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2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transportation Systems Engineering, B.S.

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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.


Requirements for the Transportation Systems Engineering, B.S. Degree:

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required of students pursuing the Transportation Systems Engineering, B.S. degree.  These credit hours are distributed as follows:


General Education and University Requirements    44

Mathematics and Science Requirements    22

Transportation Systems Engineering Requirements    54

TOTAL    120

Core A: General Education and University Requirements 44 credits

Core C: Transportation Requirements 54 credits

Core C:  Transportation Requirements 54 credits

Core E: Notes

*denotes a course which is required by the department and must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher

Please see General Education Requirements Distribution Areas  for courses that satisfy General Education Requirements where not specified by the department

1 May be substituted by IEGR 304 , COSC 111 , CEGR 307  

2  PHIL 220  Strongly Recommended

3 Two (2) Engineering Elective Courses Chosen from:  CEGR 202 CEGR 212 CEGR 302 CEGR 304 IEGR 305 PHYS 301 PHYS 302 PHYS 308 PHYS 312 EEGR 202  



Suggested Curriculum Sequence

Transportation Systems Engineering  

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