Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: 45498-SYI

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

Normally 64 (plus 6 training credits)(See the Remarks section below)

Programme Intake
14 senior year places
Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Gary C.P. Tsui
BEng, PhD

  • 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 and the University regulations.

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.



Programme Characteristics

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, Integrated Design for Manufacture, Materials & Processes Selection, Planning of 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, Mobile Technologies for Logistics Systems, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Green Legislation & Supply Chain Logistics, Eco-design and Manufacture, Enterprise Systems and Strategy

Individual Project (6 credits)

IC Training (6 training credits)

Appreciation of Manufacturing Technologies, Integrated Project

Work-Integrated Education

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

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

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.


Career Prospects

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.

Entrance Requirements

  • 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.


For further programme information, please contact:

Ms Becky Chan (tel: 3400 3838; email:

Student Message

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Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: Between November 2019 and April 2020
Mode:Individual interview via Skype or telephone

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and test their language and communication skills.


About 10-15 minutes

  • Suitable applicants will be invited to interviews.
  • The mode of interview has been updated.