Launch of Virtual Reality (VR) System in Virtual Reality and Big Data Analytics Centre

24 September 2016

With the launch of the Virtual Reality (VR) system in the Virtual Reality and Big Data Analytics Centre at Hang Seng Management College this semester, HSMC students can now visualise air cargo terminal operations in a 3D interactive and immersive VR environment. For the first time, in a lecture of a module “Shipping and Transport Logistics” on 24 September 2016 (Saturday), students were provided with VR equipment and facilities to visualise and understand the details of air cargo terminal operations, which include facilities layout, material handling systems, flow of unit load devices and airside operations.

The 3D immersive and interactive VR system is one of the first-ever VR systems to be applied in teaching and learning among the eleven higher education self-financing institutions. The VR system aims to enhance teaching, learning and research activities in the College. The Virtual Reality and Big Data Analytics Centre will be opened on 6 October 2016, and an opening ceremony will be held in Fung Yiu King Hall (A401) to mark this remarkable milestone of the College. The system and further content of air cargo terminal operations will be jointly developed by HSMC, Cathay Pacific Services Limited and The University of Hong Kong. The development of the VR system project is partly supported by the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) of Education Bureau (Project No: 05/QESS/2015).  


Teaching air cargo terminal operations with the use of the virtual reality system


A group photo taken after the lecture on air cargo terminal operations