Effective from September 1, 2013, the name of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (機械工程學系) has been officially changed to the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (機械及航空航天工程學系), with the abbreviation of "MAE".
Echoing HKUST's mission to promote the advancement of society by producing global leaders, innovators and new knowledge, the School of Engineering envisions a strong demand for Aerospace Engineering education and expanding opportunities for HKUST graduates. Building on its existing strong faculty team in the School, "Aerospace Engineering" is identified as a new strategic area of education, research and knowledge transfer.
The MAE Department has already hired a number of faculty in this area in support of the development and looks forward to further enhancing its contribution to society with the full support of the School and the University. It will also continue to provide an inspiring and rigorous learning environment for students, staff, and faculty members with a common vision of building another world-class School of Engineering program at HKUST, with strong support from industry and the community.