Total Quality Engineering
Total Quality Engineering
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Engineering in Total Quality Engineering
Offering Academic Unit
This Major is jointly offered by:
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Mode of Study

Aims of Major

This Major aims to equip students with analytical, technical, managerial, and behavioural skills / knowledge in aspects of contemporary quality and reliability engineering, product safety, health and environmental compliance, and related technologies in order to prepare them to play key professional role in the global manufacturing industry amidst increasing quality challenges. Students will acquire a broad understanding of the concepts, techniques and tools in the subject domain to enable them to identify and tackle diverse problems with effective use of contemporary technology and solutions in the quality engineering and related aspects. In addition, this major purposefully designed courses that infuse CityU’s unique discovery-enriched curriculum (DEC) concept.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Major, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills in the engineering design, methodologies, analysis and improvement of a manufacturing/service system in the areas of customer interface, product design, process design and control, supply management, and product assurance and compliance to meet the requirements of health, safety and environmental regulations;
  2. Apply the principles, analytical skills, computational techniques, modelling tools, experimental practices in the subject domain of the Total Quality Engineering and related aspects; 
  3. Demonstrate required problem solving ability and skills, communication skills, and teamwork in quality and reliability engineering, and product safety, health and environmental compliance to cope with the dynamic nature of the global manufacturing industry;
  4. Design, develop, implement and improve total quality engineering systems that integrates people, material, information and equipment; 
  5. Have chance to experience the process of discovery and innovation by undertaking projects of discovery and innovation;
  6. Meet the required levels and standards perceived by the potential employers with experience acquired through practical hands-on projects and exposure to industry during their studies; 
  7. Have substantial exposure to real-life working environment in industries if the students opt for industrial internship (cooperative education scheme);
  8. Develop the attitude of life time learning and take part in continuing education opportunities;
  9. Meet the core competency requirements for corporate membership of professional bodies, such as the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE), American Society for Quality (USA), and Chartered Quality Institute (UK).

Degree Requirements

Requirements Normative 4-year
Advanced Standing I1 Advanced Standing II2
Gateway Education requirement 30 credit units 21 credit units 12 credit units
College requirement 6 credit units 0 credit unit 0 credit unit
Major requirement

75 credit units

69 credit units 57 credit units
Free electives / Minor (if applicable) 9 credit units 0 credit unit 0 credit unit
Minimum Graduation Requirement: 120 credit units 90 credit units 69 credit units
Maximum Credit Units Permitted: 144 credit units 114 credit units 84 credit units
Note 1: For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.
Note 2: For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted as senior-year intake students.

Professional Recognition

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) has granted interim recognition for the 4-year BENG TQE major for all intake classes from the year 2012 up to and including the year 2015.

BENG TQE has been accredited and recognized by the Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ).