|Academic Year of Entry||2020/21|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
BEng Materials Science and Engineering
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :
8 for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
|Normal Duration of Programme||4 years|
|Programme Website||Click here to open|
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
Dr Stephen TSANG
PhD University of Toronto, Canada
+852 3442 4618
As the first of its kind in Hong Kong, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering was established to develop internationally competitive and cutting-edge research and provide a professional curriculum that equips graduates to contribute to materials science and engineering and related sectors in Hong Kong, greater China and the rest of the world.
The Department serves as a collaboration platform for developing cross-disciplinary academic programmes and interdisciplinary research projects with other academic units in the University. Further, it aspires to become a world-leading department in research and professional education with a focus on the following four target areas:
The Department also serves as an international platform to encourage collaboration among the leading institutes in the world and to enhance our global research reputation.
BEng Materials Science and Engineering
In the Materials Science and Engineering major, students acquire knowledge that can be used to solve materials problems in engineering processes. Graduates of this major can seek jobs in engineering companies and join the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers as graduate members. They can become professional engineers after receiving the relevant on-the-job training and completing the professional assessment.
The Materials Science and Engineering major aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to meet local and regional needs in the industrial, commercial, government and education sectors.
In particular, graduates of this major understand the production, fabrication and service performance of engineering materials, including conventional bulk materials, advanced thin film and nanostructured materials. Working with other engineering specialists, our graduates contribute to the design, manufacture, maintenance, safety enhancement and testing of engineering components, devices, structures and processing plants.
Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1210) will be considered for admission to first-year studies in the Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering programme.
Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programme:
Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.
To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements. Applicants are also expected to have a science or engineering background.
GE English/EAP (6 credit units) *
*Students scoring below Level 4 in HKDSE English Language or Grade D in HKALE AS-level Use of English or students who do not possess an equivalent qualification are required to complete two 3-credit unit courses, prior to taking the GE English courses. Students who demonstrate that they have achieved a grade B or above in their overall course results for ELA0200A will achieve 3 credits and also be considered to have satisfied the pre-requisite for entry to the GE English courses without needing to take ELA0200B.
College Specified GE Courses (9 credit units)
Any GE Courses (3 credit units)
College Required Courses
College Required Science Courses (6 credit units)
Choose two from the following science courses:
Department Required Courses (6 credit units)
Materials Science and Engineering is an exciting and fascinating subject. Many of the novel materials invented over the past few decades significantly influence the way we live.
Materials Science and Engineering has permeated all industrial sectors. Graduates may choose to work in many different areas such as the electronics, toy, plastic, metal, ceramic and construction industries, or in testing laboratories. Graduates may also be employed as quality control engineers, production engineers, testing engineers or technical sales engineers for equipment, machinery and materials.
A Materials Science and Engineering education predisposes students to a life enriched by the ability to understand technical information and analyse problems using scientific reasoning. In the past, materials engineering graduates have pursued successful careers in other diverse fields such as finance, business and education.
The College of Engineering and the Department offer work placement opportunities through different internship schemes that provide students with full-time job attachments in firms in Hong Kong, the Pearl River Delta region and overseas. Through such placements, students will:
For details, please visit the College’s Co-operative Education website.
To help students to broaden their educational horizons, gain language experience and enhance their awareness of different cultures, the Department, College and University offer over 110 credit-bearing exchange programmes with various partner universities around the world, including Australia, Canada, Europe, the US and others in the Asia-Pacific region.
For details, please visit the University’s outbound exchange programme website.
The Materials Science and Engineering major is the first and currently the only Materials Science and Engineering degree accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.
Graduates of the Materials Science and Engineering major are all-round materials engineers who can participate in design, manufacturing and quality assurance teams in high-tech industries.
Among the many distinguished academics at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering: