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In addition to the campus computing labs and language centres, our students get full access to Decision Sciences Technology Laboratory (DST Lab) which enable them to learn in a multidimensional and more interactive way. The Virtual Reality and Big Data Analytics Centre (VRBD Centre) has been established to enhance the development in teaching and research, with the support of a fully immersive and interactive visualisation system.


Decision Science Technology Laboratory (DST Lab)

The Decision Sciences Technology Laboratory (DST Lab) - a facility with creative layout and the state-of-the-art software and hardware, to conduct research projects and gain hands-on laboratory experience The Decision Sciences Technology (DST) Laboratory was officially opened on 14 March 2013. The objectives of the DST Lab are to facilitate in-class discussions and promote collaborative learning.

The DST Lab is equipped with 41 sets of high performance Personal Computers and two High Definition resolution projectors. Flip down LCD monitors are installed to maximise usable space and increase the workplace flexibility. Student seats are arranged in groups of seven round tables to facilitate effective discussions and promote cooperative learning in group work.

Same as other classrooms in Block A, the DST Lab has the centralised presentation, lighting and AV system integrated in one LCD touch panel. Teachers can change the environment settings of the classroom to different modes like presentation modes, video modes, etc. with appropriate lamination to satisfy different needs.

To aim at promoting learning efficiency and strengthen students’ familiarities of real-life problem-solving tools, DST Lab is equipped with the latest and most popular hardware and a series of SCM-related software, which are commonly used by the industries which include: 

  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) devices & Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Enterprise Resources Planning: SAP® Business One & Kingdee ® K/3
  • Simulation: Rockwell Arena® Simulation
  • Process Analysis: Visio® Professional
  • Statistical Data Analysis: SAS®
  • Project Management: Microsoft Project
  • Management Science: Premium Solver® for model optimization
  • Simio (under a grant from Simio LLC) (www.simio.com)


DST Lab locate in Block A, 2/F


Opening Ceremony of DST Lab on 13 March 2014


HSMC senior management, honourable guests and SCM staff took photo during the Opening Ceremony




Inside facilities of DST Lab

Virtual Reality and Big Data Analytic Centre (VRBD)

The Virtual Reality and Big Data Analytics Centre (VRBD Centre) has been established to enhance the development in teaching and research, with the support of a fully immersive and interactive visualisation system. This VR system provides vivid stereoscopic 3D view of scenes touching various disciplines, such as supply chain operations, geometrical theories, financial modelling, healthcare logistics operations, and cultural preservation. The facilities will enable students to learn in a multidimensional and more interactive way. https://vrbd.hsmc.edu.hk/