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

Programme Code: MECH0101

Faculty of: Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Level-of-study: S4-S6

Area of Interest: Science

Programme Period: July 26, 2021 to July 30, 2021

Programme Fee: HKD 7,000

Early Bird Discount (Deadline: February 28, 2021):
– 5% discount on programme fee

Summer Scholarships offered by HKU Academy for the Talented:
Academy members - 20% discount of the programme fee

Deadline for Application: May 31, 2021

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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. C K Chan, Dr. C H Liu, Dr. Alan Tsang,

Programme Schedule:

Monday to Friday (09:30 – 12:30 & 14:30 – 17:30)


• 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.