What will I learn?

As one of the founding departments of the University in 1937, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been at the forefront of the vast evolvement of its field.

The Department is proud of its international focus and active collaborations with overseas institutions. Its global connections open the minds and broaden the perspectives of the future generations to uncover knowledge that benefits mankind. The Department’s world-class faculty and internationally renowned programmes draw students from across the globe. The Department has also published numerous research reports in top-class international publications.

Thermofluids and Combustion


  • Multiphase and multi-component complex systems with micro- and nanoscale; Aerosol science & technology; Transport and formation of nano / microparticles and gaseous pollutants; Combustion & emissions formation; Thermal-fluids science & engineering
  • Internal combustion engine; Alternative fuels; Combustion and emissions characteristics; Pollution control; Diesel particulate characterisation
  • Filtration of particulates and nano-aerosols by nanofiber filter; Photocatalytic oxidation of harmful gas by nanofiber photocatalyst; Micromixing in micro- and milli-chamber and micro-channels
  • Convection enhancement; Furnace and boiler combustion; Combustion and thermal characteristics of flames; Combustion-led pollution control; Laser diagnostics of flames
  • Cell adhesion; Microflow; Molecular signaling; Lung and airway; Molecular dynamics;
  • Fluid-structure interaction; Multiphase flow
  • Active flow control; Urban environment simulation
  • Theoretical combustion; Theoretical chemical kinetics of combustion reactions; Combustion chemistry of petroleum fuels, biofuels and rocket propellants; Droplets and sprays; Fire dynamics

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
HK$84,200.00 (US$ 10,798) per year
Annual tuition fee: HK $42,100 (UGC-funded students); HK $84,200 (Non-UGC-funded students)
Application deadline

Expected December 2021

More details

Start date

1 January 2022, 1 May 2022, 1 September 2022


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

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an institution that is recognized by PolyU. In addition, you must meet the entrance requirements that are specified by individual programmes. PolyU may accept equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis. 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 at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

At least hold a Bachelor’s degree with Second Class Honors or above (or equivalent qualification) conferred by a recognized university.

PolyU may accept other equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis.

English Language Requirements

The requirements for those who do not have a degree for which English was the language of instruction at a recognized university are:

An overall score of at least 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); OR

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

All English language test scores are considered valid for two years after the date of the test.

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


About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ranking 75th worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2021),6th in the QS Top 50 under 50 Rankings 2021 and 25th in QS Asia University Rankings 2020.

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

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