Mechatronic Engineering
Mechatronic Engineering
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Mode of Study

Aims of Major

This major aims to educate and produce graduates who will:
  1. be equipped with practical knowledge in mechatronic engineering.
  2. be able to integrate the diverse disciplines of mechanical, electronic and computer engineering to design and build microprocessor controlled electromechanical systems (both, industrial and consumer systems/products).
  3. be able to evaluate mechatronic engineering problems quantitatively and analyse them critically.
  4. be able to communicate proficiently in a range of disciplines and skills.
  5. be able to take responsibility for their own personal and professional development.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Major, students should be able to:
  1. Assess the market needs and predict desirable features of new consumer products or automated machines and equipment,
  2. Calculate or analyse the required device-performance requirements,
  3. Develop a number of alternative conceptual prototypes from the available technology options,
  4. Compare and adopt the most promising of these concepts,
  5. Produce a detail design and actual prototype of the device, and then
  6. Plan and manage the device production.
To achieve this, graduates should be able to:  
       7. Operate as effective members of design teams inclined to innovate and discover,  
       8. Communicate/report technical results, and
       9. Rely on the knowledge of
           - mechanical and electronic system design,
           - utilization of microprocessors in control and motor and mechanism motion sub-systems, 
           - product development techniques and 
           - coordination of multi-disciplinary projects requiring trade-offs among the technology options 
          with respect to cost, schedule and risk.
    10. The graduates are also expected to recognize broader societal issues and identify themselves with        selected few of them, particularly emphasising prudent environmental practices of professional engineers.

Degree Requirements

Requirements Normative 4-year
Advanced Standing I1 Advanced Standing II2
Gateway Education requirement -- 21 credit units 12 credit units
College requirement -- 0 credit unit 0 credit unit
Major requirement


69 credit units 63 credit units
Free electives / Minor (if applicable) -- 0 credit unit 0 credit unit
Minimum Graduation Requirement: -- 90 credit units 75 credit units
Maximum Credit Units Permitted: -- 114 credit units 84 credit units
Note 1: For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.
Note 2: For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted as senior-year intake students.

Professional Recognition

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) has granted interim recognition for the 4-year major for all intake classes from the year 2012 up to and including the year 2015.