Our Programme

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers widely recognized, high-quality educational programmes both at the undergraduate and the graduate levels. At the undergraduate level, we offer undergraduate BEng(ME) degree programme. At the postgraduate level, we offer an "MSc(Eng) in ME" and an "MSc(Eng) in BSE" programmes which are taught programmes based on coursework, and the research-based MPhil and PhD programmes.



Taught Postgraduate

MSc(Eng) in ME/BSE

Research Postgraduate

MPhil & PhD

Minor of

Innovation and Design

Occasional Students

MSc(Eng) in ME

Teaching Areas

Since early times, mechanical engineers have been responsible for the design, analysis, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical systems such as automobiles, ships, airplanes, heating and cooling systems, industrial equipment and machineries, etc. Over the past few decades, the accelerated growth in scientific knowledge and technology has brought about a significant change in mechanical engineering, both in its education and practice as a profession. For instance, with the rapid advances in computer technology, mechanical engineers are now extensively using computer aided engineering (CAE) tools to undertake design and analysis. To keep pace with the technological advancements, our mechanical engineering degree curricula are structured to bring students quickly to the frontier of knowledge in a wide range of fascinating fields. Our graduates are also imparted with an awareness of the impact of engineering developments on society, professional ethics and the ability to communicate and cooperate with personnel in other disciplines. As a matter of fact, many of our graduates are now assuming very senior technical and managerial positions in a great variety of industries including utility services, building services, manufacturing and environmental consultancy services.

Programme Objectives

Undergraduates &


Rely on the programme for training and inspiration toward becoming productive engineers.


Responsible for educating and training our students, ensuring that student outcomes are attained, and enabling the Programme Objectives.

Employers, Internship & Project Sponsors,

Scholarship/Prize Donors, Alumni

Provide supports to our programme.  Expect the programme to instill knowledge and professional practice skills into our students. Employ our students and expect well-trained professionals.


Graduates possess an understanding of the fundamental knowledge prerequisite for the practice of, or for advanced study in mechanical engineering and building services engineering, including its scientific principles, rigorous analysis, and creative design.


an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering appropriate to the BSE and ME disciplines


an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to critically analyse and interpret data


an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability;

an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems


Graduates possess broad education, including problem-solving skills and knowledge of important current issues in engineering, necessary for productive careers in the public or private sectors, or for the pursuit of graduate education.


an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems


an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice appropriate to the BSE and ME disciplines and understand their limitations


an ability to critically analyse the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context, especially the importance of health, safety and environmental considerations to both workers and the general public


an ability to stay abreast of contemporary issues


an ability to use the computer/IT tools relevant to the BSE and ME disciplines along with an understanding of their processes and limitations


Graduates demonstrate skills for clear communication and responsible teamwork, and professional attitudes and ethics, so that they are prepared for the complex modern work environment and for lifelong learning.


an ability to function constructively on multi-disciplinary teams


 an ability to understand professional and ethical responsibility


an ability to communicate effectively


an ability to recognize the need for, and to engage in life-long learning

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