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 produce mechatronic engineers who can integrate the diverse disciplines of mechanical, electronic and computer engineering to design and build microprocessor controlled electromechanical systems. These systems may range from consumer products such as high value added toys and home appliances to industrial machines, robotic systems and medical instrumentation.

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:

  1. Operate as effective members of design teams inclined to innovate and discover, 
  2. Communicate/report technical results, and
  3. 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.
  4. 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 30 credit units 21 credit units 12 credit units
College requirement 6 credit units 0 credit unit 0 credit unit
Major requirement

81 credit units

69 credit units 63 credit units
Free electives / Minor (if applicable) 3 credit units 0 credit unit 0 credit unit
Minimum Graduation Requirement: 120 credit units 90 credit units 75 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 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.