History of ME Department (1937-2017):
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. The Government Trade School has since been transformed into the Hong Kong Technical College, the Hong Kong Polytechnic and it is now known as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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.
Chairmen of Departmental Advisory Committee:
Heads of Department:
Mr. F. Buckle and Mr. N.E. Barnes
(* Photo shown is Mr NE Barnes)
Mr. Sung Sing-zak
Mr. C.L. Mawhood
Mr. K.C. Ho
Mr. W.G. Southern (Acting Head)
Mr. D.V. Lindsay (Acting Head)
Mr. L.J. Stacey (Acting Head)
Dr. S.S. Chang
Prof. Leung Tin-pui
Mr. Michael Pomfret
Dr. Ho Yick-sing (Acting Head)
Prof. Ronald So Ming-cho
Prof. Cheng Li (Acting Head)
Prof. Lu Jian
Prof. S.Q. Shi (Acting Head)
Prof. Cheng Li
Prof. S.Q. Shi