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

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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BEng (Hons) Scheme in Product and Industrial Engineering

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong

To meet the needs of the students and society, this scheme has been developed to equip students witht he specialized skills in product design and development, marketing, process control and optimization in complex organizations and businesses, in a global context. An integrative and problem-based teaching and learning approach is adopted in the scheme, helping students to develop their engineering knowledge as well as their communication, team-playing, management and self-learning skills. Graduates are able to play leading roles in industry by virtue of their well-balanced education and practical training. The skills learnt not only improve the systems of today, but also create better ones for tomorrow. [+]

Characteristics of the Scheme To meet the needs of the students and society, this scheme has been developed to equip students witht he specialized skills in product design and development, marketing, process control and optimization in complex organizations and businesses, in a global context. An integrative and problem-based teaching and learning approach is adopted in the scheme, helping students to develop their engineering knowledge as well as their communication, team-playing, management and self-learning skills. Graduates are able to play leading roles in industry by virtue of their well-balanced education and practical training. The skills learnt not only improve the systems of today, but also create better ones for tomorrow. 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 two programmes). Aims of the Scheme Technological advancements have been driving industries to perform smarter and faster each day. Product and industrial engineering is no exception. Following the next Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), modern technologies are paving the way for leaner, smarter and more efficient processes in both industrial and service sectors without impairing their high quality levels. The Internet of Things (IoTs) with numerous connected smart devices locally and/or globally are drastically transforming Industrial engineering with new capabilities that facilitate both local and global enterprises to achieve timely remote process control and monitoring, real time analytics of the vast amount of vital data for decision making, as well as embedding... [-]

BSc (Hons) Scheme in Logistics and Enterprise Engineering

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong

This scheme provides comprehensive training of logistics and enterprise activities in the areas of business processes, information flows, organizational structure, inforamtion 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. [+]

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, inforamtion 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... [-]

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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 11 Yuk Choi Road, Room EF625, 6/F, Core F
Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Website http://www.ise.polyu.edu.hk/