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 and Technology Management

Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Hong Kong + 1 more

The programme is designed with a broad-based and multi-disciplinary curriculum to suit professionals from various disciplines (management, IT, engineering, social work, library science, legal, education, health care, etc.) who desire to improve their competency in managing their workforces and operations. [+]

Knowledge and Technology Management is vital to various aspects of business– from financing, development of products and services, and manufacturing to licensing and commercialization of technology so as to maximize companies’ effectiveness and efficiency.

The programme is designed with a broad-based and multi-disciplinary curriculum to suit professionals from various disciplines (management, IT, engineering, social work, library science, legal, education, health care, etc.) who desire to improve their competency in managing their workforces and operations. It is also suitable for engineers or technical professionals hoping to move into management roles, to devise workable and innovative solutions.... [-]


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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/