BEng Mechanical Engineering


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1696
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years
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Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Major Leader
Dr Raymond H W LAM
Deputy Major Leader
Dr Xinrui NIU
Admissions Tutor
Dr Chung TIN
Remark: This programme / major will start admitting Advanced Standing I students from 2017 onwards.



Our Target

The aim of the Mechanical Engineering major is to prepare students with solid, fundamental knowledge to meet the needs of industries. Our graduates are expected to serve and contribute to a broad range of mechanical engineering industries in their future careers, working for instance as chartered engineers, chief administrators/managers of technical teams, and technology consultants. Some of them may even choose to be entrepreneurs for their own start-up companies.

The objectives of the major are to:

  • provide a systematic curriculum that combines education, research and development of innovative technologies and enable students to tackle engineering problems in mechanical related areas efficiently and independently;
  • equip students with critical thinking, independent research, qualitative and quantitative analysis capacities. Students can perform high-impact and leading edge research and development for the continuous advancements of both industrial and academic expertise;
  • prepare students for professional employment in areas such as engineering design of materials, dynamical and control analysis, automation engineering and micro and nano technologies; and
  • nurture students to contribute to the community and professional groups through academic achievements and knowledge transferable products.

Start Your Career Here

Mechanical engineering is a fundamental branch of engineering. It fulfils the rapid demands of the expanding consumer products and infrastructural development markets and other engineering areas such as automation engineering, dynamical and control analysis, engineering design, and materials/product testing. The Mechanical Engineering major will help you to develop a comprehensive and dynamic knowledge-set; flexible analytical and quantitative skills to tackle scientific and engineering problems; independent and critical thinking to develop/enhance engineering products; and integrated creativity and expertise to generate novel product designs to support the sustainable development of industries.


Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have studied an engineering-related discipline at a high school or post-secondary institution

OR

have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥ 3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award in an engineering-related discipline.

HKDSE students will apply through JUPAS. They may select this major after the first year of study in the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (JS1207, first-year studies). For details, click here.


What You Will Be Studying

While maintaining the major aspects of mechanical engineering knowledge (e.g. engineering mechanics, materials engineering, mechanical product design, mechatronics, dynamics and controls, and thermal fluids), this programme focuses on the following areas for the future needs of society:

  • Product design with comprehensive considerations of high levels of functionality (e.g. smart home and appliances) and environmentally-friendly product design and manufacturing.
  • Automation (with control algorithms, sensors and actuators) and system integration of machines ranging from consumer products and building facilities to transportation vehicles.
  • Providing a solid background in and integrated knowledge of both conventional and emerging mechanical engineering techniques, such that graduates can generate new products and serve as the next generation to inherit and handle the obligations of existing occupations.

The choice of electives provides students with opportunities to enhance their interests and apply what they have learnt. Appropriate quality assurance processes and guidelines will be adopted to ensure that the new programme is managed and delivered in the same way as other well-recognised international undergraduate programmes.


Industrial Training and International Exchange

The College of Science and Engineering and the Department offer work placement opportunities through various internship schemes that provide students with full-time job attachments in firms not only in Hong Kong, but also in the Pearl River Delta region and overseas. Through such placements, students will:

  • gain solid experience in a real-world work environment;
  • develop problem-solving abilities and interpersonal skills;
  • learn the right attitudes towards work and professionalism; and
  • broaden their experience and enhance their employability.

For details, please visit the College's Co-operative Education Centre's website.

Furthermore, for students to broaden their educational horizons, gain language experience and enhance their awareness of different cultures, the Department, College and University offer a number of credit-bearing exchange programmes with various partner institutions around the world including universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region.

Please visit CityU's website and the Department's website for details of outbound exchange programmes.


Professional Recognition

This major is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), a signatory member of the Washington Accord under which all members agree to recognise each other's accredited Engineering degree programmes.


Did You Know?

  • The prospects for the development of the mechanical engineering industry are greatly expanding and creating a strong demand for manpower in related mechanical engineering fields.
  • Since the establishment of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) policy in 2006, the original design manufacturing (ODM) of "made-in-HK" consumer products, which involves conceptual engineering design and product research and development, has become the key role of Hong Kong companies.
  • In the coming years, it is expected that Hong Kong will have stronger needs in mechanical engineering applications such as intelligent consumer products, improved product design and manufacturing, robotics and industrial automation, synthesis and testing of new materials, micro-devices and instrumentation for medical/healthcare purposes.
  • In recent years, more than 90% of our graduates have found jobs in related professional fields within six months after graduation.
  • Many of our students have industrial placement experience before graduation.