Sept 2024 Entry


2 years


Normally 64 (plus 6 training credits)(See the Remarks section below)

14 senior year places
  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.

  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees and the University regulations.

Entry Scholarship

  • To recognise the outstanding academic performance of students, the department will grant entry scholarship with total amount up to HK$30,000 to eligible students admitted to the programme via Non-JUPAS local senior year admission.  Details can be found at It is subject to change and will be announced on department website in due course.
Application Deadline
Non-JUPAS Local Senior Year Admissions
About Programme
Specific Notes
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

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 role of an Industrial Systems Engineer is to organise and work harmoniously together with others to streamline operational procedures, improve productivity and overall system performance. The ultimate goal is to increase efficiency, reduce operating costs, and increase customer satisfaction. ISE is different from other traditional engineering disciplines whereby knowledge and skills are applied to specific areas. For example, traditional manufacturing engineers usually work in a production environment. By contrast, ISE provides students with the opportunity to work in a variety of organisations including both the industrial and commercial sectors. In this connection, Industrial and Systems Engineers have a much more flexible career path. ISE graduates are employed in organisations that engaged in new product development, transportation, theme parks, logistics services, banks, public utilities, business development consultancy enterprises, government departments, etc. 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

Emphasis on student-centred learning and integration of theory and practice are hallmarks of this programme. 

In their final year, students can specialise in areas such as product engineering, logistics engineering, knowledge engineering and product technology, through the selection of their Final Year Project and Electives, the latter of which are selected from a large pool of options.


Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) as a professional engineering degree programme 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

Graduates can find employment as industrial engineers, systems engineers, project engineers, product development engineers, manufacturing engineers, logistics engineers, marketing engineers, and costing engineers, or in various engineering and management trainee positions in government departments and utility companies before promotion to managerial positions.


Students are admitted to the senior year of the 4-year degree programme. They must complete all of the following subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation.

General University Requirement (GUR) (minimum 9 credits)

Subjects are mandated by the University as part of the broad based education for every student. Students are also expected to meet the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language and Communication Requirement (LCR). 

Core Subjects (2 subjects of 2 credits each, 14 subjects of 3 credits each, total 46 credits)

Professional Communication in English for Engineering Students (2 credits), Professional Communication in Chinese (2 credits), Operations Research I, Integrated Design for Manufacture, Materials and Processes Selection, Planning of Production and Service Systems, Industrial Engineering Techniques and Methods, Product Safety and Reliability, Business Process Management,  Automation Technology, Engineering Management, Engineering Costing and Evaluation, Enterprise Resources Planning, Project Management, Society and the Engineer, Total Quality Management.

Elective Subject (1 subject of 3 credits each, total 3 credits)

Computer-Aided Product Design, New Product Planning and Development, Mobile Technologies for Logistics Systems, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Green Legislation and Supply Chain Logistics, Eco-design and Manufacture.

Individual Project (6 credits)

Practical Training Modules (6 training credits)

Appreciation of Manufacturing Technologies, Integrated Project.

Work-Integrated Education

Work-Integrated Education (WIE) has been incorporated into the course of studies to ensure that students gain real-life work experience that is relevant to their study disciplines, and to enhance their all-round development. Each student must attain a minimum of one WIE training credit, i.e. a completion of at least 2 weeks/80 hours of full-time training, or the equivalent, before graduation.

Summer Placement

Summer placement opportunities may be provided to students to enable them to gain practical work experience.

Student Exchange Programme

Students also have the opportunity to participate in a student exchange programme with universities in countries such as the United States, Canada, Sweden and Finland for one semester.

Credit Required for Graduation

Normally 64 (plus 6 training credits)(See the Remarks section below)

Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Dr Gary C.P. Tsui
BEng, PhD

Entrance Requirements
  • An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in a relevant engineering discipline. Relevant engineering disciplines include production and industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and electronic (and information) engineering.

  • Suitable applicants will be invited to attend an interview, which aims to evaluate their potential for and interest in the programme, and to test their language and communication skills.


For further programme information, please contact:
Miss Man Yan Siu (tel: 2766 6621, email:

Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and test their language and communication skills.

Date of Interview
Between November 2023 and July 2024

About 10-15 minutes

Individual interview (online)
  • Suitable applicants will be invited to interviews.
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