Bachelor of Engineering in
Mechatronic Engineering (BEngMTE)
工學士 (機電一體化工程學) *

* This programme admitted its last cohort of Advanced Standing II students through the non-JUPAS (direct application) route in 2017-18, and has been consolidated into the Mechanical Engineering programme.


To produce mechatronic engineers who are capable of integrating the diverse disciplines of mechanical, electronic and computer engineering with a view to:

  • design and develop high value-added consumer products with microprocessor control, and
  • design, implement and manage industrial automation machines, systems and facilities.

The major will enable students to develop:

  • a fundamental understanding of the analysis and design of mechanical and electronic devices;
  • a broad understanding of the utilization of computers in control and communication;
  • a basic understanding of the principles of motion control;
  • creative design abilities and a practical appreciation of the product development process through appropriate group/individual activities; and the ability to
  • coordinate multi-disciplinary projects, to make trade-offs among the available technology options with respect to cost, schedule, and risk, and to design and integrate motion control systems emphasizing motor and mechanism sub-systems;
  • work as an effective member of a design team;
  • communicate technical results to specialists and non-specialists.

Careers in Mechatronic Engineering

By virtue of their education and training, the mechatronic engineering graduates can handle a wide range of job functions. As they gain more experience, their career scope is further widened. They may very probably take up managerial positions a few years after graduation. Typical job titles normally held by new mechatronic engineering graduates include: Plant Engineer / Manager, Product Designer, Product Manager, Mechatronic Engineer, Customer Engineer, Automation Engineer, Project Engineer, Production Engineer, Service Engineer / Manager, Development Engineer, Sales Engineer. They can also contribute significantly, with further training, in positions like Quality Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Testing Engineer, etc.


Direct/non-JUPAS applicants considered for Advanced Standing admission are expected to have, or to be close to having, Associate Degrees or Higher Diplomas with high grades (CGPA ≥3.0 or equivalent) or credit awards, in Engineering or related disciplines.

Qualified applicants may be invited for interviews and considered for admission based on their performance in the following areas:

  • Academic performance
  • Leadership experience and potential
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Community/school services
  • Communication skills
  • Recommendation

Scholarship is available to outstanding students admitted to the major by the non-JUPAS route.


This major provides an integrated curriculum with course groups or themes of Mechanical Design, Electronic Design, Computers, Control and Automation of Mechanical Systems, Electives, Supporting Courses, and Design Project.

Courses in the Major
  • Entry level courses emphasize fundamental principles and concepts, and cover a broad spectrum of basic and analytical design skills. The courses include engineering materials, mathematics, basic electronic engineering, computer programming, engineering drawing, and engineering analysis.
  • Intermediate and advanced level courses provide the essential background for specialisation. They include electronics, control principles, mechanical design, microprocessor applications, industrial automation, and major electives.
  • The design project involves substantial design activities requiring the application of knowledge related to mechanical, electronic and software engineering. As with many other activities of this major, the design project is also performed in teams of three to five students. Exceptions may be made for students who participate in the cooperative program with industrial partners, in which cases the students may elect to have their work while with the industrial partner assessed as the design project.


The Major has been accredited by 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.


Government Funded Programmes

Latest information on tuition fees is available at the website of the Academic Regulations and Records Office.

Non-Government Funded Programmes

The last cohort of part-time students was admitted in 2008. The tuition fee for students admitted in 2008 and before is $2,100 per credit unit.

Inquiry: 3442-8419 (Ms. May Kan)



Major Structure/Major Requirement (Links to University Undergraduate Catalogue)

Normative 4-year Degree (for the 2015 cohort)
Advanced Standing I (ASI) (for the 2016 cohort)


BENGU2 MTE 2017/2018 Cohort (ASII)

BENGU4 MTE 2015/2016 Cohort
BENGU3 MTE 2016/2017 Cohort (ASI)
BENGU2 MTE 2016/2017 Cohort (ASII)

BENG4 MTE 2014/2015 Cohort
BENGU3 MTE 2015/2016 Cohort (ASI)
BENGU2 MTE 2015/2016 Cohort (ASI)


2017/18 · 2016/17 · 2015/16
(Note: The handbooks are updated as at the beginning of the corresponding academic years.)

Last modified on 29 July, 2019