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What will I learn?

Programme Aims

This programme aims to produce highly skilled graduates with:

  • In-depth understanding of the air transport operations, resource planning, human-centred design of aviation systems and airworthiness and up-to-date technologies, as well as specialized knowledge in a chosen stream of study.
  • Competence to handle different engineering problems practically and academically in the aviation industry.
  • Sufficient knowledge and skills to manage different projects related to the aviation sector effectively and efficiently.
  • Confidence in communicating with different parties and stakeholders by the use of state-of-the-art technologies and aviation language (both English and Chinese).

Programme Characteristics

Graduates are equipped to pursue careers in air transport engineering, airport operations and engineering, airline operations and management, air logistics and supply chain operations, and management and human factors engineering.

Curriculum

The 124 academic credits required consist of 30 mandatory credits of General University Requirements (GUR) and 94 credits of Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR).

First Study Year

The curriculum is common to both programmes. Students receive a broad education in mathematics and science and learn about the role and responsibilities of an engineer. This provides them with a strong foundation, including two introductory subjects on aircraft and aviation systems, for their continued study of aviation engineering.

Second Study Year

The curriculum is common to both programmes. Students acquire knowledge of material, mechanics, electrical and electronics engineering issues that are fundamental to aircraft and aviation systems. In addition, students gain hands-on experience of aircraft component manufacturing and maintenance.

Third Study Year

Students first build up their core knowledge of aviation safety, reliability, aircraft performance, flight management, airport services engineering, airline operations and human factors engineering. This gives them a solid understanding of aviation and furthers and supports their pursuit of a specialised stream of study.

Final Study Year

Students can apply their skills and knowledge in a final-year project on operations research, airworthiness and regulation, or aviation project management to build up their professional skills as engineers. Meanwhile, they can focus on a desired elective stream to acquire specialised knowledge.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the BEng(Hons) in Air Transport Engineering can pursue careers in various air transport engineering and operations fields, including flight standards and airworthiness, aircraft leasing, aviation safety and reliability, airport and line operations and management, airport engineering, air transport and supply chain engineering and operations, and human factors engineering. They also have extensive opportunities to join the public and private aviation technology and R&D sectors.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (14,66,869) per year
Application deadline

Expected March 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

Students must have completed Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) or equivalent in their countries.

GCE A-level / International A-level: GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS subjects

International Baccalaureate (IB): A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects.

Non-local applicants are required to meet the following English language requirement:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR

An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU ranks 66th in the QS World University Rankings and 91st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings internationally.

  • Recognised worldwide for its academic reputation
  • Enjoys impactful research practices in different fields
  • Boasts world-class facilities
  • Welcomes international students from over 30 countries

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