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    1 year full time, 2-2.5 years part time

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This program provides advanced and up-to-date technical knowledge in design, material selection, and manufacturing of various electrical, mechanical and thermal systems and their components, as well as in materials technology.

Program Objectives
As a result of major structural changes in Hong Kong’s economy, its industry has been going through an important transition. In the past decade, in response to the need for the enhancement of human resources to cope with changes arising from the transition, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is offering a range of innovative and practical courses in emerging fields, including advanced/smart materials, electronic packaging, CAD/CAM, MEMS, mechatronics, and advanced manufacturing technologies, each prepared and taught by leading specialists in the field. In addition to demand from graduates of local universities, graduates of overseas universities, including Mainland universities, in relevant engineering disciplines also feel the need to upgrade their qualifications. An advanced degree in mechanical engineering helps address this need, which is sustainable not just because there is strong local demand. The booming manufacturing and electronic industries in various sectors in the Pearl River Delta region, for which Hong Kong serves as the administration, marketing, logistics and technical support headquarter, also provide a strong and sizeable market for the offering of advanced studies at the PG level in mechanical engineering.

The Master of Science (MSc) program in Mechanical Engineering provides an excellent opportunity for fresh graduates, applied scientists and engineers to pursue an in-depth study at an advanced level in broad-based mechanical engineering disciplines, which is essential to the technological development of industry in Hong Kong and Mainland. Designed to benefit students with a broad range of backgrounds, the MSc program aims to enable them to acquire advanced up-to-date technical knowledge in emerging mechanical engineering fields, which will in turn enhance their skills and knowledge in the design and manufacturing of various electrical, mechanical and thermal systems and their components. as well as in materials technology.

To complete the MSc(MECH) program, students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits from any MESFxxxx designated courses.

Subject to course availability and student's completion of 18 credits from the following course list, students may add a concentration area of "Materials Technology" to the "letter of graduation" and "transcript" upon graduation.
-MESF 5010 Foundation of Solid Mechanics
-MESF 5040 Nanoscale Thin Films and Nano-Structured Materials
-MESF 5050 Fracture Behavior of Polymers
-MESF 5410 Advanced Mechanical Behavior of Materials
-MESF 5430 Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials
-MESF 5480 Polymer Nanocomposites
-MESF 5920 Fundamentals of Electronic Packaging

Students may also take MESF 6910 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering and/or MESF 6950 Independent Project in the area of Materials Technology to fulfill the requirement.

Subject to the approval of the Program Director, students may take a maximum of 9 credits from the IBTMxxxx or MECHxxxx designated postgraduate courses offered by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering to fulfill the degree requirement.

All courses carry 3 credits each, except MESF 6950 which is worth 3 or 6 credits.

Courses are offered subject to needs and availability.

Students can enjoy library support, computer support, sports facilities, and email account at no extra cost. Upon graduation, students could also apply for related alumni services.




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