Master of Science in Advanced Technology and Management (MSATM)
理學碩士(先進科技及管理學) [ 2017 Entry ]



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The programme has been developed to meet the educational needs of technical specialists as well as professional engineering managers. Graduates will have an integrated knowledge of both technology and management skills necessary for cutting edge enterprises.

Programme Aims and Objectives

The evolution of the technology and the rapid expansion of global economics have generated growing needs for professionals who understand the-state-of-the-art technology and possess the entrepreneurial management for a business success. There is an increasing demand in Hong Kong, Mainland & industrialized countries for those professionals. They are entrepreneurs and creators of tomorrow. The Master of Science in Advanced Technology and Management (MSATM) Programme aims to satisfy this need, by offering a world-class quality, in-depth education opportunity that covers the integration of advanced technologies and the enterprise management.

The programme focuses on the following major areas:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Materials and Design
  • Mechatronics

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs):

  1. apply state-of-the-art technologies to generate creative ethical solutions in setting up business goals and strategies that turn a dream into a business success;
  2. apply an extensive knowledge of planning, evaluating, designing and implementing advanced technologies in an integrated environment meeting the business goals and strategies;
  3. apply analytical skills of multidisciplinary, multi-variable engineering and engineering management to generate new ideals for the integration of technology and management; and
  4. apply effective interdisciplinary communication skills of team work, documentation and Internet/web-based methods to develop a system that reflects increasingly customer-oriented, globally competitive and dynamically changing world markets.

Unique Features:

  • The programme utilizes a variety of learning modes and methods, including the followings:
    • Lectures and Tutorials
    • Co-operative Learning
    • Seminars, Interactive Workshops and Panel Discussions offered by external; as well as by international experts, and active professionals working in the industry
  • Students can bring their problems from work to class for team discussions and further analysis, and earn course credits upon obtaining satisfactory results.

Programme Structure and Contents (Please refer to the Taught Postgraduate Catalogue for the course syllabuses.)

The respective programme/course links for previous years are available here: Taught Postgraduate Catalogue 2016/17

Students may obtain the MSc degree either by completing (30 credit units):

  • 5 core courses + 5 elective taught courses, or
  • 5 core courses + the dissertation + 2 elective taught courses

Path of study for the student purses his/her major areas including:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Materials and Design
  • Mechatronics

15 credits of Required Courses + 15 credits of Electives

Required Courses (15 credits)

Course Code Course Title Credit Units
MBE5011 Enterprise Technology and Management 3
MBE6005 Micro Systems Technology 3
MBE6007 Advanced Automation Technology 3
MBE6022 Project Development Study @ 3
MBE6051 Sustainable Green Manufacturing 3

Programme Electives (15 credits)

Course Code Course Title Credit Units
CS5222 Computer Networks and Internets 3
CS5481 Data Engineering 3
CS5483 Data Warehousing and Data Mining 3
MBE5108 Human Machine Interface 3
MBE6001 CAD/CAM Integration 3
MBE6002 Computer Controlled Systems 3
MBE6008 Dissertation @ 9
MBE6045 Industrial Case Study 3
MBE6046 Nano-manufacturing 3
MBE6101 Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices 3
MBE6102 Special Topics on Advanced Structural Materials 3
MBE6107 Kinetics in Nanoscale Materials 3
MBE6108 Technology Transfer to Commercialization for Engineers 3
MBE6110 Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: From Metallic to Biomedical/Biological Materials 3
MBE6117 Bio-safety and Risk Assessment 3
MBE6118 Biomedical Photonics 3
MBE6119 Electron Microscopy 3
SEEM5006 Operations Management 3
SEEM6009 Project Management 3
SEEM6012 Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
SEEM6014 Asset and Maintenance Management 3
SEEM6015 Supply Chain Management 3
SEEM6043 Quality and Reliability Engineering 3
SEEM8011 Statistical Modeling and Design of Experiments 3

@ If student takes both MBE6022 Project Development Study and MBE6008 Dissertation, different project topics should be adopted.


Duration of Study

Normal Period of study Maximum Period of study
Full-time: 1 year Full-time: 2.5 years
Part-time/Combined mode*: 2 years Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years

* If student opts for taking dissertation to complete the programme study, the normal duration for graduation will be 1.5 years.


Tuition Fees

Local Students:HK$3,350 per credit (2017/2018)
Non-Local Students:HK$4,200 per credit (2017/2018)

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must

  • Hold a degree in engineering, science, or equivalent; or
  • Be a graduate member, or a non-member but qualified for graduate membership of a professional institution; or
  • Other degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis by a committee of experts.

English Proficiency Requirement

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 score 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the College English Test (CET-6); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

Programme Leader

Dr. King LAI


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Last modified on 4 July, 2017