MSc Mechanical Engineering

Year of Entry


Application Deadline

Application Closed

Mode of Study


Mode of Funding


Indicative Intake Target


Minimum No. of Credits Required


Class Schedule

Weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons (day session if necessary)

Normal Study Period

Full-time: 1 year;
Part-time/Combined mode^: 2 years

Maximum Study Period

Full-time: 2.5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years

Mode of Processing

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
Programme Leader
Prof LI You Fu
+852 3442 8410 (Phone)
+852 3442 0235 (Fax)
General Enquiries
+852 3442 2067
+852 3442 0235
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.
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:

  • a TOEFL score of 59 (revised paper-delivered test) or 79 (internet-based test)@#; or
  • an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS)@; or
  • a score of 450 in the College English Test (CET-6); or
  • other equivalent qualifications.

@TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered valid for two years. Applicants are required to provide their English test results obtained within the two years preceding the commencement of the University's application period. 

# Applicants are required to arrange for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send their TOEFL results directly to the University. The TOEFL institution code for CityU is 3401.

In view of the recent development of COVID-19, ‘TOEFL iBT Home Edition’ and ‘IELTS Indicator’, as indicated below, are accepted as equivalent qualifications for the fulfillment of the University’s minimum English proficiency requirement for admission to TPg programmes with immediate effect for 2022/23 cohort:

•    TOEFL iBT Home Edition: a score of 79; or
•    IELTS Indicator: an overall band score of 6.5

Course Description

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

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


15 credit units of Core Courses + 15 credit units of Elective Courses


Core Courses (15 credit units)


Take all (9 credit units) as below:

  • Advanced Automation Technology
  • Advanced Thermo-fluid
  • Sustainable Green Manufacturing

And select two courses (6 credit units) from below:

  • Applied Engineering Mechanics
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: From Metallic to Biomedical/ Biological Materials
  • Micro Systems Technology


Elective Courses (15 credit units)

  • Advanced Micro/Nano Robotics 
  • Applied Engineering Mechanics #
  • Bio-inspired Robots
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • CAD/CAM Integration
  • Computer Controlled Systems
  • Control Systems and Information Processing
  • Dissertation
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Engineering Methods 
  • Industrial Case Study
  • Kinetics in Nanoscale Materials
  • Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: From Metallic to Biomedical/ Biological Materials #
  • Mechanical Design with Advanced Material & Additive Manufacturing
  • Micro Systems Technology #
  • Nano-manufacturing
  • Principles of Nuclear Engineering
  • Risk and Reliability Engineering
  • Sensors for Robotics, AI, and Control Systems 
  • Special Topics on Advanced Structural Materials

# If not being taken to fulfil the core requirement.



Bonus 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.
^ If student opts for taking dissertation to complete the programme study, the normal duration for graduation will be 1.5 years.
† Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.