The Fascinating World of Fluid Flows: From Airplanes to Micro-swimmers

Programme Code: MECH0101

Faculty of: Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Level-of-study: S1-S6

Area of Interest: Science

Programme Period: July 25, 2022 to July 29, 2022

Programme Schedule: Monday to Friday (09:30 - 12:30 & 14:30 - 17:30)

Programme Fee: HKD 7,000

Teaching Mode: Online

Discount(s) on Programme Fee:
20% - Academy Summer Scholarship / HKUSI Alumni Discount
10% - Referral Discount / HKU Members Discount
5% - Early Bird Discount (Deadline: February 28, 2022) / Private Discount
* All discounts are NOT in conjunction with any other discounts.
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Deadline for Application:
June 24, 2022

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Course Description:

This course will cover three different timely topics in macroscopic and microscopic fluid mechanics: aerodynamics, urban flow, and microswimmers. In the first part, we will discuss fundamental ideas in the design of flying machines, and hands-on practice on aerial challenge will follow. In the second part, we will discuss the role of fluid mechanics in in our daily life from potable water to flows over cities. Visits, from indoor built environment to outdoor natural landscape, will be arranged if feasible. In the third part, we will discuss biofluid mechanics for swimming micro-organisms and micro-robotics, and their potential biomedical applications. Training on microscopy will be provided.

Course Instructor(s):

Dr. Alan Tsang


• Students of non-credit bearing programmes will receive a certificate upon programme completion. Students of credit-bearing programmes can apply a transcript stated with HKU credits, please contact your home institution about the issue related to HKU credits recognition.

• You understand that you must be available for the entire duration of the programme, from the start to the end of the programme. 20% absence is allowed for emergencies or sick leave with legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence. Students have the responsibility to contact the programme coordinator and/or teacher concerned about this ahead of time. No exceptions will be made, unless prior approval has been given. You are expected to be punctual for all classes and tutorials. Unexcused cases of lateness may count as absence. Students who fail to achieve an 80% of attendance or absence without legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence will not be awarded the HKU Credits or the Certificate of Completion.