BSc (Hons) Scheme in Logistics and Enterprise Engineering

General

Program Description

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Characteristics of the Scheme

To meet the needs of Hong Kong Society in enhancing its competitiveness in managing modern logistics operations, technological and IT-related enterprises in a global environment, this scheme has been developed to prepare a new generation of logistics engineers, enterprise engineers and professionals who are competent in logistics and enterprise operations through using integrative engineering technology, information technology and management.

This scheme provides comprehensive training of logistics and enterprise activities in the areas of business processes, information flows, organizational structure, information systems, logistics systems, facility design, supply chain management and operations management. It also equips graduates with the essential management and business skills that are critical for the effective design, planning and efficient operation of enterprises under today's modern logistics and business environment.

Students admitted into the scheme will study the common curriculum for the first one and a half years. They are then free to make their programme choices (one out of the two programmes).

Aims of the Scheme

In today's globalized and competitive business environment, logistics companies and enterprises need to identify, capture and manage modern logistics and business opportunities. In order to be successful, they must be efficient in their operations and be able to adapt to changes in the environment, the market and customer expectations.

To meet the needs of the students and society, this scheme has been developed to equip students with the specialized skills in the management of logistics and enterprise processes in modern organizations and businesses, in a global context.

By building a solid foundation with fundamental knowledge and skill sets in logistics and enterprise engineering, each aspect provides training, with focus on a specific programme aim.

Programmes under the Scheme

BSc (Hons) in Logistics Engineering with Management

(Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ise/lem)

Logistics engineering is one of the main industries that has been identified by the HKSAR Government for accelerated development and substantial growth to support the local economy. Consequently, the growth of logistics activities in this region will be enormous in the years ahead.

Logistics engineering with management can be defined as the use of technology to manage the processes of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient and effective flow and storage of goods, together with the services and related information, from the point of origin to the point of consumption, so that they conform to customer requirements.

Managing logistics is a very interesting field, involving the effective management of human resources, materials, handling equipment, information, and the concerned finance through a network of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and customers. It has become increasingly more challenging as the trend towards market globalization and mass customization accelerates.

Aims of this programme

The programme aims to provide students with comprehensive education and professional training at honours degree level for preparing logistics engineers and professionals who are competent in the design, implementation, control, and execution of logistics systems and related technologies, as well as to develop the ability of students to manage complex systems of business, logistics and technology for increasingly technology-enabled logistics businesses.

Professional Recognition

Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)

The programme has been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) as a professional engineering degree programme recognised by other Washington Accord signatories.

The Washington Accord is an international agreement between bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programmes. Currently, it has 20 signatories, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and New Zealand.

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK)

Graduates have been granted full exemption (Logistics Stream) from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) leading to the Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK).

BSc (Hons) in Enterprise Engineering with Management

(Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ise/eem)

Integration: Making use of the best of both worlds: Engineering and Business

Enterprises are industrial and commercial organizations that shape the economy of the modern world. They include all types of organizations, such as business companies, manufacturing firms, airlines, banks, government departments, etc. Enterprise Engineering involves a family of scientific methods and tools which focuses on designing and changing enterprises, their processes and systems. Management can be defined as the art of getting things done through people. It is the process of leading and directing an organization, such as a business enterprise, through deployment and manipulation of resources.

The integration of enterprise engineering and management, together with the application of internet and information technology, provides the principles, practice, tools and technologies to enable an organization to effectively manage its resources; achieve competitive advantages; deliver quality products and services, and meet customer expectations and demands.

Aims of the programme

The programme aims to provide students with comprehensive education and professional training at honours degree level for preparing enterprise engineers who are competent to design and run complete "enterprises", distinguishing them from other engineering professionals. Our definition of enterprise includes all types of organizations, such as banks, insurance companies, hospitals, government departments, and manufacturing firms.

Professional Recognition

The programme is dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students will receive a second professional qualification upon successful completion of the programme subject to CMI moderation of learners' work.

Last updated January 2019

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