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Faculty of Science and Technology
Self-financed Programmes

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aircraft Engineering

Programme code ST125104

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2019. Information of programmes to be offered in academic year 2020/21 will be announced in late November 2019.
Duration of Study
Entry to Year 1: 4 Years
Entry to Year 3: 2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)

(Core modules would be conducted at THEi (Tsing Yi) and some General Education (GE) modules at other campuses.)

Entrance Requirements
Entrance Requirements for Year 1:
Level 3 or above in the HKDSE English Language and Chinese Language; AND Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one Elective Subject; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. 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.
  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. Only the results of relevant ApL subjects will be considered in the application for Degree programmes. Relevant ApL subjects include: Aviation Studies.
  3. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Entrance Requirements for Year 3:
Higher Diploma OR equivalent qualifications in a relevant area of study.
  1. Additional core modules may be required (with fee charged) for sub-degree graduates according to the educational background of individuals.
  2. All applicants are screened and selected by an Admission and Interview Panel. All interviews are conducted in English.
  3. For enquiry please contact Faculty of Science and Technology (Telephone No: 2176 1505).
Programme Aims
The Programme aims to equip students with strong scientific knowledge and practical skills in three particular subject areas :
1. Aircraft Engineering
2. Aircraft Maintenance Practices; and
3. Engineering Science
The Programme is also designed to prepare students to sit for the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) HKAR-66 CAT B1.1 aircraft maintenance license examination. Upon successful passing required professional knowledge examinations, fulfilling practical training and accruing a minimum of 2 years of work experience in Hong Kong CAD recognized aircraft maintenance organizations, applicants can apply for the HKAR-66 aircraft maintenance license from CAD.
Career Prospects
Graduates is capable of taking duties in the aircraft maintenance industry, airlines, aircraft engineering industry, aircraft manufacturers or other related engineering fields. For example, students can become aircraft engineering designer, technical support officer, aircraft maintenance planner and airworthiness officer. They can promote to aircraft maintenance engineer, aircraft engineer and even managerial positions.
Graduates are able to articulate to Master’s programmes in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering and aviation management.
Professional Recognition
This programme is under the process of seeking for the approval from the Civil Aviation Department of the HKSAR Government, as an approved aircraft maintenance training course.
Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and HKAR-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence 
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.