Faculty of Engineering

Sept 2024 Entry

Mixed Mode

1.5 years (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)




This programme is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The programme is designed for the transformation of the logistics industry under the new economy. It aims to provide students with the use of information technology and managerial approaches in improving inbound logistics, production and outbound logistics so as to create value for the customers.



The programme provides an opportunity for managers and engineers who graduated from engineering and other disciplines to obtain additional expertise in the planning, organising, staffing, training, assessing, reporting, monitoring, coordinating and controlling of information and other resources involved in the production of goods and services and satisfying customers. A study tour will be arranged for students to visit the logistics facilities and attend classes in universities of the Chinese mainland.

Recognition & Prospects

The programme is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Hong Kong) and The Hong Kong Logistics Association. It is suitable for logistics professionals working in various fields, including logistics and distribution, retail, freight forwarding, healthcare services, delivery services, consultancy services, manufacturing logistics, procurement and many other fields dealing with transportation.  The programme provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills for improving the efficiency of an enterprise’s logistics activities and cultivates them to become logistics experts.


Programme Structure

Students must complete 7 taught subjects - 4 Compulsory Subjects, at least 1 Core and at most 2 Elective Subjects plus a Dissertation (equivalent to 3 subjects, 9 credits); or 10 taught subjects - 4 Compulsory Subjects, at least 3 Core (incl. ISE550 field trip study) and at most 3 Elective Subjects. 


Core Areas of Study

The following is a sample of major subjects for the various core areas of study. Students are provided with more subjects for selection upon registration.

  • Global Operations & Logistics Management (ISE525)

  • Enterprise Resources Planning (ISE526)

  • Logistics Information Systems (ISE527)

  • Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies (ISE544)

  • Warehousing & Material Handling Systems (ISE512)

  • Contemporary Logistics Issues in China (ISE550)*

  • Risk & Crisis Management (ISE548)

  • Workflow Design & Management (ISE518)

  • Optimisation Modeling & Applications (ISE5019)

  • Business Intelligence and Data Mining (ISE5606)


*Students pursuing the MSc award must take this subject if they do not opt for the dissertation.


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ise/study/taught-postgraduate-programmes/master-of-science-in-industrial-logistics-systems/programme-curriculum/.

Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Leader(s)

Dr JZ Ren
BSc (Chongqing Univ.), MSc (Chongqing Univ.), PhD (Padua)

Subject Area
Industrial Logistics Systems
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree or a professional qualification, or the equivalent, is required.


If applicants are not a native speaker of English, and his/her Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, he/she is expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test;

  • An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).


Individual cases will be considered on their own merit by the departments concerned. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency. 


For academic matters, please contact:
Dr Ren JZ (tel: (852) 2766 6596; email: jzhren@polyu.edu.hk).


For general enquiries, please contact:
Ms Louise Tung (tel: (852) 2766 4227; email: louise.tung@polyu.edu.hk).


Programme website: www.polyu.edu.hk/ise/mscils

Other Information
  • All compulsory subjects are assessed by coursework elements.

  • Classes are scheduled on weekday evenings or weekends.

  • All compulsory subjects have been included on the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable courses.

Initial Registration Credits

6 for local students
12 for non-local students

Programme Leaflet

Please click here to download.

Tuition Fee

HK$6,750 per credit for local students

HK$6,950 per credit for non-local students

Student Message

This programme not only increased my knowledge of modern logistics and global business trends but also broadened my vision and horizons. I learnt a lot through mutual sharing during teamwork and researching different projects. With the help of comprehensive networks and professional advice, I have an optimistic perspective regarding my future career.

Alan Ho

The MSc in Industrial Logistics Systems provided a combination of both practical values and theoretical knowledge. Through this interdisciplinary learning experience, I was able to bridge the gap between school education and business application. Thank you for the enthusiastic teaching and technical support, which provided me with valuable learning experiences and a satisfying school life.

Sandy Yau

This programme helps students to enhance their management skills while also clarifying many aspects related to the business environment of manufacturers and logistics providers. As an international student, the MSc in Industrial Logistics Systems has helped me to create and develop my professional network, which is vital for the success of my career in Hong Kong.

Dario Roveri
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