The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Introduction

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 organize and work harmoniously 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 you with the opportunity to work in a variety of organizations 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 organizations that are in new product development, transportation, theme parks, logistic 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.

The facilities in the Department of ISE are unparalleled in Hong Kong and the region. These include:

  • PolyU Microsoft Enterprise Systems Centre

<li>The Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre</li> <li>Microsystems Technology Centre</li> <li>The Digital Factory</li> <li>Partner State Key Laboratory of Ultra-precision Machining Technology</li> <li>Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Centre</li>

These facilities range from state-of-the-art hardware and software for advanced manufacturing technology development, logistics simulation, systems development tools for e-business, computer-aided design, to virtual product development.

The Department is also actively engaged in collaboration with industry via joint research projects, consultancies, and teaching company schemes.

This strong collaboration with both local and regional industries, together with its excellent facilities and staff expertise, provides students with the opportunity to be immersed in this collaborative environment which will be of great benefit to them when they graduate.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master of Science in Industrial Logistics Systems

Campus Full time Part time 30 hours September 2019 Hong Kong

The advance in communication technology and transportation has gradually broken regional borders. Global manufacturing refers to the distribution of up-stream and down-stream production activities (ranging from material sourcing, product development, production assembly and product distribution) in different regions with different comparative advantages through co-ordination and strategic alliances within and amongst enterprises. In other words, companies are now establishing their production bases wherever human resources, technology or markets are available so as to make the best use of resources of a local area. This mode of the production method of global coordination and integration not only increases market signals. To this end, an integrated approach to managing the logistics planning and operations on a global basis is crucial. [+]

Programme Highlights

The advance in communication technology and transportation has gradually broken regional borders. Global manufacturing refers to the distribution of up-stream and down-stream production activities (ranging from material sourcing, product development, production assembly and product distribution) in different regions with different comparative advantages through co-ordination and strategic alliances within and amongst enterprises. In other words, companies are now establishing their production bases wherever human resources, technology or markets are available so as to make the best use of resources of a local area. This mode of the production method of global coordination and integration not only increases market signals. To this end, an integrated approach to managing the logistics planning and operations on a global basis is crucial.... [-]


Master of Science in Knowledge Management

Campus Full time Part time 30 hours September 2019 Hong Kong

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

A new programme MSc in Knowledge and Technology Management will be offered in 2019/20 (subject to approval). More details will be available soon. Introduction

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


Master of Science in Technology Management

Campus Full time Part time 30 hours September 2019 Hong Kong

As the management of technology education is an important preparation for innovation and growth, the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering will offer a flexible, unique and practical Programme – Master of Science in Technology Management starting September 2004. [+]

A new programme MSc in Knowledge and Technology Management will be offered in 2019/20 (subject to approval). More details will be available soon Introduction

As the management of technology education is an important preparation for innovation and growth, the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering will offer a flexible, unique and practical Programme – Master of Science in Technology Management starting September 2004.

Under the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) between Hong Kong and Mainland China, the Hong Kong SAR is becoming a springboard for many companies, both local and overseas to invest in high value, high technology products and services to exploit new business opportunities.... [-]


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ISE Real World Research in High Value Logistics

ISE Real World Research in Aviation Management

ISE Real World Research in Service Innovation

ISE Real World Research in Ultra-precision Machining Technology

Contact

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - General Office of Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Address General Office of Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Room EF625, 6/F, Core F The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 11 Yuk Choi Road, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Website http://www.ise.polyu.edu.hk/