The Department was the first university department in Hong Kong to offer degree programmes in Industrial Engineering. The first BSc(Eng) in Industrial Engineering was conferred in 1976.
The Department educates and produces professional engineers, who operate and manage businesses, by offering the following Bachelor Degree programme:
- BEng in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (IELM)
BEng in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (IELM)
BEng(IELM) focuses on technology and management tools which integrate the whole lifecycle of product and service design and development, procurement, operations, and logistics from raw materials to customer satisfaction. This programme aims at developing students’ ability to acquire the relevant skills for the global business environment, together with an integrated view towards problem solving in industrial, logistics and service systems.
Students will learn not only to work as good 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 visionary.
The curriculum emphasises a holistic education that brings together professional knowledge and entrepreneurial skills. The main areas of expertise developed in this curriculum are as follows:
- 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.