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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering


Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) is a professional discipline that focuses on developing and implementing optimal solutions from a system-level perspective.

We are a multi-disciplinary engineering department covering a broad range of engineering activities. ISE is concerned with designing and enhancing product and service performance in the context of efficiency, productivity, quality and reliability, cost-effectiveness, customer satisfaction, and environmental impact.

As you can envisage, ISE is widely sought after in many organizations, ranging from industrial enterprises, banks, logistics companies, and government departments, to insurance companies, etc. ISE enables such organizations to achieve better value for money and helps people improve their living standards. Since our establishment in the 1960s, we have been committed not only to providing high-quality education but also to advancing academic research. We strive to sustain our position as a leading department of its kind in the region, in innovative practices in teaching and learning, applied research, and the promotion of knowledge transfer.

We also actively engaged in collaboration with industry via joint research projects, consultancies, and teaching company schemes.

This strong collaboration with both local and regional industries, together with its excellent facilities and staff expertise, provides students with the opportunity to be immersed in this collaborative environment which will be of great benefit to them when they graduate.

Main Research Areas

  • Advanced Materials Processing Technologies
  • Precision Engineering (State Key Laboratory of Ultra-precision Machining Technology)
  • Product Design and Miniaturization
  • Smart Manufacturing and Robotics
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Aviation and Transportation Logistics

Campus Features

The facilities in the Department of ISE are unparalleled in Hong Kong and the region. These include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Centre
    • Advanced Optics Manufacturing Unit
    • Netshape Manufacturing Technology Unit
    • Laser Materials Processing Unit
    • Printed Circuit Board Technology Unit
  • State Key Laboratory of Ultra-Precision Machining Technology
  • Croucher Laboratory of Product Mechatronics
  • Microsystems Technology Centre
  • Materials Engineering Laboratory
  • Metamaterials Preparation Laboratory
  • Micro-Nano Fabrication Laboratory
  • Ng Tat Lun Digital Factory
  • Integrated Product Design Laboratory
  • Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre
  • PolyU-Microsoft Enterprise Systems Centre
    • Logistics and Simulation Laboratory
    • Business Automation Laboratory
    • Knowledge Solutions Laboratory
  • Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory
  • Aviation Operations and Control Laboratory

These facilities range from state-of-the-art hardware and software for advanced manufacturing technology development, logistics simulation, systems development tools for e-business, computer-aided design, to virtual product development.


    • Hong Kong

      General Office of Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Room EF625, 6/F, Core F The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 11 Yuk Choi Road, Hunghom, Kowloon,, , Hong Kong