Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: 43499-SYM

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

Normally 64 (plus 6 training credits) (See the Remarks section below)

Programme Intake
15 senior year places
Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

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


Deputy Programme Leader

Dr An Liang

  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.
  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.

Aims and Characteristics

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


Students are admitted to the senior year of the 4-year degree programme. The number of credits required for graduation is 64 academic credits (plus 6 training credits)*.

As students may need to meet specific requirements at admission, the credits required for graduation will vary according to their academic backgrounds.

The 64 academic credits consist of 9 mandatory credits of General University Requirements (GUR) and 55 credits of Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR).

Work-Integrated Education (WIE)

To graduate, every student must complete placement training for at least 2 full weeks in a suitable organisation as fulfillment of WIE. The Department has developed opportunities for students to work in firms in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and abroad. These, and other forms of work experience, can count towards the WIE requirement.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).

Career Prospects

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.

Entrance Requirements

  • An Associate Degree in Engineering 
  • A Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.
  • In addition to academic results, preference will be given to those applicants with excellent performance during the interview. The interview aims to evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, test their language and communication skills and their understanding of the industry.


For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 6657; email:

Student Message

Graduate Trainee, ATAL Engineering Limited


Have you ever thought about how faucets bring you water or how air conditioners generate cool or warm air? Without adequate knowledge, how can we design and build different facilities and equipment?

Welcome to the PolyU Department of Mechanical Engineering. During my studies over the past few years, I have had the same goal as other schoolmates – to strive for a higher GPA. Yes! This is an effective way to show how well you have learnt and how well prepared you are for your future. I have interpreted GPA as “Gathered, Patient and Aggressive”.


Some people prefer working alone because they may feel that others could obstruct their learning progress. However, I believe your schoolmates can be your support and motivation to keep you moving forward. Through discussions and cooperation, you will discover the fun of studying with your peers and develop a deeper understanding of the programme.


As a university student, you delve into different concepts and explore as much as you can. Do not feel disappointed when you encounter problems. Instead, I encourage you to patiently focus on the things you have never before come across. Believe it or not, eventually you will solve the problems, and you will be able to grasp the main concepts and expand your knowledge.


Instructors and teachers are your learning partners. Be an aggressive student! Ask your instructors whenever questions come into your mind. They are always happy to guide you in the right direction.

You will be proud of yourself once you are equipped with the professional skills and knowledge of your university studies.

I am now a Graduate Trainee at ATAL Engineering Limited. I continue to learn every day in my work.

I hope all of you have a memorable and fruitful university life at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of PolyU.

Ho Lok Hang, 2017 graduate of BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineer, ASM Technology Hong Kong Limited


The PolyU BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design programme has equipped me well for my career development in design engineering. The programme focuses not only on engineering basics and theories, but also on the practical skills for decision-making and problem-solving in all stages of product development and design engineering projects.

I joined ASM Technology Hong Kong Limited after graduation as a mechanical engineer.  Currently, my job involves the engineering design of semiconductor processing equipment. The BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design programme has provided me with engineering knowledge from different fields, and the skills to integrate real projects. What I have learnt closely matches the current needs of my job. The programme offers courses on mechatronics, mechanics of materials, design for manufacturing, etc., which are all important for me in handling engineering design and coaches me for future career development.

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

The PolyU BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design programme has shown me the path to a bright professional future. I am glad to have taken up this life-changing experience.

Leung Yue Tong, 2017 graduate of BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate



Copies of public examination result slip(s) demonstrating applicants' English language proficiency, e.g. HKDSE, HKALE, HKCEE, IELTS, TOFEL, etc. (for reference only)

Interview Arrangement

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

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and test their language and communication skills and their understanding of the industry.


About 10-15 minutes


Only suitable applicants will be invited to interview.