About the Joint Master & PhD Program

The Monash University-Southeast University Joint Graduate School(JGS) is an Australia-China jointenture which aims at establishing a world-class research and training institute in China through a combined effort of Monash University(Monash) and Southeast University(SEU). Monash is authorized by China Ministry of Education to be the first foreign university to receive a license to operate in China, in offering postgraduate degrees at the master and PhD levels. 


The JGS locates in Suzhou, which is a vibrant city in Jiangsu Province of East China. Transportation engineering is one of the best disciplines both in Monash and SEU. Currently, the joint program of master and PhD degrees in Transportation Engineering are available. Students taking the dual master/PhD programs at the JGS will graduate with both a Monash and SEU master/PhD degrees after successfully completing their studies, which will be finished mainly in Suzhou campus, with the opportunity of going to Melbourne for one semester. PhD students will be co-supervised by supervisors from two universities.

  

Students need to enroll in both Monash and SEU. The admission requirements of Transportation Engineering in Monash can be found in the homepage of Department of Civil Engineering in Monash University. 

 

For Joint Master Program

· Credits & Courses

Course

Type 

Course

Code  

Course Name

Lecture

Hours  

Credits

(SEU)  

Credits

(Monash)  

Semester

Final

Exam  

Remarks

A.Public

Basic

Courses  

S000301

Theoretical and PracticalStudies on Socialism withChinese Characteristics  

362
1

written

test  

Required for Chinese students only
S000151

English for Master'sDegree(specialized English included) 

724
1

written

test  

B.Discipline

Compulsory

Courses  

S021144Highway Design Principles and Methods54361

written

test  

For all students
S021900Professional Lectures54361

written

test  

S021907Road Traffic Safety54361

written

test  

S000302Introduction to Natural Dialectics181
1

written

test  

C.Highway

Engineering

Courses  

S021104Principles and Design Methods of Pavement54361

written

test

For students major in Highway Engineering only
S021201

Advanced Soil Mechanics  

54361

written

test

S021912Advanced Pavement Materials54361

written

test

D.Transport Engineering Courses  

S021901Traffic Control and Management54361

written

test

For students major in Transport Engineering only
S021902Urban Transport Network Analysis54361

written

test

S021906Freeway Management and Operations54361

written

test

E.Compulsory PartsPractice TrainingThis is usually a teaching practice(clinical practice) or social investigation. Students obtain the credits in terms of the practice training requirements claimed by the Education Steering Committee of the relevant disciplinary.
Attendance at Humanity and Scientific Literacy LecturesIt is required that master students should attend humanity and scientifc literacy lectures before the mid-term evaluation at least 8 times. (1 credit only)
Participate in Academic Activities and Academic Paper Writing

To participate in academic activities at least twice to write one academic paper. (1 credit only)

· Thesis

Monash do not require a thesis for MSc, while Southeast University do require that for a master degree. The thesis must be complete and systematic, well-structured and clearly conceptualized with reasonable argumentation, reliable data, correct calculation, clear icons as well as conforming to the “Regulations of Thesis Format for the Postgraduate Students of Southeast University”.

 

· Practice Training

Monash do not require a practice training for MSc, while Southeast University do require that for a master degree. In principle, the practice should last 1 year at least and it includes university practical project training and corporate on-site internship. Currently there are over 30 internship base. Students may choose to have internship in the enterprises that has close connection with their major.


For Joint PhD Program

· Credits & Courses 

Course TypeCourse CodeCourse NameLecture Hours

Credits

(SEU)  

Credits

(Monash)  

SemesterFinal ExamRemarks

A.Discipline

Compulsory

Courses

S021903

(CIV5319)  

Quantitative Methods for Transportation Systems Analysis54362

written

test

compulsory

S021904

(CIV5321)  

Sustainable Transportation System Planning54362

written

test

S021909

(CIV5406)  

Modeling Transportation Systems54362

written

test

B.Discipline

Optional

Courses

S021908

(CIV5318)  

Intelligent Transportation systems:Engineering and Management543122

written

test

compulsory

S021910

  (CIV5322)  

Urban Public Transportation Systems54362

written

test

S021911 (CIV5320)  

Case Studies in Transportation Systems543123

written

test

 

· Qualification Assessment

The qualification assessment will be carried out in the third semester after PhD students enrolling. The form of the assessment is formulated by the supervisors from both universities, and the assessment content is mainly connected with the course study and research potential. According to the qualification assessment, students will be decided whether to continue their study and enter the dissertation stage.

  

· Thesis

During the research period of thesis, thesis proposal shall be made publicly before the end of the fourth term after registration. PhD thesis is required to be innovative and scientific. During the research period of PhD thesis, at least 3 academic papers related to the research progress of the thesis shall be published in the name of Joint Graduate School of SEU and Monash University, at least one of which should be the SCI papers and 2 of which being recorded by domestic core journals. Only when the thesis meets the doctorate granting requirements can students apply for the thesis defense. Only English is allowed to be used for thesis defense.


· Thesis Defense

PhD thesis needs to be defended publicly. Before thesis defense, at least three experts shall be invited to undertake thesis appraisal and then make remarks. Based on the remarks, formal defense is then decided to be conducted or not. In formal defense, both sides jointly engage three to five teachers to form the defense group. 

 

· Graduation and Degree Conferment

Those dual-degree doctoral candidates who complete all the procedures required by the joint education program, earn all the credits as required, pass thesis defense and conform to the correlative regulations of SEU and Monash, shall be granted graduation diplomas and Doctor’s Degrees from both Monash and SEU.


· Scholarship

Scholarship can be provided for qualified candidates, including tuition fee and living stipend. For more details, please email the contacts below. 


Contact

 

   Dr. Inhi Kim (Monash):Inhi.Kim@monash.edu               

    http://eng.monash.edu.au/civil/about/people/profile/inhik

    

    Dr. Kun An (Monash):Kun.An@monash.edu                   

    http://eng.monash.edu.au/civil/about/people/profile/kuna

  

    Prof. Zhiyuan (Terry) Liu (SEU):zhiyuanl@seu.edu.cn   

    http://tc.seu.edu.cn/21/27/c860a139559/page.htm


    For further and more detailed information please visit: 

    http://smjgs.seu.edu.cn/main.htm    Chinese

    http://jri.eng.monash.edu/                   English