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MSc Aeronautical Engineering (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Part Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

33750 HKD
33750 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
School of Engineering
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
TOEFL-PBT (min)550

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About this course

Aeronautical engineering is a multidisciplinary branch of engineering that encompasses aspects of mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering in the development of large and complicated engineering projects. It creates major challenges that arouse for improvements of aviation staffs’ capabilities and skills in developing and managing effectively and efficiently their respective domains. 

In order to respond to these challenges, MSc program in Aeronautical Engineering (AE) is developed. It is offered by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of HKUST, in partnership with Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC), which is currently the largest aeronautical university in Europe and the only aviation-oriented university in France offering a wide and complete panel of aeronautics-oriented degree bearing programs and continuing & professional education programs, serving the aeronautical world, and particularly the air transport sector.

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Eligibility Criteria

Admission Requirement

  • Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering/ Aerospace Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering / Manufacturing Engineering / Engineering Management / Materials Science and Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering / Civil Engineering/ Environmental Engineering, or a related field with second class honors or above, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized university or tertiary institution.

English Requirements

All in-class lectures and materials are in English. Evidence of English ability is not required from applicants graduated from a university where English is the medium of teaching (includes all universities in Hong Kong and most universities from North America, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand etc). Applicants from Universities where English is not the medium of instruction, please provide an English proficiency proof in the application. Some recommended scores are as follows:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Paper-based test (PBT) score ≥ 550, Internet-based test (iBT) score ≥ 80, OR 
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score ≥ 6.0, all sub-scores ≥ 5.5

Graduation requirements: 

  • A student must complete the program with a graduation grade average (GGA) of 2.850 or above as required of all postgraduate students at the University.

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Course Modules



Students are required to complete a total of 30 credits of coursework, including at least 12 credits of foundation courses and 6 credits of courses offered by ENAC. The remaining 12 credits may be taken from any of the following courses:

Foundation Courses

  • AESF5210   Fluid Dynamics
  • AESF5310   Advanced Aerodynamics
  • AESF5320   Advanced Aircraft Structures
  • AESF5330   Advanced Aircraft Design
  • AESF5340   Aircraft Flight Dynamics
  • AESF5350   Aircraft Propulsion
  • AESF6950   Aeronautical Independent Project
  • EEMT5220   Six Sigma Quality Management

Elective Courses

  • AESF5050   Fracture Behavior of Polymers
  • AESF5311   Robotics: Mechanics and Control
  • AESF5360   Advanced Flow Instability
  • AESF5370   Composites and Nanocomposites
  • AESF5380   Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • AESF5390   Computational Aeroacoustics
  • AESF5410   Advanced Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • AESF5930   Finite Element Methods
  • AESF6910   Special Topics
  • EEMT5120   Operation/Production Management

Courses Offered by ENAC

  • AESF5610   Air Transport System Overview
  • AESF5620   Airplane Design Development and Operations
  • AESF5630   Avionics Technology
  • AESF5640   Air Traffic Management Overview
  • AESF5650   Navigation Systems

All courses carry 3 credits each, except AESF 6950 which is worth 3 or 6 credits. 

Subject to the approval of the Program Director, students may take a maximum of 9 credits of courses from outside the above lists

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How to Apply


Please complete an online application form, pay the application fee (HK$400), and upload the below documents to the online application system by the application deadline:

  • Transcript
  • Degree Certificate(s), if graduated
  • For applicants graduated from University in Mainland China, please upload both Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.
  • English proficiency proof / certificate (i.e. IELTS / TOEFL / Medium of Instruction) (if applicable)
  • GRE and GMAT scores are not required. Fresh graduates may provide information on work experience and professional qualification if they are available. Applicants may also upload other information not listed above but helpful to the admission committee to make the best decision.
  • In the application stage, official copies of the application materials are NOT required to be mailed to the program office/university (except for English proficiency proof/certificate which is going to expire very soon before July 1 (for the Fall intake applying for) and Jan 1 (for the Spring intake applying for)). Applicants will be informed how to send the official document when they are offered admission into the program.

Please note all submitted information will be kept confidential and will only be kept for a certain period of time. All application material will not be returned to the applicants by any means.

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