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Dr. Tang Wai Fan Fanny 鄧慧芬博士
BSc (Hons) CityU, MSc HKU, EdD NTU
Assistant Professor
School of Science and Technology


Ir Dr. Fanny Tang, Wai-fan is currently the Assistant Professor in the Department of Construction and Quality Management,  School of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Metropolitan University. She is also the Director of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Assessment Agency for Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC). She obtained her Doctor of Education from the Nottingham Trent University (UK), Master of Engineering (Hons) in Industrial Engineering Management from the University of Hong Kong and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Physics from the City University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the HKMU, she worked as consultant in Hong Kong Productivity Council and has extensive experience in industrial engineering management, material testing, reliability testing and failure analysis. She is appointed as the member of Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification by the Innovation and Technology Commission,  technical Assessor of the Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) and the fellow of the Hong Kong Institution for Certified Auditors (HKICA). Her research interests include material failure analysis, reliability engineering and higher education curriculum development. 

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Material Science and Properties
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Failure Analysis
  • Higher Education Curriculum Development

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Fanny Tang , S. L. Mak and C. H. Li (2019), ‘Strategic Approach for the Implementation of New ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Quality Management Systems: A Review on Risk Management and Data Management’. The Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Systematic Innovation, ISI, July, 2019 Liverpool, UK
  • Fanny Tang (2018), ‘Content Analysis Approach: A Review on the Extent of Science and Engineering Curriculum Meet Competency Requirements for Testing, Inspection and Certification Industry”, Proceedings of 2018 Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM2018), Thailand.
  • Fanny Tang (2018), ‘A Review on the Self-Cleaning Glass Technology Applied in Automobile’, Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE), China *Received “Merit Award” in the paper competition.
  • Fanny Tang and Eddy Chan (2018), ‘Systematic Identification for Workforce and Competency Requirements for Testing, Inspection and Certification Sectors’, Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI), Taiwan
  • Fanny Tang (2017), ‘Content Analysis Methodology: A Review on the Readiness on Science and Engineering Curriculum in Higher Education Institution in Supporting Undergraduates to Enter the Testing and Certification Industry’, Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE), Taiwan
  • Fanny Tang, Anne O’Grady and Andrew Clapham (2017), ‘Entering the Testing and Certification Industry: A Review of Job and Competency Requirements”, Proceedings of 2017 Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM2017), Singapore.
  • Fanny Tang, (2017) ‘Innovative-driven Strategies for Growth Industries: A Review on Engaging Testing and Certification Industry’, Proceedings of the International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI), Beijing, China. *Received “Excellent Presentation Award” in the paper presentation

Selected Professional & Community Services

  • Technical Assessor of The Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS) of the HKSAR Government
  • Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Member of Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification (HKCTC)
  • Chartered Building Engineer of Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution for Certified Auditors (HKICA).
  • Low Carbon Manufacturing Programme Verifier (LCMP) of World Wide Fund (WWF)

Modified Date: 06 May, 2022
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Jonathan Chiu
Marketing Director
3DP Technology Limited

Jonathan handles all external affairs include business development, patents write up and public relations. He is frequently interviewed by media and is considered a pioneer in 3D printing products.

Krutz Cheuk
Biomedical Engineer
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

After graduating from OUHK, Krutz obtained an M.Sc. in Engineering Management from CityU. He is now completing his second master degree, M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, at CUHK. Krutz has a wide range of working experience. He has been with Siemens, VTech, and PCCW.

Hugo Leung
Software and Hardware Engineer
Innovation Team Company Limited

Hugo Leung Wai-yin, who graduated from his four-year programme in 2015, won the Best Paper Award for his ‘intelligent pill-dispenser’ design at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China 2015.

The pill-dispenser alerts patients via sound and LED flashes to pre-set dosage and time intervals. Unlike units currently on the market, Hugo’s design connects to any mobile phone globally. In explaining how it works, he said: ‘There are three layers in the portable pillbox. The lowest level is a controller with various devices which can be connected to mobile phones in remote locations. Patients are alerted by a sound alarm and flashes. Should they fail to follow their prescribed regime, data can be sent via SMS to relatives and friends for follow up.’ The pill-dispenser has four medicine slots, plus a back-up with a LED alert, topped by a 500ml water bottle. It took Hugo three months of research and coding to complete his design, but he feels it was worth all his time and effort.

Hugo’s public examination results were disappointing and he was at a loss about his future before enrolling at the OUHK, which he now realizes was a major turning point in his life. He is grateful for the OUHK’s learning environment, its industry links and the positive guidance and encouragement from his teachers. The University is now exploring the commercial potential of his design with a pharmaceutical company. He hopes that this will benefit the elderly and chronically ill, as well as the society at large.

Soon after completing his studies, Hugo joined an automation technology company as an assistant engineer. He is responsible for the design and development of automation devices. The target is to minimize human labor and increase the quality of products. He is developing products which are used in various sections, including healthcare, manufacturing and consumer electronics.

Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMP S321FAdvanced Database and Data Warehousing5
 COMP S333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMP S351FSoftware Project Management5
 COMP S362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMP S363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMP S382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMP S390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMP S492FMachine Learning5
 ELEC S305FComputer Networking5
 ELEC S348FIOT Security5
 ELEC S371FDigital Forensics5
 ELEC S431FBlockchain Technologies5
 ELEC S425FComputer and Network Security5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 ELEC S201FBasic Electronics5
 IT S290FHuman Computer Interaction & User Experience Design5
 STAT S251FStatistical Data Analysis5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMPS333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMPS362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMPS363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMPS380FWeb Applications: Design and Development5
 COMPS381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud Computing5
 COMPS382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMPS390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMPS413FApplication Design and Development for Mobile Devices5
 COMPS492FMachine Learning5
 ELECS305FComputer Networking5
 ELECS363FAdvanced Computer Design5
 ELECS425FComputer and Network Security5