The 21st century is an era of internet, information and data. This course aims to explore its implication and opportunity for development of smart city and industry in Hong Kong and the region. We will investigate this from a systems engineering perspective in which emphasis will be placed smart city development, the use of sensors, internet of things, data analytics, visualisation, and informed decision making. Students will learn about how these skills are influencing and shaping urban development. This course will help students to understand better the roles of systems engineers in today’s information era, and to recognize the importance of data driven and innovative thinking in the modern world. Students’ learning in this course will be based on cases presented throughout the course. Students will also work on their own smart city project by building a prototype smart city solution. Furthermore, student's learning will be enriched by company visits and/or guest lectures from the industrial engineering and management professionals and eminent professors. Details can also be found on https://smartcityu.wixsite.com/gecourse.