BEng in Mechanical Engineering
What is Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical engineering plays a vital role in all engineering systems that involve moving parts, such as aeroplanes, building ventilation, automobile, medical equipment, power plants, robots, to name just a few. Mechanical engineers invent, design, analyze, operate and develop mechanical systems; they are trained to cope with a variety of challenges and have a very broad career spectrum.
The department offers choices of guided electives in biomechanical engineering, building services engineering, energy engineering, environmental engineering, materials science & engineering and of course the other general mechanical engineering subjects.
ProgrammeThe 4-year Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering (CivE) provides students with the academic qualification towards the professional status of a Civil Engineer. Students also have the option to take various Minor programmes from within or outside of the Faculty of Engineering. In the CivE programme, students will learn and acquire the required knowledge in the following areas, in addition to various common core and language courses: Background mathematics and applied science courses including structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, material science and environmental studies Structural engineering courses, e.g., analysis and design of concrete and steel structures Geotechnical engineering courses, e.g., engineering geology, solid mechanics, foundation design Hydraulic and hydrology courses, e.g., water cycle, flows in ducts and channels Environmental engineering courses, e.g., wastewater treatment, solid waste management Construction management courses Transportation engineering courses Discipline group projects, Individual Final Year Projects and Capstone Design Projects
Professional RecognitionThe BEng(CivE) programme is fully accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Honours degree graduates meet the academic requirements for corporate membership of HKIE. Most of our graduates become corporate members of HKIE and obtain the status of Registered Professional Engineer after three or more years of approved working experience.
Career ProspectsOur graduates have been contributing to the design, construction and safe-keeping of the impressive infrastructure in Hong Kong as well as in other places of the world. Most of our graduates are employed by works departments in the Hong Kong Government, engineering consultant firms and construction companies. They work on all types of infrastructure development projects; such as those related to highways projects, transportation-related projects, building projects, water supply projects, drainage and flood prevention projects, environmental engineering and pollution control projects.