Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Logistics and Enterprise Engineering
Sept 2017 EntryProgramme code: JS3571
Duration and Credit Requirement
121 (plus 6 training credits)
Dr Tommy K.L. Choy
MSc, MPhil, PhD, CEng, MHKIE, MIPSHK, MIEE, MHKLA
- 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.
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.
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.
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)|
|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|
|CAR I & II|
|Leadership and Intra-Personal Development|
|BSc LEM||BSc EEM|
|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|
|BSc LEM||BSc EEM|
|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|
|Integrated Project||Integrated Project|
|BSc LEM||BSc EEM|
|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*|
|* Students can take two Free Elective Subjects (6 credits) offered by ISE or other departments.|
Recognition and Prospects
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.
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.
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
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