PhD in Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Program Description

PhD in Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The world economy has been undergoing a rapid transformation from a capital-intensive age to a knowledge-based age. The entire Asia-Pacific region is endeavoring to nurture businesses to meet the challenges of this transformation. Joining the Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics as a postgraduate student gives you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive grasp of both technological and managerial aspects of contemporary issues in this field and to make a contribution to progress in driving the world forward by improving technology management and operations management.

The Ph.D. program is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. This program emphasizes training in original thinking and independent research. Students can design their program of study to suit their interests and needs. The program should cover a specialized area in industrial engineering and at least one minor area.

Research Foci

The Department covers two main research areas:

Design and manufacturing systems

Product and service design, quality management, human factors and ergonomics, biomechanics and cognitive decisions, and service system engineering.

Logistics management and Operations Management

Logistics and supply chain management, dynamic pricing and revenue management, operations research and stochastic modeling, financial engineering and risk management, and service operations management.

The Department has built partnerships with major service industry sectors, including logistics, service provision and product design. In particular, the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Institute has been established to transfer research results and assist decision-making and more efficient operations. The Advanced Manufacturing Institute is also committed to advanced research on product design.

Admission Requirements

i. General Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have:

  • obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification;

ii. English Language Admission Requirements

You have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments*:

  • TOEFL-iBT 80
  • TOEFL-PBT 550
  • TOEFL-Revised Paper-Delivered Test 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)
  • IELTS (Academic Module)
    • For 2019/20 Admissions: Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-scores: 5.5
    • For 2018/19 Admissions: Overall score: 6.0 and All sub-scores: 5.5

*If your first language is English, and your bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was English, you will be waived from fulfilling the above English Language requirements.

Application Deadlines

For 2019/20 Fall Term Intake:

Non-local Applicants*
Full-time: 1 Jun 2019
Part-time: 1 Jun 2019

Local Applicants
Full-time: 15 Jul 2019
Part-time: 15 Jul 2019

For 2018/19 Spring Term Intake:

Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy Programs in Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics – Energy Technology Concentration are also open for applications.

Non-local Applicants*
Full-time: 1 Nov 2018
Part-time: 1 Nov 2018

Local Applicants
Full-time: 15 Dec 2018
Part-time: 15 Dec 2018

* Applicants who need a student visa/ entry permit to study in Hong Kong, are considered as Non-Local Students. For details on student visa/ entry permit requirements, please click here.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 20, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
3 - 6 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
42,100 HKD
per year
Locations
Hong Kong - Hong Kong
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