Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Mode of Study

Aims of Major

This major aims to produce graduates who will
  1. be engineers and managers in globalized manufacturing and engineering enterprises, or other relevant career paths, including industry, academe, government, and non-governmental organizations.
  2. be able to undertake and manage challenging projects that require knowledge of the fundamentals, manufacturing technologies and systems, information technologies and management in manufacturing.
  3. be able to meet the needs of analysis, design, and development in industry in the context of manufacturing systems engineering and other closely related engineering disciplines.
  4. be able to effectively identify new problems and develop innovative solutions, including new manufacturing and fabrication technologies.
  5. be innovators and leaders who have a positive economic and social impact on their communities, the nation, and society as a whole.
  6. be adaptive learners who actively pursue life-long learning and continue to grow professionally by obtaining professional registration or certification, or by earning post-graduate degrees.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

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

  1. Organize and utilize information for the interactions between diverse manufacturing resources to meet specified manufacturing objectives; 
  2. Conceptualize, analyze, select and apply mechanical entities and manufacturing processes in the manufacture of discrete products; 
  3. Plan the implementation and utilization of electrical/electronic devices, computer hardware and software and communication and control systems for the automation of manufacturing and engineering enterprises;
  4. Identify and solve system-level issues concerning manufacturing productivity, quality and competitiveness with emphasis on Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems; 
  5. Develop and implement effective procedures to manage manufacturing activities in industries; 
  6. Develop and implement efficient “process engineering” and innovative “design for manufacture” solutions in discrete products manufacturing; 
  7. Demonstrate the creativity, analytical and problem solving skills in the context of manufacturing engineering; and 
  8. Meet the core competency required for corporate membership of professional bodies, such as the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE).

Degree Requirements

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


69 credit units 63 credit units
Free electives / Minor (if applicable) -- 0 credit unit 0 credit unit
Minimum Graduation Requirement: -- 90 credit units 75 credit units
Maximum Credit Units Permitted: -- 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.

* Normative 4-year degree students should take AP1201 General Physics I or BCH1100 Chemistry if either one course is not taken under College Requirement.

Professional Recognition

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