Head's Message

Welcome to the website of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE).


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, 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 1960's, 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.

On this website, you will find information on our up-to-date curricula and the latest developments of our research activities as well as our research centres and laboratories. The website will also give you a glimpse into how our students mature and develop themselves in an all-round educational environment that offers them many opportunities for overseas exchange programmes, placements and community service. Over the years, we have graduated more than 6,000 alumni, and they are making a significant contribution in various sectors of society.

We invite you to make use of this online platform to become more acquainted with ISE.


Prof. K.C. Chan

Head, ISE