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Approved Transportation Engineering Masters Degree Courses

In developing your plan of study, you need to consider which courses will enable you to reach your goals as a transportation engineer. You may wish to choose courses that assist you in the completion of your thesis or final research paper. The following lists were developed to highlight the variety of courses available ( Course Schedule in Transportation Engineering ). Note that not all courses may be offered at all times and that course offerings do not guarantee availability of a spot in that class. It is up to you to review published schedules and consult with your advisor to find out when the courses are offered and how they will fit into your course of study schedule. In addition, it is up to you to assure that you have met the prerequisites for the courses prior to enrollment.

You are required to complete ten courses, 30-31 hours, of advanced study. At least 15 hours must be at the 500 level. At least seven courses must be chosen from the following list. All courses are three semester credit hours unless otherwise noted.

  • CE 435 - Pavement Design
  • CE 460 - Municipal Infrastructure Design
  • CE 473 - Travel Demand Forecasting
  • CE 474 - Computer Simulation in Traffic Engineering
  • CE 475 - Transportation Planning
  • CE 476 - Traffic Studies
  • CE 574 - Transportation Security
  • CE 575 - Advanced Geometric Design
  • CE 578 - Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • CE 579 - Transportation Safety Systems
  • CE 596 - Sustainable Engineering

Upon advance approval of your graduate committee, CE 591 or CE 599 may be taken in place of one or two of the above courses. You will need to complete a course study proposal prior to enrolling in either of these classes. In addition, up to three special course offerings, generally listed as CE 492 or CE 592, may be taken with the advance approval of your graduate committee. ENG 491 is required for all students unless conditional exemption is granted; see the Writing Proficiency Requirement for further details. ENG 491, if taken, can be counted as part of the 30-31 hours of advanced study. CE 593 is required for the non-thesis option.

Up to three courses, including ENG 491, may be chosen from the following approved courses. Any course not on this list must be approved by your graduate committee prior to enrollment. Without prior approval, the course will not be accepted for the M. S. in civil engineering degree. To obtain approval, write a memo to your advisor justifying the inclusion of the course in your plan of study. Include a description of the course and, if required by your committee, a course syllabus.

  • CE 501 (4) Project Management (not currently being offered)
  • ECON 445 Economics of the Public Sector: State and Local
  • ENG 491 Technical and Business writing
  • GEO 418 Geographic Information Systems
  • MGMT 514 Management of Organizations
  • POLS 424 Administrative Law
  • PAPA 420 Quantitative Analysis
  • PAPA 501 Public Organizations
  • PAPA 506 Public Law
  • PAPA 507 Values and the Practice of Public Administration
  • PAPA 530 Public Budgeting
  • PAPA 550 Public Policy: Context, Process and Analysis
  • SPC 413 Case Studies in Public Relations
  • SPC 434 Nonverbal Communication
  • STAT 410 Statistical Analysis
  • STAT 480a,b Mathematical Statistics

Courses taken that do not count for your M.S. in Civil Engineering degree will require, prior to enrollment, the signature of the department in which the course is taught.
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