Transportation Systems Program

Description

The B.S. degree program in Transportation Systems provides a curriculum that prepares students for entry-level professional positions in transportation planning, systems analysis, management, and logistics; or for pursuing advanced studies. The program is technical with an applied science focus and requires a minimum of 120 credit hours of coursework, which includes 40 credit hours in general education courses, 19 credit hours in mathematics and science, 56 credit hours in core courses, 2 credit hours in University requirements, and 3 credit hours in electives1. The core courses expose the students to the major transportation concentration areas, including planning, engineering, economics, management, and logistics.

The Transportation Systems program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET, http://www.ABET.org.

Program Educational Objectives

The program graduates will be able to:

  • 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

Student Outcomes

The six department-specific program student outcomes are:

  1. 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.
  2. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.
  3. An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
  4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  5. An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  6. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

For more information, visit the Course Catalog.

1The credit hour breakdown is based on the University catalog and not ABET categories.