Master of Science in Technology Management
Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 05002
Duration & Credit Requirement
1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)
6 for local students
12 for non-local students
HK$3,300 per credit for local students
HK$4,000 per credit for non-local students
Prof. Cheung Chi Fai
BEng, MPhil, PhD, CEng, MIEE, MHKIE, MIEEE, MASME
Prof. Noori Hamid
BSc, MBA, PhD, MAOM, MIIE, MSOM, MPOM, MSME
This programme is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering.
Aims & Characteristics
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.
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.
- Management of Innovation & Technology
- Technology Transfer & Commercialisation
- Technology Audit & Assessment
- 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 www2.ise.polyu.edu.hk/academic_program/msctm/content/HTML/curriculum.htm.
* Students must take this subject if they do not opt for the Dissertation.
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.
- 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 www.polyu.edu.hk/feng/05002/05002.htm for further details.
Additional Documents Required
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.
No information is available at present.