Engineering Doctorate (Engineering Management) (ENGDEM)
工程學博士學位 (工程管理)

Year of Entry


Application Deadline

Local & Non-local : 30 Apr 2024

Mode of Study


Mode of Funding


Indicative Intake Target

5 (The programme can admit more students based on the candidates’ academic merit and work experience.)

Minimum No. of Credits Required


Class Schedule

Weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons

Normal Study Period

4 years

Maximum Study Period

6 years
Programme Leader
Dr Alan CHAN
General Enquiries
+852 3442 8439
+852 3442 0173
Programme Aims and Objectives

This programme aims to develop students' creative thinking through tackling important strategic industrial projects and meeting the specific needs of industry. Students will pursue the study of engineering management and industrial research of a high order while carrying on with their professional duties. The originality and value of the students' research will be assessed within their specific professional and industrial contexts. As professional activity is usually multi-disciplinary and business- and management-driven, the programme will include a wide variety of coursework on Engineering Management. The programme provides an integrated curriculum of theory, practice and research to develop professionals' creative thinking and capabilities in the application of knowledge to solve important strategic problems in industry.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission to a professional doctorate programme, applicants must meet the University’s general entrance requirements and the entrance requirements specific to individual programmes:

  • hold a Master’s degree in a related engineering discipline/profession (or equivalent qualification)* from a recognised university; and
  • have at least five years’ recent work experience at a senior level.
  • The University may prescribe other additional entry qualifications, as deemed appropriate.

* Equivalent qualifications mentioned above include relevant professional qualifications or other scholarly achievements recognised by the University.

Applicants from a university where the language of teaching is not English should satisfy the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • a minimum total score of 79 (in one single internet-based test) in TOEFL; or
  • an overall band score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)#; or
  • a minimum score of 490 in the Chinese mainland’s College English Test Band 6 may be accepted; or
  • other equivalent qualifications.

TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered valid for two years from the test date and must be valid at the time of submission of application.

Course Description

The programme comprises a taught component and a research component.


Taught Component:
The taught component comprises 9 credit units of core courses and 12 credit units of elective courses. The taught courses available to ENGDEM students comprehensively cover a mixture of technology, innovation management and experience to provide industry with competent and knowledgeable managers in the fields of technology and innovation.


Core Courses:
Industry is in great need of people who can implement new technologies and knowledge in business. The core courses are designed to equip students to meet the immediate needs of industry for innovative application and implementation of state-of-the-art knowledge and technology.

  • EngD Seminar

  • Integrative Engineering Management

  • Research Methods in Engineering Management


There will be a series of electives in engineering management.


Research Component:

The research component comprises a 36 credit units thesis with a normal duration of 3 years.


Research areas:


Quantitative Modelling and System Analysis

  • Data Mining
  • Industrial Statistics
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Operational Research and Decision Sciences
  • Quality Engineering and Management
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • System Informatics

Innovation and Technology Management           

  • Engineering Asset Management
  • Green Manufacturing Systems
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge Management
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Project Management
  • Production and Operations Management
This programme is self-financed without studentship.
† Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.