MSc in Aeronautical Engineering

MSc in Aeronautical Engineering
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Aeronautical Engineering
The program aims to equip those who want to enter the aeronautical engineering profession or to enhance the knowledge of those who have already been working in the aeronautical field. It also complements the existing undergraduate and graduate curricula in mechanical and aerospace engineering, allowing students to get an exposure to the various core aspects of aeronautical engineering and how they are used in the real world.


Students are required to complete a total of 30 credits of coursework, including at least 12 credits of foundation courses and 6 credits of elective courses. For details, please refer to the Postgraduate Program Catalog & Course Catalog

Admission and English Proficiency Requirements

The target students for this MSc are degree graduates from Aeronautical Engineering/ Aerospace Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering / Manufacturing Engineering / Engineering Management / Materials Science and Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering / Civil Engineering/ Environmental Engineering, and working professionals in industry, government or other institutions. Fresh graduates who have good academic record are also our targets. For English Proficiency Requirements, please refer to HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School.

Program Fee

The nominal program fee for 2024/25 Fall intake for full-time study is HK$179,300 (paid in 2 installments) and part-time study is HK$156,200 (paid in 4 installments) respectively.

Industrial Advisory Committee 

The design of this program is bolstered by the wealth of professional experience and industry insights of our select group of experts working for some of the top players in the field. 


All applications are considered on a competitive and rolling basis. Early online application is strongly recommended. For admission details and procedures, please refer to HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School

Early application is recommended for non-local applicants for visa processing.
For 2024/25 Fall intake (September 2024)

Application Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Local Applicants 1 January 2024 1 April 2024 1 June 2024
Non-local Applicants 1 January 2024 1 April 2024 15 May 2024
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Hong Kong is also the perfect location for someone to start their career in aviation, given its status as a huge aviation hub connector, creating thousands of job opportunities within the field ranging from Aircraft MRO (Maintenance Repair and Overhaul), Air Traffic Systems and Aircraft Operations.
The HKUST experience with Master of Science (MSc) in Aeronautical Engineering (AE) program is unique. The program helps me to explore different options and opportunities in the aviation industry.
LI Man Yui Christy
(Hong Kong)
Being an alumni of the first batch of the AE program, I have to state that the vividness and mixture of courses offered from HKUST and ENAC has helped me fathom complex aerodynamic characteristics to global aviation business in the most meticulous and simplistic ways possible.
HKUST has provided a lot of support during my study, such as advice and teaching given by professional and highly experienced professors, excellent laboratory equipment and facilities that are rare and expensive. I believe no other place can provide such kinds of rich resources. Moreover, the lectures given by the ENAC faculty from France explained the real and practical situations of aviation in the world.
WONG Tsz-Ching
(Hong Kong)
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