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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Product and Industrial Engineering

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3557

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

124 (plus 10 training credits)

Students may be required to take an extra subject in Physics depending on their entry qualifications.

Programme Intake 56
Fund Type Government-Funded

Programme Leader(s)

Scheme Leader
Prof. C.Y. Tang
BSc, MSc, PhD

Programme Leader – BEng(Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing
Prof. C.Y. Tang
BSc, MSc, PhD

Programme Leader – BEng(Hons) in Industrial and Systems Engineering
Dr Gary C.P. Tsui
BEng, PhD


  • Students admitted into the scheme will study the common curriculum for the first one and a half years. They will select any one of the two honours degree awards no later than the end of first semester of Year 2.
  • The credit requirements of these programmes are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • All information is subject to change without prior notice.

Aims & Characteristics

Two full-time programmes are offered under this scheme:

  • BEng(Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing (BEng PEM)
  • BEng(Hons) in Industrial and Systems Engineering (BEng ISE)



Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

With decreasing time to market, increasing customer expectations and global competition, product design and development has become increasingly more complex in recent years. Today, product engineers carry out product design and development tasks that are not only limited to functional or engineering design but also need to incorporate the considerations of aesthetic issues, design for the product life cycle, technologies and business issues. There is now an urgent need to produce professionals in product development who can be innovative, knowledgeable and skillful enough to synergise product development with design, technology and business in developing successful new products.


To fulfil this need, the BEng(Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing programme is designed to achieve the following aims and learning outcomes:

  • Provide integrated education and training to students for synergising product design, technology and business in new product development;
  • Enable students to develop their knowledge in business development, strategic product planning, product marketing and management, and understand how they relate to the development of successful new products; and
  • Supply graduates who are capable of product design and development, and can interact with customers, industrial designers, production personnel, suppliers and vendors, understand market situations and competition environments, and identify market needs and opportunities to convert them into new products that satisfy customer needs and all product engineering requirements.


Programme Characteristics

The programme provides comprehensive education and training in the development of successful new products in which graduates are able to synthesise product design, technologies and business issues.


Adopting an integrative and problem-based teaching and learning approach, the programme helps students to develop their knowledge in product design and development, and marketing, as well as their communication, team-playing, management and self-learning skills. Graduates are able to play leading roles in the industry by virtue of their well-balanced education and practical training.



Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) is a professional discipline that focuses on developing and implementing optimal solutions from a system-level perspective. This involves people, technology, quality, finance, information, and environmental issues. The main role of Industrial and Systems Engineer is to organise and work harmoniously with others to streamline operational procedures, improve productivity and overall system performance. The ultimate goal is to increase efficiency, reduce operating costs, and increase customer satisfaction. ISE is different from other traditional engineering disciplines whereby knowledge and skills are applied to specific areas. For example, traditional manufacturing engineers usually work in a production environment. In contrast, ISE provides students with the opportunity to work in a variety of organisations in both the industrial and commercial sectors. In this connection, industrial and systems engineers have flexible career paths. ISE graduates are employed in organisations engaged in new product development, transportation, theme parks, logistics services, banks, public utilities, business development consultancy enterprises, government departments, etc. The ultimate objective of the ISE discipline is to provide leadership in the design of integrated industrial and commercial systems for the advancement and well-being of the community.


Programme Characteristics

Emphasis on student-centred learning and the integration of theory and practice are hallmarks of this programme.


In their final year, students can specialise in areas such as product engineering, logistics engineering, knowledge engineering, and product technology, through the selection of their Final Year Project and Electives, the latter of which are selected from a large pool of options.


In addition to the normal curriculum, Work-Integrated Education (WIE) is incorporated into the programme to ensure that students gain work experience relevant to their studies. This serves to enable students to better understand the relevance of their academic studies and to enhance all-round development.


Summer placement opportunities may be provided to students to enable them to gain practical work experience.


Students also have the opportunity to participate in the student exchange programme with universities in countries such as the United States, Canada, Sweden and Finland for one semester.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

Both the BEng PEM and BEng ISE programmes have been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) as a professional engineering degree programme recognised by other Washington Accord signatories.


The Washington Accord is an international agreement between bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programmes.  Currently, it has 20 signatories, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and New Zealand.


Career Prospects


In recent years, many Hong Kong manufacturers have been switching from being low-cost original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to high value-added original design manufacturers (ODMs), and even to original brand manufacturers (OBMs), to maintain their competitiveness and maximise their profit margins. This has led to a substantial demand for professionals to design and develop new products.


Our graduates have the abilities needed to work as product engineers, project engineers and product design engineers in the development of various kinds of products such as toys, domestic electrical appliances, health care products, electronic consumer products, audio/visual products, green products, power tools and automobile components.



Graduates find employment as industrial engineers, systems engineers, project engineers, product development engineers, manufacturing engineers, logistics engineers, marketing engineers and costing engineers, or in various engineering and management trainee positions in government departments and utility companies before promotion to managerial positions.


Year 1 (Common curriculum in this scheme)
Basic Mathematics I – Calculus and Probability and Statistics
Basic Mathematics II – Calculus and Linear Algebra
Information Technology
Physics I & II
Freshman Seminar for Engineering
Engineering Communication and Fundamentals
English I & II
Healthy Lifestyle
Leadership and Intra-Personal Development
Year 2
Chinese Communication Chinese Communication
Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering/Chemistry/Biology Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering/Chemistry/Biology
Mathematics I Mathematics I
Engineering Economics Engineering Economics
Quality Engineering Quality Engineering
Introduction to Marketing Electricity & Electronics
Professional Communication in Chinese Introduction to Enterprise Computing
Electricity and Electronics Industrial Engineering Techniques & Methods
Society and the Engineer Systems Modeling & Simulation
Appreciation of Manufacturing Technologies Appreciation of Manufacturing Technologies
Year 3
Instrumentation and Product Testing Operations Research I
Introduction to Industrial Design Integrated Design for Manufacture
Integrated Design for Manufacture Materials & Processes Selection
Marketing Research Planning of Production & Service Systems
Operation Research I Professional Communication in English for Engineering Students
Engineering Management Professional Communication in Chinese
Professional Communication in English for Engineering Students Automation Technology
Integrated Product Engineering Project I Engineering Management
Tool Design Product Safety and Reliability
Service-Learning Business Process Management
Integrated Project Service-Learning
  Integrated Project
Year 4
New Product Planning and Development Society and the Engineer
Global Marketing Enterprise Resources Planning
Eco-design & Manufacture Project Management
Computer-Aided Product Design Engineering Costing & Evaluation
Business to Business Marketing Total Quality Management
Product Safety & Reliability Elective 1 & 2*
Elective 1 & 2* Individual Project
Capstone Project  
Elective Subjects: Elective Subjects:
Total Quality Management Computer-Aided Product Design
Advanced Manufacturing Technology New Product Planning and Development
Marketing Management in China Mobile Technologies for Logistics Systems
Sales and Distribution Management Green Legislation and Supply Chain Logistics
Design in Business for Engineering Eco-design and Manufacture
Sustainable Product Design Advanced Manufacturing Technology
* Select any TWO from the pool of Elective Subjects. * Select any TWO from the pool of Elective Subjects.

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

  • English Language
  • Mathematics

Relevant Applied Learning subject(s) that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation is/are:

  • Accounting for E-Business
  • Display and Jewellery Design
  • Creative Advertising
  • Jewellery Arts and Design
  • Jewellery and Accessories Design
  • Law Enforcement in Hong Kong
  • Marketing and Online Promotion
  • Practical Psychology
  • Internet of Everything Application
  • Computer Forensic Technology
  • Computer Game and Animation Design
  • Electrical and Energy Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship for SME
  • Business Data Analysis
  • Applied Psychology
  • Applied Business Research
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Studies
  • Health Care Practice
  • Interior Design
  • Innovative Product Design
  • Accounting in Practice

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2020-21: 19.6 (Any Best 5 Subjects)


For further programme information, please contact:
Ms Becky Chan (tel: 3400 3838; email: becky.chan@polyu.edu.hk).