Faculty of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Offered As: Minor
URL: https://engg.hku.hk/Portals/0/UG/syllabuses/Syllabus-ME-21-22-4Y.pdf#Minor-in-ME
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 48
What is it about? Mechanical engineering is a discipline at the heart of engineering. Indeed, nothing can move and function well in the modern world without the participation of mechanical engineers. In transportation, motor cars, mass transit railway systems, ships and aeroplanes are designed and maintained by mechanical engineers. Factories producing mechanical and electronic products cannot run smoothly without mechanical engineers. Power stations and all types of buildings would come to a halt without mechanical engineers. With the rapid advancement of technologies, diverse fields like manufacturing using robotics and 3D printing, as well as fabrication of devices of very small ('nano') scales are also covered.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute Department of Mechanical Engineering

Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor • Level 3 or above in HKDSE Mathematics or equivalent
• Level 3 or above in HKDSE Physics or Combined Science with Physics component or equivalent
Career opportunities Mechanical engineers are trained to cope with a variety of challenges and have a very broad career spectrum. Besides traditional paths in manufacturing, power generation, building services and locomotives, graduates can also pursue careers in the accountancy, banking and insurance sectors, using the advanced quantitative skills learned.
Further information http://me.hku.hk
Contact Prof. K.W. Chow
Tel: 3917 2641
Email: kwchow@hku.hk
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.