Sept 2023 EntryProgramme code: 45499-SYL
Normally 64 (plus 6 training credits)(See the Remarks section below)
Dr Nick Chung
BEng (HKU), MPhil (HKU), PhD (HKU)
Programme Aims and Learning Outocomes
Managing logistics is an interesting but 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 produce logistics engineers and professionals who are competent in the design, implementation, control and execution of logistics systems and related technologies, and to develop the ability of students to manage complex systems of business, logistics and technology for increasingly technology-enabled logistics businesses.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University possesses a broad array of expertise and talent that spans the whole spectrum of logistics. This programme provides comprehensive training in logistics, in areas ranging from logistics systems, facility design, logistics information systems, supply chain management to operations management. It also provides the essential general management and business skills that are needed to manage and run modern logistics companies.
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).
Core Subjects (2 subjects of 2 credits each, 15 subjects of 3 credits each, total 49 credits)
Professional Communication in English for Engineering Students (2 credits), Professional Communication in Chinese (2 credits), Industrial Engineering Techniques and Methods, Packaging and Storage Technology, Logistics Facility Design, Planning of Production and Service Systems, Business Law, Mobile Technologies for Logistics Systems, Management Science, E-Commerce and Logistics, Production Logistics, Simulation of Logistics Systems, Logistics Information Management, Supply Chain Management, Society and the Engineer, Project Management, Green Legislation and Supply Chain Logistics.
Individual Project (6 credits)
IC Training (6 training credits)
Computing Tools in Resources Planning and Analysis, Integrated Project, ERP Advanced.
Work-Integrated Education (WIE)
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.
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, Malaysia and New Zealand.
Graduates will also be granted full exemption (Logistics Stream) from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) leading to the 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 officers in government offices, business executives/analysts, system analysts/designers or young entrepreneurs. Moreover, a wide range of job opportunities suitable for our graduates are available in industry, business, services and the government sector. Most graduates rise up to managerial positions after some years of work experience.
Transcript / Certificate
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All applicants are required to pay a HKD $450 application fee and submit the application before the deadline.
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Successful applicants will receive their admission offer online. Admission results are usually announced on Thursday between November and August.