Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering(BEngA.E.) 工學士 (航空航天工程)
Why is this Major needed?
Since the last century, aerospace has been undergoing rapid changes, which were driven by the advancement in electric aircraft flight technologies, advanced digital communications (what is now being called digital aerospace), smart inspection, autonomous flight, supersonic flight technologies, etc. Our program takes cognizance of these changes but at the same time provides the students with the engineering skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the current climate and to adapt to the forthcoming changes.
Given the vision of aerospace, space, and aviation to 2040, it is clear that influential trends such as electric aircraft, technological innovations, climate change, space urbanization, changing consumer demands, autonomous vehicles, etc. are all capable of creating new industries and supply chain providers in addition to the demand that will be placed on existing industries.
JUPAS code: JS1207 MNE
Objectives Of The Major
The aerospace engineering major aims to provide students with a significantly broad base of engineering skills. They will meet the needs of the current and the changing aerospace industry, e.g. smart manufacturing, smart inspection, supersonic flight technologies, space flight, the next-generation aircraft (e.g. unmanned flying vehicles, bio-inspired flying vehicles and electric aircraft). Moreover, the multidisciplinary education also enhances graduate employment in areas such as technical services, consultancy, manufacturing and finance, which is aligned with the manpower need in Hong Kong.
The new major benefits from having a two-stream system. Students can specialize in either the Aerospace Materials or the Aerospace Systems stream in the senior years of the major. This offers employment opportunities in areas that will form the backbone of aerospace technologies of the future. In an Aviation Forum regarding Global Megatrends held at the Royal Aeronautical Society (2019) and attended by delegates from around the world, it was clear that there will be a demand at local, national and global levels for training undergraduates in the fields of advanced materials, systems technologies, conceptual systems design, communication systems, space technologies/exploration and electrical technologies. The new major covers these aspects in addition to the fundamentals of computing, simulation, numerical methods and professional engineering which opens additional career opportunities in R&D, technical services, finance, teaching/research and consultancy. It is expected that some graduates will continue with postgraduate studies to specialize in some of the next generation fields of developing areas e.g. space urbanization, digital communications and AI, autonomous vehicles, robotics, materials for hypersonic flight, etc. Undoubtedly, career paths for these are already open and more are sure to develop.
Entrance Requirements and Admission Arrangements
To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy the University’s General Entrance Requirements, with at least one elective subject in Physics, Combined Science, M1/M2, Design and Applied Technology or Chemistry for HKDSE students.
JUPAS HKDSE students will apply for admission to the Department of Mechanical Engineering (JS1207). They will enter a major after the first year of study. During their first year, students will study a broad range of Gateway Education (GE), College of Engineering and Home Department specified courses. The top 40% of students [based on (i) cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at the end of Semester B; (ii) no failed grades in any courses in Semesters A and B; (iii) completion of at least 30 credit units in Semesters A and B, including the required courses specified by the College of Engineering & Home Department; and (iv) no academic dishonesty record for the year] will have free choice of the majors offered by the Department. The other 60% of students will be allocated a major of their choice, subject to the availability of places and the CGPA.
Please refer to the Admissions Office’s website for the calculation of the admission score at http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/jupas_hkdse/assessment/bd/
Applications of Advanced Standing I or II are not available for 2022 entry.
Students can specialize in either the Aerospace Materials or the Aerospace Systems stream in their senior years.
|Core Subjects (solely for Aerospace Engineering)|
|MNE2201 Aerospace Materials and Manufacturing|
|MNE2203 Electric and Electronic Systems for Aircraft|
|MNE2204 Aircraft System Design|
|MNE3202 Aircraft Dynamics|
|MNE3203 Aerospace Propulsion Systems|
|MNE3204 NDT Technologies for Aircraft Structures and Materials|
|MNE3205 Flight Mechanics|
|MNE4203 Modeling and Simulation|
|Aerospace Materials Stream|
|MNE3118 Mechanics of Materials|
|MNE4209 Aerospace Vehicle Design|
|MNE4207 Manufacturing and Robotic Technologies|
|MNE4208 Advanced Composites and Polymers|
|MNE4213 Advanced Structural Materials|
|Aerospace Systems Stream|
|MNE3206 Flight Control Systems Engineering|
|MNE3207 Avionic Power Systems|
|MNE4204 Signals, Sensors and Communication Systems|
|MNE4205 Avionic Control Engineering|
|MNE4206 Spacecraft Systems|
|Elective Subjects (solely for Aerospace Engineering)|
|MNE4212 More Electric Aircraft|
|MNE4215 Introduction to Space Systems and Materials|
|MNE4214 Unmanned Air Vehicles|
|MNE4216 Gas Turbine Technologies|
Upon successful completion of the major, students will understand the scientific principles and applications of aerospace engineering, gain laboratory experience with aerospace engineering projects, develop necessary problem-solving capability and experimental skills, acquire the ability to formulate and solve real aerospace engineering problems and meet the required levels and standards of HKIE accreditation.
This major requires a total of 120 credit units.
This major is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of 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
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Inquiry: 3442-8419 (Ms. May Kan)