The Department of Mechanical Engineering successfully hosted its annual departmental retreat in Discovery Bay on 16 – 17 August 2018.

The retreat kicked off with the Head’s introduction and budget issue. Followed by the presentation of research matters by the Associate Head, this stimulated a vibrant discussion among staff members and the responses and feedback received will offer significant insights for Department’s future development. In addition, a briefing regarding the coming HKIE accreditation exercise enabled colleagues to understand more about the programme characteristics, for examples the quality assurance circle and programme learning outcomes.

After the meeting, some colleagues explored nature on foot by going hiking to the Lookout Point. They enjoyed panoramic views overlooking the South China Sea towards Hong Kong and appreciated the tree-filled landscapes.

The retreat was concluded by an open forum. Over 30 staff members joined the retreat and found it being constructive for the year to come.