Co-Op Program

The Co-Op Program is an elective 5-month credit-bearing program for our undergraduate MECH students. The program offers final year undergraduate students an opportunity to gain practical work experience and design opportunities in an engineering company. While engaging in full-time positions in the companies, the students may also opt to conduct a design project based upon their work during the co-op employment period to fulfill the program requirement of a Final Year Design Project. 


Participating students are required to take MECH 4950, the “Co-op Program”, a 3-credit course to officially enroll in the program.   Their working attitude and performance, will be assessed by the industrial supervisor. 

To facilitate both the students and corporate partners benefitting from the program, each project will be assigned with a faculty member to provide support for the students and to monitor the students’ progress with the projects.  

MAE students have gained valuable experience in:
  • ASAT Ltd.
  • ASTEC Ltd.
  • ATAL Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • Boeing/ Cathay Pacific/ HAESL Hong Kong Aero Engine Service Limited (intern)
  • Compass Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Jardine Engineering Corporation (JEC)
  • Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO)


  • Hong Kong & Yaumati Ferry Ltd. (HYF)
  • MTR Corporation Limited, Hong Kong (Mass Transit Railway)
  • Microsoft Asia Center for Hardware
  • NXP Semiconductors Hong Kong Ltd.
  • Ove Arup and Partners HK Ltd.
  • SAE Magnetics (HK) Ltd.
  • Silver Star International Ltd.
  • Towngas
  • Wah Fung Computer Services Ltd.
**Introduction to 2023-2024 Co-OP Program**

Prof. Hong Tao
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Email: maehongtao@ust.hk