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.

Program Details

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 2021/22 Spring intake for full-time study is HK$135,000 (paid in 2 installments) and part-time study is HK$135,000 (paid in 4 installments) respectively.

The nominal program fee for 2022/23 Fall intake for full-time study is HK$155,000 (paid in 2 installments) and part-time study is HK$135,000 (paid in 4 installments) respectively.


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


This program is a gateway for students to learn from our professors with diverse knowledge and research experience in the field gained from the top engineering institutions around the world. 

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.

2021/22 Spring intake (February 2022)

Application Deadline
Non-Local Applicants 1 November 2021
Local Applicants 15 December 2021


For 2022/23 Fall intake (September 2022):

Application Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Local Applicants 1 January 2022 1 April 2022 1 June 2022
Non-local Applicants 1 January 2022 1 April 2022  --


GE’s Edison Scholars Enrollment in Master of Science (MSc) in Aeronautical Engineering (AE)

GE will fully sponsor qualified and selected “Edison scholars” under the Edison Engineering Development Program (EEDP) to pursue Master of Science (MSc) programs in Aeronautical Engineering (AE) or Mechanical Engineering (MECH).  Selected candidates are required to submit the application via HKUST Online PG Admissions System.

EEDP is for those with a passion for technology, a drive for technical excellence, and share in GE's core values. The program accelerates participants' professional and technical development and Edison graduates have the technical and business foundation to proactively and continually make innovative contributions to GE's future.

Please refer to GE’s webpage for details and contact Chengtao YU, Program Manager, Edison Engineering Development Program, GE Aviation China for any queries:

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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.
I am very honored to be awarded with the Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship offered by HKSAR Transport and Housing Bureau to support my study in this program. After studying in the Aeronautical Engineering, I was equipped with a wide range of knowledge and skills as an Aeronautical Engineer.
YU Wai-Kit
(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)