Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: 43499-SYP

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
10 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 Leung Chi Kin Randolph
BEng, PhD 


Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Tam Wai Yin Eunice
BEng, MEng, PhD 


  • 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

This unique interdisciplinary programme aims to enable students to synthesise technology, design and business in the development of high value-added products. It provides graduates with the fundamental knowledge, skills, techniques and global insight needed to develop creative and innovative products that are competitively priced, meet international standards of quality, and can be successfully marketed.  Graduates become product design engineers, project engineers or engineering designers. They are expected to play important roles in switching Hong Kong's industry from comprising original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to innovative driven original brand manufacturers (OBMs).

Upon completion of study, graduates of the programme are expected to have the ability to:

  • Perform product design and development by considering market needs, technology and business constraints;
  • Apply scientific, mathematical, engineering and arts knowledge to analyse design problems; and
  • Manage product design and development projects.



Programme Characteristics

The programme provides comprehensive education and training in the design and analysis of successful new products from which graduates are able to synthesise product design, technologies and business to produce successful new products that satisfy market needs.

Adopting the learning outcome-oriented, integrative and interest-based teaching and learning approaches, the programmes helps students to develop their knowledge in product design and development, marketing and their communication, teamwork, management and self-learning skills. Graduates are able to play leading roles in industries by virtue of their well-balanced education and practical training in product design and development.


Students are admitted to the senior year of the 4-year degree programme.  All students are required to take subjects in the areas of engineering design and analysis, which reinforce their knowledge of designing high value-added and innovative products. Major focus is placed on the use of computer-aided tools to simulate the function and analyse the performance of products.

In the final year, students are provided an opportunity to select specialised subjects in areas such as artificial intelligence in products, development of green products and product testing technology to expose them to the up-to-date technologies and skills for designing, developing and engineering new products. During the final year, students are required to conduct an industry-based Final Year Project, which is a cross-semester project with 6 credits. They are required to conduct marketing research and analysis, devise conceptual and engineering designs, and undertake product function and safety analyses. In general, a prototype is required to demonstrate the functionality and usability of the product.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

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

Career Prospects

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. Because of their ability to integrate engineering with product design and their experience in performing design projects, our graduates are competent to work as design engineers or project coordinators. The programme provides graduates with very good foundations in mechanical engineering and it applications, and product and system design. Thus, our graduates are able to start their careers as mechanical engineers.

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

Entrance Requirements

  • An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in Engineering, Product Design or relevant disciplines.
  • In addition to academic results, preference will be given to students with excellent performance in the interview session. The interview is an opportunity to evaluate the applicant's common knowledge in product and engineering design, enthusiasm about the field and communication skills.


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.