Abbreviation FT / PT
MSc(Eng)(IELM) FT / PT

The aim of the Master of Science in Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management [MSc(Eng)(IELM)] curriculum is to offer advanced postgraduate education in industrial engineering and logistics management to graduates who hold managerial, supervisory or administrative positions in Hong Kong's industrial and service sectors. The curriculum is designed to enable students to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge in operations management, logistics and supply-chain management, organisational theory and behaviour, financial management and engineering economics, quality management, digital enterprises and e-commerce and other related topics. In line with Hong Kong's economic transformation, the syllabus of the curriculum has been revised over the years to include a significant number of new courses related to new and exciting fields of logistics and supply-chain management.

Industrial managers are the architects for the design of operating systems in organisations, both private and public, that are concerned with providing value to customers. Industrial managers are also responsible for effectively managing the operations of these organisations. The complexities of modern operations have increased greatly in both breadth and depth. An industrial manager now needs to be concerned with supply-chain issues in a global context. The management of technology and knowledge has also taken on a more significant role in the growth and profitability of an organisation and has become the most critical resources in gaining a competitive advantage.

Industrial managers are among the most important people in an organisation as they contribute to the long-term competitiveness of the organization in a direct, tangible way. While closer economic partnership with South China brings numerous business opportunities to Hong Kong, a company can prosper only if it has the right business vision and the necessary competence. The emphasis of the MSc(Eng) curriculum is on the strategic and logistical aspects that will help organisations achieve this vision and competence.

Students are required to complete 48 credits plus a dissertation (equivalent to 24 credits) to graduate.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (minimum one year, maximum two years)
Part Time (minimum two years, maximum three years)

Medium of Instruction
English
Programme Entrance Requirements

1. Comply with the University Entrance Requirements; and
2. Hold a Bachelor's degree of this University in engineering, sciences, mathematics, statistics, related business studies, or the equivalent; or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose.

People with professional qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor's degree of this University are also eligible. This will include members of the HK and UK engineering bodies, and those who have taken the UK Engineering Council examinations.

Programme Admissions Advisor
Dr LK Chu
Email: lkchu@hku.hk

Contacts
Ms Brenda Lee
Tel: 2859 2551
Fax: 2858 6535
Email: brendale@hku.hk
Website: http://www.imse.hku.hk/msc-eng/msc-eng

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