Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Transportation Systems Engineering
Sept 2020 EntryProgramme code: 41481-SY
Duration and Credit Requirement
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.
Professor Alan P.T. Lau
BASc, MASc, PhD
- 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 and Characteristics
Programme Aims and 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 of 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.
This programme is unique in Hong Kong, providing students with a direct career path into the high growth transportation industry and related sectors.
Engineering practice is an integrated component of the curriculum. Student learning is supplemented by a variety of laboratory, training and project activities. Students also develop good presentation and problem-solving skills through mini-projects and final-year projects. Students are required to take the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) component, which may be in the form of summer training or an industrial attachment.
Seminars, industrial visits and overseas study tours are also organized to broaden students' horizons.
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)
- Linear Sysstems and Signal Processing (3 credits)
- Control Systems and Signal Processing (3 credits)
- Data and Computer Communications (3 credits)
- Design of Transport Infrastructure (3 credits)
- Traffic Surveys and Transport Planning (3 credits)
- Transport Management and Highway Maintenance (3 credits)
- Intelligent Transportation Systems (3 credits)
- Individual Project (6 credits)
- Advanced Elective 1 (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)
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.
Recognition and Prospects
The programme has been granted full accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).
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.
A Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering or a relevant discipline.
Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate
IELTS Test Report (Optional)