Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering



What will I learn?

Programme Aims and Objectives

  • To educate students to excel in advanced mechanical engineering discipline as well as to extend the boundaries of their professional competence to meet the needs of future industrial development.
  • To provide opportunities for students to develop leadership and creativity by engaging in interactive learning environments and management studies.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs):

  • ACQUIRE essential concepts and knowledge of advanced mechanical engineering as well as across the boundaries of interdisciplinary disciplines;
  • APPLY specialized knowledge to solve problems that are critical to future growth of industry and business;
  • WORK effectively with people possessing diverse educational and experiential backgrounds in mechanical related disciplines;
  • APPLY interdisciplinary teamwork to develop abilities to meet the increasingly competitive and dynamically changing world market.

Course Description

Students may obtain the MSc degree either by completing (30 credit units):

  • 5 core courses + 5 elective taught courses, or
  • 5 core courses + the dissertation + 2 elective taught courses

15 credit units of Core Courses + 15 credit units of Elective Courses

Core Courses (15 credit units)

Take all (9 credit units) as below:

  • Advanced Automation Technology
  • Micro Systems Technology
  • Sustainable Green Manufacturing

And select two courses (6 credit units) from below:

  • Advanced Thermo-fluid
  • Applied Engineering Mechanics
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: From Metallic to Biomedical/ Biological Materials

Elective Courses (15 credit units)

  • Advanced Thermo-fluid
  • Applied Engineering Mechanics
  • Bio-inspired Robots
  • Biomedical-instrumentation
  • CAD/CAM Integration
  • Computer Controlled Systems
  • Control Systems and Information Processing
  • Dissertation
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Enterprise Technology and Management
  • Industrial Case Study
  • Kinetics in Nanoscale Materials
  • Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: From Metallic to Biomedical/ Biological Materials
  • Nano-manufacturing
  • Principles of Nuclear Engineering
  • Project Development Study
  • Risk and Reliability Engineering
  • Special Topics on Advanced Structural Materials

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Normal Study Period: 1 year, Maximum Study Period: 2.5 years)

Tuition fees
HK$141,300.00 (14,99,141) per year
HK $4,710 per credit
Application deadline

Expected March 2024

More details

Start date

Expected September 2023


City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree of one of the universities in Hong Kong or of an overseas institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or hold such other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University as equivalent. English Language Requirements: a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or band 6 in the Chinese mainland's College English Test; or other equivalent qualifications

For international students

Applicants must satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements and the following programme entrance requirements:

  • Hold a degree in engineering or equivalent;
  • Applicants must have mechanical engineering or related engineering academic background.

Note: Final year undergraduate students who will acquire the requisite academic qualification before the commencement of the programme may apply for admission.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL score 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band score 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the College English Test (CET-6); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

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


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