Sept 2022 EntryProgramme code: JS3571
121 (plus 6 training credits)
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)
Two full-time programmes are offered under this scheme:
Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes
Managing logistics is an interesting and 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 nurture logistics engineers and professionals who are competent in the design, implementation, control, and execution of logistics systems and related technologies and capable of managing complex business, logistics and technology systems for increasingly technology-enabled logistics enterprises.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University possesses a broad array of expertise and talent that spans the entire spectrum of logistics. The programme provides comprehensive training in logistics systems, facility design, logistics information systems, supply chain management, and operations management. It also teaches 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 efforts and enhances their all-round development.
Summer placement opportunities may be available to students to enable them to gain practical work experience.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in the Student Exchange Programme, during which they spend one semester at a university in a country such as the US, Canada, Sweden, or Finland.
Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes
Enterprises are industrial and commercial organisations that shape the modern economy. This programme aims to provide students with a body of knowledge, principles, and skills 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 must be willing to undertake new activities and able to continuously optimise its operations.
This programme aims to generate a new tranche 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 programme are capable of formulating problems, recognising the areas in an enterprise that require improvement, and devising and implementing strategies to produce solutions that enhance business efficiency and effectiveness. They enable enterprises 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 comprises a unique and integrated combination of subjects that nurtures graduates who are competent in enterprise engineering, information technology and management. The curriculum includes subjects such as Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Integrative Studies in Enterprise Systems and Management, which equip students with the principles and hands-on experience needed to develop plans for starting up new businesses. A competition is held each year in the ISE Department for the best business plan, with industry practitioners 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 focusing on 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 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, travelling to universities in North America, Europe and Asia, including the Chinese mainland. The typical duration of an exchange is one semester.
|Year 1 (Common curriculum for 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|
|Technology and Applications of E-Business Systems||Technology and Applications of E-Business Systems|
|Introduction to Shipping and Transport Logistics Operations||Introduction to Shipping and Transport Logistics Operations|
|Accounting for Decision Making||Accounting for Decision Making|
|Introduction to Business Law||Introduction to Business Law|
|Computing Tools in Resources Planning & Analysis||Computing Tools in Resources Planning & Analysis|
|Free Elective 1*||Free Elective 1*|
|CAR III & IV||CAR III & IV|
|BSc LEM||BSc EEM|
|Industrial Engineering Techniques and Methods||Industrial Engineering Techniques and Methods|
|Packaging and Storage Technology||Quality Engineering|
|Logistics Facility Design||Planning of Production and Service Systems|
|Planning of Production and Service Systems||Professional Communication in Chinese|
|Professional Communication in English for Engineering Students||Professional Communication in English for Engineering Students|
|Professional Communication in Chinese||Entrepreneurship and Innovation|
|Mobile Technologies for Logistics Systems||Operations Research I|
|Management Science||Knowledge Management Systems and Applications|
|E-Commerce and Logistics||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||Enterprise Systems Modeling and Design|
|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*|
|ERP Advanced||Individual Project|
|* Students can take free Elective Subjects offered by ISE or other departments.|
The option of Secondary Major in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) is available to the students of BSc (Hons) in Logistics Engineering (a variant of BSc(Hons) in Logistics Engineering with Management):
Logistics industry has the largest number of employment among the four main economic pillars in Hong Kong. Its contribution to Hong Kong’s GDP is remarkable. With the well-developed transportation infrastructure (e.g., Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong’s port, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge), it facilitates Hong Kong to interconnect with the rest of the world (especially mainland China) smoothly and efficiently. To maintain its high efficiency and competitive edge, the logistics industry in Hong Kong is transforming from traditional labor intensive and paper oriented process to automation and digitalization. As such, demand for talents with strong knowledge in logistics and AIDA is huge to support the industry growth.
Students can take an elective subject from a pool of elective subjects, including Accounting for Decision Making, Introduction to Marketing, Introduction to Enterprise Computing, Fundamental of Enterprise Systems, and Engineering Economics.
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.
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 20 signatories, including the US, the UK, 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).
Graduates typically become management trainees, logistics engineers, distribution analysts/officers, logistics analysts, logistics officials in government offices, business executives/analysts, system analysts/designers, or young entrepreneurs. Moreover, a wide range of employment opportunities are available in industry settings, business, services, and the government. Most graduates are promoted to managerial positions after a few years of work experience.
The programme is dual-accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. Students automatically receive a second professional qualification upon successful completion of the programme.
Similar to other business and management programmes, the Enterprise Engineering with Management programmes equips students with generic understanding and know-how applicable to enterprises and organisations in various sectors. A wide range of employment opportunities suitable for our graduates are available in industry settings, business, services, and the government sector. Most graduates are promoted to managerial positions after a few years of work experience.
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