Bachelor of Engineering in
Total Quality Engineering (BEngTQE)
工學士 (全質量安全監控工程學) *

* This programme admitted its last cohort of Advanced Standing II students through the non-JUPAS (direct application) route in 2017-18.

Please refer to SEEM website.

News about TQE (PDF - 126KB) Developing a new total quality engineering degree program (PDF - 87KB) HKSQ Student Project Competition (PDF - 26KB)

Why created BEng (Hon) Total Quality Engineering?

Ensuring product quality and safety is the most relevant issue today, especially for Asia Pacific and China which have become the manufacturing centers for the world. Product safety, toxic substance contamination, design mistakes, quality lapse, etc. have caused dramatic recalls and import bans on toys, tires, packaged food, pet foods, drugs produced in Asia Pacific. This has tremendous impact on Hong Kong economic growth since Hong Kong is the gateway for import and export.

Recalls examples:

  • Melamine in milk products and pet foods
  • Toys recalled due to lead poisoning hazards
  • Tires failed prematurely due to lack of an adhesive tape between the steel belt and the rubber
  • Aqua dots and Bindeez contain glue turning into toxin

Total Quality Engineering (TQE) graduates will be the first of its kind to safe-guard product quality and ensure smooth export to various markets. They will meet the needs for highly trained specialist to assure total assurance and control of quality, reliable, healthy, safe, and environmentally (HSE) friendly products.

Unique features of TQE

TQE combines chemical analysis, quality and reliability engineering, product testing, quality management and international standards into one single package.

TQE will provide you with the unique skill sets to make product safe:

Skill Sets

Laboratory Training
  • Chemical Analysis Lab
  • Quality and Product Testing Lab
  • Quality and Reliability Engineering Lab


There is a strong demand for the quality engineering related posts in the industry. For instances, searching the Hong Kong database, the monthly figure (total no. of jobs appeared in last one month) of "quality" positions is always 200+ in 2008, which is far more than other engineering disciplines.

TQE Graduates will find career opportunities in a broad range of manufacturing and service industries. In non-manufacturing sectors, such as construction, hotel, tourism and other service industries, TQE graduates can play a key role in ensuring service quality, reliability, and conformity for health, safety and environmental regulations to meet the needs of customer requirements and performance standards, such as ISO9000, ISO14000, etc.

Typical starting positions:
  • Quality Engineer/ Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Quality Controller
  • Procurement/ Supplier Quality Engineer
  • Quality System Officer
  • HSE or ISO9000 Officer
  • Compliance Engineer


The Major has been accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ).


Government Funded Programmes

Latest information on tuition fees is available at the website of the Academic Regulations and Records Office.

Inquiry: 3442-8419 (Ms. May Kan)



Major Structure/Major Requirement (Links to University Undergraduate Catalogue)

Normative 4-year Degree (for the 2015 cohort)
Advanced Standing I (ASI) (for the 2016 cohort)

Model Study Path (PDF)

BENGU4 TQE 2015/2016 Cohort
BENGU3 TQE 2016/2017 Cohort (ASI)
BENGU2 TQE 2016/2017 Cohort (ASII)

BENG4 TQE 2014/2015 Cohort
BENGU3 TQE 2015/2016 Cohort (ASI)
BENGU2 TQE 2015/2016 Cohort (ASII)

BENG4 TQE 2013/2014 Cohort (Revised)
BENG3 TQE 2014/2015 Cohort (ASI) (Revised)

Student Handbook (PDF)

(Note: The handbooks are updated as at the beginning of the corresponding academic years.)

View TQE leaflet (4.5MB)

This major is co-hosted with the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management.

Last modified on 29 July, 2019