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

Aims of Major

The major aims to prepare students with solid background of the required fundamental knowledge in engineering mechanics, materials engineering, mechanical product design, mechatronics, dynamics and controls, and thermal fluidics, so that they can serve and contribute to a broad range of mechanical engineering industries.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Major, students should be able to:

  1. Conceptualize, analyze, and apply mechanical entities to design discrete products with required performance. 
  2. Develop competency in core areas such as engineering design of materials, dynamics and control, embedded systems, automation engineering, and micro and nano technologies. 
  3. Extend beyond core knowledge boundary in one or more synergistic discipline areas to enable them solving a broader range of practical problems in an integrated manner.
  4. Select and implement appropriate “process engineering” and “design for manufacture” solutions for efficient manufacturing of discrete products. 
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking, independent research, qualitative and quantitative analysis capability, and communication skills required for mechanical engineering. 
  6. Meet the core competency required for corporate membership of professional bodies, such as the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE).

Degree Requirements

Requirements Normative 4-year
Advanced Standing I1 Advanced Standing II2
Gateway Education requirement 30 credit units 21 credit units 12 credit units
College / School requirement 6 credit units waived waived
Major requirement

81 or 84 credit units

72 or 75 credit units 66 credit units
Free electives / Minor (if applicable) 3 or 0 credit units 0 credit unit 0 credit unit
Minimum Graduation Requirement: 120 credit units 93 or 96 credit units 78 credit units
Maximum Credit Units Permitted: 144 credit units 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 Major is designed to meet the accreditation requirement of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Accreditation from HKIE will be sought.