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ME Student wins in HKIE Student Project Competition 2019

ME researchers discovered universality in droplet coalescence

ME Student Team wins in the ASME Student Design Competition Finals 2019

ME Student Team acclaimed for innovating Tennis Ball Collector Robot

ME PhD student received Belt and Road Scholarship 2019/20

ME PhD student awarded Best Student Poster in TAROS 2019

ME Student Team won the Gold Award of ASM Technology Award 2019

A novel fuel cell system design featured in International Journal of Energy Research

PolyU hosts the first-of-its-kind international Marine Robotics Forum in HK

ME Student Team won the 2nd Runner-up in ASME E-Fest Asia Pacific Student Design Competition 2019

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Mechanical engineering literally exists in all industries, a discipline closely related to everyday life of human beings.

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Our History

80 years ago, the Government Trade School was established to provide technical education to youngsters in Hong Kong. About 20 of these youngsters received education in Automobile Engineering.


80 years ago, the Government Trade School was established to provide technical education to youngsters in Hong Kong. The unit which provided education to the twenty-odd youngsters in 1937 has also gone through different stages of transformation, having the identities of Department of Automobile Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Departmentof Mechanical/Production Engineering, Department of Mechanical, Production and Marine Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Marine Engineering and is now The Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The Department has grown substantially over the years. It now has a total student population of 1,000, with more than 300 students graduating each year.

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To achieve excellence in education and research in the discipline of mechanical engineering with global out-reach and impact.

To train future leaders, with creativity, broad vision, global outlook, and professional ethics for industry, academia, government and communities, who have sound knowledge in mechanical engineering with effective communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

To create knowledge and technologies through fundamental research and its applications in mechanical engineering, in order to serve the societal needs.

Prof. Teik Lim

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Texas at Arlington, USA

The University was ranked


in the subject of “Engineering” (Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering) in Best Global Universities Rankings 2018 by the U.S. News and World Report


in the subject of “Mechanical Engineering” in Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018 by ShanghaiRanking’s.

(PolyU is the only university in Hong Kong ranked in the top 50)


in “Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing” in QS World University Ranking by Subject, 2018


in “Engineering and Technology” in QS World University Ranking by Faculty, 2018


in the subject of “Mechanical Engineering” in the NTU Ranking 2018

Department of Mechanical Engineering
6/F, FG Core
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong

Tel.: (852) 2766-6657 / (852) 2766-6658
Fax: (852) 2365-4703
Email: mmquiry@me2.polyu.dev.horizontech.com.hk