Department of Mechanical Engineering (options: BEng Aerospace Engineering, BEng Mechanical Engineering, BEng Nuclear and Risk Engineering)

機械工程學系 [選項: 工學士(航空航天工程)、工學士(機械工程)、工學士(核子及風險工程)]

Academic Year of Entry 2023/24
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1207
Department of Mechanical Engineering (options: BEng Aerospace Engineering, BEng Mechanical Engineering, BEng Nuclear and Risk Engineering)
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
Local Places : click here (for JUPAS and non-JUPAS)

Non-local Places : click here
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Admissions Tutor
Dr Patrick P L WONG
Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1207

Programme Video

Programme Video


Admission Talks

Brief Introduction of BEng Aerospace
Engineering Programme
Brief Introduction of BEng Mechanical
Engineering Programme
Brief Introduction of BEng Nuclear
and Risk Engineering Programme
Climate Change and Nuclear



城大機械工程實驗室 MNE Laboratories


Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (MNE) aims to educate and train students to be professional engineers, providing them with broad-based knowledge and the fundamentals of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and the capability to integrate the diverse disciplines of mechanical, electronic and computer engineering. To achieve these aims, the Department takes an interdisciplinary approach and includes subject areas that ensure our graduates are equipped to meet Hong Kong's current and future needs.

The Department currently offers majors in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear and Risk Engineering. It has over 25 faculty members, with academic strengths in four specific areas: (1) thermal-fluids; (2) design, mechanics and materials; (3) robotics, automation and control; and (4) nuclear and risk engineering.

Please refer to the Department's website for more information about the MNE Department.


1. 航空航天工程: 課程旨在為學生提供廣泛的工程技能基礎。學生將能附合當前和不斷變化的航空航天工業的需求,例如智能製造, 智能檢測, 超音速飛行, 太空飛行,下一代飛機(例如無人飛行器, 仿生飛行器, 電動飛機等)。此外,跨學科教育亦促進畢業生在技術服務、諮詢、製造和金融等領域的就業機會,以配合香港的人力需求。

2. 機械工程: 課程旨在提供一個集教育、創新科技與研究的全面課程。畢業生能夠應用機械工程知識作出專業剖析和判斷,應用於廣泛領域如材料開發、系統分析、自動化工程和微納米科技等。

3. 核子及風險工程: 課程旨在為核子和風險工程領域培養出具備多門學科知識的卓越人才,包括低碳發電、醫療和風險工程。畢業生可從事核電行業、材料工程、核醫學、輻射防護、環境保護、核放射設備、金融業風險評估和災害管理等相關專業工作。



Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1207) will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Students will enter a major (current major options: Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear and Risk Engineering) after one year of study. The top 40% of students# will have a free choice of majors offered by the Department. The other 60% of students will be allocated a major within the Department, subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors.

# based on CGPA with no failed grades, completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses and no academic dishonesty record for the year

Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programmes:

  • BEng Aerospace Engineering (admission code: 1704A)
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (admission code: 1696A)
  • BEng Nuclear and Risk Engineering (admission code: 1700A)

Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements. Applicants are also expected to have a science or engineering background.



Subject Area

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

Gateway Education (9 credit units)


GE1401 & GE2410

LC0200A and/or LC0200B

(a) University English &
Discipline Specific English
- English for Engineering

OR English for Academic Purposes 1 and/or English for Academic Purposes 2
(depending on students' language background)



(b) Gateway Education courses


College-specified Courses (9 credit units)


MA1200 / MA1300

Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra I /
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I


MA1201 / MA1301

Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra II /
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II




Engineers in Society


College Requirement (6 credit units)



Introduction to Computer Programming




Introductory Classical Mechanics


Department-specified Courses (6 credit units)



Engineering Graphics




General Physics II





Remark: The above First-Year Curriculum is only applicable for students admitted into the four-year programme (1207).

Major Option(s) Currently Available (The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.)

Nuclear and Risk Engineering

Programme Title
BEng Nuclear and Risk Engineering#
Our Target

We aim to equip our students with multi-disciplinary knowledge in nuclear and risk engineering. In addition to providing discipline-related technical knowledge, we help our students to develop problem-solving skills so that they can analyse and solve a broad spectrum of engineering issues. Students gain a sound foundation in the relevant disciplines through practical hands-on projects and extensive exposure to real-world scenarios via industrial placements and overseas exchange arrangements, with a view to attaining the dynamic levels and standards required by highly competitive markets such as Hong Kong and Mainland China. Graduates are able to contribute their specialist skills, competencies and multi-disciplinary knowledge to a wealth of related industrial sectors such as nuclear engineering, power generation, materials engineering, radiation protection, radiation dosimetry, medical equipment, risk engineering, safety engineering, insurance and disaster management.

Start Your Career Here

Since this major is multi-disciplinary, the related job prospects are promising. Graduates can choose to work in many related professions or industrial sectors including the power generation industry, materials engineering for large corporations, testing and certification services, medical radiation-related fields in hospitals and diagnostic centres, radiation protection and environmental protection in government departments and private consultancy firms, product research and development in nuclear radiation equipment companies, risk assessment in the financial sector and disaster management for the government, public utilities companies and big corporations.

What You Will Be Studying

There are eight main building blocks in this major:

  • General Science and Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Medicine and Medical Radiation
  • Materials Engineering
  • Risk Engineering
  • Crisis Management
  • Integrative Project
  • Language and Out-of-Discipline Studies

Innovative teaching approaches are adopted in the delivery of the curriculum to integrate theories with industrial practices. Problem-solving activities, experience-based learning, integrative workshops, industrial attachment, co-operative education and industry-based projects are the typical means for helping students achieve their targets.

Industrial Training and International Exchange

The College of 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 our outbound exchange programmes.

Professional Recognition

This major has been granted full accreditation by 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?
  • Since this major is multi-disciplinary, it draws expertise from various departments of the Colleges of Science and Engineering. Hence, students receive high-quality teaching and training provided by the most appropriate departments.
  • Rapid development in nuclear energy in mainland China, especially in regions near Hong Kong, will require many well-trained nuclear engineers in foreseeable future.
  • The increasing use of radiation technology for medical treatments and diagnoses for the ageing population means that there is a growing demand in medical radiation professionals.
  • Risk engineering is not only essential to the nuclear industry but also to many big corporations and engineering systems. Many companies now recognise the importance of assessing and managing risks to ensure the smooth running of their businesses. Risk professionals are highly sought-after.
  • Disaster or crisis management involves dealing with threats after they have occurred. Several well-known disasters and product recalls, such as the lead-in-drinking-water crisis in Hong Kong, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the major vehicle recalls by Toyota due to out-of-control accelerator pedals, have highlighted the importance of crisis management for reducing the adverse effects on businesses and governments. Many petrochemical companies, public utilities companies, banks and big corporations employ crisis management professionals to protect their businesses from potential crises.