Master of Science in Knowledge Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Program Description

Master of Science in Knowledge Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Introduction

Knowledge Management (KM) is a trans-disciplinary area that encapsulates processes and techniques for the creation, collection, classification, distribution, evaluation and re-use of institutional and personal knowledge. KM can help to widely share experiences, minimize re-inventing the wheel, promote trust, and facilitate learning environment in organisations.

Many enterprises, local and international, have leveraged successfully on KM to enhance their competitiveness and innovations in the new economy. This is achieved by, among other things, minimizing “re-inventing the wheel”, maximizing reuse, enhancing the flow of knowledge, harnessing and sharing of critical knowledge, and providing a learning environment for knowledge workers. There is a critical shortage of KM professionals worldwide. With its blended mode of delivery, this MSc program is the first of its kind designed to meet this need and beyond in the Asia Pacific region.

The curriculum is co-developed by an international team of leading experts and scholars in KM. Delivery of the program is via a balanced mix of in-person seminars and workshops, online tutorials, and web-based study with enhanced pedagogy. The in-person workshops will be conducted in weekdays evening or weekends. Some subjects have open book examination; some operate with continuous assessments.

Programme Aims

The aims of the proposed programme are to provide a balanced approach and treatment of the subject area, to provide participants an in-depth understanding of the tools and methods in the design and implementation of a KM programme and to be familiar with the latest development in prevalent issues in KM. The programme is designed to suit professionals from various disciplines (management, IT, engineering, social work, library science, legal, education, health care, etc.) to acquire and develop expertise in the rapidly growing area of KM. Graduates of the programme, with appropriate working experience, are expected to fulfill the roles of Chief Knowledge Officer, Chief Learning Officer, Knowledge and Learning Director, Innovation Manager, Knowledge Manager, and consultants in various capacities; they carry out, among others, knowledge audits and implement knowledge management programmes in companies and organisations.

Programme Curriculum

Designed to offer participants with the maximum flexibility, participations can select one of the following two modes to complete their studies with a total of 30 credits:

Mode 1: Participants are required to complete TEN subjects, including FIVE compulsory subjects in KM, at least THREE core subjects, and at most TWO elective subjects*.

OR

Mode 2: Participants are required to complete SEVEN subjects, including FIVE compulsory subjects in KM, at least ONE core subjects, and at most ONE elective subjects* plus a Dissertation (this being equivalent to three subjects)

  • A wide range of electives in many chosen fields of study is available.

Entrance Requirements

A bachelor’s degree or a professional qualification, or equivalent, is required. Consideration will be given to candidates with appropriate working experience.

If you are not a native speaker of English and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the following minimum English language requirement for admission:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test;
  • OR
  • An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 10, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
Duration
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30 hours
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Price
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3,000 HKD
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Hong Kong - Hong Kong
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HK students - per credit, HK$4,000 Non-local students