Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Transportation Systems Engineering

Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: JS3351

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

124 (plus training credits)
Students may be required to take an extra subject in Physics depending on their entry qualifications.

Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Programme Leader(s)

Professor Alan P.T. Lau


  • This programme is jointly offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • Students may pursue a Minor in a different discipline.

Aims and 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 systems.


The programme philosophy focuses on the incorporation of up-to-date engineering knowledge into transportation systems 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 interdisciplinary knowledge and perspectives with a direct career path into the high growth transportation industry and related sectors.


  • The first year introduces students to the concepts of engineering, other general studies and language subjects.
  • The second year focuses on the fundamentals of engineering in general, and introduces students to accounting and economics.
  • In the third year of study, essential knowledge of transportation systems, such as system analysis, planning, and technical subjects from various engineering disciplines, is covered.
  • During their final year, students take four Core subjects in transportation systems and two Elective subjects on advanced or specialised topics of transportation. Students may choose individual projects that are relevant to transportation systems engineering.
  • Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at

Recognition and 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.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.


Tel. No.  Fax No. Email Address Website
2766 6150 2330 1544

Student Message

I started studying Transportation Systems Engineering at PolyU as I was interested in advanced international transit networks like those in Hong Kong. This programme is unique and interesting, as it covers two broad areas of engineering, aimed at solving transportation problems effectively. I have acquired valuable theoretical and hands-on experiences during lectures and the Industrial Centre training. In addition to engineering subjects, our Department engaged students in other disciplines to hone our skills in mathematics, improve our communicative abilities and expand our horizons. I am delighted to be a student of PolyU, and hope it will lead me to a brighter future! I would certainly recommend studying Transportation Systems Engineering at PolyU!

Azat Alimkhanov

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: Between November 2018 and June 2019
Mode:Telephone or Skype interview

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and to test their English proficiency and communication skills.


About 10-15 minutes


Suitable applicants may be invited for a telephone or Skype interview.