Master of Science in Technology Management

Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 05002

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code

MT (Full-time)
MTT (Part-time)

Mode of Study
Mixed Mode
Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation


Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits

6 for local students
12 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$3,300 per credit for local students 
HK$4,000 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Award Coordinator

Prof. Cheung Chi Fai

Prof. Noori Hamid


This programme is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme aims to provide knowledge and expertise in technology management to managers and engineers with technology-related responsibilities. In particular, the programme enables students to:

  • ​Develop competence in understanding innovation cycles and ultimately turn innovations into commercial successes;
  • Understand the financial and strategic framework for the development, acquisition and adoption of technology in an organisation; and
  • Keep abreast of the technological developments in a chosen field of interest, such as manufacturing, design or logistics.


The programme is suitable for executives, managers and engineers in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, service, public utilities and finance, with the responsibility of acquiring, auditing, managing, transferring and financing technology. Apart from the Compulsory and Core Subjects, students can select from a wide range of subjects that are offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering to suit their own careers and specialisms.

Students have the flexibility to vary their studies from semester to semester according to their personal aspirations (except for non-local students, who are constrained by visa requirements). For example, a student can study full-time in one semester and then choose to switch to part-time study in the next semester, and vice versa. Students can manage their own pace of study, subject to certain registration and assessment regulations.

Recognition & Prospects

Technology Management is vital to various aspects of business – from financing, development of products and services, and manufacturing to licensing and commercialization of technology so as to maximize companies’ effectiveness and efficiency.

The programme is designed with a broad-based and multi-disciplinary curriculum to teach the business aspects of technology and to groom new technology-management professionals and experts who desire to improve their competency in managing their workforces and operations in technological innovation.  It is also suitable for engineers or technical professionals hoping to move into management roles, to devise workable and innovative solutions.


Programme Structure

The programme provides the option for students to engage in either the full-time study mode (taking 9 credits or more per semester) or the part-time study mode (taking fewer than 9 credits per semester). In general, each subject requires a 3-hour class per week over a 13-week semester. Full-time students can complete the programme in one year (including the summer semester).

Students who enrol in the MSc in Technology Management programme have the option to select from a wide range of subjects offered under the Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering, and from those offered by other Faculties, including Accounting, Business, Computing, Construction and Environment, Logistics and Management.


The programme curriculum consists of Compulsory, Core and Elective Subjects.

Students must complete:

  • ​7 taught subjects, including 3 Compulsory Subjects, at least 2 Core Subjects and at most 2 Elective Subjects and a Dissertation;
  • ​10 taught subjects, including 3 Compulsory Subjects, at least 3 Core Subjects and at most 4 Elective Subjects.


Core Areas of Study

The programme offers 3 Compulsory Subjects and 7 Core Subjects, and there is a wide range of subjects under the Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering.

Compulsory Subjects

  • ​Management of Innovation & Technology
  • Technology Transfer & Commercialisation
  • Technology Audit & Assessment

Core Subjects

  • ​Field Study of Technology Organisations*
  • Intellectual Property Management & Strategy
  • Financial Decision Analysis for Technology Management
  • Systematic Innovation for Product Development
  • Manufacturing Strategy
  • Managing Six Sigma
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Technology Project Management
  • Managing & Measuring Intellectual Capital
  • Global Operations & Logistics Management
  • Principles of Knowledge Engineering & Management
  • Customer Relationship Management & Technology

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at


* Students must take this subject if they do not opt for the Dissertation.

Entrance Requirements

​You must satisfy the following specific requirements of this programme:

  • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in engineering, business or science, or a professional qualification, or the equivalent.


Consideration will also be given to candidates without Honours degrees, but who have other relevant qualifications that are supplemented by appropriate work experience.


If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.


Individual cases will be considered on their own merit. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.

Other Information

  • ​Scholarships would be awarded to outstanding graduates from the programme.
  • The teaching approach of the programme includes lectures, seminars, workshops and field trips outside Hong Kong.
  • The Compulsory Subjects and some Core Subjects are offered on Saturdays and Sundays to minimise disturbances to students' daily work. Other subjects are normally offered on weekday evenings.
  • Concurrent Enrolment Scheme with the University of Cincinnati
    • The Faculty of Engineering (FENG) of PolyU and The University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS) of the U.S. jointly deliver a concurrent enrolment scheme allowing credit transfers between FENG and CEAS and contributing to the award of a Master of Science (MSc) degree from PolyU and a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree from UC. Under the arrangement, it is possible for students joining this PolyU MSc programme to complete two Master’s degrees within one year, one from PolyU(MSc) and one from UC(MEng). Applicants may visit for further details.


For information on academic matters, please contact: 
Prof. Benny C.F. Cheung (tel: (852) 2766 7905; email:


For information on general enquiries, please contact: 
Miss Michelle Wong (tel: (852) 2766 4118; email:

Student Message

I am now working in a multinational organization, and the knowledge I gained through this programme has enhanced my competence in coping with the rapid technological changes in the global market.


This programme not only provided me with in-depth knowledge, but also offered me great opportunities to visit some state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in mainland China. Moreover, I learnt from an international team of faculty staff members as well as experienced guest speakers from different industries and countries such as mainland China, Canada, the UK, etc.


Studying this programme has broadened my global vision and sharpened my decision-making skills. It has helped me to be more competent in the challenging future.

Lewis Choi - Regional Engineering Manager, Hallmark Cards (HK) Limited

Technology is undoubtedly a vital business driver for a company to create its core competence and retain distinctive values through interaction with other business functions. This programme not only gave me a great opportunity to learn how to manage technological innovations and developments in a more effective and systematic manner, but also offered multidisciplinary subjects to sharpen my skill set in different business activities. As an electronics component distributor in a high-tech industry, I am delighted that my personal network has been enhanced through this programme. More importantly, I can apply what I have learned to my current technical design activities and business strategy formulation, and lead my company to be more successful, marketable and sustainable in the highly competitive global market.

Jimmy Peng - Office Manager, Secom Technologies (HK) Limited

Additional Documents Required

Employer's Recommendation


Personal Statement


Supplementary Form


Transcript / Certificate



English Language test results (TOEFL, IELTS or other equivalent qualifications) are required for non-local applicants who have not obtained a degree from a recognised university of which the language of instruction is English.

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