MSc in Mechanical Engineering

MSc in Mechanical Engineering
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Mechanical Engineering
The program is designed to benefit students with a broad range of backgrounds. It aims to enable them to acquire advanced up-to-date technical knowledge in emerging mechanical engineering fields. This will in turn enhance their skills and knowledge in the design and manufacturing of various electrical, mechanical and thermal systems, their components, as well as in materials technology.


Students are required to complete at least 30 credits of MESF courses. Subject to approval, students may take a maximum of 9 credits of courses from IBTM or MECH postgraduate courses offered by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering to fulfill the program requirements. For details, please refer to the Postgraduate Program Catalog & Course Catalog

Admission and English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering / Manufacturing Engineering / Engineering Management / Materials Science and Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering / Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or related disciplines with second class honors or above, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized university or tertiary institution. For English Proficiency Requirements, please refer to HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School.

Program Tuition 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.


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.

For 2024/25 Fall intake (September 2024)

Application Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Local Applicants 1 January 2024 1 April 2024 1 July 2024
Non-local Applicants 1 January 2024 1 April 2024 15 May 2024

Career Prospect

Upon completion of this program, graduates could take up roles as mechanical engineers in many sectors including utilities, transportation, infrastructure, the built environment, environmental services, precision design and manufacturing, and automation. Learn more

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024: Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
#1 in Hong Kong for 14 consecutive years
Program News
Prof. Francesco CIUCCI received the First Green Tech Fund
Prof Larry Li was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society
Prof. Rhea LIEM received the University Grants Committee (UGC) Teaching Award 2021
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Prof. Qing CHEN awarded the 2020 NSFC Excellent Young Scientist (EYS)
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I not only gained solid academic knowledge, but also boosted both my mental and physical level, as well as explored diversified career opportunities from engineering to finance industry.
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I also benefited a lot from the diversity of students and I appreciate the occasion for us to make friends from different countries. I also highly enjoyed the sport facilities in campus.
This experience was so valuable for me because it makes me more confident to talk in public and gives me a deeper understanding of Mechanical Engineering.
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