Logistics engineering is one of the main industries that has been identified by the HKSAR Government for accelerated development and substantial growth to support the local economy. Consequently, the growth of logistics activities in this region will be enormous in the years ahead.
Logistics engineering with management can be defined as the use of technology to manage the processes of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient and effective flow and storage of goods, together with the services and related information, from the point of origin to the point of consumption, so that they conform to customer requirements.
Managing logistics is a very interesting field, involving the effective management of human resources, materials, handling equipment, information, and the concerned finance through a network of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and customers. It has become increasingly more challenging as the trend towards market globalization and mass customization accelerates.
Aims of this programme
The LEM programme aims to provide students with comprehensive education and professional training at honours degree level for preparing logistics engineers and professionals who are competent in the design, implementation, control, and execution of logistics systems and related technologies, as well as to develop the ability of students to manage complex systems of business, logistics and technology for increasingly technology-enabled logistics businesses.
The programme has been granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) for all cohort of graduates from 2012 up to and including the year 2018.
Graduates will also be granted full exemption (Logistics Stream) from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) leading to the Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTHK).