Minor Programmes

Minor programme in Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Engineering has permeated into all sectors of modern society with its great many successes and advancements in recent decades. A strong emergence of this happening is in the areas of automating and intelligent machines and systems, with applications now covering not only the traditional industries, but also the design and making of personal devices, home appliances, entertainment systems, automobiles, micro-electromechanical systems, and biomedical engineering and more. A basic exposure and knowledge in this particular field is pertinent in one’s ability and vision to understand and anticipate the next development trend and opportunities. In light of this relevancy, the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering proposed the introduction of a new Minor Programme in Mechanical and Automation Engineering starting from the 2007/2008 academic year. Our cross and inter-disciplinary programme covers the fields of mechanics, electronics, control and computing, which are the building blocks of the new generation of autonomous engineering systems. Our goal is to equip our minor students with the key background in mechanical and automation system design and integration on top of their major specializations. Our programme will serve to uniquely enhance their competitiveness in the job market and equip them with the flexibility and versatility to perform, adapt and excel in face of the new challenges ahead in a technological evolving world.

Minor programme in Energy Technology (with effect from 2010-2011)

This is a minor programme designed to educate students the important issues of energy technology. In the past decade, energy and environment issues have alarmed people all over the world. In the coming decades, there will be more challenges and opportunities in this important area. It is therefore necessary to provide students with the fundamental and updated knowledge on energy technology. This minor programme is open to students with interest in science and technology and is hosted in the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering. It is aimed at giving the enrolled students a good exposure on the state-of-the-art energy technologies.

Programme Objectives