In the beginning, Dr. Alan Chan (EngD Prog. Leader, SEEM of CityUHK) gave a welcome speech to the new cohort. Dr. Chan’s talk entitled “A Platform for Innovation Leaders”.
Then Dr. Chan explained the different between PhD and EngD.
- PhD aims to produce academic researchers by continuing expansion of fundamental knowledge. It contributes to the continuous social and economic growth by making the fundamental knowledge useful in the world.
- EngD is an alternative to the traditional PhD, being better suited to the needs of industry, and providing a more vocationally oriented doctorate in engineering.
The diagram demonstrated the programme structure and model programmed path.
Then the profile of EngD (EM) candidate was mentioned and it included Education Background, Working Experience, Job Positions and Industry.
After that Dr. Amie Lai (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. Moreover, I had summarized some EngD Society past activities in my blog at http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/search/label/EngD .
And then we introduced each other and shared our background, as well as, our research subject and supervisor.
(Top Left: Mr. John Wong (2013), Mr. Jacky Ng (2014), Mr. Ben Leung (2014), Mr. Sajeesh Kumar Babu (2014), Dr. TW Liu (2004), Mr. Lee Hok Ling (2014) and Dr. WT Chan (2004))
(Low Left: I (2005) photo taking, Dr. Amie Lai (2004), Dr. Samuel Fung (2005), Dr. Herbert Yeung (2004), Mr. Arunkumar Subramanian (2012) and Mr. Alex Chan (2014)) (Two cohorts were late – Dr. Rocky Lam (2005) and Dr. PM Lai (2008))
Lastly, all cohorts took a group photo for memory.
Engineering Doctorate (Engineering Management) - http://www.cityu.edu.hk/seem/pdf/EngD_Leaflet.pdf
CityU Engineering Doctorate Society - http://www.engd.org/