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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Transportation Systems Engineering

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: 41481-SY

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

Normally 70 (plus training credits)
The actual number of credits required will be determined by the number of credits transferred based on AD/HD academic results.

Programme Intake

5 senior year places

Fund Type


Consider Second Choice Applications

Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.

Programme Leader(s)

Professor Alan P.T. Lau


  • The programme is jointly offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.
  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme aims to make full use of the hugely versatile applications in the in-demand disciplines of electrical engineering and civil engineering to broaden the career opportunities for our graduates. Students are expected to acquire a solid understanding of the fundamentals of electrical engineering and civil engineering, and apply the knowledge gained and techniques learned to the relevant areas in transportation.

The programme philosophy focuses on the incorporation of up-to-date engineering knowledge into transportation to enhance the efficiency, reliability, safety and maintainability of infrastructure and services. Current practices in transportation, the latest technologies in transportation systems and their integration in the provision of engineering solutions for practical problems form the core of the programme.


Programme Characteristics

This programme is unique in Hong Kong, providing students with a direct career path into the high growth transportation industry and related sectors.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).


Career Prospects

Graduates are expected to receive attractive offers from various government departments, public and private transportation service providers, civil, electrical and transportation engineering consultancies, and construction companies. They are well equipped to work in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and overseas.


The programme for senior year students consists of:

  • General University Requirement (GUR) subjects
  • Discipline Specific Requirement (DSR) subjects
  • Training Credits
  • Work-Integrated Education

General University Requirement (GUR) [9 credits]

  • Cluster-Area Requirements (CAR) (6 credits)
    Students should not take more than 3 credits from the same cluster area.  Students need to fulfil the English and Chinese reading and writing requirements and 3 credits of the China Studies requirement (CSR).  Students can apply for a waiver if they have fulfiled the English and Chinese reading and writing requirements and/or CSR requirement in their previous studies.
  • Service Learning (3 credits)
  • Language and Communication Requirements (LCR)
    Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language Communication Requirements (LCR) based on their previous academic performance in AD/HD programmes will be required to take degree LCR subjects (3-6 credits in English and 3 credits in Chinese).


Discipline-Specific Requirement (DSR) [61 credits out of the followings]

  • Basic Mathematics I – Calculus and Probability & Statistics (3 credits)
  • Basic Mathematics II – Calculus and Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • Physics I (3 credits)
  • Physics II (3 credits)
  • Computer Programming (3 credits)
  • Engineering Economics (3 credits)
  • Information Technology (3 credits)
  • Engineering Management (3 credits)
  • Mathematics I (3 credits)
  • Mathematics II (3 credits)
  • Professional Communication in English (2 credits)
  • Professional Communication in Chinese (2 credits)
  • Science (any ONE from Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, Biology, Chemistry) (3 credits)
  • Society and the Engineer (3 credits)
  • Applied Electromagnetics (3 credits)
  • Circuit Analysis (3 credits)
  • Electronics (3 credits)
  • Transportation Engineering Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • Transportation Operations and Management (3 credits)
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering (3 credits)
  • Transportation Systems Analysis (3 credits)
  • Electromechanical Energy Conversion (3 credits)
  • Power Electronics and Drives (3 credits)
  • Power Transmission and Distribution (3 credits)
  • Control Systems and Signal Processing (3 credits)
  • Design of Transport Infrastructure (3 credits)
  • Traffic Surveys and Transport Planning (3 credits)
  • Transport Management and Highway Maintenance (3 credits)
  • Individual Project (6 credits)
  • Advanced Elective 1 (3 credits)
  • Advanced Elective 2 (3 credits)

Students are considered for credit transfers based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance.

Training Credits [11 credits]

  • Engineering Communication and Fundamental (4 training credits)
  • Summer Practical Training (A minimum of 6 weeks) (3 training credits)
  • IC Training I (TSE) (4 training credits)


Work-Integrated Education

Students are required to take the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) component, which may be in the form of summer training or industrial attachment.


Students may be required to take additional subjects if they do not have pre-requisite knowledge for all of the above subjects.

Entrance Requirements

A Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering or a relevant discipline.


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2766 6150 2330 1544