Sept 2024 Entry


2 years


Normally 71 (plus training credits)
The actual number of credits required will be determined by the number of credits transferred based on AD/HD academic results.

6 senior year places
  • 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.

Application Deadline
Non-JUPAS Local Senior Year Admissions
About Programme
Specific Notes
How to Apply
Aims & 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 to broaden the career opportunities of our graduates. Students are expected to acquire a solid understanding of the fundamentals of electrical engineering, and apply the knowledge gained and techniques learned to relevant areas in the field of 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 to provide engineering solutions to 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.

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 industrial attachment.

Engineering and Entrepreneurship Club (E&E Club) provides a platform to enhance students’ interests in engineering and understanding of entrepreneurship. E&E Club organizes workshops to train students’ technical skills and invites experts to share requirements of entrepreneurship with students. It also supports students participating in both local and overseas underwater robot competitions.

Seminars, industrial visits and overseas study tours are also organized to broaden students' horizons.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted full 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)
  • Service Learning (3 credits)
  • Essential Components of General Education (a non-credit bearing subject)
  • Language and Communication Requirements (LCR)

Remarks: Those students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree LCR (based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance) will be required to take degree LCR subjects on top of the normal curriculum requirement.


Discipline-Specific Requirement (DSR) [62 credits out of the followings]

  • Engineering Economics (3 credits)

  • Information Technology (3 credits)

  • Engineering Management (3 credits)

  • Professional Communication in English for Engineering Students (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 (2 credits)

  • Power Transmission and Distribution (3 credits)

  • Transportation Engineering Fundamentals (2 credits)

  • Transportation Operations and Management (3 credits)

  • Transportation and Highway Engineering (3 credits)

  • Transportation Systems Analysis (3 credits)

  • Transportation Data Analytics (3 credits)

  • Transport Operations Modelling (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]

  • Industrial Placement Fundamentals (1 training credit)

  • Engineering Communication and Fundamental (4 training credits)

  • Industrial Placement (A minimum of 4 weeks) (2 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.

  • Basic Mathematics I – Calculus and Probability & Statistics (3 credits)

  • Basic Mathematics II – Calculus and Linear Algebra (3 credits)

  • Mathematics I (3 credits)

  • Mathematics II (3 credits)

  • Physics I (3 credits)

  • Physics II (3 credits)

  • Computer Programming (3 credits)

  • Circuit Analysis (3 credits)

  • Electronics (3 credits)

  • Electrical Energy Systems Fundamentals (2 credits)

Credit Required for Graduation

Normally 71 (plus training credits)
The actual number of credits required will be determined by the number of credits transferred based on AD/HD academic results.

Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Professor Alan P.T. Lau

Entrance Requirements

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

Tel. No.  Email Address Website
2766 6150 / 2766 6223
Student Message

Many people believe that the BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering programme solely focuses on logistics. Before I enrolled in this program, I also held this myth. However, after I attended the courses, both theories and practical training proved that it is more than that.

I am pleasantly surprised to find that TSE encompasses a wide range of knowledge with a strong foundation in both electrical and civil engineering related to transportation systems. Moreover, we need to study the scheduling and routing of buses and trains as well as how to design roads, highways, and other transportation infrastructures. Those are related to our daily life, which can contribute to our society in the future.

A simple reason why I am studying this program is that I want to know more about transportation and join the transport industry in future. Graduates of the program have a wide range of career opportunities in electrical or transportation-related industries. This program gives us the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue our future careers.  

LEUNG Sik Hong

The BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering programme is certainly one of the best choices for those who want to devote themselves to careers in the high-growth transportation sector. It equips me with comprehensive and up-to-date skills in electrical engineering, transportation, civil engineering, electronics, engineering economics and management, to name a few. It also offers great placement opportunities for students to experience real-life work environments. All teaching staff in the Department possess professional skills and care for the all-round development of their students.

I have built a powerful network since beginning my studies through meeting students from different disciplines, such as mechanical, industrial systems and electronic engineering, and computing, when attending service-learning classes and the Freshmen Seminar.

I am pleased to be studying Transportation Systems Engineering at PolyU. If you are interested in transportation, don’t hesitate to join us!

LEE Chun Yiu

While studying Transportation Systems Engineering at PolyU, I acquired knowledge of both electrical and transportation systems engineering. I also had the chance to learn about computer drawing and programming.

There are many opportunities for PolyU students to engage in summer internships outside Hong Kong. I worked in Shanghai for 6 weeks as an intern in a company's converter team. I gained a lot of knowledge related to my study. For example, I explored a squirrel cage asynchronous generator wind turbine system and a synchronous generator wind turbine system.

My final year project topic is the advanced control of a permanent magnet synchronous motor with reduced torque oscillation. With the support and guidance of my supervisor, I completed the project and learned more than I expected. I gained new inspiration in transportation systems engineering after finishing my final year project.

If you are interested in the efficiency, safety and maintainability of infrastructures and services, PolyU is your best choice!

WONG Chun Chau
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Interview Arrangement

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, test their communication skills and find out about their extracurricular activities and community services.

Date of Interview
October to April

About 10-15 minutes

Online/phone interviews may be conducted where necessary

Only selected applicants will be invited for interviews.

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