Bachelor of Engineering in
Systems Engineering and Management (BENG SEM) Phasing-out programme
工學士 (系統工程管理學)

The Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM) offers a single major, the BEng in Systems Engineering and Management (BENG SEM). The BENG SEM major aims to nurture students' analytic and managerial skills in understanding, analyzing, managing and improving modern enterprises and systems, grounded in engineering principles and scientific methods.

A BENG SEM student is trained to become an analytic and versatile engineering graduate with the right skill-sets for the management and improvement in the operations and processes of a modern enterprise, and its projects, products and services, in the world of globalized production and boundary-less information flow. An enterprise under consideration include engineering, industrial, government, and service-oriented organization.

A BENG SEM graduate

  • has good understanding of today’s science, engineering and technology;
  • is knowledgeable about a modern enterprise’s organization and management;
  • uses systems/industrial engineering and engineering management concepts and tools to analyze process and operational problems in enterprises, and to improve processes and operations in enterprises; and
  • is equipped with data analytic and quantitative skill sets to grapple with real world problems that are associated with massive amount of data and information in enterprises.

What You Will Be Studying

Fundamental science and engineering: In the first year of your study, you will take courses in university level mathematics, essential computer studies and fundamental engineering sciences, as well as courses in general education studies and language proficiency. These courses form an important foundation of a solid engineering education;

Essentials of systems/industrial engineering and engineering management: In the subsequent years of your study, you will enroll in a set of required courses, covering essential systems/industrial engineering and engineering management topics such as operations/logistics management, quality engineering/management, statistics/data analytics, and ergonomics/work design. These courses give you the knowledge and ability in analyzing, managing and improving the operations, processes, products and services of enterprises;

Beyond the required courses: This major offers elective courses to further enhance your breadth and depth in systems/industrial engineering and engineering management. Moreover, this major offers two specially designed optional streams that provide additional breadths in topics highly relevant to improving modern enterprises:

  1. Optional Total Quality Engineering Stream (TQE)
    A set of courses that equip students with analytical, technical and managerial knowledge in quality engineering and assurance systems and Total Quality Management of modern enterprises;

  2. Optional Data Analytics Stream (DA)
    A set of courses that equip students with statistical and computing knowledge in Data Analytics and Data Science for discovering insights in enterprise data.

Core Courses (63 credits)
GE2319 / GE2336 Industrial Engineering and Management of Modern Enterprises / Understanding Phenomena Around Us: An Introduction to Systems Thinking
MA2172 Applied Statistics for Sciences and Engineering
MBE2106 Basic Engineering Materials and Processing
MBE2107 Basics of Mechanical Engineering
MBE2108 Introduction to Electromechanical Systems
SEEM2101 Introduction to Systems Engineering and Management
SEEM2102 Data Analytics and Statistical Methods
SEEM3020 Engineering Economic Analysis
SEEM3024 Ergonomics in Workplace Design
SEEM3027 Logistics and Materials Management
SEEM3032 Operations and Logistics Planning
SEEM3034 Work Design
SEEM3040 Engineering Database and Systems
SEEM3053 Quality Improvement Methodologies
SEEM3060 Operations Research
SEEM3102 Quality Engineering
SEEM3103 Process Analysis and Design
SEEM3106 Operations and Logistics Engineering Workshop
SEEM4066 Professional Engineering Practice
SEEM4109 Product and Service Design and Innovation
SEEM4068 / SEEM4116 Project (Individual) / Capstone Project II
Elective Courses (21 credits)
Course Code Course Description Remarks
MA2181 Mathematical Methods for Engineering
SEEM3057 Industrial Marketing for Engineers
SEEM3116 Capstone Project I
SEEM4043 Global Operations Management
SEEM4047 Directed Studies
SEEM4051 Facilities and Distribution Management
SEEM4106 Operations Management of Production and Service Systems
SEEM3104 Product Testing and Certification Total Quality Engineering Stream (TQE)
Must take FIVE courses in this group
SEEM4023 Occupational Health and Safety Management
SEEM4024 Project Management
SEEM4025 Quality Systems and Management
SEEM4059 Process Monitoring and Inspection Techniques
SEEM4064 Reliability Engineering
SEEM4103 Decision Analysis and Risk Management
SEEM4110 Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments
SEEM3101 Basic Methodologies and Tools for Risk Engineering Data Analytics Stream (DA)
Must take FIVE courses in this group
SEEM3105 Bayesian Analysis
SEEM4026 Systems Modelling, Optimization and Simulation
SEEM4103 Decision Analysis and Risk Management
SEEM4107 Financial Engineering for Engineers
SEEM4111 Business Analytics & Data Visualization
SEEM4112 Computing Methods in Data Analytics
SEEM4113 Data Mining

Career Placements

BENG SEM Graduates have a board range of career opportunities in industrial, services oriented and business enterprises. There is a strong demand for systems engineering management related posts in the industry.

Typical starting positions:

  1. Industrial Engineer
  2. Project Engineer
  3. Production / Operations Engineer
  4. Project Coordinators / Operations Officers
  5. Quality Assurance / Quality Control Engineers
  6. Procurement / Supplier Quality Engineers / Officers
  7. ISO9000 / ISO14000 Controllers / Auditors
  8. Logistics / Systems Engineer
  9. Supply Chain / Materials / Procurement Engineer
  10. Facilities and Distribution Engineer
  11. Management Trainees / Graduate Trainees / Business Analyst Trainee
  12. Operations Analysts / Planning Trainees / Project Coordinators / Supply Chain Specialists
  13. Business / Events Planner, Controller and Coordinator
  14. Probationary Inspector of the HK Police, Customs officer of HKSAR Govt – Customs and Excise Department

Major Leader


Major Structure / Major Requirements (University Undergraduate Catalogue)

Student Handbook and Model Study Path (all entries)

Last modified on 11 May, 2021