Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Scheme in Product and Industrial Engineering
產品及工業工程(榮譽)工學士學位組合課程


Sept 2017 Entry

Programme code: JS3557

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

124 (plus 10 training credits)
Students may be required to take extra subjects in physics depending on their entry qualifications.

Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes
Programme Leader(s)

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

Remarks
  • 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 this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • Scholarships are available for students with outstanding academic performance. PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarships at any time.  In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.
  • All information is subject to change without prior notice.

Aims and Characteristics

Two full-time programmes are offered under this scheme:

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

 

BEng PEM

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 skilful 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
  • Produce 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, 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 of 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.

 

BEng ISE

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 an 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 including both the industrial and commercial sectors. In this connection, industrial and systems engineers have much more 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. An example of this emphasis is the Integrative Studies in Product and Process Design subject that adopts a real-life problem-based approach to learning. Students work in teams to run a simulated product development company. They engage in various tasks commencing from analysing a newly proposed product from a marketing perspective, and are then required to do detailed product and component design. The materials, components, manufacturing processes, tooling, impact on the environment and cost are then analysed in a systematic manner. Throughout the subject, apart from the introduction and task briefing sessions, activities such as lectures, seminars, tutorials, and guided studies are used as vehicles for students to acquire knowledge through a highly flexible learning process.

 

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) has been 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.

 

Curriculum

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
CAR I & II
Healthy Lifestyle
Leadership and Intra-Personal Development
 
Year 2
BEng PEM BEng ISE
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
Integrated Product Development Fundamentals Introduction to Enterprise Computing
Introduction to Industrial Design Industrial Engineering Techniques & Methods
Instrumentation and Product Testing Systems Modeling & Simulation
Appreciation of Manufacturing Technologies Appreciation of Manufacturing Technologies
CAR III & IV CAR III & IV
   
Year 3
BEng PEM BEng ISE
Society and the Engineer Operations Research I
Mechatronics for Products/Electricity and Electronics Design for Manufacturing & Sustainability
Integrated Design for Manufacture Materials & Processes Selection
Marketing Research Product Safety & Reliability
Integrated Product Engineering Project I Professional Communication in English
Engineering Management Professional Communication in Chinese
Professional Communication in English Planning for Production & Service Systems
Professional Communication in Chinese Engineering Management
Tool Design ISPPD
Service-Learning Service-Learning
Integrated Project Integrated Project
   
Year 4  
BEng PEM BEng ISE
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 Product Technology Area
Advanced Mould and Die Design Computer-Aided Product Design
Design for Soft Products and New Services New Product Planning and Development
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Automation Technology
Product Innovation and Intellectual Property Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Marketing Management in China Functional Materials and Applications
Sales Management Physical Asset Management
Design in Business for Engineering  
Sustainable Product Design Operations Management and Quality Area
  Quality Management Systems
  Business Process Management
  Green Legislation and Supply Chain Logistics
  Enterprise Systems and Strategy
  Managing Service Quality
  Operations Research II
* Select any TWO from the pool of Elective Subjects.

 

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

Both the BEng PEM and BEng ISE have been granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).

 

Career Prospects

BEng PEM

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.

 

BEng ISE

Graduates can 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.

 

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.

Enquiries

For further BEng PEM programme information, please contact Ms Havina Chow (tel: 2766 6620; email: havina.chow@polyu.edu.hk).

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

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Interview Arrangement


Date: Between February and April 2017
Mode:Individual interview (face-to-face or tele-conferencing)
Aims:

To evaluate the potential of applicants for admission to the programme, and to assess their communication skills and interest in the field of studies.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 10-15 minutes

Remark:

Suitable applicants will be invited to interviews.