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Introduction

JUPAS Code: JS3571 (Previous JUPAS Code: JS3454)

Logistics engineering LEM Leaflet 20170929is one of the main industries that has been identified by the HKSAR Government for accelerated development and substantial growth to support the local economy. Consequently, the growth of logistics activities in this region will be enormous in the years ahead.

 

Logistics engineering with management can be defined as the use of technology to manage the processes of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient and effective flow and storage of goods, together with the services and related information, from the point of origin to the point of consumption, so that they conform to customer requirements.

 

Managing logistics is a very interesting field, involving the effective management of human resources, materials, handling equipment, information, and the concerned finance through a network of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and customers. It has become increasingly more challenging as the trend towards market globalization and mass customization accelerates.

 

Aims of this programme

The LEM programme aims to provide students with comprehensive education and professional training at honours degree level for preparing logistics engineers and professionals who are competent in the design, implementation, control, and execution of logistics systems and related technologies, as well as to develop the ability of students to manage complex systems of business, logistics and technology for increasingly technology-enabled logistics businesses. 

 

Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) for all cohort of graduates from 2012 up to and including the year 2018.

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 (CILTHK).

 

 

Programme Details

Duration

4 years (full-time)

No. of Credits

121 (plus 6 IC training credits)

 

Year 1 (33 credits)

Semester 1(18 credits)
Healthy Lifestyle# 0
CAR I# 3
English I (LCR I)# 3
Leadership & Intra-Personal Development# 3
Information Technology (ENG2003) 3
Basic Mathematics I - Calculus and Probability & Statistics (AMA1110) 3
Freshman Seminar for Engineering (ENG1003) 3
Semester 2(15 credits)
Healthy Lifestyle# – cont’d 0
CAR II# 3
English II (LCR II)# 3
Introduction to Enterprise Computing (ISE2001) 3
Introduction to Logistics Engineering (ISE246) 3
Fundamental of Enterprise Systems (ISE247) 3

 

Year 2 (30 credits and 2 IC training credits)

Semester 1(18 credits)
Chinese Communication# (LCR III) 3
CAR III# 3
Management and Organization (MM2021) 3
Introduction to Marketing (MM2711) 3
Engineering Economics (AF3625) 3
Technology and Applications of E-Business Systems (ISE328) 3
Semester 2(12 credits + 2 IC training credits)
Introduction to Shipping and Transport Logistics Operations (LGT2009) 3
Accounting for Decision Making (AF2111) 3
Human Resources Management (MM3111) 3
Free Elective 1* 3
Computer Tools in Resources Planning and Analysis (IC2129) 2 IC training credits

 

Year 3 (31 credits + 3 IC training credits)

Semester 1(15 credits + 1.5 IC training credits)
Industrial Engineering Techniques and Methods (ISE318) 3
Packaging and Storage Technology (ISE373) 3
Logistics Facility Design (ISE374) 3
Planning of Production and Services Systems (ISE3002) 3
Service-Learning# 3
Integrated Project (IC3103) 1.5 IC training credits
Semester 2(16 credits + 1.5 IC training credits)
Professional Communication in English (ELC3521) 2
Professional Communication in Chinese (CBS3241P) 2
Mobile Technologies for Logistics Systems (ISE449) 3
Management Science (LGT3102) 3
Legal Aspect of E-Business in Logistics (LGT4015) 3
CAR IV# 3
Integrated Project (IC3103) - cont'd 1.5 IC training credits

 

Year 4 (27 credits + 1 IC training credit)

Semester 1(15 credits + 1 IC training credit)
Production Logistics (ISE448) 3
Simulation of Logistics Systems (ISE450) 3
Logistics Information Management (ISE460) 3
Supply Chain Management (LGT4106) 3
Individual Project (ISE4008) 3
ERP Advanced (IC2126) 1 IC training credit
Semester 2(12 credits)
Society and the Engineer (ENG3004)   watch video icon 3
Project Management (ENG4001) 3
Green Legislation and Supply Chain Logistics (ISE461) 3
Individual Project (ISE4008) – cont’d 3

# General University Requirements (GUR) The pattern for GUR subjects are indicative only. Students may take these subjects according to their own schedule.

* Students can take free electives offered by ISE or other departments.

 

Definitive Programme Document

DPD 2017/18

 

 

 

Career Prospects

 

 

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Miss Leung Pui Pik Cherry

Research Operation Assistant
PAREXEL International (HK) Co. Ltd

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Ms Chan Sau Man Sammi

Logistics Analyst
Marks & Spencer

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Ms LauYan Chi

Logistics Assistant
Christian Dior Far East Limited

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Ms Leung Ngai Yee Ailey

Management Trainee
Kerry Logistics

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Ms Yip Yin Yvonne

Management Assistant
Chevalier Cold Storage and Logistics Ltd

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Ms Mui Wai Yin

Specialist, Sales Forecasting
DKSH Hong Kong Limited

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Mr Cheung Ho Man Ryan

Vice President in Iron Ore Team
Noble Resources Limited

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Miss Wong Wai Kwan Zunfia

Senior Planning Executive
Kee Wah Bakery Ltd

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Miss Leung Lillian Gail

Project Development Officer
Bollyman Express Co. Ltd

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Ms Chan Ching Cathy

Technical Officer (Project Management)
PCCW Solutions Limited

 

Graduates of our programme undertake a wide range of jobs in the industrial and logistics sectors. Their careers lead to managerial positions with responsibility for areas such as logistics process management, business analysis and operation re-design. Some typical examples of job positions are:

  • Supply chain coordinator/manager
  • Distribution analyst/officer/manager
  • Fleet & distribution officer/manager
  • Warehouse officer/supervisor
  • Statistics analyst
  • Supply chain analyst/specialist
  • Technical officer
  • Project development officer
  • Logistics coordinator/analyst/officer/manager
  • Business executive/analyst
  • Procurement/souring/buying and planning officer
  • Young entrepreneur
  • Government officer
  • Management trainee

Some of our LEM students work in prestigious companies after graduation.

Student Messages

student LAU Yan Chi

Ms LauYan Chi
Logistics Assistant
Christian Dior Far East Limited

LEM provides various opportunities of acquiring academic knowledge and practical experience related to logistics operations and engineering applications. Hence, I am able to equip myself to develop my own career easily.


student YIP Yin Yvonne

Ms Yip Yin Yvonne
Management Assistant
Chevalier Cold Storage and Logistics Ltd

The training, company visits and industrial seminars provided by LEM have brought me into contact with professionals, enabled me to stay abreast of various logistics developments and boosted my confidence.


student CHEUNG Ho Man Ryan

Mr Cheung Ho Man Ryan
Vice President in Iron Ore Team
Noble Resources Limited

After almost 8 years of work in my previous company, I have recently joined the SGP listed company Noble Resource, focusing on iron ore trading. I am looking forward to facing further challenge.


student CHAN Sau Man Sammi

Ms Chan Sau Man Sammi
Logistics Analyst
Marks & Spencer

LEM has provided me with real working experience, international exposure and lots of opportunities. It has enabled me to acquire knowledge, skills and common sense to cope with the challenges at the working environment.


student Leung Ngai Yee Ailey

Ms Leung Ngai Yee Ailey
Management Trainee
Kerry Logistics

LEM has equipped me with both engineering and business knowledge. It combines theory leaning and practical skills training which help us to develop a systematic mindset and drive us to consider the feasibility and flexibility more during applications.


student MUI Wai Yin

Ms Mui Wai Yin
Specialist, Sales Forecasting
DKSH Hong Kong Limited

After graduating from LEM, I have been well trained to be capable to work on different roles of the whole supply chain, ranging from production to marketing, and planning to execution. The knowledge I learnt at school is a great help in developing my career.


student Leung Lillian Gail

Miss Leung Lillian Gail
Project Development Officer
Bollyman Express Co. Ltd

Bollyman Express is a fourth-party logistics company that devises one-stop solutions for online retailers to ship their products to consumers globally. LEM was especially helpful in equipping me (1) to learn new software quickly, which helps us to adapt effectively in workplace; (2) with a systematic approach to complex problems; and (3) being always ready to look for improvement. LEM trained me to approach complex problems independently, i.e. to represent and simplify them into logical steps, by means of professional flowcharts, diagrams and models, such that decisions are made wisely, and communication to the team is clear and concise. Last but not least, LEM offered lots of real-world experience during internships in firms of various sizes which now enables me to practice my ideas to current and potential users.


student Leung Pui Pik Cherry

Miss Leung Pui Pik Cherry
Research Operation Assistant
PAREXEL International (HK) Co. Ltd

PAREXEL has focused on investigating and innovating new drug treatments for over 30 years. I joined PAREXEL in 2014 as a Research Operation Assistant, after working as a Logistics Officer. ISE gave me many opportunities to develop diversified skills and broaden my horizon in my university life which made me become stronger in this competitive workplace. I learnt so much about clinical research in this year. In my current position, I am responsible for preparing documents and materials for clinical trial visits in Hong Kong. I also monitor import and export drug shipments to maintain a balanced stock. In addition, I prepare submission packages to the Department of Health for clinical trial approvals. I am really grateful to have studied and graduated in ISE where I built up my knowledge and capability.


student Wong Wai Kwan Zunfia

Miss Wong Wai Kwan Zunfia
Senior Planning Executive
Kee Wah Bakery Ltd

Working as a Senior Planning Executive, my main responsibilities include: (1) Materials planning; (2) Production planning; and (3) Coordinating production related activities in the food factory. My team has to create plans for optimal use of resources in order to achieve maximum profits for the company while keeping costs low. Besides, I am involved in strategic processes such as increasing productivity while maintaining quality, lean production, monitoring production standards, and implementing quality control programmes. A million thanks to the LEM programme; it helped me to build solid skills and allowed a better integration in the workplace.


student CHAN Ching Cathy

Ms Chan Ching Cathy
Technical Officer (Project Management)
PCCW Solutions Limited

I am really proud of being a graduate of LEM and it really brought me a lot in my university life. Differing from other traditional programs, LEM integrated both technology and business lessons, providing me with a thorough picture of logistics for application in the real industry. The internship I did in Poland was fully sponsored by the department. It gave me the most precious experience of how freight forwarding works, and allowed me to interact with people in a different culture. Also, my Final Year Project about O2O mobile apps design trained my research, analysis, statistical and self-learning capabilities. LEM has equipped me with a lot of different skills which really helped to pave a smoother path for my future career.

Enquiry

Dr Tommy K.L. Choy, Programme Leader

852-2766-6597

kl.choy@polyu.edu.hk

Ms Havina Chow

852-2766-6620

havina.chow@polyu.edu.hk

Academic Advising for 4-year Undergraduate Programmes