Taught Postgraduate Programme
The MSc(Eng) in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (IELM) is among the oldest taught postgraduate programmes in the Faculty of Engineering.
The programme was launched with its original title - MSc(Eng) in Industrial Engineering (IE) - in 1976 when the manufacturing industry in Hong Kong began to flourish and diversify rapidly, with an aim to meet the demand of engineers/managers, who had already received tertiary education in IE, production engineering or related fields, to further their education in IE. It was well-received as there was tremendous demand for IE experts and industrial managers, and some of our alumni soon became successful industrialists. In 1998, the programme was enhanced and retitled as MSc(Eng) in Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management (IEIM) to reflect the structural changes in Hong Kong’s economy resulting from sustained economic reforms and development in mainland China. During the turn of the millennium, the emergence of digital enterprises and e-commerce, as well as the advances in global transportation and distribution, brought to light the importance of the role of “logistics” in the global value chain. In 2005, the programme was restructured as MSc(Eng) in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (IELM) to support the development of the logistics industry as a major economic pillar of Hong Kong, which was a policy identified by the HKSAR government.
The fact that the programme has undergone several phases of proactive development since its inception reflects its adaptive ability to position students in the forefront of their professions, amidst rapid changes of economic and business environments.
The programme has been accredited by The Chartered Institute of Transport Logistics (CILTHK). Graduates of the programme are granted full exemption from the Professional Qualifying Examination leading to the Chartered membership of the CILTHK.
Dr. L.K. Chu
Ms. Brenda Y.P. Lee