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


Sept 2022 Entry

Programme code: JS3557

Duration & Credit Requirement

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.

Scheme/Programme Intake
53 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Scheme Leader

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

Programme Leader – BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing

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

Programme Leader – BEng (Hons) in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Dr Gary C.P. Tsui
BEng, PhD

Remarks
  • Students admitted to the scheme study the common curriculum for the first 1.5 years. They must select any one of the two honours degree awards no later than the end of the first semester of Year 2.
  • The credit requirements of this scheme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • All information is subject to change without prior notice.
  • Students will be awarded one of the following awards upon successful completion of the graduation requirements of the programme concerned:
    • BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing
    • BEng (Hons) in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Students are allowed to enrol on any awards without being subject to further assessment.
  • The option of Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) is available to the students of BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering (a variant of BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing). Admission to Secondary Major is on competitive basis and subject to a different credit requirement for graduation. Please see "Secondary Major Details" section.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Two full-time programmes are offered under this scheme:

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

 

BEng PEM

 

Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

Product design and development have become increasingly complex in recent years, due to decreasing time to market, increasing customer expectations, and growing global competition. Today, product engineers carry out product design and development tasks that go beyond functional or engineering design to incorporate consideration of aesthetic and business issues, product life-cycle design, and technologies. Therefore, there is an urgent need for produce development professionals who are sufficiently innovative, knowledgeable, and skillful to synergise product development with design, technology, and business aspects to develop novel products with immediate market appeal.

 

To fulfil this need, the BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing programme has the following aims and learning outcomes:

  • Provide integrated education and training for students on synergising product design, technology and business in new product development
  • Develop students' knowledge of business development, strategic product planning, product marketing and management and help them understand how to apply this knowledge to the development of successful new products
  • Nurture graduates with excellent product design and development abilities who can interact with customers, industrial designers, production personnel, suppliers and vendors; understand market situations and competition environments; and identify market needs and seize opportunities by developing new products that satisfy customer and engineering requirements.

 

 

Programme Characteristics

The programme provides comprehensive education and training in the development of successful new products, enabling students to synthesise product design, technology, and business processes.

 

The integrative and problem-based teaching and learning approach of the programme develops students' knowledge of product design, development and marketing and their communication, teamwork, management and self-learning skills. Graduates are equipped 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 task of an industrial and systems engineer is to organise and work harmoniously with others to streamline operational procedures and improve productivity and overall system performance. The ultimate goals of these efforts are to increase efficiency, to reduce operating costs, and to increase customer satisfaction. ISE is different from other traditional engineering disciplines, in which 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 in both the industrial and commercial sectors. This broad exposure and experience give industrial and systems engineers flexible career paths. Thus, ISE graduates are employed in a wide range of areas and settings, such as new product development for transportation, theme parks, logistics services, banking, public utilities, business development consultancy, and government departments. 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

The hallmarks of this programme are its emphasis on student-centred learning and its integration of theory and practice.

 

In their final year, students can specialise in areas such as manufacturing engineering, logistics engineering, and Internet of things through the selection of a Final Year Project and Electives, with the latter selected from a large pool of options.

 

In addition to the normal curriculum, Work-Integrated Education (WIE) is incorporated into the programme to ensure that students gain work experience 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 available to students to give them practical work experience.

 

Students also have the opportunity to participate in the student exchange programme, during which they spend one semester in universities in countries such as the US, Canada, Sweden, or Finland.

Curriculum

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
Professional Communication in Chinese Introduction to Enterprise Computing
Electricity and Electronics Industrial Engineering Techniques & Methods
Society and the Engineer Systems Modeling & Simulation
Appreciation of Manufacturing Technologies Appreciation of Manufacturing Technologies
CAR III & IV CAR III & IV
   
Year 3
BEng PEM BEng ISE
Instrumentation and Product Testing Operations Research I
Introduction to Industrial Design Integrated Design for Manufacture
Integrated Design for Manufacture Materials & Processes Selection
Marketing Research Planning of Production & Service Systems
Operation Research I Professional Communication in English for Engineering Students
Engineering Management Professional Communication in Chinese
Professional Communication in English for Engineering Students Automation Technology
Integrated Product Engineering Project I Engineering Management
Tool Design Product Safety and Reliability
Service-Learning Business Process Management
Integrated Project Service-Learning
  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 Computer-Aided Product Design
Advanced Manufacturing Technology New Product Planning and Development
Marketing Management in China Mobile Technologies for Logistics Systems
Sales and Distribution Management Green Legislation and Supply Chain Logistics
Design in Business for Engineering Eco-design and Manufacture
Sustainable Product Design Advanced Manufacturing Technology
   
* Select any TWO from the pool of Elective Subjects. * Select any TWO from the pool of Elective Subjects.

Secondary Major Detail

Secondary Major Details

The option of Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) is available to the students of BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering (PE) (a variant of BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing):

Features

Students taking this Secondary Major will build the spirit and mindset of innovation and entrepreneurship for problem solving and technology commercialization.  Therefore, strengths of the students of BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering can be further elevated, especially in the workplace requiring creativity, business knowledge, analytical and management skills, planning techniques, and efficiency.   Electives are offered for students to fit their specific interest and career goals.  

Remarks

The two sets of learning outcomes of the Major and the Secondary Major can complement to and reinforce each other.  The synergistic effect in the curriculum design allows students to accomplish the Major plus Secondary Major programme (PE and IE) by completing a minimum of 142 academic credits and 10 training credits.

Studying for a Secondary Major is a free choice by students and not mandatory. Only students with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above may be considered for Secondary Major enrolment. This Secondary Major may stipulate additional selection criteria for admission and is subject to quota availability. Students must apply to and obtain approval from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, not later than the commencement of the second year of study, to be admitted to the Secondary Major.

 

 

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The BEng PEM and BEng ISE programmes have been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) as professional engineering degree programmes recognised by other Washington Accord signatories.

The Washington Accord is an international agreement between bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programmes.  Currently, it has 20 signatories, including the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, and New Zealand.

 

Career Prospects

 

BEng PEM

In recent years, many Hong Kong manufacturers have maintained their competitiveness and maximised their profit margins by switching from being low-cost original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to being high value-added original design manufacturers (ODMs) or even original brand manufacturers (OBMs). This has led to a substantial demand for professionals capable of designing and developing 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, healthcare products, electronic consumer products, audio/visual products, green products, power tools, and automobile components.

 

BEng ISE

Graduates find employment as industrial engineers, systems engineers, project engineers, product development engineers, manufacturing engineers, logistics engineers, marketing engineers and costing engineers.  They may take up various engineering and management trainee positions in government departments and utility companies before being promoted to managerial positions.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for non-JUPAS applicants.

Enquiries

Enquiries

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

Student Message

Student Message


My first year at PolyU was a thoroughly novel experience. I learned new things, grasped new opportunities and started a new life. As Product Engineering with Marketing (PEM) is an engineering-based programme, I spent my first year consolidating my engineering knowledge in areas such as calculus and mathematics. However, PEM is not just about engineering: it also teaches students to design engineering products that can effectively satisfy consumers’ needs. Thus, I am going to learn industrial design, economics and marketing in the coming years.

 

Aside from regular classes, PEM students can participate in various learning activities such as competitions, internship programmes, and study tours. The most memorable experience I have had so far was a study tour to Taiwan. This was an invaluable chance to immerse myself in Taiwanese village life and explore a culture very different from that of Hong Kong.

 

In addition to learning at PolyU, I have made many new friends, including while living in Ho Man Tin Hall, where I enjoyed the independence of student life.


Wong Ka Lai



「產品工程兼市場學」是一個專門研究生產及製造產品的學科,而當中也會學習有關市場學的知識。課程的第一年,我們主要學習一些關於這門學科的基礎知識。除了基本的電學、力學等知識外,還有機會親手製造電路。

 

「產品工程兼市場學」除了提供產品生產、工程、設計方面的課程外,更會在第一個學年中為學員提供工程專題研習課程。在這個課程中,同學們甚至能夠從中學習到一些創業技巧。此外,學系還會經常邀請一些業界成功的工程師與同學分享個人經驗,除了能夠讓同學們更加了解自己的日後發展路向外,更能夠從他人身上汲取寶貴的人生經驗。

 

我相信完成四年的大學課程後,個人一定能夠對香港的工業發展作出貢獻,並進而創造出自己豐盛多彩的未來。


陳志達



Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required


Programme Leaflet

Click here

Transcript / Certificate

Required


Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement


Date: Between November 2021 and July 2022
Mode:Individual interview (online)
Aims:

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

Medium:English
Duration:

About 10-15 minutes

Remark:
  • Suitable applicants will be invited to interview.