Postgraduate Programs 2024/25
Master of Science Program in Aeronautical Engineering
Award Title

Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering

Program Short Name


Mode of Study

Both full- and part-time

Normative Program Duration

Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years

Program Fee

Full-time Students: HK$179,300

Part-time Students: HK$156,200

New students admitted with credit transfer are also required to pay the full program fee. Students who take additional courses or need to retake any courses are required to pay additional fee.

Program Advisor

Program Director:
Prof Hongyu YU, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace 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. The program complements the existing undergraduate and graduate curricula in mechanical and aerospace engineering, allows student to get exposure to the various core aspects of aeronautical engineering and how they are used in real world.

On successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Select and apply appropriate advanced mathematical and numerical methods to effectively address real world aeronautical engineering problems;
  2. Analyze and design complex mechanics, material/structure and/or control systems;
  3. Analyze existing aeronautical engineering problems in depth;
  4. Design and operate complex systems from a conceptual design perspective; and
  5. Carry out logistic management and quality control strategies for aviation related projects.
  1. Minimum Credit Requirement

    30 credits 

  2. Foundation Courses  

    At least 12 credits

AESF 5210
AESF 5310
AESF 5320
AESF 5330
AESF 5350
AESF 6950
EEMT 5220


  1. Elective Courses

  At least 6 credits

AESF 5050
AESF 5370
AESF 5380
AESF 5410
AESF 5620
AESF 5630
AESF 5710
AESF 5720
AESF 5930
AESF 6910-6920
EEMT 5120


  1. Remarks

  • The remaining credits may be taken from any of the above courses.

  • The courses offered in a particular year will be announced to students prior to program commencement.

  • Subject to the approval of the Program Director, students may take a maximum of 9 credits of courses from outside the above lists.

  • Part-time students may take a maximum of 9 credits in each term.

  • Students failing to meet the graduation grade average (GGA) requirement of 2.850 or above are required to repeat or substitute the course(s) at a per-credit fee.

Last update: 31 May 2024

To qualify for admission, applicants must meet all of the following requirements. Admission is selective and meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

1. General Admission Requirements of the University
  • Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification.

2. English Language Admission Requirements

Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments:

  • TOEFL-iBT: 80 *

  • TOEFL-pBT: 550

  • TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test: 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)

  • IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-score: 5.5 *

* Refers to scores in one single attempt only. Test at home option is not accepted.

Applicants are not required to present TOEFL or IELTS score if

  • their first language is English, or

  • they obtained the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.

3. Program-Specific Admission Requirements
  • A bachelor's degree, with second class honors in Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Management, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or a related area

Apply online before the application deadlines.


Application Fee


Application Deadlines

For 2024/25 Fall Term Intake (commencing in Sep 2024):

Non-local Applicants*
Full-time: 1 Jan 2024 (Round 1); 1 Apr 2024 (Round 2); 15 May 2024 (Round 3)
Part-time: 1 Jan 2024 (Round 1); 1 Apr 2024 (Round 2); 15 May 2024 (Round 3)

Local Applicants
Full-time: 1 Jan 2024 (Round 1); 1 Apr 2024 (Round 2); 1 Jun 2024 (Round 3)
Part-time: 1 Jan 2024 (Round 1); 1 Apr 2024 (Round 2); 1 Jun 2024 (Round 3)


For 2023/24 Spring Term Intake (commencing in Jan 2024):

Non-local Applicants*
Full-time: 1 Nov 2023
Part-time: 1 Nov 2023

Local Applicants
Full-time: 15 Dec 2023
Part-time: 15 Dec 2023

 * Applicants are considered as non-local students if they hold (i) student visa/ entry permit; or (ii) visa under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG); or (iii) dependent visa/entry permit who were 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa/ entry permit by the Director of Immigration. For details on student visa/ entry permit requirements, please click here.