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Aerospace Engineering, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #27 (QS) Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
Aerospace Engineering is an important academic program at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The program equips graduates with a solid practical and theoretical understanding of the essential disciplines of aerodynamics, aircraft structures, flying vehicle dynamics and control, propulsion, materials, aero elasticity, and interdisciplinary design. 
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Graduates are thus well suited to careers in aerospace and related engineering fields. The Aerospace Engineering program at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology also offers cutting-edge knowledge of sustainable aerospace engineering through its emphasis on green aviation and new flying vehicles. 

Career Prospects

Graduates typically work in major aircraft or aerospace service or manufacturing companies, such as Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited, Cathay Pacific, and Zhuhai Aeronautical Company (a joint venture between China and Germany). They are often responsible for managing the design, maintenance, or modification of aircraft or aerospace systems, and some even become pilots. Graduates may also consider pursuing further studies, i.e., M.Sc., M.Phil., or Ph.D. degrees, at local or overseas universities.


Engineering programs offered by HKUST are accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Through the Washington Accord, HKUST engineering degrees and those awarded by universities in Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States are mutually recognized. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Aerospace Engineering 
  • Industrial Training 
  • Statics and Dynamics 
  • Solid Mechanics 
  • Fluid Mechanics 
  • Thermodynamics 
  • Engineering Materials 
  • Control Principles 
  • Aircraft Design 
  • Aerodynamics 
  • Aircraft Structure

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • IB Diploma

  • Reference Information to Reflect the Intake Quality or Competitiveness for Admission
  • Mid 50% Score Range for 2020 Intake: 36 –40 (including bonus points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18057 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18057 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Local Tuition Fee
  • HK$42,100 
Non-local Tuition Fee
  • HK$: 140,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

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