|Academic Year of Entry||2023/24|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Indicative Intake Target|
|Normal Duration of Programme||3 years (for Advanced Standing I)|
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|Programme Video||Click here to view|
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
Prof Yong YANG
|Deputy Major Leader||
Prof Xingjian JING
Dr Patrick PL WONG
Aerospace has been undergoing rapid changes since the last century. Such changes have been driven by the advancement in electric aircraft flight technologies, advanced digital communications (what is now called digital aerospace), smart inspection, autonomous flight, supersonic flight technologies, etc. Our major takes cognizance of these changes but at the same time provides the students with the engineering skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the current climate and to adapt to the forthcoming challenges.
This major, aerospace engineering aims to provide students with a significantly broad base of engineering skills. They will meet the needs of the current and the changing aerospace industry, e.g. New Space (SpaceX), space flight and the next generation aircraft. Moreover, the multidisciplinary education also enhances graduate employment in areas such as technical services, consultancy, manufacturing and finance, which is aligned with the manpower need in Hong Kong.
The new major benefits from having a two-stream system. Students can specialize in either the Materials or the Aerospace Systems stream in the senior years of the major. This offers employment opportunities in areas that will form the backbone of aerospace technologies of the future. In an Aviation Forum regarding Global Megatrends held at the Royal Aeronautical Society (2019) and attended by delegates from around the world, it was clear that there will be a demand at local, national and global levels for training undergraduates in the fields of advanced materials, systems technologies, conceptual systems design, communication systems, space technologies/exploration, electrical technologies. The proposed new major covers these aspects in addition to the fundamentals of computing, simulation, numerical methods and professional engineering which opens additional career opportunities in R&D, technical services, finance, teaching/research and consultancy.
It is expected that some graduates will continue with postgraduate studies to specialize in some of the next generation fields of developing areas e.g. space urbanization, digital communications and AI, autonomous vehicles, robotics, materials for hypersonic flight, etc. Undoubtedly, career paths for these are already open and more are sure to develop.
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
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 for admission to first-year studies (JS1207) through JUPAS.
For details of the programme's curriculum structure, please visit the 'Undergraduate Catalogue'.
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 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.
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.