Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Logistics and Enterprise Engineering

Sept 2017 Entry

Programme code: JS3571

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

121 (plus 6 training credits)

Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Tommy K.L. Choy

  • 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.

Aims and Characteristics

Two full-time programmes are offered under this scheme:

  • BSc (Hons) in Logistics Engineering with Management (BSc LEM); and
  • BSc (Hons) in Enterprise Engineering with Management (BSc EEM).



Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

Managing logistics is an interesting but complex task. It involves the effective management of materials, information and finance in a network of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and customers.


This programme aims to produce logistics engineers and professionals who are competent in the design, implementation, control and execution of logistics systems and related technologies, and to develop the ability of students to manage complex systems of business, logistics and technology for increasingly technology-enabled logistics businesses.


Programme Characteristics

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University possesses a broad array of expertise and talent that spans the whole spectrum of logistics. This programme provides comprehensive training in logistics, in areas ranging from logistics systems, facility design, logistics information systems and supply chain management to operations management. It also provides essential general management and business skills that are needed to manage and run modern logistics companies.


In addition to the academic curriculum, Work-Integrated Education (WIE) has been incorporated into the programme to ensure that students gain real-life work experience that is 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.



Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

Enterprises are organizations, industrial and commercial, that shape the modern economy. This programme aims at providing a body of knowledge, principles and disciplines that are related to the analysis, design, implementation and operation of the critical elements associated with the effective operation of modern enterprises. To be successful in today's highly competitive global business environment, an enterprise should be willing to undertake new ventures and be able to continuously optimise its operations.


This programme aims at turning out a new generation of professionals with the entrepreneurship skills and the capability of integrating and applying engineering, business management and information technology expertise to optimise the operations of modern information based enterprises and the workflows along the business value chains in which they operate.


Graduates from this course are capable of formulating problems, recognising the areas in an enterprise in which improvements are necessary, and devising and implementing strategies that are aimed at producing solutions for the enhancement of its business efficiencies and effectiveness. They enable the enterprise to deliver quality goods and services that meet or exceed customer demands in today’s modern business environment.


Programme Characteristics

The Curriculum

The programme curriculum is designed to suit students from Arts, Commerce and Science backgrounds. It provides a unique and integrative discipline of studies that aims at preparing graduates who are competent in Enterprise Engineering, Information Technology and Management. The curriculum also contains subjects such as Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Integrative Studies in Enterprise Systems and Management, which are aimed at equipping students with the principles and hands-on experience needed to develop business plans in starting up new businesses. A competition is held each year in the ISE Department for the best business plan, with industrialists invited to join academic staff members on the judging panel.


Teaching Approach and Support Facilities

Our teaching uses a student-centred and problem-based learning approach, and is conducted with the support of the most advanced facilities in the region, including the PolyU Microsoft Enterprise Systems Centre. The Centre has laboratories in Business Automation, Logistics and Simulation, and Knowledge Solutions.


Work-Integrated Education

In addition to the normal curriculum, Work-Integrated Education (WIE) has been incorporated into the programme. The Department also makes every effort to secure industrial summer training placements for students during the study. These placements enable students to gain practical work experience.


Student Exchange to Overseas Universities

Students also have the opportunity to participate in the Student Exchange Programme with universities in North America, Europe and Asia, including the Chinese mainland. The usual duration of the exchange is one semester.




Year 1 (Common curriculum in this scheme)
Information Technology
Basic Mathematics I - Calculus and Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Enterprise Computing
Introduction to Logistics Engineering
Freshman Seminar for Engineering
Fundamental of Enterprise Systems
English I & II
Healthy Lifestyle
Leadership and Intra-Personal Development
Year 2
Chinese Communication Chinese Communication
Management and Organisation Management and Organisation
Introduction to Marketing Introduction to Marketing
Engineering Economics Engineering Economics
Introduction to Shipping and Transport Logistics Operations Accounting for Decision Making
Accounting for Decision Making Human Resource Management
Human Resources Management Enterprise System Modeling and Design
Computer Proficiency Training Computer Proficiency Training
Free Elective 1* Free Elective 1*
Free Elective 2* CAR III & IV
Year 3  
Industrial Engineering Techniques and Methods Industrial Engineering Techniques and Methods
Packaging and Storage Technology Technology and Applications of E-Business Systems
Logistics Facility Design Quality Engineering
Planning for Production and Services Systems Planning for Production and Services Systems
Professional Communication in English Professional Communication in English
Professional Communication in Chinese Professional Communication in Chinese
Mobile Technologies for Logistics Systems Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Legal Aspect of E-Business in Logistics Knowledge Management Systems and Applications
Management Science Operations Research I
Service-Learning Business Process Management
CAR IV Service-Learning
Integrated Project Integrated Project
Year 4  
Production Logistics Strategic Management
Simulation of Logistics Systems Enterprise Resources Planning
Logistics Information Management Integrative Studies in Enterprise System and Management
Supply Chain Management ERP Advanced
Society and the Engineer Society and the Engineer
Project Management Project Management
Green Legislation and Supply Chain Logistics Engineering Costing and Evaluation
Individual Project Free Elective 2*
  Individual Project
* Students can take two Free Elective Subjects (6 credits) offered by ISE or other departments.


Recognition and Prospects


Professional Recognition

This programme was granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) in 2015.

The programme has been granted accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport of Hong Kong (CILTHK) since 2007.


Career Prospects

Graduates typically become management trainees, logistics engineers, distribution analysts/officers, logistics analysts, logistics officers in Government offices, business executives/analysts, system analysts/designers or young entrepreneurs. Moreover, a wide range of job opportunities suitable for our graduates are available in industry, business, services and the government sector. Most graduates rise up to managerial positions after some years of work experience.



Career Prospects

Like business and management studies, Enterprise Engineering with Management provides graduates with the generic principles and know-how that can be applied to enterprises and organisations in various sectors. A wide range of job opportunities suitable for our graduates are available in industry, business, services and the government sector. Most graduates rise up to managerial positions after some years of work experience


Entrance Requirements

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


For further BSc LEM programme information, please contact Ms Havina Chow (tel: 2766 6620; email:

For further BSc EEM programme information, please contact Ms Becky Chan (tel: 3400 3838; email:

Student Message

Over three years, I explored a great deal of the logistics field and learned about how it works. This programme equipped me with knowledge about managing the process of planning, implementing and controlling efficient and effective logistics workflows, with a view to both saving costs and conforming to customer requirements. To investigate the field in depth, I was required to learn subjects like production logistics and logistics facility design. To respond to the increasingly technology-enabled logistics world, subjects such as mobile technologies for logistics systems were also offered. In all, this programme helped me to develop the ability to manage complex business systems and become more competitive.

Lois Chan

In the BSc(Hons) in Logistics Engineering and Management programme I have acquired management skills such as forecasting techniques and methods in facility design, and learned about the role of niche technologies such as radio frequency identification in streamlining the logistics flow. I have also developed technical skills through using logistics software, which will be very useful in my future career. Another feature of my studies was the time I spent on exchange in Finland to broaden my horizons. This year I joined the summer placement programme to learn about the operations of a company and how to apply theories to a modern logistics business. The BSc(Hons) in Logistics Engineering and Management should be your choice if you want to pursue a career in logistics.

Ng Wing Sze, Connie

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: Between November 2016 and March 2017
Mode:Individual interview

To allow applicants to have a better understanding of the programme, and to test their communication skills.


About 15 minutes


Suitable applicants will be invited for telephone or Internet interviews.