Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
理學碩士(機械工程學) [ 2017 Entry ]


Programme Aims and Objectives

  • To educate students to excel in advanced mechanical engineering discipline as well as to extend the boundaries of their professional competence to meet the needs of future industrial development.
  • To provide opportunities for students to develop leadership and creativity by engaging in interactive learning environments and management studies.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs):

  1. ACQUIRE essential concepts and knowledge of advanced mechanical engineering as well as across the boundaries of interdisciplinary disciplines;
  2. APPLY specialized knowledge to solve problems that are critical to future growth of industry and business;
  3. WORK effectively with people possessing diverse educational and experiential backgrounds in mechanical related disciplines;
  4. APPLY interdisciplinary teamwork to develop abilities to meet the increasingly competitive and dynamically changing world market.

Unique Features:

  • The programme utilizes a variety of learning modes and methods, including the followings:
    • Lectures and Tutorials
    • Co-operative Learning
    • Seminars, Interactive Workshops and Panel Discussions offered by external; as well as by international experts, and active professionals working in the industry
  • Students can bring their problems from work to class for team discussions and further analysis, and earn course credits upon obtaining satisfactory results.

Programme Structure and Contents

Students may obtain the MSc degree either by completing (30 credit units):

  • 5 core courses + 5 elective taught courses, or
  • 5 core courses + 2 elective taught courses + Dissertation

15 credits of Required Courses + 15 credits of Electives

Required Courses (15 credit units)

Take all (9 credit units) as below:
Course Code Course Title Credit Units
MNE6005 Micro Systems Technology 3
MNE6007 Advanced Automation Technology 3
MNE6051 Sustainable Green Manufacturing 3

And select two courses (6 credit units) as below:
Course Code Course Title Credit Units
MNE6110 Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: From Metallic to Biomedical/ Biological Materials 3
MNE6113 Advanced Thermo-fluid 3
MNE6116 Applied Engineering Mechanics 3

Programme Electives (15 credit units)

Course Code Course Title Credit Units
MNE5101 Principles of Nuclear Engineering 3
MNE5103 Risk and Reliability Engineering 3
MNE6001 CAD/CAM Integration 3
MNE6002 Computer Controlled Systems 3
MNE6008 Dissertation @ 9
MNE6022 Project Development Study @ 3
MNE6045 Industrial Case Study 3
MNE6046 Nano-manufacturing 3
BME6101 Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices 3
MNE6102 Special Topics on Advanced Structural Materials 3
MNE6107 Kinetics in Nanoscale Materials 3
MNE6110 Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: From Metallic to Biomedical/ Biological Materials 3
BME6111 Biomedical instrumentation 3
MNE6113 Advanced Thermo-fluid 3
MNE6114 Control Systems and Information Processing 3
MNE6115 Bio-inspired Robots 3
MNE6116 Applied Engineering Mechanics 3
MNE6119 Electron Microscopy 3
MNE6124 Advanced Micro/Nano Robotics 3
MNE6125 Engineering Methods 3
MNE6126 Sensors for Robotics, AI, and Control Systems 3

@ If student takes both MNE6022 Project Development Study and MNE6008 Dissertation, different project topics should be adopted.


Duration of Study

Normal Period of study Maximum Period of study
Full-time: 1 year Full-time: 2.5 years
Part-time/Combined mode*: 2 years Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years

* If student opts for taking dissertation to complete the programme study, the normal duration for graduation will be 1.5 years.


Tuition Fees

Local Students:HK$3,520 per credit (2017/2018)
Non-Local Students:HK$4,370 per credit (2017/2018)


Entrance Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the University's general entrance requirements and the following programme entrance requirements.

  • Hold a degree in engineering or equivalent;
  • Applicants must have mechanical engineering or related engineering academic background.

Note: Final year undergraduate students who will acquire the requisite academic qualification before the commencement of the programme may apply for admission.


English Proficiency Requirement

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL score 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band score 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the College English Test (CET-6); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

Programme Leader

Prof. LI, You Fu


Last modified on 23 October, 2019