Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Industrial and Systems Engineering
Sept 2019 EntryProgramme code: 45498-SYI
Duration and Credit Requirement
Normally 64 (plus 6 training credits)(See the Remarks section below)
Dr Gary C.P. Tsui
- As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.
- The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.
- The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.
Aims and Characteristics
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 Systems Engineer is to organise and work harmoniously together 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. By 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 a much more flexible career path. ISE graduates are employed in organisations that 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.
Emphasis on student-centred learning and integration of theory and practice are hallmarks of this programme.
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.
Students are admitted to the senior year of the 4-year degree programme. They must complete all of the following subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation.
General University Requirement (GUR) (minimum 9 credits)
Subjects are mandated by the University as part of the broad based education for every student. Students are also expected to meet the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language and Communication Requirement (LCR). Credit transfers are considered based on previous studies in AD/HD programmes and students' academic performance.
Core Subjects (2 subjects of 2 credits each, 13 subjects of 3 credits each, total 43 credits)
Operations Research I, Design for Manufacture & Sustainability, Materials & Processes Selection, Planning for Production & Service Systems, Product Safety and Reliability, Business Process Management, Professional Communication in English, Professional Communication in Chinese, Automation Technology, Engineering Management, Engineering Costing & Evaluation, Enterprise Resources Planning, Project Management, Society & the Engineer, Total Quality Management
Electives (2 subjects of 3 credits each, total 6 credits)
Computer-Aided Product Design, New Product Planning & Development, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Quality Management Systems, Green Legislation & Supply Chain Logistics, Managing Service Quality, Enterprise Systems and Strategy
Individual Project (6 credits)
IC Training (6 training credits)
Appreciation of Manufacturing Technologies, Integrated Project
Work-Integrated Education (WIE) has been incorporated into the course of studies to ensure that students gain real-life work experience that is relevant to their study disciplines, and to enhance their all-round development. Each student must attain a minimum of one WIE training credit, i.e. a completion of at least 2 weeks/80 hours of full-time training, or the equivalent, before graduation.
Summer placement opportunities may be provided to students to enable them to gain practical work experience.
Student Exchange Programme
Students also have the opportunity to participate in a student exchange programme with universities in countries such as the United States, Canada, Sweden and Finland for one semester.
Recognition and Prospects
The programme has been granted provisional 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 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.
- An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in a relevant engineering discipline. Relevant engineering disciplines include production and industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and electronic (and information) engineering.
- Suitable applicants will be invited to attend an interview, which aims to evaluate their potential for and interest in the programme, and to test their language and communication skills.
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