HKUST is ranked No.1 in Hong Kong (globally 19th) in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017 by Subject: Engineering & Technology.
Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics
Technological advances in business and industry have created a pressing demand for industrial engineers, who work out the most effective ways to produce a product or provide a service. Industrial Engineering is among the highest-earning college degrees and we have designed our course to provide students with both management and engineering skills, giving them a solid foundation for career advancement to executive level positions.
Research in IEDA falls along two themes: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Product Design and Manufacturing. Our work in Logistics and Supply Chain Management emphasizes on integrating the logistics and supply chain needs of Hong Kong with its vicinity for further enhancing the cooperation with the provinces and hence adding value to the economic development. In the area of Product Design and Manufacturing, the research focuses on bringing competitive advantages to industry by leveraging on the technological advances in the financial, communication and logistics sectors.
The Department has a host of state-of-the-art facilities to support our teaching and research. Government and industry funded projects are on-going. Collaborations with renowned universities and professional institutions have been established. The Department has also built partnerships with major service industry sectors, in particular with the logistics industry. For example, the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Institute seeks excellence in research and the transfer of research results to assist informed decision-making and efficient operations. In addition, the Zhejiang Advanced Manufacturing Institute (ZAMI) has been co-established by HKUST, Zhejiang Department of Science and Technology and Yuhang District People’s Government of Hangzhou City to advance research on mass customization, enterprise information integration, industrial product design and development, among other areas.
IT solutions are emphasized in teaching, research and industry collaborations, together with the impact of the globalization of the world’s economy.