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What will I learn?

The MSc introduces participants to tools and techniques that can be used to evaluate, manage and improve service, operational and supply chain processes, and conduct market analyses. Participants will acquire knowledge on how to evaluate and manage appropriate enabling technologies and use enterprise resource planning systems to improve the operational functions of a business. They will also develop a wide knowledge of strategy development and design.

This programme is designed for the development of those who want to work in logistics and supply chain engineering and management in manufacturing and service organisations.

Characteristics

This multidisciplinary and flexible programme offers over 20 modules that blend four major subject areas: Direction Motivation and Care of People, Business, Operations, and Manufacturing.

Students can attend the programme in full-time study mode and complete it at a faster pace. They can add or drop modules, change their mode of attendance and even attend in different countries to suit their own schedules.

In addition to strong academic support from both PolyU and the University of Warwick, local experts and industrialists provide updates on the latest developments in their companies and discuss application and implementation issues.

Recognition & Prospects

This MSc degree is jointly awarded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The University of Warwick, UK. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, UK and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK.

This industry-led programme adopts multidisciplinary and innovative approaches to provide participants a thorough understanding of key elements in Direction Motivation and Care of People, Business, Operations, and Manufacturing, and subsequently enable them to apply the management techniques for improving integrations of the business operation systems.

Programme Structure

For the MSc

A minimum of nine modules, of which;

Six Core Modules:

  • Innovation
  • Legal Aspects of Global Business
  • Logistics and Operations Management
  • Organisations, People and Performance
  • Procurement and Inventory Management
  • Supply Chain Management; and
  • at least One module from designated Operations or Manufacturing modules; and
  • a Dissertation

For the PgD

Students must either complete 12 taught modules, all with passes, or pass 6 modules plus a Dissertation.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
HK $17,000 per module; Note: A HK $34,000 Project (Dissertation) fee will also be charged.
Start date

September 2022

Venue

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an institution that is recognized by PolyU. In addition, you must meet the entrance requirements that are specified by individual programmes. PolyU may accept equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

Bachelor's degree with Honours;
OR
Post-experience Diploma or Higher Diploma with acceptable work experience;
OR
Mature applicants with significant relevant experience will be considered on individual merit.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR

An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU ranks 66th in the QS World University Rankings and 91st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings internationally.

  • Recognised worldwide for its academic reputation
  • Enjoys impactful research practices in different fields
  • Boasts world-class facilities
  • Welcomes international students from over 30 countries

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