MSc in Engineering Management


Program Description

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Programme Aims and Objectives

This programme aims to equip students with analytical, managerial, and behavioural skills/knowledge in the aspect of contemporary engineering management in order to prepare them to meet the educational needs of engineers transiting into practising engineering managers.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Programme, students are expected to:

  • Reflect on extensive knowledge in engineering management in supporting problem identification, problem-solving, decision making and analysis;
  • Apply managerial skills, including behavioural and communication skills, needed in the effective transition from the role of an engineer to that of an engineering manager;
  • Integrate and apply engineering and managerial knowledge in the management of engineering projects, operations, products and services in engineering/ manufacturing enterprises and departments;
  • Be able to generate innovative ideas in the engineering management process and turn the innovations into practical implementation;
  • Reflect on responsibility and sensitivity for environmental and societal concerns, inter-cultural issues and global development.

Distinct Features of the Programme

  • The programme is highly multi-disciplinary.
  • The programme adopts action learning and team-based experimental learning approaches.
  • The programme requires students to work in small groups in different courses with a view to developing solutions for a set of engineering management problems which are derived from the professional experiences of the students or sponsored by local companies.

Teaching and Learning

The programme utilises a variety of learning methods including :

  • Action Learning
  • Experimental Learning
  • Team-based Learning
  • Lectures & Tutorials
  • Seminars / Panel Discussions

Entrance Requirements

Applicants should satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and the following programme specific entrance requirements:

  • Hold a degree in engineering, science or equivalent; or
  • Be a graduate member or a non-member qualified for graduate membership of professional institutions, for example, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), member institutions of the Engineering Council (UK) and other recognized professional institutions; or
  • Qualifications with evidence of academic and professional attainment acceptable to the University

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfil the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • A TOEFL total score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (Internet-based test); or 59 (revised Paper-delivered test; the sum of Reading, Listening and Writing section scores); or
  • Overall band 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of Chinese mainland; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

General Entrance Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following University general entrance requirements, as set out below, and the entrance requirements specific to individual programmes.

Applicants for admission to the University’s Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Taught Master’s Degree programmes must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from one of the universities in Hong Kong or from an overseas institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or
  • Hold such other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University as equivalent to the above.

Note: Final year undergraduate students who will acquire the requisite academic qualification before the commencement of the programme may apply for admission.

Course Description

Required core courses

This block aims to develop a basic understanding of engineering management, to provide a broad range of knowledge and to enhance professional practices in engineering management. It includes the following courses:

  • Engineering Management Principles and Concepts
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Elective courses

SEEM Electives:

  • Advanced Design of Experiments and Taguchi Methods
  • Asset and Maintenance Management
  • Business Process Improvement and Innovation
  • China Engineering Enterprise Management
  • Data Mining and Statistical Modeling
  • Dissertation
  • Engineering Economic Analysis
  • Estimation and Control of Random Dynamic Systems
  • Financial Engineering for Engineering Managers
  • Forecasting and Control Using Regression, Time Series, and Dynamic Models
  • Industrial Case Study
  • Industrial Marketing Management for Engineers
  • Managing Strategic Quality
  • Managerial Decision-making Systems with Artificial Intelligence
  • Project Management
  • Quality Improvement: Systems and Methodologies
  • Quality and Reliability Engineering
  • Risk And Decision Analysis
  • Statistical Modeling and Design of Experiments
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Theoretical Underpinnings of Decision Making Under Uncertainty

Non-SEEM Electives:

  • Forecasting Methods for Business
  • Global Human Resource Management
  • International Organizational Behavior
  • Managing International Business
  • Management Science
  • Statistical Methods I
  • Sustainable Green Manufacturing

Remarks: Course offering is subject to sufficient enrollment.


  • MSc Degree in Engineering Management (30 credit units)

The full MSc degree award requires 30 credit units, with the completion of taught courses only, or taught courses plus the dissertation project.

Key Facts

  • Year of Entry: 2021
  • Application Deadline: Application will begin on 17 November 2020.
  • Mode of Study: Combined †
  • Mode of Funding: Non-government-funded
  • Indicative Intake Target: 80
  • Minimum Number of Credits Required: 30
  • Class Schedule: Weekday evenings
  • Normal Study Period:
    • Full-time: 1 year
    • Part-time: 2 years
  • Maximum Study Period:
    • Full-time: 2.5 years
    • Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years
  • Mode of Processing:
    • Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.

† Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is a leading global university excelling in research and professional education. The establishment of the new College of Engineering could not have come at a bette ... Read More

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is a leading global university excelling in research and professional education. The establishment of the new College of Engineering could not have come at a better time. Five years from now, the world will be different. Technology advances at an unprecedented pace. As such, it is our responsibility as a university to equip our students with a mindset that will inspire them to continue learning. The new college has eight focused academic departments. Together, they cover a vibrant spectrum of engineering fields and promote academic synergy and communication within the college. Read less