|Academic Year of Entry||2020/21|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :
10 for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Advanced Standing II Places (Local Students only) : 22
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
|Normal Duration of Programme||3 years (for advanced standing I); 2 years (for advanced standing II)|
|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.
This major aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to meet local and worldwide needs related to materials science and engineering for the government, industrial and commercial sectors.
Graduates of this major will be able to understand the production, fabrication and service performance of structural and functional engineering materials, including conventional bulk materials, advanced thin film and nanostructured materials. Materials engineers usually work in a multi-disciplinary team with other specialists and scientists. Our graduates contribute to the design, manufacturing, maintenance, evaluation, quality assurance, performance and safety enhancement of the composing materials, engineering components, devices, structures and processing plants.
Materials Science and Engineering is an exciting and fascinating subject. Many of the novel materials invented in the past few decades have substantially influenced and dramatically changed the way we live. If you imagine a world without silicon electronics or engineering plastics, you will realise the obvious contribution of materials scientists and engineers in the history of mankind.
Materials Science and Engineering is essential to almost all industrial sectors. Upon graduation, you will be able to work in various areas such as electronics, toys, plastics, metals, ceramics and construction industries and testing laboratories. You may also be employed as a materials engineer, quality control engineer, production engineer, laboratory manager, R&D engineer or engineering salesperson for equipment, machinery and materials.
Our major provides professional training that equips students with the ability to understand engineering and scientific information, and to analyse complex engineering problems using systematic and scientific reasoning. Some of our recent graduates have applied their strengths in logical, technical and critical analysis to pursue successful careers in fields such as finance and business.
To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have studied a science-related discipline at a high school or post-secondary institution,
you have an Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline such as Applied Science, Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other technical qualifications.
For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to 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 Applied Science, Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.
HKDSE students will apply for admission to first-year studies (JS1210) through JUPAS.
For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue’ (Note: The catalogue for the 2018 cohort is for reference only. The 2019 catalogue will be published around July 2019.)
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:
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 the Asia-Pacific region.
For details, please visit the University’s outbound exchange programme website.
This 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: