Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)

理學碩士(工程管理學)

Programme code: P56

[ Notes for Applicants ]

Programme Aims (MSEM)

This programme aims to equip students with analytical, managerial, and behavioural skills / knowledge in aspect of contemporary engineering management in order to prepare them to meet the educational needs of engineers transiting into practising engineering managers.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs):

Upon successful completion of this Programme, students are expected to:

  1. reflect on extensive knowledge in engineering management in supporting problem identification, problem solving, decision making and analysis;
  2. apply managerial skills, including behavioural and communication skills, needed in the effective transition from the role of an engineer to that of an engineering manager;
  3. integrate and apply engineering and managerial knowledge in the management of engineering projects, operations, products and services in engineering/ manufacturing enterprises and departments;
  4. be able to generate innovative ideas in engineering management process and turn the innovations into practical implementation;
  5. reflect on responsibility and sensitivity for environmental and societal concerns, inter-cultural issues and global development.

Distinct Features of the Programme

  • The programme is highly multi-disciplinary.
  • The programme adopts the action learning and team-based experimential learning approaches.
  • The programme requires students to work in small groups in different courses with a view to developing solutions for a set of engineering management problems which are derived from the professional experiences of the students or sponsored by local companies.

Teaching and Learning

The programme utilises a variety of learning methods including :

  • Action Learning
  • Experimental Learning
  • Team-based Learning
  • Lectures & Tutorials
  • Seminars / Panel Discussions

Programme Structure and Contents (MSEM)

Path of study: You may obtain the MSc degree by either

  1. completing taught courses only, or
  2. taught courses plus the dissertation project.

Required Core Courses (12 credit units)

Course Code Course Title Credit Units
SEEM5006 Operations Management 3
SEEM5010 Engineering Management Principles and Concepts 3
SEEM6009 Project Management 3
SEEM6012 Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3

Programme Electives (18 credit units)

A minimum of 12 CUs from SEEM is required in which 6 CUs must be selected from SEEM5009, SEEM6014, SEEM6015, SEEM6037 and SEEM6103.

SEEM Electives* :
Course Code Course Title Credit Units
SEEM5009 Industrial Marketing Management for Engineers 3
SEEM6014 Asset and Maintenance Management 3
SEEM6015 Supply Chain Management 3
SEEM6018 Dissertation 9
SEEM6037 Managing Strategic Quality 3
SEEM6043 Quality and Reliability Engineering 3
SEEM6044 China Engineering Enterprise Management 3
SEEM6045 Industrial Case Study 3
SEEM6047 Quality Improvement: Systems and Methodologies 3
SEEM6050 Engineering Economic Analysis 3
SEEM6053 Business Process Improvement and Innovation 3
SEEM6101 Estimation and Control of Random Dynamic Systems 3
SEEM6102 Managerial Decision-making Systems with Artificial Intelligence 3
SEEM6103 Financial Engineering for Engineering Managers 3
SEEM6104 Theoretical Underpinnings of Decision Making Under Uncertainly 3
SEEM6105 Risk and Decision Analysis 3
SEEM8011 Statistical Modeling and Design of Experiments 3
SEEM8012 Data Mining and Statistical Modeling 3
SEEM8102 Forecasting and Control Using Regression, Time Series, and Dynamic Models 3
SEEM8103 Advanced Design of Experiments and Taguchi Method 3
Non-SEEM Electives* :
Course Code Course Title Credit Units
MBE6051 Sustainable Green Manufacturing 3
MGT5313 International Organizational Behavior 3
MGT6314 Global Human Resource Management 3
MGT6326 Managing International Business 3
MS5212 Statistical Methods I 3
MS5220 Management Science 3
MS6215 Forecasting Methods for Business 3

* Programme electives will be offered subject to availability of resources.

Total Credit required for the MSc Programme: 30


Student Handbook (PDF)

2017/18 · 2016/17 · 2015/16 · 2014/15 · 2013/14
(Note: The handbooks are updated as at the beginning of the corresponding academic years.)


Admission Requirements (MSEM)

Applicant must be a degree holder in Engineering, Science or other relevant disciplines, or its equivalent*

* Note

  1. A graduate member or a non-member who possesses the qualification for graduate membership of a professional institution, e.g., the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), or a member Institution of the Engineering Council (UK), or other recognized professional engineering institutions, or
  2. Qualifications with evidence of academic and professional attainment acceptable to the University.

Non-local candidates from an institution where medium of instruction is not English should fulfill one of the following English proficiency requirements.

  • a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of China mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • other equivalent qualifications

Tuition Fees & Scholarship (MSEM)

Tuition Fees

HK$4,370 per credit (for non-local students admitted in 2018/19)
HK$3,690 per credit (for local students admitted in 2018/19)

Eligible applicants may claim from the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) for a maximum amount of HK$10,000.
The tuition fee level for existing students is fixed in accordance with their year of admission until graduation.

Total credit units required: 30

Duration of study:

Normal Period Maximum Period
Full-time (1 year) FT (2.5 years)
Part-time (2 years) PT/combined mode (5 years)


Entrance Scholarship

A maximum of two MSEM- Entrance Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding student(s) in each academic year. The value of each award shall not exceed HK$25,000 (subject to availability of resources).


History of The Programme

The MSEM program has a long history. It was launched in the late 1980s and was the first MSc program in Engineering Management in Asia and one of the pioneers in the world. Since its launch, the program has become one of the most popular programs in the College of Science & Engineering at CityU. With the success of the MSc program, the department launched its BEng Program in Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management in the mid. 1990s and its flag ship Engineering Doctorate program in Engineering Management in 2010.


Uniqueness of The Programme

The uniqueness of the programme as compared with other management programmes lies in the following:

- Engineering Management Context
While the management skills are common, the engineering managers manage activities with a strong engineering/technical content. This programme provides the strong engineering management context.

- Functional Needs of Engineering Management
The functions of general and engineering managers are significantly different. General managers are oriented towards business issues. Engineering managers undertake professional functions such as engineering project management, engineering operations planning and control and product / services development. This programme aims to develop a critical understanding of the academic and professional knowledge required in the execution of these engineering management functions.

- Empathy
Engineers have special strengths and weaknesses. This programme focuses on the characteristics of engineers as a group. This facilitates the concentration and empathy required for the successful transition from the role of engineers to that of engineering managers.

- Accreditation by Hong Kong Society of Quality (HKSQ)
The course SEEM6047 "Quality Improvement: Systems and methodologies" has been accredited by the Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ). Students who had successfully completed the course are eligible to apply for registration as Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (HKSQ). Please check here for the details and procedure.

- Profession in Engineering Asset Management
For details, please click here


Photo (MSEM)


Contact Us (MSEM)

Programme Leader

Prof. DANG, C.Y.


For application enquiries, please contact School of Graduate Studies (SGS) at tpadmi@cityu.edu.hk
For visa matters, please contact Global Services Office (GSO) at gsoins@cityu.edu.hk



Last modified on 3 November, 2017