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Programme Information - Taught Postgraduate Programmes (TPg)

Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes in 2017 entry are now closed. Applications for 2018 entry will start in mid-November 2017 tentatively and updated programme information will be available by that time. The programme information for 2017 entry listed below is for reference only.

MSc Engineering Management


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Non-government-funded
Programme Code P56
Mode of Programme Combined
Class Schedule Weekday evenings
Indicative Intake Target 80
Minimum No. of Credits Required 30
Normal Duration of Programme Full-time: 1 year;
Part-time: 2 years;
Maximum Study Period Full-time: 2.5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years;
Programme Website Click here to open
Mode of processing Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
Programme Leader
Prof DANG, Chuangyin
PhD-Cum Laude(Tilburg), MSc(Xidian), BSc(Shanxi)
General Enquiries
+852 3442 9321 (Phone)
+852 3442 0173 (Fax)
† Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.

Programme Aims and Objectives

The programme aims to equip students with:

  • extensive knowledge in engineering management in supporting problem solving, decision making and undertaking projects of discovery and innovation;
  • managerial skills, including, behavioural and communication skills, needed in the effective transition from the role of an engineer to that of an engineering manager;
  • the ability to integrate and apply engineering and managerial knowledge in the management of engineering projects, operations, products and services in engineering/manufacturing enterprises and departments;
  • the ability to generate innovative ideas, to undertake engineering management projects/research and turn the discovery &  innovative ideas into practical implementation.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants should satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and the following programme specific entrance requirements: 
  • hold a degree in engineering, science or equivalent; or
  • be a graduate member or a non-member qualified for graduate membership of professional institutions, for example, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), member institutions of the Engineering Council (UK) and other recognized professional institutions; or
  • qualifications with evidence of academic and professional attainment acceptable to the University
Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:
  • TOEFL score 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

Course Description

Required core courses
This block aims to develop a basic understanding of engineering management, to provide a broad range of knowledge and to enhance professional practices in engineering management. It includes the following courses:
  • Engineering Management Principles and Concepts
  • Operations Management
Elective courses
SEEM Electives:   
  • Advanced Design of Experiments and Taguchi Methods
  • Asset and Maintenance Management
  • Business Process Improvement and Innovation
  • China Engineering Enterprise Management
  • Data Mining and Statistical Modeling
  • Dissertation
  • Engineering Economic Analysis
  • Estimation and Control of Random Dynamic Systems
  • Financial Engineering for Engineering Managers
  • Forecasting and Control Using Regression, Time Series, and Dynamic Models
  • Industrial Case Study
  • Industrial Marketing Management for Engineers
  • Integrative Engineering Management
  • Managing Strategic Quality
  • Managerial Decision-making Systems with Artificial Intelligence
  • Marketing Strategy for Engineers
  • Organization Learning
  • Project Management
  • Quality Improvement: Systems and Methodologies
  • Quality and Reliability Engineering
  • Risk And Decision Analysis
  • Statistical Modeling and Design of Experiments
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Theoretical Underpinngs of Decision Making Under Uncertainly
Non-SEEM Electives:
  • Comparative Management: Asian Perspectives
  • Emerging Issues in Multinational Strategic Management
  • Forecasting Methods for Business
  • Global Human Resource Management
  • International Organizational Behavior
  • International Business and the Global Business Enterprise
  • Management Science
  • Statistical Methods I
  • Sustainable Green Manufacturing 


  • MSc Degree in Engineering Management (30 credit units)
The full MSc degree award requires 30 credit units, with the completion of taught courses only, or taught courses plus the dissertation project.