In response to the fast developing economic growth in Shenzhen and the wider Pearl River Delta region, the College of Urban Transportation and Logistics aims to cultivate advanced application-oriented talents in the field of urban transportation and logistics by exploring a model of “degree education + work placement + project participation”.
The College currently offers two programs, BSc in Automobile Service Engineering and BSc in Transportation. It is envisaged that the college will draw experiences from top practice-based universities around the world, introduce established and acclaimed courses, work closely with the large enterprises in Shenzhen, and cultivate high qualified talents with precise fit with the industries’ needs through a “3+1+x” model.
The design diagram of College of Urban Transportation and Logistics [Photo/Infrastructure Construction Office]
In terms of school-enterprise cooperation, the College has signed a corporation agreement with Shenzhen Metro Co. Ltd. on the set-up and operation of the College. The decision-making right will lie with the College’s Board of Governors led by the dean, with Shenzhen Metro providing a certain amount of funding. In terms of international cooperation, the college has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) as well as Delft University of Technology (in Netherlands) in aspects of joint education, training program and scientific research. Teachers from Netherlands will give courses or short-term intensive lectures for students of Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU). SZTU and TNO intend to form a joint research center in Shenzhen in the future to develop joint research project on intelligent transportation and smart city.