MSc in Mechanical Engineering

General

Program Description

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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)

  • Acquire essential concepts and knowledge of advanced mechanical engineering as well as across the boundaries of interdisciplinary disciplines;
  • Apply specialized knowledge to solve problems that are critical to the future growth of industry and business;
  • Work effectively with people possessing diverse educational and experiential backgrounds in mechanical related disciplines;
  • 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 fulfil the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 59 (revised paper-delivered 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.

General Entrance Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following University general entrance requirements, as set out below, and the entrance requirements specific to individual programmes.

Applicants for admission to the University’s Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Taught Master’s Degree programmes must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from one of the universities in Hong Kong or from an overseas institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or
  • Hold such other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University as equivalent to the above.

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

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:

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

Elective Courses (15 credit units)

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

# 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 international experts, 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.

Key Facts

  • Year of Entry: 2021
  • Application Deadline: Application will begin on 17 November 2020.
  • Mode of Study: Combined †
  • Mode of Funding: Non-government-funded
  • Indicative Intake Target: 60
  • Minimum Number of Credits Required: 30
  • 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.

Remarks:

^ If a 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.

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is a leading global university excelling in research and professional education. The establishment of the new College of Engineering could not have come at a bette ... Read More

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is a leading global university excelling in research and professional education. The establishment of the new College of Engineering could not have come at a better time. Five years from now, the world will be different. Technology advances at an unprecedented pace. As such, it is our responsibility as a university to equip our students with a mindset that will inspire them to continue learning. The new college has eight focused academic departments. Together, they cover a vibrant spectrum of engineering fields and promote academic synergy and communication within the college. Read less