Master of Science in Knowledge and Technology Management


Programme Description

Knowledge and Technology Management is vital to various aspects of business– from financing, development of products and services, and manufacturing to licensing and commercialization of technology so as to maximize companies’ effectiveness and efficiency.

The programme is designed with a broad-based and multi-disciplinary curriculum to suit professionals from various disciplines (management, IT, engineering, social work, library science, legal, education, health care, etc.) who desire to improve their competency in managing their workforces and operations. It is also suitable for engineers or technical professionals hoping to move into management roles, to devise workable and innovative solutions.

Programme Aims

The programme provides a unique and flexible opportunity for participants, with diverse backgrounds to customise their learning in areas of technology and innovation based on their professional needs. The aims of the programme are to enable participants to:

  • Develop their competence in understanding innovation cycles and ultimately turn innovations into commercial successes;
  • Understand the financial and strategic implications of the development, acquisition, and implementation of knowledge and technology in an organisation;
  • Enhance their technical and non-technical awareness of knowledge and technological development in their chosen field of interest.


The programme is suitable for executives, managers and engineers in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, service, public utilities and finance, with the responsibility of acquiring, auditing, managing, transferring and financing technology.

Students have the flexibility to vary their studies from semester to semester according to their personal aspirations (except for non-local students, who are constrained by visa requirements). For example, a student can study full-time in one semester and then choose to switch to part-time study in the next semester, and vice versa. Students can manage their own pace of study, subject to certain registration and assessment regulations.

Entrance Requirements

You must satisfy the following specific requirements of this programme:

  • A Bachelor's degree in engineering, business or science, or a professional qualification, or the equivalent.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.

Individual cases will be considered on their own merit. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.

* For applicants with qualifications obtained in Taiwan, a pass in the High-Intermediate level or above in GEPT may be considered as having fulfilled the English language requirements.

Programme Structure

To be eligible for the award of the Master of Science in Knowledge and Technology Management, students shall satisfy either of the following requirements:

  • 7 taught subjects, including 4 Compulsory, at least 1 Core and at most 2 Elective subjects, and a Dissertation;


  • 10 taught subjects, including 4 Compulsory, at least 3 Core which includes the “Field Study”, and at most 3 Elective subjects.

Each taught subject carries 3 credits and the Dissertation carries 9 credits. To obtain the Masters degree, students must acquire a minimum of 30 credits.

Programme Curriculum

Core Areas of Study

The programme offers 4 Compulsory Subjects and 6 Core Subjects, and there is a wide range of Elective Subjects under the Postgraduate Scheme in Industrial and Systems Engineering available for selection upon registration.

Compulsory Subjects

  • ISE542 Managing Knowledge
  • ISE549 Management of Innovation and Technology
  • ISE5001 Technology Transfer and Commercialisation
  • ISE5601 Managing & Measuring Intellectual Capital

Core Subjects

  • ISE518 Workflow Design and Management
  • ISE525 Global Operations and Logistics Management
  • ISE559 Technology Audit and Assessment
  • ISE5002 Field Study of Technology Organisations*
  • ISE5021 Technology Project Management
  • ISE5606 Business Intelligence and Data Mining

Elective Subjects

  • ISE5018 Intellectual Property Management and Strategies
  • ISE5022 Financial Decision Analysis for Technology Management
  • ISE5026 Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Practice
  • ISE5605 Knowledge Communities

*Students pursuing the MSc award must take this subject if they do not opt for the dissertation.

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) is a professional discipline that focuses on developing and implementing optimal solutions from a system-level perspective.

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