WELL-ESTABLISHED SINCE 1997

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The Master of Arts in Transport Policy and Planning (MATPP) programme is co-organized by the Department of Geography, the Department of Urban Planning and Design, and the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. The programme aims to provide the expanding transport sector in Hong Kong with a steady supply of well-trained professionals at the executive level, and offer training for graduates aspiring to pursue careers in the transport industry.

 

Since its first intake in 1997, the MATPP programme has been attracting professionals from across the transport sector, such as road, rail, sea, and air, as well as consultants and government officials. Graduates include general managers and operations officers from MTR Corporation Limited; senior transport officers from the Hong Kong Transport Department; senior planning and development executives from Kowloon Motor Bus Co. Ltd.; terminal planners from Hong Kong International Terminals Ltd.; management trainees and planning engineers from Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, and Hong Kong Dragon Airlines; and graduate engineers and engineers from world-renowned international consultancy firms such as AECOM Consulting Services Limited, Atkins China Ltd., Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd., and Scott Wilson Ltd.

PARTICIPATING TEACHING UNITS

DEPARTMENT OF

GEOGRAPHY

The history of Geography teaching in the University of Hong Kong goes all the way back to 1915 when a course in Economic Geography (in combination with Economics) first entered the University curriculum that year. Back then, Geography was taught by part-time lecturers in the Faculty of Arts. In 1931, the Department of Geography was formed under the Faculty of Arts and it was housed on the top floor of the Tang Chi Ngong Building. In 1954, the Department was expanded to include Geology with the official title changed to the Department of Geography and Geology. Although Archaeology was not included as a degree course, Geography students were encouraged to develop interests and expertise in it as well. The student society today is still called the Geographical, Geological and Archaeological Society.


 

In 2000, the Department of Geography and Geology was renamed the Department of Geography again. With the restructuring of the Faculty of Arts, it was briefly renamed the School of Geography in 2006-2007. In 2007, the Department joined the Faculty of Social Sciences and have reverted to the name of the Department of Geography. Over time, specialist laboratories in aspects of physical geography, photogrammetry and GIS, and human geography have been established at different time to support the specialist developments in the discipline. Moreover, the Department has also built up a Map Library, which is one of the best equipped in the region, with a very sizeable collection of maps (with particular emphasis on Hong Kong and East and Southeast Asia) and air photos for supporting its extensive research and teaching activities. 


Since its establishment in 1931, the Department has thus far produced over 3,300 bachelor degree graduates in Geography, and conferred over 200 higher research degree awards [59 Ph.D., 16 M.A. (Research) and 103 M.Phil.] and over 750 graduates in different taught postgraduate programmes. Many of these graduates have now become distinguished academics in their own specialties, occupied prominent positions in the Hong Kong civil service and other professions.

DEPARTMENT OF

URBAN PLANNING & DESIGN

Following the reorganization of the Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management (CUPEM) on 1 July 2008, the Department of Urban Planning and Design (DUPAD) was established in the Faculty of Architecture to continue the teaching of urban planning and related areas in housing management and transport. The Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning (CUSUP), which was established 28 years ago in 1980 and renamed as CUPEM in 1991, was re-established to continue interdisciplinary research in urban studies and planning.  

Postgraduate taught programmes are currently provided in:
 Urban Planning; Urban Design; Housing Management & Transport Policy and Planning.

The Department has an extensive research programme focusing on sustainable urban and regional development issues in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Region. Major research emphases include:
Sustainable Development; High Tech Parks in China; Planning Support Systems; Citizen Participation in Planning; High Density Development; Regional Competition and Cooperation & Housing Policy.

The Department also conducts contract research projects for the public and private sectors in Hong Kong, and for international agencies. We have various academic exchange programmes with universities in China, Australia, The Netherlands and UK.

DEPARTMENT OF

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The Department of Civil Engineering was established in 1912, and from which time, civil engineering formed the major part of a general engineering curriculum. Over the years, civil engineering remains the pillar of engineering in Hong Kong with graduates from this Department being responsible for many of the infrastructure projects in Hong Kong. 

The Department has a highly active postgraduate and research programme with currently over 100 MPhil and PhD students carrying out coursework and research on various topics and over 400 students enrolled under the MSc programmes. 

The Department is actively engaged in research in the various disciplines of Civil Engineering, particularly in support of the planning, design and construction of transport infrastructure projects. Within the Department, transport and traffic engineering remains a very important and integral part of teaching and research. 

The Department has also been very successful in attracting external funding. During  2011 to 2015, various grants amounting to around HK$91 million were secured. On transport research projects, the Department has obtained HK$5.13 million from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council over the last 5 years. In addition, the Department offers professional training courses for civil engineering graduates for Continuing Education Training requirements for the purpose of obtaining corporate membership of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

 

TEACHING STAFF

Highly Qualified and Experienced Faculty Members from Different Disciplines at the University of Hong Kong

Besides leading experts from industry and the government serving as teachers, full-time faculty members from the Department of Geography, the Department of Urban Planning and Design, the Department of Civil Engineering, and the Department of Professional Legal Education, take a lead role in organizing and teaching the MATPP programme.

Full-time HKU Teaching Staff 

Leading researchers in transportation.

Dr Felix WH CHAN

LLB, PCLL (HK); LLM (Cantab); DBA (Unisa); CMILT

Associate Professor,

Department of Professional Legal Education,

The University of Hong Kong

Prof Becky PY LOO  
Programme Director
BA, PhD (HK); FAcSS; FCILT

 

Professor and Head, Department of Geography, and Director, Institute of Transport Studies,

The University of Hong Kong

Professor WY Szeto
 

BEng, MPhil, PhD (HK); CMILT; MHKSTS; MCIHT; MIEEE; MHKIHT

 

Professor,

Department of Civil Engineering,

The University of Hong Kong

Ir Prof SC WONG, BBS, JP

BSc(Eng); MPhil (HK); PhD (Lond); FCILT; FHKIE; FHKSTS; FICE; MASCE; MIHT; MITE

Francis S Y Bong Professor in Engineering,

Chair of Transportation Engineering, and 

Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering,

The University of Hong Kong

Dr Jiangping ZHOU

Programme Chief Examiner  
BEng (TJU); MEng (NJU); MS (Illinois); PhD (USC)

 

Associate Professor,

Department of Urban Planning and Design,

The University of Hong Kong

Prof PC LAI

BES, MA, PhD (Waterloo)

Professor,

Department of Geography,

The University of Hong Kong

Dr Guibo Sun
B.Sc., M.Sc. (LNTU); PhD (CUHK)

 

Assistant Professor,

Department of Urban Planning and Design,

The University of Hong Kong

Dr Calvin Tribby

B.S., M.S., M.P.H., PhD (Ohio State University)

 

Assistant Professor,
Department of Geography,
The University of Hong Kong

Dr Steven HS ZHANG

BE, ME (SCNU); PhD (CUHK)

 

Assistant Professor,
Department of Geography,
The University of Hong Kong

Honorary/Part-time Teaching Staff 

An experienced team of transport professionals. 

Dr Dorothy TF CHAN, BBS

Head, Centre for Logistics and Transport,

School of Professional and Continuing Education, The University of Hong Kong  

BSocSc, MSocSc, PhD(HK); Hon. Fellow CILT

Dr Stephen WC HO

 

Chairman,

Ferguson International Freight Forwarders Ltd

MSc; MBA, MScIS, DBA; Dip MS, CDipAF, FAIA, FHKSI; FICS, FCILT, MHKCS, DipM, FCIM, FHKIM; DipCAM, MCAM, FIEx (Grad); MinstAM, FHKIoD

Dr Ernest SW LEE, SBS, JP

 

Adjunct Associate Professor,

Department of Geography,

The University of Hong Kong

BA (HK); MSc (Cranfield UK); MBuddS (HKU); PhD (HK); DMS (CUHK); DURP (New England); FCILT; MHKIP; RPP

Dr Jian LI



Managing Partner, Success Mark Investments Ltd

BSc (Beijing Inst of Econ); MEng (Asian Inst of Tech); PhD (BrCol); PEng (B.C., Canada)

Dr Ann SH MAK

Part-time Lecturer,

Department of Geography,

The University of Hong Kong

BA (Minnesota); MSc (Illinois); PhD (HK)

Dr Linda YN TJIA

 

Assistant Professor,

Department of Asian and International Studies,

The City University of Hong Kong

BA, MA, PhD (HK)

Ir Dr Paul HY TSUI

 

Managing Director, The Janel Group of Hong Kong Ltd/The Sinoworld Group Ltd

DBA; MA (HK); MSc (Eng)(HK); FCILT; FCIM; FHKIE; FIET; RPE; Chartered Marketer; EU Aviation Security Validator (European Commission); IATA DGR Trainer 

Dr Feng ZHANG

Senior Researcher,

Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School

BS, MS (NJU); PhD (Maryland)

Dr Alice SY CHOW

 

Assistant Professor,

Department of Social Sciences,

The Education University of Hong Kong

BA (Hons), MA, PhD (HK); CMILT

Ir Alfred CY LAM

 

Transport Specialist (Transport Planning), Transport Department, HKSAR Government

BSc (Eng); MSc (Transport Planning & Engineering); CEng; MICE; MHKIE; MIPENZ; CMILT

Ir Prof TF LEUNG

Former Assistant Commissioner for Transport (Technical Services), Transport Department,

HKSAR Government

BSc, MSc, MBA; MHKIE; MICE 

Prof MAK Chai-kwong, GBS, JP

 

Honorary Professor,

Department of Civil Engineering,

The University of Hong Kong

FICE, FCILT, FHKIE, FHKIHT, FHKAES 

Ir WL TANG 

Deputy Commissioner for Transport,

Transport Department,

HKSAR Government

BSc (Eng), MSc (Urban Planning); MHKIE; MHKIP

Mr WH TSANG



Immediate Past President, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong

MSc (Leeds); FCILT

Dr Ryan CP WONG

 

Lecturer,

Department of Civil Engineering,

The University of Hong Kong

BEng, MSc, MA, PhD; CEng; MCIHT; MHKIE; MILT; MASCE
 

STAFF-STUDENT

CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

A staff-student consultative committee has been established to not only foster a better understanding between the staff and students, but also to provide a channel for consultation regarding programme matters.

 

CONTACT

Address

10/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

 

Email

matpp@hku.hk

Phone

(852) 3917 7114  Ms. Tracy Tsoi

Fax

(852) 2559 8994

 
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Department of Geography
The University of Hong Kong

 

10/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

T: (852) 3917 7114 (Ms. Tracy Tsoi) 

F: (852) 2559 8994

E: matpp@hku.hk

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