Programme code: 1652 BEng - Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
What is Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management?
"Industrial Engineering is concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material, equipment, information, and energy."
- Institute of Industrial Engineers, USA
"Engineering Management is the discipline addressed to making and implementing decisions for strategic and operational leadership in current and emerging technologies and their impacts on inter-related systems."
- IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, USA
IE and EM are related but they do have distinctive characteristics and differences in emphasis. They have a common fundamental theoretical basis and both rely on an understanding of technology and its integration within a business environment. Both also emphasize adopting systems approaches and problem solving and decisionmaking techniques to design and implement effective and productive manufacturing, engineering and general services processes that combine people and technology. Similarly, both are concerned with the efficient control and management of these systems over their full life cycle once they are in operation. Finally, clearly both disciplines are very strongly multi-disciplinary and capitalize on the synergy between different bodies of knowledge to maximize benefits.
Nevertheless, these two disciplines have some important differences. For instance, IE tends to focus on the operational level design of systems for making products or delivering services, whereas Engineering Management often focuses attention on the more strategic issues concerning the operation of such systems. To put it simply, both IE and EM are about the management of people, operations, processes and projects.
Also, IE tends to emphasize the mechanistic integration of men and machines, including human factors, whereas EM is more concerned with capitalizing on the mental abilities of the workforce and shaping their attitudes to improve the ways work is performed.
This major aims to equip students with problem solving, technical and managerial skills and knowledge related to IE and EM to prepare them for professional careers in managing manufacturing, engineering and other technologically oriented services.
Through the academically demanding and professionally rewarding education provided in this programme, the graduates will develop:
Graduates will find careers in a broad range of industries, from manufacturing through consulting, construction and the wholesale/retail trade to government and financial institutions, where the work of people needs to be efficiently organized and managed, particularly when the workforce needs to closely deal with hard and soft technologies. Examples could include:
Examples of increasing needs for IEEM graduates
Supply Chain Design and Logistics Management - developing technologies (concepts, methodologies and algorithms) that optimize material sourcing, distribution networks, facility location/operation and inventories
Management Systems - developing various management systems, e.g. ISO9000 Quality Management System, ISO14000 - Environment Management System, BS8800# Safety and Health Management System
E-Commerce Logistics - developing technologies and systems that support physical logistics process related to electronic commerce and the Internet
This Programme has been accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Graduates of this programme/major meet the academic requirements for Corporate Membership of HKIE.
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BENG IEEM 2017/18
BENG IEEM 2016/17
2015/16 (2014/15 HKDSE Entry & 2015/16 ASI & ASII)
2014/15 (2013/14 HKDSE Entry & 2014/15 ASI & ASII)
(Note: The handbooks are updated as at the beginning of the corresponding academic years.)
Last modified on 4 August, 2017