Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management

Sept 2020 Entry
Programme code: 45080

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code

NDM for MSc (Full-time)
NFP for PgD (Full-time)
NPM for MSc (Part-time)
NPP for PgD (Part-time)

Mode of Study
Mixed Mode
Normal Duration

1.5 years (Full-time)
3 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation

Please refer to the Curriculum section in the programme entry.

Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits

1 module (equivalent to 3 credits) for local part-time students;
HK$80,000 (fees for 3 modules [9 credits] and 1 dissertation) for non-local students commencing their studies from 1 Jan 2020

Tuition Fee

HK$13,000 per module for local students
HK$16,000 per module for non-local students commencing their studies from 1 Jan 2020

Note: A HK$26,000 Project (Dissertation) fee will also be charged for local students.

For non-local students commencing their studies from 1 Jan 2020, a HK$32,000 Project (Dissertation) fee will be charged.

Programme Leader(s)

Director of Studies

Prof. Man Hau-chung

  • This programme is jointly offered by PolyU and the University of Warwick, UK, under the Integrated Graduate Development Scheme (IGDS).
  • This is an exempted programme under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance in Hong Kong. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this programme may lead.

Aims & Characteristics

The MSc introduces up-to-date knowledge of manufacturing techniques and processes plus applications of technology and quality tools and techniques to improve operations in an organisation. Participants will develop an understanding of the concepts of manufacturing systems engineering, product and process development with an awareness of strategic management and operations.


The programme is designed for engineering graduates interested in manufacturing systems and operations management, and for engineers who want to make the transition to managers in engineering. It is also suitable for graduates with little or no work experience.



This multidisciplinary and flexible programme offers over 20 modules that blend four major subject areas: Direction Motivation and Care of People, Business, Operations, and Manufacturing.


Students can attend the programme in full-time study mode and complete it at a faster pace. They can add or drop modules, change their mode of attendance and even attend in different countries to suit their own schedules.


In addition to strong academic support from both PolyU and the University of Warwick, local experts and industrialists provide updates on the latest developments in their companies and discuss application and implementation issues.


Non-local applicants are welcome to apply to study in this programme in Hong Kong.

Recognition & Prospects

This MSc degree is jointly awarded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The University of Warwick, UK.


This industry-led programme adopts multidisciplinary and innovative approaches to provide participants a thorough understanding of key elements in Direction Motivation and Care of People, Business, Operations, and Manufacturing, and subsequently enable them to apply the management techniques for improving the integration of business operation systems.


Programme Structure

For the MSc

A minimum of nine modules, of which;

at least five modules from designated Manufacturing modules; and
a Dissertation

For the PgD

Students must either complete (i) 12 taught modules or (ii) 6 modules plus a Dissertation.

Core Areas of Study

The following provides a list of the modules for the various core areas of study. Students can construct their own programmes from the four main areas:

Direction Motivation and Care of People

  • Leading Change
  • Organisations, People and Performance


  • Business Strategy and Strategic Management
  • Digital Marketing, Systems & Techniques
  • Financial Analysis and Control Systems
  • Financial Strategy
  • International Joint Ventures
  • Legal Aspects of Global Business
  • Strategic Marketing


  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Innovation
  • Leadership and Excellence
  • Service Design and Delivery
  • Storage and Warehousing Techniques
  • Technology Management
  • Transport Techniques and Management


  • Industrial Engineering for Business Improvement
  • Logistics and Operations Management
  • Operations Strategy for Industry
  • Procurement and Inventory Management
  • Product Design and Development Management
  • Project Planning, Management and Control
  • Quality Management and Techniques
  • Supply Chain Management

Entrance Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with Honours;
  • Post-experience Diploma or Higher Diploma with acceptable work experience;
  • Mature applicants with significant relevant experience will be considered on individual merit.

English Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5, or TOEFL iBT 92, or the equivalent

Other Information

  1. Student Admission
  • Part-time or local applicants: January/April/July/October intake
  • Full-time non-local applicants: January/August intake
  1. Each module, which can be completed within one to two weeks, comprises 40 hours of lectures, case studies, syndicate sessions, hands-on workshops, visits and in-house assignments.


For enquiries on application matters, please contact:
IGDS/IMDS Administration Unit, The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Room EF611, Core F, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon
(tel: (852) 2766 6606/(852) 2766 7984/(852) 2766 6624; fax: (852) 2764 4471; email:;
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Additional Documents Required

Employer's Recommendation


Personal Statement


Transcript / Certificate



An English language qualification certificate

Info Seminar

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Programme Leaflet

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