Master of Transportation Systems, SEU-Monash Joint Graduate School, Suzhou China

Transportation professionals require a range of advanced skills with a global perspective to develop more sustainable transport systems.  To gain this technical and planning expertise in transportation systems, Southeast University and Monash University have established a joint Master’s  program  in Transportation Systems.  This joint Master’s program is undertaken over two years and students graduate with two Master’s degrees; one from Southeast University and one from Monash University.

This first year of the program comprises two semesters of coursework units delivered in English.  Units are taught at the Southeast University and Monash University Joint Graduate School in Suzhou, China.  The Joint Graduate School in Suzhou is located in the newly developed Suzhou  Dushu  Lake Higher Education Town that is a part of the Science and Education Innovation District of Suzhou.  This area has a number of Universities and Research Institutes as well as recreation and cultural facilities.

In Semester 1, students are required to take six units taught by Southeast University consisting of three core units and three elective units:

Core Units, Semester 1 (by SEU):

  • Research Seminar
  • Highway Design Theory and Methods
  • Road Traffic Safety

Elective Units, Semester 1 (by SEU):

  • Highway Operation and Management
  • Urban Transport Network Analysis
  • Theory and Method for Pavement Design
  • Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • Advanced Pavement Materials

In Semester 2, students are required to take another six core units delivered by Monash University:

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems: Engineering & Management*
  • Quantitative Methods for Transportation Systems Analysis*
  • Modelling Transportation Systems*
  • Urban Public Transportation Systems
  • Sustainable Transportation Systems Planning
  • Case Studies in Transportation Systems

For the above three units marked by “*”, the students can elect to take these course at the Monash University Clayton Campus in Melbourne, Australia.

The second year of the program consists of students undertaking a research project supervised by academics from Southeast University as well as a mentor from industrial institutes in the Suzhou area.  A research thesis is required for each student.

Enquiries can be made to:

Dr Inhi Kim (Monash University)

Dr Pan Liu (Southeast University)