MSc Engineering Management

Year of Entry


Application Deadline

Local & Non-local : 28 Feb 2023

Mode of Study


Mode of Funding


Indicative Intake Target


Minimum No. of Credits Required


Class Schedule

Weekday evenings
(Evening classes normally start at 7:00 p.m.)

Normal Study Period

Full-time: 1 year;
Part-time: 2 years;

Maximum Study Period

Full-time: 2.5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years;

Mode of Processing

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
Programme Leader
Dr SUN Hongyi
BSc (HarbinUST), M.Eng.(HIT), PhD(AalborgU), SrMIEEE(USA)
General Enquiries
+852 3442 9321
+852 3442 0173
Programme Aims and Objectives

The programme aims to equip students with:

  • extensive knowledge in engineering management in supporting problem solving, decision making and undertaking projects of discovery and innovation;
  • managerial skills, including, behavioural and communication skills, needed in the effective transition from the role of an engineer to that of an engineering manager;
  • the ability to integrate and apply engineering and managerial knowledge in the management of engineering projects, operations, products and services in engineering/manufacturing enterprises and departments;
  • the ability to generate innovative ideas, to undertake engineering management projects/research and turn the discovery & innovative ideas into practical implementation.
Entrance Requirements

Applicants should satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and the following programme specific entrance requirements:

  • hold a degree in engineering, science or equivalent; or
  • be a graduate member or a non-member qualified for graduate membership of professional institutions, for example, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), member institutions of the Engineering Council (UK) and other recognized professional institutions; or
  • qualifications with evidence of academic and professional attainment acceptable to the University

English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is NOT English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • a score of 59 (revised paper-delivered test)^ or 79 (Internet-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)@#; or
  • an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS)@; or
  • a score of 450 in the Chinese mainland’s College English Test Band 6 (CET-6); or
  • other equivalent qualifications.

^ Effective from 11 April 2021, the TOEFL revised paper-delivered test is no longer offered.

@ TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered valid for two years. Applicants are required to provide their English test results obtained within the two years preceding the start of the University's application period.

# Applicants are required to arrange with the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send their TOEFL results directly to the University. The TOEFL institution code for CityU is 3401.

In view of the recent development of COVID-19, ‘TOEFL iBT Home Edition’ and ‘IELTS Indicator’, as indicated below, are accepted as equivalent qualifications for the fulfillment of the University’s minimum English proficiency requirement for admission to TPg programmes until further notice:

  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition: a score of 79; or
  • IELTS Indicator: an overall band score of 6.5
Fellowships Scheme

Fellowship awards are available for local students admitted to this programme under the Fellowships Scheme supported by the HKSAR Government. This programme in the priority area of “Sustainable City” is one of the targeted programmes listed under the Fellowships Scheme with 5 fellowship awards. Local students admitted to the programme in full-time, part-time or combined study mode may be invited to submit applications for the fellowships. 

Course Description

Required core courses

This block aims to develop a basic understanding of engineering management, to provide a broad range of knowledge and to enhance professional practices in engineering management. It includes the following courses:

  • Engineering Management Principles and Concepts
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Elective courses

  • Asset and Maintenance Management
  • Business Process Improvement and Innovation
  • Contemporary Occupational Safety and Health Management
  • Data Analytics for Smart Cities
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Dissertation
  • Energy Conservation and Management
  • Engineering Economic Analysis
  • Estimation and Control of Random Dynamic Systems
  • Financial Engineering for Engineering Managers
  • Global Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Case Study
  • Industrial Marketing Management for Engineers
  • Intelligent Manufacturing for Engineering Managers
  • International Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship
  • International Organizational Behaviour
  • Linear Systems Theory and Design
  • Managerial Decision-making Systems with Artificial Intelligence
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managing International Business
  • Managing Strategic Quality
  • Predictive Modeling and Forecasting for Business
  • Process Modelling and Control
  • Quality and Reliability Engineering
  • Quality Improvement: Systems and Methodologies
  • Queueing Theory with Telecommunications Applications
  • Risk and Decision Analysis
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing and Management
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Green Manufacturing
  • Systems Modelling and Management

Remarks: Course offering is subject to sufficient enrollment.

  • MSc Degree in Engineering Management (30 credit units)

The full MSc degree award requires 30 credit units, with the completion of taught courses only, or taught courses plus the dissertation project.

† 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.