Master of Engineering in Transportation Engineering

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These master of engineering programs are course-only, professionally oriented degree programs that permit a concentration in preparation for engineering practice. Admission requirements to these programs are the same as those for the master of science program. Candidates in these programs must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours, up to three of which may be a special project course—CAE 597 or ENVE 597. Up to 12 credit hours of 400-level undergraduate coursework (except CAE 431 and CAE 432) may be included in the master of engineering program with prior adviser approval. No thesis or comprehensive examination is required for completion of the degree.

With a Master of Engineering in Transportation Engineering degree, a student will be a qualified transportation planner, traffic engineer, and traffic safety engineer. Additionally, the student will be trained to understand and evaluate the socioeconomic impacts of transportation and infrastructure engineering projects.


Core Courses (12-13)
Select a minimum of four courses from the following with adviser consent:12-13
Statistical Analysis of Engineering Data3
Demand Models for Urban Transportation3
Urban Transportation Planning4
Public Transportation Systems3
Transportation Systems Management3
Transportation Systems Evaluation3
Systems Analysis in Civil Engineering3
Statistical Models and Methods3
Project Course (1-3)
CAE 594Research Problems1-3
or CAE 597 Special Problems
General Electives (17-18)
Select 17-18 credit hours from the following:17-18
Facility Design of Transportation Systems3
Railroad Engineering and Design3
Introduction to Transportation Engineering and Design3
Probability Concepts in Civil Engineering Design3
Advanced Bridge Engineering3
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
Pavement Evaluation and Management3
Traffic Operations and Flow Theory3
Advanced Traffic Engineering3
Transportation Economics, Development and Policy3
Transportation Asset Management3
Economic Decision Analysis in Civil Engineering3
Intelligent Transportation Systems3
Algorithms in Transportation3
Mathematical Modeling3
Stochastic Processes3
Mathematical Statistics3
Applied Statistics3
Monte Carlo Methods in Finance3
Data Preparation and Analysis3
Bayesian Computational Statistics3

Minimum degree credits required: 32