MSc Engineering Management

Year of Entry


Application Deadline

Application Closed

Mode of Study


Mode of Funding


Indicative Intake Target


Minimum No. of Credits Required


Class Schedule

Weekday evenings

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 GAO Siyang
BS(PKU), PhD(Univ of Wisconsin)
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

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 TOEFL total score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (Internet-based test); or 59 (revised Paper-delivered test; sum of Reading, Listening and Writing section scores); or
  • Overall band 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of Chinese mainland; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.
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

SEEM Electives:

  • Advanced Design of Experiments and Taguchi Methods
  • Asset and Maintenance Management
  • Business Process Improvement and Innovation
  • China Engineering Enterprise Management
  • Data Mining and Statistical Modeling
  • Dissertation
  • Engineering Economic Analysis
  • Estimation and Control of Random Dynamic Systems
  • Financial Engineering for Engineering Managers
  • Forecasting and Control Using Regression, Time Series, and Dynamic Models
  • Industrial Case Study
  • Industrial Marketing Management for Engineers
  • Managing Strategic Quality
  • Managerial Decision-making Systems with Artificial Intelligence
  • Project Management
  • Quality Improvement: Systems and Methodologies
  • Quality and Reliability Engineering
  • Risk And Decision Analysis
  • Statistical Modeling and Design of Experiments
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Theoretical Underpinnings of Decision Making Under Uncertainly

Non-SEEM Electives:

  • Forecasting Methods for Business
  • Global Human Resource Management
  • International Organizational Behavior
  • Managing International Business
  • Management Science
  • Statistical Methods I
  • Sustainable Green Manufacturing

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.