The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Master of Science Program in Aeronautical Engineering (Full time)

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Course Information

Registration period
25 Mar 2022 (Fri) - 25 Mar 2023 (Sat)
HKD 135,000

New students admitted with credit transfer are also required to pay the full program fee. Students who take additional courses or need to retake any courses are required to pay additional fee.)
Study Mode
1 Year(s)

Course Overview

The Master of Science (MSc) Program in Aeronautical Engineering is offered by the School of 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 Toulouse, France.

The program aims to provide students with exposure to various core aspects of aeronautical engineering, and how they are used in the real world. It will equip students with the knowledge and capability of handling complicated aerospace design, manufacturing and maintenance projects for seeking career in the aeronautical engineering profession.

On successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Select and apply appropriate advanced mathematical and numerical methods to effectively address real world aeronautical engineering problems;
  2. Analyze and design complex mechanics, material/structure and/or control systems;
  3. Analyze existing aeronautical engineering problems in depth;
  4. Design and operate complex systems from a conceptual design perspective; and
  5. Carry out logistic management and quality control strategies for aviation related projects.

What You’ll Learn

Minimum Credit Requirement

30 credits

Foundation Courses 

At least 12 credits

AESF 5210Fluid Dynamics3 Credit(s)
AESF 5310Advanced Aerodynamics3 Credit(s)
AESF 5320Advanced Aircraft Structures3 Credit(s)
AESF 5330Advanced Aircraft Design3 Credit(s)
AESF 5350Aircraft Propulsion3 Credit(s)
AESF 5880Materials Processing and Properties Engineering3 Credit(s)
AESF 5890Statistics in Airworthiness, Maintenance and Reliability3 Credit(s)
AESF 6950Aeronautical Independent Project3-6 Credit(s)
EEMT 5220Six Sigma Quality Management3 Credit(s)

Elective Courses

  At least 6 credits

AESF 5050Fracture Behavior of Polymers3 Credit(s)
AESF 5311Robotics: Mechanics and Control3 Credit(s)
AESF 5360Advanced Flow Instability3 Credit(s)
AESF 5370Composites and Nanocomposites3 Credit(s)
AESF 5380Computational Fluid Dynamics3 Credit(s)
AESF 5390Acoustics and Aeroacoustics for Aerospace3 Credit(s)
AESF 5410Advanced Mechanical Behavior of Materials3 Credit(s)
AESF 5610Air Transport System Overview3 Credit(s)
AESF 5620Airplane Design, Development and Operations3 Credit(s)
AESF 5630Avionics Technology3 Credit(s)
AESF 5640Air Traffic Management Overview3 Credit(s)
AESF 5930Finite Element Methods3 Credit(s)
AESF 6910Special Topics1-3 Credit(s)
EEMT 5120Operation/Production Management3 Credit(s)


The remaining credits may be taken from any of the above courses.

The courses offered in a particular year will be announced to students prior to program commencement.

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

Part-time students may take a maximum of 9 credits in each term.

Students failing to meet the graduation grade average (GGA) requirement of 2.850 or above are required to repeat or substitute the course(s) at a per-credit fee.

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