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Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Programme Aims

The programme provides 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.
The 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.
Click here to view the programme highlights video (narration in Cantonese)

Vocational Professionals Admission Scheme
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full Time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Lee Wai Lee)

Entrance Requirements
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, marine engineering, rolling stock 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.


Graduates may articulate to the degree programmes offered by Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi):

  1. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Building Services Engineering; and
  2. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aircraft Enginering.

Graduates may 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. The City University of Hong Kong

Upon admission to relevant degree programmes, graduates may apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis.

Higher Diploma is recognised by most overseas universities.

Graduates can further their studies for the top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) # offered by RMIT University, Australia in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) of VTC (2-year full-time and 3-year part-time programme study in Hong Kong). Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE for the registered course number. [Not applicable to Mainland students]

# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.  

Professional Recognition

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers has granted recognition to this programme as satisfying the academic requirements for its Associate membership.

  1. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. 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.

Semester 1 :

  • English & Communication : Workplace Interaction
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness
  • IT Essentials - Smart Living
  • Mechanical Engineering Principles
  • Fundamentals Mathematics for Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics for Mechanical Engineering I
  • Drawing & CAD
  • Basic Electricity & Electronics
  • Practical Training for ME I


Semester 2 :

  • English & Communication : Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement
  • Statics & Dynamics
  • Electrical Principles
  • Engineering Materials
  • Mathematics for Mechanical Engineering II
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
  • Practical Training for ME II


Semester 3 : 

  • English & Communication : Persuasive Presentations
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing
  • Electrical Technology for Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Dynamics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Practical Training for ME II
  • Enrichment Module A


Semester 4 : 

  • English & Communication : Promotional Materials
  • Environmental Awareness & OSH
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Enrichment Module B


2 out of 11 Elective Modules :

  • Marine Engineering Knowledge
  • Applied Thermo Fluids
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Automation
  • Timepiece Technology Studies A
  • Timepiece Technology Studies B
  • Computer Aided Design with 3D modelling
  • Rolling Stock in Railway
  • Track System in Railway
  • Applied Robotics
  • Introduction to Jet Engine


Semester 5 :

  • English & Communication : Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Project Management
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Industry Based Student Project

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