Transportation Systems Accreditation
The Bachelor of Science in Transportation Systems degree program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET.
ABET Accreditation Guidelines
The current ABET curricular requirements and guidelines for accredited applied science programs are:
- Combination of college-level mathematics and sciences, (some with laboratory and/or experimental experience), appropriate to the discipline.
- Advanced technical and/or science topics appropriate to the program.
- A general education component that complements the technical and scientific content of the curriculum and is consistent with the program and institution objectives.
Students in baccalaureate degree programs must also be prepared for practice in a field of applied or natural sciences through a curriculum culminating in comprehensive projects or experiences based on the cumulative knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work.
The Bachelor Science in Transportation Systems program at Morgan State University, approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) in 2008 summer, enrolled the first group of students in fall 2009. Fifty-two students have graduated from the program; the first student graduated in May 2012. In 2014, the University mandated that all undergraduate programs transition to 120 credit hours. In 2013, the program received ABET accreditation by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC). The program is currently preparing for its upcoming accreditation visit in Fall 2019.
Institution's Mission Statement
Morgan State University serves the community, region, state, nation, and world as an intellectual and creative resource by supporting, empowering and preparing high-quality, diverse graduates to lead the world. The University offers innovative, inclusive, and distinctive educational experiences to a broad cross-section of the population in a comprehensive range of disciplines at the baccalaureate, master's, doctoral, and professional degree levels. Through collaborative pursuits, scholarly research, creative endeavors, and dedicated public service, the University gives significant priority to addressing societal problems, particularly those prevalent in urban communities.
The Department of Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Studies in the School of Engineering shares the mission of the university by offering a curriculum in transportation systems, considered one of the integral components of urban communities.
Program Educational Objectives
Five Program Education Objectives (PEOs) guide the Transportation Systems program and delivery. The program graduate will:
- Utilize system approach to articulate, study, and mitigate transportation problems
- Apply latest technology and sustainability paradigm to efficiently plan, implement, analyze, evaluate, and manage components of the transportation systems
- Utilize effective communication, team, leadership, and total quality management skills to work productively within their professions and communities
- Pursue professional development and advanced studies to meet the emerging and evolving demands, and increasing responsibilities of a successful career
- Conduct themselves as responsible professionals and citizens
The PEOs are documented in the 2018-2020 University Catalog. The program handbook is available on the School of Engineering website.
As of Fall 2018, ABET has stipulated seven new outcomes to evaluate Applied and Natural Science programs. The seven program student outcomes are:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
- An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.
- An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.
Enrollment and Degrees Awarded Statistics
The Bachelor of Science in Transportation Systems Program's Educational Objectives (PEOs), and Student Outcomes (SOs) can be found in the 2018-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog.