MPhil in Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics (Energy Technology Concentration)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Program Description

MPhil in Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics (Energy Technology Concentration)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The world economy has been undergoing a rapid transformation from a capital-intensive age to a knowledge-based age. The entire Asia-Pacific region is endeavoring to nurture businesses to meet the challenges of this transformation. Joining the Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics as a postgraduate student gives you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive grasp of both technological and managerial aspects of contemporary issues in this field and to make a contribution to progress in driving the world forward by improving technology management and operations management.

Industrial engineers are uniquely trained from the total system perspective to practice as system integrators, cross-functional trainers, and change facilitators. In addition to engineering training, Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (IELM) also emphasizes strategic issues, integration, and customer-orientation.

The MPhil focuses on strengthening students’ knowledge in their chosen area of concentration, and training for engineering research and development. The program is highly suited to individuals who aspire to take a leading technical role in high value-added business organizations.

Research Foci

The Department covers two main research areas:

Design and manufacturing systems

Product and service design, quality management, human factors and ergonomics, biomechanics and cognitive decisions, and service system engineering.

Logistics management and Operations Management

Logistics and supply chain management, dynamic pricing and revenue management, operations research and stochastic modeling, financial engineering and risk management, and service operations management.

Energy Technology Concentration

Energy has been considered a core research area within the broadly-based disciplines of environmental science and technology. It is one of the most salient emerging disciplines amongst many in the fields of engineering, science, and social science. Energy Technology research covers many areas, including sustainable technology, conventional technology, and energy efficiency and conservation. The interdisciplinary postgraduate research program in Energy Technology in the School of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology provides long-term support to our ongoing educational training and fast-developing research in technology in general.

Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of Energy Technology, research and training in the field are integrated with different disciplines so that students can be equipped with the necessary knowledge and experience.

Admission Requirements

i. General Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have:

  • obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification;

ii. English Language Admission Requirements

You have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments*:

  • TOEFL-iBT 80
  • TOEFL-PBT 550
  • TOEFL-Revised Paper-Delivered Test 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)
  • IELTS (Academic Module)
    • For 2019/20 Admissions: Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-scores: 5.5
    • For 2018/19 Admissions: Overall score: 6.0 and All sub-scores: 5.5

*If your first language is English, and your bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was English, you will be waived from fulfilling the above English Language requirements.

Application Deadlines

For 2019/20 Fall Term Intake:

Non-local Applicants*
Full-time: 1 Jun 2019
Part-time: 1 Jun 2019

Local Applicants
Full-time: 15 Jul 2019
Part-time: 15 Jul 2019

For 2018/19 Spring Term Intake:

Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy Programs in Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics – Energy Technology Concentration are also open for applications.

Non-local Applicants*
Full-time: 1 Nov 2018
Part-time: 1 Nov 2018

Local Applicants
Full-time: 15 Dec 2018
Part-time: 15 Dec 2018

* Applicants who need a student visa/ entry permit to study in Hong Kong, are considered as Non-Local Students. For details on student visa/ entry permit requirements, please click here.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 20, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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2 - 4 years
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