I. Objectives

1. Possess strong engineering background. Master the firm basic knowledge and systematic professional knowledge. Master the fundamental research methods and skills of this field as well as the ability to solve practical engineering problems.

2. Grasp one foreign language

3. Establish rigorous and practical scientific attitude.

4. Be qualified for jobs related to this area.

II. Research Field

1. Road Engineering

2. Traffic Control Theories and Application Technology

3. Transportation Planning and Application Technology

4. Design, Organization and Monitoring of Regional Transportation System

5. Design and Operation Management of Public Transportation System

6. Communication and Transportation Economies and Transportation Policy

III. Program Duration and Training Mode

The program duration is 2 yearsand the training mode is full-time. The training combines course learning and professional training with an academic dissertation.

IV. Credits Requirements and Allotment

Total credits ≥ 32 (credits for Degree Courses ≥18; Credits for research≥ 14).

Total Credits

≥ 32 credits



≥18 credits

Compulsory generalcourses≥7 credits:

  • Foreign Language: 2 credits
  • Ideological and Political course:2 credits
  • Math: 3 credits
  • Professional fundamental course ≥ 2 credits (compulsory)
  • Professionalcourses: ≥6 credits
  • Engineering practice (experiment, planning and diagnoses)≥ 3 credits

No credit for make-up courses or other optional courses, grades only.


≥14 credits

Practice of professional courses (report included)

4 credits

Practical training ≥ 4 credits

Professional practical training (report included)

4 credits

Thesis proposal

1 credit


Interim progress report of thesis

1 credit


Academic Dissertation: 8 credits

8 credits


V. Internship and Practical Training

A practical training report is required and the person in charge of relevant practical training should sign their comments. Those up to the dard of assessment can obtain corresponding credits.

1. The requirements of the design plan: The Master of Engineering should attend the whole process of research and design for specific project including research, formulation, completion and project summary. The summary report of project research, design, or calculation should be submitted and the person in charge of relevant practical training should sign their comments. If qualified, the students can obtain 2 credits.

2. Practice of professional course (report included): The students should carry out internship and practice in the producing units, design units or research units in allusion to a certain course for at least one month. An internship plan should be handed in and the students should write internship diary and internship summary report according to their internship. The person in charge of the internship unit should sign their comments and affix the official seal. With the assessment of conformity, the student can obtain 4 credits.

3. Professional practical training (report included): The students are required to do practical training at practical training base, enterprises or engineering design research units for at least three months. A practical training plan should be handed in and the students should write practice summary report. The internship unit should assess the report and affix the official seal. The advisor should sign their comments and with the assessment of conformity, the student can obtain 4 credits.

VI. Dissertation

The steps of writing a degree thesis include: thesis proposal, interim progress report as well as the assessment and defense of the thesis.

1. The form of degree thesis: the contents of a degree thesis can be engineering design report, research report, and special investigation. The format should be in accordance with the basic format of a degree thesis for the College of Civil. The degree paper should be creative and require a certain amount of efforts to show the author’s abilities to apply scientific theories, methods and technological means comprehensively to solve engineering technology problems. Furthermore, the thesis should have a theoretical base and be advanced as well as practical.

2. Thesis proposal: The Thesis proposal should be in accordance with the principle of integrating theory with practice and emphasize students’ ability of applying related theory to the practical problems in the field of architectural and civil engineering .

The Masters should write thesis proposal on the basis of extensive reading of related literature prior to the project research. Then they should report to the experts of related field, listen to the problems and have oral defense. Only after the thesis proposal is approved can students start to write thesis.

3. Interim progress report: in the middle stage of thesis, the Master should make interim report in the teaching or research group, listen to experts’ suggestions and then decide whether to adjust research contents.

4. Assessment of the thesis: After finishing the thesis, if the thesis is approved by the advisor and passes the formal examination by the relevant person in charge, the students can submit the thesis for assessment. The thesis reviewers will be approved by related officials.

5. Defense of the thesis: Only after the thesis is assessed by reviewers and approved by the advisor as well as the College, can the students have defense of the thesis.

VII. Degree Awarding

The students who have obtained full credits and have passed the thesis defense as well as the assessment of Academic Degrees Committee of HUST will be awarded a Professional Master Degree of Engineering.