PhD in Transportation Engineering

Introduction to the Program

The PhD in Transportation Engineering at the School of Transport Science and Engineering at Beihang University is a three and a half or four year program for international students taught in English. Students can start the program in September or February each year.

Students on the Transportation Engineering PhD Program can specialise in the following areas:
– Traffic information engineering and control
– Transportation planning and management

About Beihang University

Beihang University is located on Xueyuan Lu in Haidian District of Beijing. It is located close to Wudaokou (the student district) of Beijing. It is a comprehensive University with expertise in Engineering and offers many programs to international students, and is one of the leading Universities in China.
For more information visit the Beihang University page here.

Entry Requirements

Applicants who are less than 45 years old are eligible, have a master's of Science or equivalent master's degree, and have sufficient English level are welcome to apply. Applicants are required to submit the certificates of 90 or higher in TOEFL, 5.5 or higher in IELTS. All applicants need to pass the English level test at the beginning of the first semester.

Application Deadline

Students can start the program in September or February each year. The application deadline for the September intake is 30th May. The deadline for the February intake is 30th December.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for the degree program is:
Total tuition is 42,000-45,000 RMB per year for 3.5 or 4 years. Insurance is 600 RMB per year.


The following courses are offered by all international postgraduate programs:
– Chinese
– Introduction to China
– Theory of Matrix
– Finite Element method in Engineering
– Introduction to Space flight
– Introduction to Space law
– Scientific literature retrieval
– Scientific thesis writing
– Fractals and Wavelets
– Probability and Statistics
– C Language
– Computer networking and applications
– Space environment, orbit and satellite systems
– Aerospace materials and processes
– Introduction to modern manufacturing technology

Personal Development Workshops in general skills, such as writing, presentations, thesis and planning.

Students studying the Transportation Engineering PhD program can take the following courses (among others):
– Advanced concrete structures
– Advanced soil mechanics
– Nonlinear analysis of concrete structures
– Design of steel structures
– Advanced civil engineering materials
– Soil dynamics
– Advanced rock mechanics
– Structure concepts and systems
– Elastic theory and application
– Finite element analysis and its application in civil engineering
– Cartography and geomatics
– Geographic information system: Theory and methods
– Durability of high performance concrete
– Large-span spatial structures
– Ground treatment
– Testing of civil engineering structures


There are single dormitories available on campus for 1,300 RMB and shared dormitories for 650 RMB per month.


After students have been accepted onto the program they will receive an official acceptance letter and visa application form. Students should apply for an X (study) visa from the Chinese embassy in their country. Students should also complete a health certificate. If you have any questions contact us.


To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. All applications are processed at the same time and students will receive their result in the month of July (for September start), and December (for February start). After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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