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Engineering Discipline

Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Programme code EG114701

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
IVE (Chai Wan) - 70
IVE (Lee Wai Lee) - 60
IVE (Tsing Yi) - 90
IVE (Tuen Mun) - 40
Average Result of Admitted Students in 2017 (Note 1)
14
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies with successful completion of Foundation Mathematics III; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education with successful completion of Mathematics 3G; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin with successful completion of Mathematics Plus; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. Holders of VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies / VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education / Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin without successful completion of the relevant optional Mathematics module, should possess HKDSE Mathematics at Level 2 or above.
  2. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  4. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.
Programme Aims
The programme will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become competent professionals in mechanical engineering. Upon completion of the programme, graduates will have acquired the necessary academic, technical and management knowledge and skills which enable them to secure employment in the technical / operational / market development and follow-up services functions in the field of mechanical engineering.
 
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates are normally employed as assistant engineers, technicians, supervisors, operations staff, technical sales, marketing and services officers, safety officers and computer-aided draftsmen in the areas of mechanical engineering, plant facilities repairs and maintenance, aircraft maintenance, theme park, E&M operation and maintenance, testing and inspection, quality management, product design, transportation and logistics, technical and precision mechanical products services or utilities sectors.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for admission to the relevant BEng (Hons) programmes offered by the following local universities :
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  3. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  4. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  5. City University of Hong Kong
Upon admission to relevant degree programmes, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis.

Higher Diploma is recognised by most overseas universities.
Professional Recognition
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers has granted interim recognition to this programme as satisfying the academic requirements for its Associate membership.
Notes
  1. Average result in 2017 refers to average score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, of admitted students in 2017 for reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.