Abbreviation to be used in the application form Code Number of first-year places
BENG 6963# 443*

# Since 2008-2009, the Faculty of Engineering has introduced the common admissions scheme, through which applicants can use one single code, 6963, to apply for any one of the eight BENG programmes.

* The total number of first-year places for Bachelor of Engineering is 443. Students can choose their desired study programme after their first year of study, on the basis of academic performance.

Programme Aims and Features

BENG(IELM) focuses on technology and management tools that integrate the whole life cycle of product and service design and development, procurement, operations and logistics, from raw materials to customer satisfaction. The programme aims at developing students’ ability to acquire the relevant skills for the global business environment, together with an integrated view of problem-solving in industrial, logistics and service systems.

Students learn not only to work as team players, but also to acquire an understanding of value-adding business activities and the necessary entrepreneurial skills to identify potential opportunities for organisations. Graduates of this programme are expected to have a keen awareness of career growth, challenges and opportunities, as well as a strong desire to be future leaders who are achievement-oriented and far-sighted.
The curriculum emphasises a holistic education that brings together professional knowledge and entrepreneurial skills. The main areas of expertise developed in the curriculum are:

  • Industrial engineering – operational research, system simulation and analysis, man-machine interaction, product design and manufacturing, production planning, risk management, enterprise-resource management, and system integration and analysis;
  • Engineering management – engineering economics, project management, technology management, product design and manufacturing, operations management, and enterprise information management;
  • Logistics and supply-chain management – market analysis, customer relationship management, sourcing decisions, supplier selection, warehouse management, transportation logistics, inventory control, change management, planning and organisational skills;
  • Interpersonal skills – written and oral communication, analytical skills, group dynamics, problem solving, and international and cultural awareness.
Professional Recognition

The BENG(IELM) programme has been recently renamed from Beng(LESCM) and is accredited by both the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Graduates can, with proper training and working experience, obtain the status of Registered Professional Engineer. This professional status is recognised through the Washington Accord by the signatories of engineering organisations in the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

In addition, graduates satisfy the academic requirements for membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Career Prospects

Possible careers include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Planning Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Quality Manager
  • Scheduling Manager
  • Supply-chain Manager

Typical employers:

  • Bloomberg
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Chow Sang Sang
  • CLP Power
  • Credit Suisse
  • DHL Express
  • Hong Kong Government Logistics Department
  • Hong Kong Productivity Council
  • Langham Hotels
  • L’Oréal
  • MTR Corporation
  • PWC
  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
  • The Hong Kong and China Gas Company
  • TQM Consultants
  • Vitech Corporation
  • Watsons
  • Wing Wah Food Manufactory
  • Zung Fu Company
Contacts for Further Information
Faculty of Engineering
Tel: 3917 2803
Email: enggugad@hku.hk
Website: http://engg.hku.hk/home/beng

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