Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Logistics and Enterprise Engineering
物流及企業工程(榮譽)理學士學位組合課程


Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: JS3571

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

121 (plus 6 training credits)

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

Scheme Leader

Dr Carman K.M. Lee
BEng (PolyU), PhD (PolyU)

Programme Leader - BSc(Hons) in Logistics Engineering with Management

Dr Nick Chung
BEng (HKU), MPhil (HKU), PhD (HKU)

Programme Leader - BSc(Hons) in Enterprise Engineering with Management

Dr Carman K.M. Lee
BEng (PolyU), PhD (PolyU)

Remarks
  • Students admitted into the scheme will study the common curriculum for the first year and a half. They will select one of the two honours degree awards before the end of the first semester of Year 2.
  • The credit requirements of these programmes 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 or 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).

 

BSc LEM

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 students' ability to manage complex business, logistics and technology systems 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 the general management and business skills needed to manage and run modern logistics companies.

 

In addition to the academic curriculum, Work-Integrated Education (WIE) is incorporated into the programme to ensure that students gain real-life work experience that is relevant to their studies. This enables students to better understand the relevance of their academic studies and enhances their 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.

 

BSc EEM

Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

Enterprises are organizations, industrial and commercial, that shape the modern economy. This programme aims to provide a body of knowledge, principles and disciplines that are related to the analysis, design, implementation and operation of 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 to turn out a new generation of professionals with the entrepreneurship skills and ability to integrate and apply engineering, business management and information technology expertise to optimise the operations of modern information based enterprises and workflows along the business value chains in which they operate.

 

Graduates of this course are capable of formulating problems, recognising areas for improvement in an enterprise's operations and devising and implementing strategies to enhance its business efficiency 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

Curriculum

The programme curriculum is designed to suit students from arts, commerce and science backgrounds. It provides a unique and integrative discipline that nurtures 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 designed to equip students with the principles and hands-on experience needed to develop business plans for start-ups. A competition is held each year in the ISE Department to find the best business plan, with industry experts invited to join academic staff members on the judging panel.

 

Teaching Approach and Support Facilities

Our teaching follows 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 their studies. 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.

 

 

Curriculum

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
CAR I & II
Healthy Lifestyle
Leadership and Intra-Personal Development
 
Year 2
BSc LEM BSc EEM
Chinese Communication Chinese Communication
Management and Organization Management and Organization
Introduction to Marketing Introduction to Marketing
Engineering Economics Engineering Economics
Technology and Applications of E-Business Systems Technology and Applications of E-Business Systems
Introduction to Shipping and Transport Logistics Operations Enterprise Systems Modeling and Design
Accounting for Decision Making Accounting for Decision Making
Human Resources Management Human Resource Management
Computing Tools in Resources Planning & Analysis Computing Tools in Resources Planning & Analysis
Free Elective 1* CAR III & IV
CAR III  
   
Year 3  
BSc LEM BSc EEM
Industrial Engineering Techniques and Methods Industrial Engineering Techniques and Methods
Packaging and Storage Technology Free Elective 1*
Logistics Facility Design Quality Engineering
Planning of Production and Service Systems Planning of Production and Service 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
E-Commerce and 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  
BSc LEM BSc EEM
Production Logistics Strategic Management
Simulation of Logistics Systems Enterprise Resources Planning
Logistics Information Management Integrative Studies in Enterprise Systems 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
ERP Advanced Free Elective 2*
Individual Project Individual Project
* Students can take free Elective Subjects offered by ISE or other departments.

 

Recognition and Prospects

BSc LEM

Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) as a professional engineering degree programme recognised by other Washington Accord signatories.

 

The Washington Accord is an international agreement between bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programmes. Currently, it has 18 signatories, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and New Zealand.

 

Graduates are also granted full exemption (Logistics Stream) from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) leading to Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK).

 

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 settings, business, services and the government. Most graduates are promoted to managerial positions after some years of work experience.

 

BSc EEM

Professional Recognition

The programme is dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. Students automatically receive a second professional qualification upon successful completion of the programme.

 

Career Prospects

Like business and management studies, Enterprise Engineering with Management provides graduates with generic principles and know-how that can be applied to enterprises and organizations 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.

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:

Ms Tiffany Lam (tel.: 2766 6611; email: tiffanyyk.lam@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


Over three years, I explored numerous aspects of the logistics field. The programme taught me how to manage the processes of planning, implementing and controlling efficient and effective logistics workflows to both save costs and meet customer requirements. To investigate the field in depth, I was required to take subjects such as Production Logistics and Logistics Facility Design. To help students thrive in today's increasingly technology-enabled logistics world, subjects such as mobile technologies for logistics systems are also offered. In all, this programme helped me to develop the ability to manage complex business systems and become more competitive.


Lois Chan



During the BSc(Hons) in Logistics Engineering and Management programme, I acquired management skills such as forecasting techniques and methods of facility design, and learned about the role of niche technologies such as radio frequency identification in streamlining  logistics flow. I also developed technical skills by learning how to use logistics software, which will be very useful in my future career. Another important feature of my studies was my exchange experience in Finland, which broadened my horizons. This year, I joined the summer placement programme to learn about the operations of a company and how to apply theoretical knowledge in a modern logistics business. Taking the BSc(Hons) in Logistics Engineering and Management is your best choice if you want to pursue a career in logistics.


Ng Wing Sze, Connie



The BSc(Hons) in Enterprise Engineering with Management programme provided a diverse and enriching environment for my university studies. It not only equipped me with academic knowledge but also encouraged my personal growth. Most importantly, the course cultivated my business-engineering persona, and the subjects I took and projects I conducted helped me develop a structured mindset.

 

In 2015, my teammates and I entered the Business Plan Competition, which required us to propose a new business opportunity with a detailed plan. Our group was the first runner up. My FYP was in cooperation with the Hong Kong Fire Services Department, for which I aimed to develop informative and interactive e-learning courseware. This gave me the experience necessary to apply the skills I had learned to a real-life situation. I also participated in study tours to Korea and Beijing. I volunteered as a student helper on Information Day and at a large-scale international seminar.

 

Our rapidly changing environment presents us with new challenges every day. During the programme, I not only gained in-depth knowledge from books, but also realised that being a good team player is important, and that we must work flexibly. In my present career in the finance and marketing industry, I am able to work with people from all walks of life and handle different projects. This is similar to my experience at university – working with people from different backgrounds, managing jobs analytically and being a fast learner.


Chong Shu Fong



The BSc(Hons) in Enterprise Engineering with Management programme gave me practical experience and numerous opportunities, which broadened my horizons.

 

In addition to providing me with a comprehensive understanding of enterprise engineering and business management, the programme offered me opportunities to participate in different events, including a study tour to Taiwan, an exchange programme in Finland and several competitions, such as HKEPC 2017. These enabled me to further consolidate and apply my professional knowledge and skills. I gained a global outlook and an understanding of enterprise management that will facilitate my organizational decision-making and problem-solving in the future.

 

This enriched programme undoubtedly gave me advantages in the highly competitive job market. As a management trainee at DHL Global Forwarding (Hong Kong) Limited, I have applied the professional knowledge I gained at PolyU in areas such as project management and strategic management, which has helped me to deal with various challenges and management issues with confidence. I always strive to further improve my performance and obtain better outcomes.

 

In sum, I am glad to be a graduate of this programme, as it gave me an all-round education and the development opportunities I needed me to grow as a professional enterprise engineer.


Chan Kam Wai



The BSc (Hons) in Enterprise Engineering with Management programme shaped who I am today.

 

Due to the programme's unique structure, which integrates elements of engineering and business, I learned to find human-oriented and logical solutions to problems. The programme introduced me to a wide range of perspectives on various theories and events. As project-based assignments and real case studies were our main coursework, preparing us to become professional enterprise engineers. I am also confident that I will be able to handle the tasks assigned to me in my future career. 

 

Beyond my academic life at PolyU, I enjoyed various enriching experiences, including exchange studies in Australia, voluntary service in Brazil, a self-initiated project in Thailand, service learning in Rwanda and an IE case study competition. The school even offered me chances to organize workshops and activities, teach lessons at secondary schools and more. All of these inspiring experiences and opportunities polished my soft skills, such as intercultural communication, time management, critical thinking and even global citizenship.

 

Having exceeded my expectations of myself, I now realise that there are many more possibilities and opportunities in life to pursue. In short, I am truly grateful for all of the support provided by the programme and university, which offered me an unforgettable undergraduate experience and transformed me into a practical dreamer.


Man Minyi



Additional Documents Required


Programme Leaflet

Click here

Transcript / Certificate

Required


Interview Arrangement


Date: Between November 2019 and April 2020
Mode:Individual interview
Aims:

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and to assess their language and communication skills and attitude towards learning.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 10-15 minutes

Remark:

Suitable applicants will be invited for a telephone or Internet interview.