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


Sept 2022 Entry

Programme code: JS3571

Duration & Credit Requirement

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
Scheme/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 to the scheme study the common curriculum for the first two 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.
  • 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.
  • Students will be awarded one of the following awards upon successful completion of the graduation requirements of the programme concerned:
    • BSc (Hons) in Logistics Engineering with Management
    • BSc (Hons) in Enterprise Engineering with Management
  • Students are allowed to enroll on any awards without being subject to further assessment.
  • The option of Secondary Major in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics is available to the students of BSc (Hons) in Logistics Engineering (a variant of BSc(Hons) in Logistics Engineering with Management). 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:

  • BSc (Hons) in Logistics Engineering with Management (BSc LEM)
  • BSc (Hons) in Enterprise Engineering with Management (BSc EEM)

 

BSc LEM

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.

 

Programme Characteristics

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.

 

BSc EEM

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.

 

Programme Characteristics

The Curriculum

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.

 

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, travelling to universities in North America, Europe and Asia, including the Chinese mainland. The typical duration of an exchange is one semester.

 

Curriculum

Curriculum

Year 1 (Common curriculum for 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 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
   
Year 3  
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
Service-Learning 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 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.

 

Secondary Major Detail

Secondary Major Details

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):

Features

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.

 

Remarks

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

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 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).

 

Career Prospects

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.

 

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

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.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.

Enquiries

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact

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

Student Message

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 me with a diverse study environment. It not only equipped me with academic knowledge but also encouraged my personal growth. Most importantly, this course cultivated business-engineering professionals with structured mindsets through its various subjects and projects.

 

In 2015, I was part of a group that entered the Business Plan Competition, which required us to propose a new business opportunity with a detailed plan. We were the first runners-up in this competition. My FYP was in cooperation with the Hong Kong Fire Services Department, for which I developed informative and interactive e-learning courseware. This gave me the valuable experience of applying the skills I had learned to a real-life situation. I also participated in study tours to places such as Korea and Beijing, was involved in voluntary service, and was a student helper on Information Day and at a large-scale international seminar.

 

the rapidly changes that affect us all present new challenges every day. Thus, in addition to participating in traditional learning, we must be good team players and flexible workers. In my present career in finance and marketing, I have opportunities to work with people from all walks of life and on different projects. My university life prepared me for this – I worked with people from different backgrounds, managed jobs analytically and became a fast learner.


Chong Shu Fong



The BSc (Hons) in Enterprise Engineering with Management programme offered me practical experience and many valuable opportunities, and it also broadened my horizons.

 

In addition to comprehensive knowledge related to enterprise engineering and business management, the programme provided me with many chances to participate in various kinds of events, including but not limited to a study tour to Taiwan, an exchange programme in Finland, and several competitions, like HKEPC 2017, so that I could further consolidate and apply my professional knowledge and skills I had learned. I now have a global outlook and a good understanding of enterprise management, which 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. I am now a management trainee at DHL Global Forwarding (Hong Kong) Limited, and I have applied the professional knowledge I gained in the programme, such as project management and strategic management during my training.  This has helped me to deal confidently with challenges and management problems in the organisation. I will continue to use the knowledge to improve my performance and obtain better outcomes.

 

I feel extremely fortunate to be a graduate of the programme. It gave me an all-round education and the development opportunities I needed to become 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



Enterprise Engineering with Management (EEM) is designed to equip graduates with hard skills, personal development, and industrial experience. EEM will broaden your perspective through embedded internships, exchange programs, summer school opportunities and open the door to a wide range of careers including but not limited to consulting, finance, and management trainee in different sectors.


Ru Weiming Linda



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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 attitude towards learning.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 10-15 minutes

Remark:

Suitable applicants will be invited to interview.