Nov 22, 2019  
2018 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Transportation Systems Engineering, B.S.

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Chairperson of Department:  Anthony A. Saka

Professors:  Z. Andrew Farkas, Mansoureh Jeihani

Associate Professors:  Celeste N. Chavis, Young-Jae Lee


The Major in Transportation Systems Engineering

All students pursuing the B.S. in Transportation Systems Engineering (TSE) are required to earn a minimum of 120 academic credit hours of course work which includes 42 credits in general education, 2 credits in University requirements, an additional 22 credits in mathematics and science, and 54 credits in core transportation requirements, including 9 credits of approved technical electives to strengthen a particular area of concentration (e.g., traffic engineering, intelligent transportation systems, infrastructure asset management, travel demand modeling and network planning, logistics, etc.), and 6 credits in approved general engineering courses (e.g., engineering mechanics, thermodynamics, etc.).



The program graduate will:

  • Utilize systems engineering approach to articulate, study, and mitigate transportation problems
  • Apply latest technology and sustainability paradigm to efficiently plan, design, implement, analyze, evaluate, and manage components of the transportation systems
  • Utilize effective communication, team leadership, and total quality managements 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 engineering professionals and citizens



Program Outcomes

The program graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Core B: Mathematics and Science Requirements 22 credits

Core B:  Mathematics and Science Requirements 22 credits

Core C: Transportation Requirements 54 credits

Core C:  Transportation Requirements 54 credits

Core D: University Requirements 2 credits

Core D:  University Requirements  2 credits

Core E: Notes

1 May be substituted by any approved Social and Behavioral

Science Electives.

2 May be substituted by any approved Health and Healthful

Living Electives.

3 May be substituted by any approved Arts and Humanities


4 May be substituted by IEGR 304, COSC 111, CEGR 307.

5 May be substituted by a related course approved by the Chair.

6 IEGR 251 can be used as a substitute.

7 May be substituted by an approved Project/Operations/

Construction/Asset Management course.

8 May be substituted by CEGR 302, CEGR 304, IEGR 305,

EEGR 202, PHYS 301, PHYS 302, PHYS 308, PHYS 312.

9 May be substituted by IEGR 350.

10  CEGR 492 can be used as a substitute.

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