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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


HD in Industrial & Systems Engineering 工業及系統工程學高級文憑


Short Description

Industrial and systems engineering is concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, physical science and social science. This programme teaches students fundamental engineering concepts, information technology, design, management, communication skills, and the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design. It provides an understanding of the complex problems of modern industrial and business operations.

Students may be required to take an extra subject in Physics depending on their entry qualifications.


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subjects with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include:

  • English;
  • Mathematics;
  • Information and Communication Technology; and
  • All single and combined Science subjects.

Relevant Applied Learning subjects that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation are:

  • Accounting in Practice;
  • Applied Psychology;
  • Automotive Technology;
  • Aviation Studies;
  • Business Data Analysis;
  • Computer Forensic Technology;
  • Computer Game and Animation Design;
  • Creative Advertising;
  • Electrical and Energy Engineering;
  • Entrepreneurship for SME;
  • Environmental Engineering;
  • Health Care Practice;
  • Interior Design;
  • Internet of Everything Application;
  • Jewellery and Accessories Design;
  • Law Enforcement in Hong Kong;
  • Marketing and Online Promotion;
  • Marketing in Global Trade;
  • Practical Psychology; and
  • Purchasing and Merchandising.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Flexibilities on admission selection are available as follows:

  1. A maximum of two relevant ApL subjects will be allowed in meeting the requirements. An attainment at Attained level or above is required. 
  2. Other Language subjects (i.e. Category C) offered in the HKDSE Examination will be accepted as elective subjects. Grade E or above is required. 
  3. For Higher Diploma programmes, students not having the level requirement for the other subject for meeting the general entrance requirement may be specially considered if they have attained Level 2 or above in one of the Extended modules of Mathematics. Please refer to Admission Selection for details. 
  4. Students endorsed by schools for meeting EDB’s specified circumstances and having achieved the required grade in Chinese in one of the following examinations will be regarded as obtaining a Level 3 in HKDSE Chinese for meeting our entrance requirements:
    Exam                      Level                      Min. Grade             
    GCE O-Level C
    GCSE N/A C / 4
    IGCSE N/A C / 4
    HKDSE ApL(C) N/A Attained
    GCE A-Level E
    GCE AS-Level
  5. No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection. 
  6. There is no compulsory subject requirement for our programmes. Preferred subjects, if applicable, are listed in the 'Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings' section of individual programme entries. Satisfactory performance in preferred subjects will have a positive influence on admission selection. However, applicants who have not taken the preferred subjects will still be considered for admission but they may need to take relevant underpinning subjects after admission to PolyU.
  7. The study places offered by PolyU through JUPAS are intended primarily for admission of local school leavers. Applicants who are studying a programme or have attained qualifications at the same or above level as the programmes for which they are applying will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  8. Please note that local and non-local applicants are considered under different admission routes with different intake quotas. Non-local applicants seeking admission on the basis of HKDSE results should submit their applications directly to PolyU. Please click here for details on the admission requirements for non-local applicants.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 31,575


Ms Becky Chan of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering


Tel: 3400 3838


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 402 538 494 482 605 2521
2018 523 634 613 552 665 2987
2017 388 721 742 716 771 3338
2016 593 979 984 939 1063 4558
2015 691 1317 1350 1164 1325 5847
2014 802 1735 1810 1549 1655 7551
2013 925 2065 2121 1598 1866 8575
2012 873 1846 2013 1251 1226 7209

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 108 57 28 46 48 287
2018 50 24 17 6 18 115
2017 35 22 15 12 29 113
2016 48 23 12 14 15 112
2015 48 44 17 15 16 140
2014 41 43 20 6 17 127
2013 17 31 25 13 16 102
2012 5 13 16 7 11 52