Minor of Innovation and Design
A new Minor Programme of Innovation and Design will be offered by the Faculty of Engineering from 2020-2021 academic year and the Department of Mechanical Engineering will administer the programme. Students within Engineering, as well as those in the University with a strong quantitative background, are welcome to join.
Product design, fabrication, development and manufacturing processes have always been core fields of knowledge and training in engineering. In the acquisition and mastering of these fields of knowledge, students taking this minor programme will have gained valuable opportunities in ‘Experiential Learning’ through ‘hands-on’ projects and accomplished “active learning” by tackling design problems via building concrete models and devices. Knowledge on current topics of science and technologies, e.g. artificial intelligence, computer-aided manufacturing, robotics, 3D printing, design and fabrication, drones and unmanned vehicles, computer programming will also be taught.
Students from the Faculties of Engineering and Science can fulfill this Minor by taking a specified set of core and elective courses. Students without a STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) background can still take a special combination of courses to satisfy the academic requirements.