HKUST is ranked No.1 in Hong Kong (globally 23rd) in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 by Subject: Engineering & Technology.
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The mission of the University is to train students who can actively contribute to the industrial and economic progress of Hong Kong and its region, and conduct research and development which are relevant to this progress. The objective of the Department is to help accomplish this goal by providing society with competent mechanical engineers and to become one of the world’s leading mechanical engineering departments. The Department recruits high quality faculty and students, develops innovative and efficient teaching methods, carries out relevant research and development, and builds close ties with industry. It provides quality education to both undergraduate and postgraduate students and contributes to society, industry, and the knowledge base of engineering practice.

Departmental programs aim to train students to deal with the technological issues of mechanical and thermal systems and advance the state of knowledge in the profession. The purpose is to prepare students to become productive and contributing members of their profession and future leaders. Four degree programs are offered: Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The BEng in Mechanical Engineering prepares students to enter professional practice or continue study in a technical or management field after graduation.

Mechanical Engineering graduates can expect employment in a wide range of industrial and government sectors in Hong Kong, such as electrical and mechanical services, utilities, building development, manufacturing, marketing, sales and finance.