelong learning, concepts relating to 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 such as physics, mathematics, computing, engineering sciences, design and manufacturing, they are able to apply their knowledge and skills to the following 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 synthesise 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 for quality, and can be successfully marketed. Graduates usually serve the community as professional design engineers, engineering designers or product innovation specialists. They are expected to play important roles in Hong Kong’s evolving industry, from ODM to innovative OBM, as they have the ability to:

  • perform product-design engineering by considering market needs and technology and business constraints;
  • apply scientific, mathematical and engineering knowledge and understanding of market trends and customer needs to analyse design engineering problems;
  • manage product innovation and development; and
  • master innovation entrepreneurship and develop their own businesses.

 

Programme Characteristics

The programme provides comprehensive education and training in design, development and analysis for engineering and product innovation, enabling graduates to synthesise product design, technology and business to produce successful new products that satisfy market needs. The programme adopts 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 also help our students to develop their communication, teamwork innovation, project management and self-learning skills. Furthermore, students are given opportunities for extensive practical training through international or local attachments in professional design consultancy firms or industrial R&D departments for 2 to 6 months, to strengthen their ability to integrate knowledge into design engineering activities in a realistic industrial context. Thus, our graduates are equipped to play leading roles in the industry by virtue of their well-balanced education and practical training in design engineering innovation and product development.

 

In both programmes:

  • we use a 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 on the Chinese mainland.

Curriculum

Curriculum

The first year of the scheme adopts the first-year curriculum common to most programmes in the Engineering Faculty. It covers the fundamentals of physics, mathematics and information technology. In addition, instruction in languages and General Education are provided.

 

The curriculum in the second year is common to both programmes. In addition to coverage of the fundamentals of materials engineering, engineering mechanics, electricity and electronics, computing, and engineering design, instruction in mathematics, languages and General Education is provided. Students also undertake the same Industrial Training programmes during their first 2 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 their 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 of thermo-fluid mechanics, dynamics and control, mechatronics, materials and design, and industrial and engineering design, and in-depth studies in communication and design techniques.

 

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

Secondary Major Detail

Secondary Major Details

Features

The secondary major in AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) features an expanded area of studies in addition to mechanical engineering, forming an additional award option of “a Major in Mechanical Engineering plus a Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics”.

 

Remarks

Studying for a Secondary Major is a free choice by students and not mandatory. Only students with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above may be considered for Secondary Major enrolment. This Secondary Major may stipulate additional selection criteria for admission and is subject to quota availability. Students must apply to and obtain approval from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, not later than the commencement of the second year of study, to be admitted to the Secondary Major.

Subject to Approval

Recognition & Prospects

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

Due to 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 have 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, electronics 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. Due to their ability to integrate engineering with product design and their experience of performing design projects, our graduates have the competence to work as design engineers or project coordinators. The programme provides graduates with a very good foundation in mechanical engineering and its applications, and in product and system design. Thus, our graduates are able to pursue careers as mechanical engineers.

 

In addition to serving the community and industry as engineers, developing their own businesses is a possible career for our graduates. Thus, by making use of their knowledge of business, marketing and product innovation, some graduates start their own businesses in the design and development of new products.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

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

 

Other Information

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

Enquiries

Enquiries

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Message

Student Message


BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (2020 graduate)

Quality Assurance Engineer II, MTR Corporation Limited​

 

I am currently working at MTR Corporation Limited as Quality Assurance Engineer II. I am in charge of the delivery of product and service assurance through adherence to a quality management system that is robust, effective, efficient and continuously improved upon when deficiencies and risks are identified throughout the project life-cycle. The ME programme was very helpful to me in my current job, in areas such as audit and surveillance on E&M works. The course gave me a good foundation in engineering knowledge, enabling me to offer fair judgements in technical assessments. Therefore, I would like to thank the ME Department. I hope that my junior fellows enjoy their studies and have a wonderful future.

 


LEE Ka Yip, Patrick



BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design (2019 graduate)

Graduate Engineer, Main Kind Industrial Limited

 

Unlike traditional mechanical engineering programmes, the BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design (PAED) focuses on developing students’ inter-disciplinary expertise in 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 trip, 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 Mechanical Engineering (2019 graduate)

Research Assistant, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Studying Mechanical Engineering gave me a solid understanding of 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 focused on effectiveness and efficiency when solving engineering problems. Taught by experienced and dedicated professors and teaching fellows, students become excellent problem solvers and gain a good reputation in the industry.

Soft skills are as critical as management skills for mechanical engineers. PolyU and the Department of ME 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 insights into mixed reality and Industry 4.0, and working with international colleagues. I also participated in the ASME Student Design Competition in the United States 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 (2019 graduate)

 

Learning at PolyU is rewarding. The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) provides numerous learning opportunities supporting students' all-round development. For example, I entered two competitions - an invaluable experience that I could never have gained in the classroom. This polished my hard and soft skills, which will be a great advantage in my future career. In addition, the Department of ME has very strong alumni connections, giving us valuable opportunities to gain career advice. I gained practical experience and received professional advice from my alumni mentors, which greatly helped to define my future career path.

I hope to become one of the generous alumni who offer guidance to juniors and help them to overcome their difficulties.


CHOW Hung Ming, Roy



BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design (2017 graduate)

Mechanical Engineer, ASM Technology Hong Kong Limited

 

I joined ASM Technology Hong Kong Limited after graduating as a mechanical engineer 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 various fields, as well as the skills to integrate this knowledge into real projects. What I learned closely matches the needs of my job now. The programme offers courses in mechatronics, the mechanics of materials, design for manufacturing, etc., which are all important to my work on engineering design and will support my future career development.

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

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


LEUNG Yue Tong



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Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement


Date: Between November 2021 and March 2022
Mode:Telephone 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.