Minor in Manufacturing Technologies


The Minor in Manufacturing Technologies is mainly for non-manufacturing engineering students especially in business, science, law and humanities. This minor focuses on the learning of knowledge-based manufacturing technologies in manufacturing / engineering services enterprises.

Aims of Minor

The aim of this minor is to develop adequate academic knowledge and skills in a number of knowledge-based manufacturing technologies that are necessary for graduates to be able to effectively work as a co-worker in the manufacturing / engineering services enterprises.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

Based on the actual combination of the courses taken, graduates will have attained these objectives:

  • Gain sufficient knowledge and skills in manufacturing technologies involved in a discrete products manufacturing / engineering services enterprises;
  • Effectively implement and utilize software towards the automation and computerization of "process engineering" and "design for manufacture" activities in engineering and servicing industries.

Minor Requirement (15 credit units)

  1. At least 15 credit units must be taken from the courses shown in the following table.
  2. Students from other academic units should take two required courses MBE2003 (or MBE2040) and MBE2016 in addition to the course requirement mentioned in (1).
  3. A grade point of 1.7 or above for each of the courses is required for the award.
  4. A student who intends to take the minor should seek approval from his / her home academic unit and the minor-offering academic unit.

(Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalogue for the course syllabuses.)

Course Code Course Title Credits Remarks
MBE2003 Mechanics 3 Required course for non-MBE students (either MBE2003 or MBE2040 must be completed)*
MBE2016 Engineering Graphics 3 Required course for non-MBE students and MBE students majoring in BIE*
MBE2034 Engineering Materials and Processing 3 -
MBE2040 Basic Mechanical Engineering Principles 3 Required course for non-MBE students (either MBE2003 or MBE2040 must be completed)*
MBE3006 Plastics Engineering 3 -
MBE3007 CAD/CAM 3 -
MBE3046 Automation Technology 3 -
MBE3050 Design for Manufacturing and Manufacturing Systems 3 -
MBE4001 Mold and Die Design 3 -
MBE4002 Computer Aided Process Planning 3 -
MBE4005 Finite Element Analysis 3 -
MBE4011 Industrial Mechatronic Systems 3 -
MBE4032 Robotics and Machine Vision 3 -
MBE4044 Digital Design and Manufacturing 3 -
MBE4048 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies 3 -

* Students from ACE and AP departments and BIE major who have successfully completed the course or similar course at B2 level or above may get exemption from the requirement. MBE and SEEM students who use the courses towards their major cannot use them to satisfy the requirement of this minor.

Additional Information

This minor cannot be taken by students of BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

To be eligible, applicants must have completed at least one semester of study in CityU, gained 15 CUs and achieved a CGPA of 3.0 or above.


Students are required to submit their declaration of minor request through AIMS under Course Registration. Information on the key dates, process and steps for the Declaration of Minors are available in the website of the Academic Regulations and Records Office.

Last modified on 4 November, 2014