Any product, be it hardware, software, or service, requires good planning and development strategies to make it successful in the market place. Technical inputs have to be balanced with commercial aspects through good managerial practices so that the developed products deliver best value to all those who are concerned with them. While Hong Kong companies move from OEM (original equipment manufacturing) to ODM (original design and manufacturing), their ability to develop products from conception stage to full development is more critical than before for their continued success in the era of globalization. In particular, with most of the common manufacturing operations moved to the mainland, Hong Kong graduates would be expected to get increasingly involved in the product design stage and planning its full development rather than be experts of manufacturing operations alone. Therefore, it will be necessary for the future graduates to have sufficient knowledge and skills to engage in product development and related management activities.
The main aim of this minor is to develop adequate academic knowledge and skills in a number of subject areas that are necessary for graduates to be able to effectively work as a member of teams involved in the design and development of commonly used products.
A number of MINILOs listed below will be accomplished with the courses included in this minor. Based on the actual combination of the courses taken, graduates will have attained some of these:
|Course Code||Course Title||Credits||Remarks|
|MBE2003||Mechanics||3||Required course for non-MBE students (either MBE2003 or MBE2040 must be completed)*|
|MBE2016||Engineering Graphics||3||Required course for non-MBE students* and MBE students major in BIE*|
|MBE2034||Engineering Materials and Processing||3||-|
|MBE2040||Basic Mechanical Engineering Principles||3||Required course for non-MBE students (either MBE2003 or MBE2040 must be completed)*|
|MBE3023||Ergonomics in Man Machine Systems||3||Either MBE3023 or MBE3024|
|MBE3024||Ergonomics in Workplace Design||3||Either MBE3023 or MBE3024|
|MBE3050#||Design for Manufacturing and Manufacturing Systems||3||Designated Core Course; Pre-requisites must be satisfied.|
|SEEM3062||Quality Engineering I||3||-|
|MBE4001||Mold and Die Design||3||-|
|MBE4005||Finite Element Analysis||3||-|
|MBE4031||Management of Technological Innovation||3||-|
|MBE4033#||Product Development: Methodologies and Solutions||3||Designated Core Course; Pre-requisites must be satisfied.|
|MBE4034#||Product Development: Managerial Approach||3||Designated Core Course|
* Students from AP and CA departments and BIE major who have successfully completed the course or similar course at B2 level or above may get exemption from the requirement. MBE and SEEM students who use the courses towards their major cannot use them to satisfy the requirement of this minor.
# Students must complete at least one of the designated core courses.
This minor cannot be taken by students of BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Systems Engineering.
To be eligible, applicants must have completed at least one semester of study in CityU after they have been allocated a major, gained 15 CUs and achieved a CGPA of 3.0 or above.
Students are required to submit their declaration of minor request through AIMS under Course Registration. Information on the key dates, process and steps for the Declaration of Minors are available in the website of the Academic Regulations and Records Office.
Last modified on 18 October, 2013