Tonight is the Orientation of Engineering Doctorate in Engineering Management - EngD(EM) which established in the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM), City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) and the program had started since 2000. Four EngD(EM) candidates were successful elected to join the program in 2012. The admission requirements are relevant Master or postgraduate research degree with minimum 5-years technical and managerial experiences; and the first degree is in engineering or science discipline.
Dr. HY Sun (Program Leader) introduced the EngD(EM) program that he Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is a professional doctorate degree and focuses on Technology and Engineering Management.
Then Dr. Sun explained the different between PhD and EngD. PhD aims to produce academic researchers by continuing expansion of fundamental knowledge. EngD is an alternative to the traditional PhD, being better suited to the needs of industry, and providing a more professionally oriented doctorate in engineering. The EngD at CityUHK is a 4-year professional Doctoral program aiming at developing students' innovative thinking through tackling strategic, important industrial projects meeting the specific needs of industry. The following diagram showed the structure of the program.
The diagram demonstrated the major different research approach between PhD and EngD.
After that Dr. Walter Fung (Vice President of CityU EngD Society) introduced CityU EngD Society. The mission of the society is to gather and connect all the graduates and students of CityU Engineering Doctorate Program. We organize activities, forum and conferences regularly to get our members connected. The society also host forum of documentation and discussion so that our members can share and contribute to the community.
During the introduction of the society, I showed some past activities which summarized in my blog at http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/search/label/EngD .
Engineering Doctorate (Engineering Management) - http://www.cityu.edu.hk/seem-mbe/prg-engd.htm
CityU Engineering Doctorate Society - http://cityu-engd.homepage.hk/