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Master of Science in Quality Management

Programme Code
44086-QMN

Mode of Attendance
Part-time

Duration
Normal 2.5 years
Maximum 5 years

Credit Requirements for Graduation
30 credits

Tuition Fee (Subject to review)
HK$4500 per credit
HK$135,000 per programme

Professional Recognition
  • Six Sigma Institute (SSI)
  • Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ)
  • Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) (subject to review)
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Programme Management
Prof. Mike Lai
Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766-7920
Email: mike.lai@polyu.edu.hk
Dr Peter Lee
Deputy Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766-7415
Email: peter.kc.lee@polyu.edu.hk

Enquiries
Ms Shirley Au
Tel: (852) 2766-7409
Email: mscqm.lms@polyu.edu.hk
Ms Felix Siu
Tel: (852) 2766-4608
Email: mscom.lms@polyu.edu.hk

For more programme details, please refer to the Definitive Programme Document (DPD).

CEF The programme has been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purposes.
Special Features

This multi-disciplinary, flexible and professional programme draws on a strong teaching team consisting of academics from the Faculty of Business, as well as other departments in the University, such as Industrial and Systems Engineering and Institute of Textiles and Clothing. The programme aims to provide in-depth training in quality management as reflected in specialized elective subjects such as Supplier Development and Risk Management in Operations. This is the only professional business-oriented programme in quality management offered by a local university at a Master's degree level.

What You Will Gain from The Programme

We offer contemporary and in-depth knowledge of quality management to managers, engineers, technologists and other professionals.The programme is open to applicants from a variety ofsectors, including banking and finance, catering and restaurant, construction, engineering, government departments, health care, hotel, logistics, merchandising, production, property management, public utilities, purchasing, quality testing and certification, retailing, tourism, trading, transportation, warehousing,and other service industries. Our mission is to make you a competent manager or a professional consultant in quality management, at both strategic and operational levels.

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualifications is required.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with at least one year of relevant working experience in quality management or quality assurance.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfill the University minimum English language requirement for admission purposes. Please refer to the “Entrance Requirements” under “Admissions Policies” at Study@PolyU for details.

Credits Requirements
Award No. of Required Subjects Required Pattern
Core Subjects Restricted Elective Subjects Dissertation Subjects
Master of Science (MSc)
– Non-Dissertation Option
10
(30 credits)
6
(18 credits)
4
(12 credits)
NIL
Master of Science (MSc)
– Dissertation Option
10
(30 credits)
5
(15 credits)
1
(3 credits)
MM501 Research Methods
(3 credits)
+
LGT5213 QM Dissertation
(9 credits)
Students admitted to the MSc programme may apply for early exit with a Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) or Postgraduate Certificate (PgC)
Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) 7
(21 credits)
5
(15 credits)
2
(6 credits)
NIL
Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) 4
(12 credits)
4
(12 credits)
NIL NIL

Subject Offerings
Core Subjects

(Non-Dissertation Option:
6 subjects - 18 credits
Dissertation Option:
5 subjects - 15 credits)

LGT5105
LGT5107
LGT5015
LGT5040
LGT5157
LGT5158
LGT5159
MM511
Note: Students may take more Core Subjects than necessary, and they will be counted as Electives.

Restricted Elective Subjects

(Non-Dissertation Option:
any 4 subjects - 12 credits
Dissertation Option:
any 1 subject - 3 credits)


Dissertation Subjects
(total 12 credits)

MM501
Research Methods (3 credits)
LGT5213
QM Dissertation (9 credits)
Core Subjects

(Non-Dissertation Option:
6 subjects - 18 credits
Dissertation Option:
5 subjects - 15 credits)


Restricted Elective Subjects

(Non-Dissertation Option:
any 4 subjects - 12 credits)
(Dissertation Option:
any 1 subject - 3 credits)


Dissertation Subjects
(total 12 credits)

MM501
Research Methods (3 credits)
LGT5213
QM Dissertation (9 credits)

Note:

  • The offering of subjects is subject to class quota availability.
  • The subject syllabi are subject to approval.

Students should strictly comply with the prescriptions of the programme curriculum when performing subject registration. Those who fail to meet the programme requirements will NOT be allowed to graduate.

Credit transfer/exemption will not be granted for subjects chosen from the FB Common Pool, unless the Elective Subject concerned falls within the programme curriculum. Please note that not all subjects will be offered every year and registration is subject to the availability of quota. Please refer to the AS's eStudent Page for subject details (e.g. subject syllabus, offering semester, class timetable).



For details of Programme Curriculum and Progression Pattern, please refer to the Definitive Programme Document (DPD).