Sept 2024 Entry


4 years


124 (plus 10 training credits)


52 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
Programme Leader

Scheme Leader
Prof. C.Y. Tang
BSc, MSc, PhD

Programme Leader – BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing
Prof. C.Y. Tang
BSc, MSc, PhD

Programme Leader – BEng (Hons) in Industrial and Systems Engineering
Dr Gary C.P. Tsui
BEng, PhD

  • Students admitted to the scheme study the common curriculum for the first 1.5 years. They must select any one of the two honours degree awards no later than the end of the first semester of Year 2.

  • The credit requirements of this scheme are indicative only. They are subject to review.

  • All information is subject to change without prior notice.

  • Students will be awarded one of the following awards upon successful completion of the graduation requirements of the programme concerned:

    • BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing

    • BEng (Hons) in Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • Students are allowed to enrol on any awards without being subject to further assessment.

  • The option of Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) is available to the students of BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering (a variant of BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing). Admission to Secondary Major is on competitive basis and subject to a different credit requirement for graduation. Please see "Secondary Major Details" section.


Entry Scholarship

  • To recognise the outstanding academic performance of HKDSE students, the department will grant entry scholarship to eligible HKDSE students admitted to the scheme via JUPAS. The award criteria for the scholarship are shown on They are subject to change and will be announced on department website in due course.

Application Deadline
Non-JUPAS Year 1
International / Other Qualification
About Programme
Specific Notes
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Two full-time programmes are offered under this scheme:

  • BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing (BEng PEM)

  • BEng (Hons) in Industrial and Systems Engineering (BEng ISE)



Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

Product design and development have become increasingly complex in recent years, due to decreasing time to market, increasing customer expectations, and growing global competition. Today, product engineers carry out product design and development tasks that go beyond functional or engineering design to incorporate consideration of aesthetic and business issues, product life-cycle design, and technologies. Therefore, there is an urgent need for product development professionals who are sufficiently innovative, knowledgeable, and skilful to synergise product development with design, technology, and business aspects to develop novel products with immediate market appeal.


To fulfil this need, the BEng(Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing programme has the following aims and learning outcomes:

  • Provide integrated education and training for students on synergising product design, technology and business in new product development

  • Develop students’ knowledge of business development, strategic product planning, product marketing and management and help them understand how to apply this knowledge to the development of successful new products

  • Nurture graduates with excellent product design and development abilities who can interact with customers, industrial designers, production personnel, suppliers and vendors; understand market situations and competition environments; and identify market needs and seize opportunities by developing new products that satisfy customer and engineering requirements.


Programme Characteristics

The programme provides comprehensive education and training in the development of successful new products, enabling students to synthesise product design, technology, and business processes.


The integrative and problem-based teaching and learning approach of the programme develops students’ knowledge of product design, development and marketing and their communication, teamwork, management and self-learning skills. Graduates are equipped to play leading roles in the industry by virtue of their well-balanced education and practical training.



Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) is a professional discipline that focuses on developing and implementing optimal solutions from a system-level perspective. This involves people, technology, quality, finance, information, and environmental issues. The main task of an industrial and systems engineer is to organise and work harmoniously with others to streamline operational procedures and improve productivity and overall system performance. The ultimate goals of these efforts are to increase efficiency, to reduce operating costs, and to increase customer satisfaction. ISE is different from other traditional engineering disciplines, in which knowledge and skills are applied to specific areas; for example, traditional manufacturing engineers usually work in a production environment. In contrast, ISE provides students with the opportunity to work in a variety of organisations in both the industrial and commercial sectors. This broad exposure and experience give industrial and systems engineers flexible career paths. Thus, ISE graduates are employed in a wide range of areas and settings, such as new product development for transportation, theme parks, logistics services, banking, public utilities, business development consultancy, and government departments. The ultimate objective of the ISE discipline is to provide leadership in the design of integrated industrial and commercial systems for the advancement and well-being of the community.


Programme Characteristics

The hallmarks of this programme are its emphasis on student-centred learning and its integration of theory and practice.


In their final year, students can specialise in areas such as manufacturing engineering, logistics engineering, and Internet of things through the selection of a Final Year Project and Electives, with the latter selected from a large pool of options.


In addition to the normal curriculum, Work-Integrated Education (WIE) is incorporated into the programme to ensure that students gain work experience relevant to their studies. This enables students to better understand the relevance of their academic studies and enhances their all-round development.


Summer placement opportunities may be available to students to give them practical work experience.


Students also have the opportunity to participate in the student exchange programme, during which they spend one semester in universities in countries such as the US, Canada, Sweden, or Finland.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

The BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing (BEng PEM) and the BEng (Hons) in Industrial and Systems Engineering (BEng ISE) programmes have been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). 


The programmes are also recognised by other Washington Accord signatories. The Washington Accord is an international agreement between bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programmes.  Currently, it has 20 signatories, including the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand.


Career Prospects


In recent years, many Hong Kong manufacturers have maintained their competitiveness and maximised their profit margins by switching from being low-cost original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to being high value-added original design manufacturers (ODMs) or even original brand manufacturers (OBMs). This has led to a substantial demand for professionals capable of designing and developing new products.


Our graduates have the abilities needed to work as product engineers, project engineers and product design engineers in the development of various kinds of products, such as toys, domestic electrical appliances, healthcare products, electronic consumer products, audio/visual products, green products, power tools, and automobile components.



Graduates find employment as industrial engineers, systems engineers, project engineers, product development engineers, manufacturing engineers, logistics engineers, marketing engineers and costing engineers. They may take up various engineering and management trainee positions in government departments and utility companies before being promoted to managerial positions.

Year 1 (Common curriculum in this scheme)
Basic Mathematics I – Calculus and Probability and Statistics
Basic Mathematics II – Calculus and Linear Algebra
Information Technology
Physics I & II
Basic Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics for Efficiency and Effectiveness in Daily Life 
Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Engineering Communication and Fundamentals
English I & II
Leadership Education and Development
Healthy Lifestyle
Year 2
Chinese Communication Chinese Communication
Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering/Chemistry/Biology Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering/Chemistry/Biology
Mathematics I Mathematics I
Engineering Economics Engineering Economics
Quality Engineering Quality Engineering
Introduction to Marketing Electricity and Electronics
Professional Communication in Chinese Product Safety and Reliability
Electricity and Electronics Engineering Management
Society and the Engineer Systems Modeling and Simulation
Appreciation of Manufacturing Technologies Appreciation of Manufacturing Technologies
Year 3
Instrumentation and Automation Systems Instrumentation and Automation Systems
Integrated Design for Manufacture Integrated Design for Manufacture
Operations Research I Operations Research I
Marketing Research Planning of Production and Service Systems
Introduction to Industrial Design Materials and Processes Selection
Engineering Management Industrial Engineering Techniques and Methods
​Professional Communication in English for Engineering Students Professional Communication in English for Engineering Students
Integrated Product Engineering Project I Professional Communication in Chinese
Tool Design Business Process Management
Service-Learning Service-Learning
Integrated Project Integrated Project
  Elective 1*
Year 4
New Product Planning and Development Society and the Engineer
Product Safety and Reliability Enterprise Resources Planning
Eco-design and Manufacture Project Management
Computer-Aided Product Design Engineering Costing and Evaluation
Business to Business Marketing Total Quality Management
Industrial Control Systems and Their Applications Industrial Control Systems and Their Applications
Robotics and Automaton Systems Robotics and Automation Systems
Capstone Project Individual Project
Elective 1*  
Elective Subjects: Elective Subjects:
Total Quality Management Computer-Aided Product Design
Advanced Manufacturing Technology New Product Planning and Development
Marketing Management in China Mobile Technologies for Logistics Systems
Global Marketing Green Legislation and Supply Chain Logistics
Sales and Distribution Management Eco-design and Manufacture
Design in Business for Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Sustainable Product Design  
* Select any ONE from the pool of Elective Subjects. * Select any ONE from the pool of Elective Subjects.
Secondary Major Details

The option of Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) is available to the students of BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering (PE) (a variant of BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing):


Students taking this Secondary Major will build the spirit and mindset of innovation and entrepreneurship for problem solving and technology commercialization.  Therefore, strengths of the students of BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering can be further elevated, especially in the workplace requiring creativity, business knowledge, analytical and management skills, planning techniques, and efficiency.   Electives are offered for students to fit their specific interest and career goals. 



The two sets of learning outcomes of the Major and the Secondary Major can complement to and reinforce each other.  The synergistic effect in the curriculum design allows students to accomplish the Major plus Secondary Major programme (PE and IE) by completing a minimum of 142 academic credits and 10 training credits.

Studying for a Secondary Major is a free choice by students and not mandatory. Only students with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above may be considered for Secondary Major enrolment. This Secondary Major may stipulate additional selection criteria for admission and is subject to quota availability. Students must apply to and obtain approval from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, not later than the commencement of the second year of study, to be admitted to the Secondary Major.

Accreditation has not been sought from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) for BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering (a variant of BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing).

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.


Please click here for the subject weightings for 2024/25.

Preferred Subjects with the Highest Weighting

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

English Language
Relevant Applied Learning Subjects

Relevant Applied Learning subject(s) that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation is/are:

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise
Any Best 5 Subjects
Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2023/24 Average Score: Any Best 5 Subjects (with Subject Weighting) = 147.4


For further programme information, please contact 
ISE Enquiry (email:; tel.: 2766 6621).

Student Message

My first year at PolyU was a thoroughly novel experience. I learned new things, grasped new opportunities and started a new life. As Product Engineering with Marketing (PEM) is an engineering-based programme, I spent my first year consolidating my engineering knowledge in areas such as calculus and mathematics. However, PEM is not just about engineering: it also teaches students to design engineering products that can effectively satisfy consumers’ needs. Thus, I am going to learn industrial design, economics and marketing in the coming years.


Aside from regular classes, PEM students can participate in various learning activities such as competitions, internship programmes, and study tours. The most memorable experience I have had so far was a study tour to Taiwan. This was an invaluable chance to immerse myself in Taiwanese village life and explore a culture very different from that of Hong Kong.


In addition to learning at PolyU, I have made many new friends, including while living in Ho Man Tin Hall, where I enjoyed the independence of student life.

Wong Ka Lai







The BEng(Hons) in Industrial and Systems Engineering programme provides an all-around curriculum that gives students a deep understanding of various areas, such as industrial training. The IC training courses provide opportunities for hands-on experience of controlling mechanical devices. I could never have imagined that I would learn all of the things I did in my first year, and I know that what I have learned will be vital to my future career.


I also joined the ISE China Tour 2013, which was organised by the ISE Department and the Students’ Union. We went to Nanjing during the winter break and participated in an academic sharing session with mainland students. This was an excellent chance to communicate with a new group of people; I learned much from them and widened my horizons.


I thoroughly enjoyed my role as the ISE class representative, as it provided many opportunities for me to communicate with my classmates and professors. This helped me to build good relationships and practise my leadership skills. University life at PolyU is an exciting and inspiring experience!

Luk Ka Wai
Additional Documents Required
Programme Leaflet
LocalNon-JUPAS Year 1
Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate


Programme Leaflet

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Interview Arrangement

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and to assess their language and communication skills, and their learning attitude.

Date of Interview
Between November 2023 and July 2024

About 10-15 minutes

Individual interview (online)
  • Suitable applicants will be invited to interview.
Non-LocalInternational / Other Qualification
Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

To evaluate the potential of applicants for admission to the programme, and to assess their communication skills and interest in the field of studies.

Date of Interview
Between November 2023 and July 2024

About 10-15 minutes

Individual interview (online)

Suitable applicants will be invited to an interview.

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