Master of Science in Industrial Logistics Systems

Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 45089

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code

FTM (Full-time)
PTM (Part-time)

Mode of Study
Mixed Mode
Normal Duration

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

Credits Required for Graduation


Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits

3 credits for local students
9 credits for non-local students

Tuition Fee

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

Programme Leader(s)

Prof. P Ji
BSc (NE Heavy MachineryInst), MSc (Beijing Univ. Aeronautics & Astronautics), PhD (W Virginia)

No information is available at present.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The programme is designed for the transformation of logistics industry under the new economy. It aims to provide students with the use of information technology and managerial approaches in improving inbound logistics, production and outbound logistics so as to create value for the customers.



The programme provides an opportunity for managers and engineers who graduated from engineering and other disciplines, to obtain additional expertise in the planning, organising, staffing, training, assessing, reporting, monitoring, coordinating and controlling of information and other resources involved in the production of goods and services and delighting the customers. Study tour will be arranged for students to visit the logistics facilities and attend classes in the universities of the Chinese mainland.

Recognition & Prospects

The programme is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Hong Kong) and The Hong Kong Logistics Association. It is suitable for logistics professionals working in various fields, including logistics and distribution, retail, freight forwarding, healthcare service, delivery service, consultancy service, manufacturing logistics, procurement and many other fields dealing with transportation.  The programme provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills for improving the efficiency of an enterprise’s logistics activities and cultivates them to become logistics experts.


Programme Structure

Students must complete 7 taught subjects, including 5 compulsory subjects plus 2 elective subjects, and a Dissertation based on an industry oriented project (equivalent to 3 subjects, 9 credits); or 5 compulsory subjects and 5 elective subjects, including a field trip subject (ISE550).

In Year One, students will be equipped with concepts of global operations and the information requirements for logistics. In Year Two, their knowledge in technical and managerial areas will be deepened to explore logistics opportunities.

Core Areas of Study

This is a sample of major subjects for the various core areas of study. Students are provided with more subjects for selection upon registration.

  • Global Operations & Logistics Management
  • Enterprise Resources Planning
  • Logistics Information Systems
  • Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies
  • Warehousing & Material Handling Systems
  • Contemporary Logistics Issues in China
  • Risk & Crisis Management
  • Managing Six Sigma
  • Principles of Knowledge Engineering & Management
  • Workflow Design & Management
  • Optimisation Modeling & Applications

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at

Entrance Requirements

You must satisfy the following specific requirements of this programme:

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

Consideration will also be given to candidates without Honours degrees but with other relevant qualifications, 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 by the department. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.

For applicants with qualifications obtained in Taiwan, a pass in the High-Intermediate level or above in GEPT may be considered as having fulfilled the English language requirements.

Other Information

  • All compulsory subjects are assessed by coursework elements.
  • Classes are scheduled on weekday evenings or weekends.
  • All compulsory subjects have been included on the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable courses.
  • The maximum registration period for completing the MSc (full-time/part-time) is 4 years. 


For further information on academic matters, please contact:
Prof. P Ji (tel: (852) 2766 6631; email:

For general enquiries, please contact: 
Ms Louise Tung (tel: (852) 2766 4227; email:

Programme website:

Student Message

This programme not only updated my knowledge of modern logistics and global business trends, but also broadened my visions and horizons. I learnt a lot through mutual sharing during teamwork and researching different projects. With the help of comprehensive networks and professional advice, I have a bright perspective on my future career.

Alan Ho

The MSc in Industrial Logistics Systems provided a combination of both practical values and theoretical knowledge. Through this interdisciplinary learning experience, I could bridge the gap between school education and business application. Thank you for the enthusiastic teaching and technical support, which provide me with valuable learning experiences and a joyful school life.

Sandy Yau

This programme helps students to enhance their management skills while also clarifying many aspects related to the business environment of manufacturers and logistics providers. As an international student, the MSc in Industrial Logistics Systems has helped me to create and develop my professional network, which is vital for the success of my career in Hong Kong.

Dario Roveri

Additional Documents Required

Programme Leaflet


Transcript / Certificate



A non-local applicant who is not a native speaker of English AND his/her Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English is required to fulfil the minimum English language requirement for admission as listed below:

  1. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 or above for the Internet-based test; or a TOEFL score of 550 or above for the paper-based test; OR
  2. An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Info Seminar

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