BEng Systems Engineering and Management


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1209
BEng Systems Engineering and Management
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Major Leader
Dr K.S. CHIN
MSc(HKU), PhD(HKU), FASQ, FHKSQ, FHKQMA, SrMIIE, SrMSME, MIMfgE, MHKIE, CEng, RPE
+852 3442 8306
Admissions Tutor
Dr Sherman NGAN
BSc(California), MSc(Minnesota), PhD(Minnesota)
+852 3442 8400
General Enquiries
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Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1209



Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

The Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM) offers a single major, the BEng in Systems Engineering and Management (BENG SEM). The major is designed to meet the needs of the changing world as a result of the globalisation of trade and production, the relentless advance of information technology and three decades of rapid industrialisation in China and East Asia. The BENG SEM major aims to nurture students' analytic skills in understanding, analysing, managing and improving modern enterprises and systems, grounded in engineering principles and scientific methods. The targets of management and improvement include the operations and processes of an enterprise, or its projects, products and services. An enterprise under consideration can be an engineering, business, government, or service-oriented organisation.

BENG SEM students are trained to become analytical and versatile engineering graduates with the right skill-sets to effect these changes in the world of modern enterprises, globalised production and boundary-less information flow.

BENG SEM graduates

  • have a good understanding of today’s science, engineering and technology;
  • are knowledgeable about a modern enterprise’s organisation and management;
  • use systems concepts and tools to analyse process and operational problems in enterprises, and to improve processes and operations in enterprises; and
  • are equipped with 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

In addition to general education studies, language proficiency, university level mathematics, essential computer studies and fundamental engineering sciences, which are required for all engineering students, this major offers a common SEM curriculum and two optional streams.

Common Systems Engineering and Management curriculum (General Stream)

A common set of required and elective courses equip students with the knowledge and skills to analyse and improve operations, processes, products and services in enterprises.

Optional Total Quality Engineering Stream

A set of required and elective courses equip students with analytical, technical and managerial knowledge in quality engineering and assurance systems and Total Quality Management.

Optional Data Analytics Stream

A set of required and elective courses equip students with statistical and computing knowledge in Data Analytics and Data Science.

I. Core Courses  (63 credit units) 

Course Title

Level

Credit Units

Industrial Engineering and Management of Modern Enterprises
or
Understanding Phenomena Around Us: An Introduction to Systems Thinking

B2

3

Applied Statistics for Sciences and Engineering

B2

3

Mathematical Methods for Engineering

B2

3

Basic Engineering Materials and Processing

B2

2

Basics of Mechanical Engineering

B2

2

Introduction to Electromechanical Systems

B2

2

Introduction to Systems Engineering and Management

B2

3

Data Analytics and Statistical Methods

B2

3

Engineering Economic Analysis

B3

3

Ergonomics in Workplace Design

B3

3

Logistics and Materials Management

B3

3

Production and Operations Planning

B3

3

Work Design

B3

3

Engineering Database and Systems

B3

3

Quality Improvement Methodologies

B3

3

Operations Research

B3

3

Quality Engineering

B3

3

Process Analysis and Design

B3

3

Professional Engineering Practice

B4

3

Product and Service Design and Innovation

B4

3

Project (Individual)
or
Capstone Project II

B4

6

 

II. Electives (21 credit units) 

 

General Stream

(Free choice of electives)

Total Quality Engineering Stream

(Must take 5 of the following courses)

Data Analytics Stream

(Must take 5 of the following courses)

Course Title

Level

Industrial Marketing for Engineers

B3

Capstone Project I

B3

Directed Studies

B4

Facilities and Distribution Management

B4

Global Operations Management

B4

Operations Management of Production and Service Systems

B4

Course Title

Level

Product Testing and Certification

B3

Quality Systems and Management

B4

Process Monitoring and Inspection Techniques

B4

Reliability Engineering

B4

Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments

B4

Occupational Health and Safety Management

B4

Project Management

B4

Course Title

Level

Bayesian Analysis

B3

Business Analytics & Data Visualization

B4

Computing Methods in Data Analytics

B4

Data Mining

B4

Systems Modelling, Optimization and Simulation

B4

Financial Engineering for Engineers

B4

Decision Analysis and Risk Management

B4

 


Our Target

The BENG SEM major aims to nurture students' analytical skills in understanding, analysing, managing and improving modern enterprises and systems in the modern world of advancing technologies, grounded in engineering principles and scientific methods. The targets of management and improvement include the operations and processes of an enterprise, or its projects, products and services. An enterprise under consideration can be an engineering, business, government or service-oriented organisation.

BENG SEM students are trained to become analytical and versatile engineering graduates with the right skill-sets to effect these changes in the world of modern enterprises, globalised production and boundary-less information flow.

BENG SEM graduates

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


Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants holding a 12-year school-leaving qualification or a partially completed sub-degree qualification will apply for admission to first-year studies in the Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Engineering and Management programme (admission code: 1209).

Applicants holding a 13-year school-leaving qualification, an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or a General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCEAL) qualification may apply for direct admission to the Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Engineering and Management programme with Advanced Standing I (admission code: 1697) or without advanced standing (first-year studies, admission code: 1209).


Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

 


First-Year Curriculum

 

2016-17

First-Year Curriculum

Courses

No. of Credit Units

GE

GE English/EAP*

  • GE1401 University English; and
  • Discipline-specific English

6

College Specified GE Courses

College Specified GE courses for normative four-year degree:

MA1200/

MA1300

Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra I/

Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I

MA1201/

MA1301

Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra II/

Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II

CS1102/
CS1302

Introduction to Computer Studies/

Introduction to Computer Programming

 

9

GE Courses

  • GE1501 Chinese Civilisation - History and Philosophy
     
  • GE courses from the distributional areas:

Area 1: Arts and Humanities

Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations

Area 3: Science and Technology

3

 

3

 

 

 

Course Specified by Department

  • SEEM2101 Introduction to Systems Engineering and Management
     
  • GE2319 Industrial Engineering and Management of Modern Enterprises
    or
    GE2336 Understanding Phenomena Around Us: An Introduction to Systems Thinking

3

3

 

College Requirements
(Science Courses)

Choose two from the following three subject areas:

  • AP1201 General Physics I
  • BCH1100 Chemistry
  • BCH1200 Discovery in Biology

6

Total No. of Credit Units:

33

*EL0200 English for Academic Purpose


Student Exchange/Internship

International Academic Exchange Programmes


For students to broaden their educational horizons, gain language experience and enhance their awareness of different cultures, the Department, College and University offer over 110 credit-bearing exchange programmes with various partner institutions around the world including universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region.

Please visit the University’s website and the Department’s website for details of our outbound exchange programmes.

Industrial Placements

The College of Science and Engineering and the Department offer work placement opportunities through various internship schemes that provide students with full-time job attachments in firms not only in Hong Kong, but also in the Pearl River Delta region and overseas. Through such placements, students will: 

  • gain valuable experience in a real world work environment;
  • develop problem-solving abilities and interpersonal skills;
  • learn the right attitudes towards work and professionalism; and
  • enhance their employability. 

For details, please visit the website.


Career Placements

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

Typical starting positions:

  • Industrial Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Production/Operations Engineer
  • Project Coordinator/Operations Officer
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control Engineer
  • Procurement/Supplier Quality Engineer/Officer
  • ISO9000/ISO14000 Controller/Auditor
  • Logistics/Systems Engineer
  • Supply Chain/Materials/Procurement Engineer
  • Facilities and Distribution Engineer
  • Management Trainee/Graduate Trainee/Business Analyst Trainee
  • Operations Analyst/Planning Trainee/Project Coordinator/Supply Chain Specialist
  • Business/Events Planner, Controller and Coordinator
  • Probationary Inspector of the HK Police, Customs officer of HKSAR Government – Customs and Excise Department

Student/Alumni Sharing

For alumni career profiles, please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/seem/std-alumni.htm


Professional Recognition

This major is designed to meet the accreditation requirement of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).  Accreditation from HKIE will be sought.


Did You Know?

  • Every year, over 90% of our graduates have found jobs within six months of graduation.
  • Department graduates are versatile and well sought-after, with about 50% finding their first jobs in the engineering/technical sectors and the rest in a variety of disciplines.
  • Both industrial and non-industrial enterprises in Hong Kong and manufacturing companies in the Pearl River Delta region are very enthusiastic about offering jobs to our graduates.