Curricula

Civil Engineering Technology (BS)
Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS)
Nuclear Engineering (BS)
Professional Land Surveying (BS)
Transportation (MS)


Transportation

The Master of Science degree in Transportation program (MST) prepares students to understand the historical, current and future trends and developments in transportation systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Additionally, the program prepares students to design, analyze, implement and evaluate new and emerging concepts, skills and workforce behaviors to address transportation as a major system for improving the quality of life of citizens globally, nationally, state-wide and locally.

The interdisciplinary Master of Science degree in Transportation (MST) is planned in concert with the collaborative strengths within the University to provide appropriate education, research, and practical experiences for graduates of the program. The MST requires completion of thirty-six (36) credit hours. Specifically, core subjects of eighteen (18) credit hours address the common required element of the program. A Subject-Matter Comprehensive Examination is required upon satisfactory completion of all core courses for the Master of Science degree in Transportation. Each student has a maximum of three opportunities to pass the examination. Options for specialized preparation [nine (9) credit hours] are included in four (4) areas: Business, Transportation Planning, Modal Systems, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Transportation Capstone has two components; the thesis and the seminar/internship. Six (6) credit hours are devoted to a research thesis requirement, and three (3) credit hours are included as the seminar/internship requirement. The Transportation Capstone is structured to embrace the integration of research, thesis completion, and seminar/intern experience exchanges that will ensure the production of graduates who are leaders and are thoroughly prepared to address transportation related challenges.

A. Core Courses

Courses Semester Hours
TRP 520 Urban Transportation Policy Development 3
TRP 525 Transportation Statistics and Research 3
TRP 530 Transportation Planning 3
TRP 540 Transportation Economics And Finance 3
TRP 550 Systems Analysis in Transportation 3
TRP 560 Public Policy and Administration 3
TRP 590 Comprehensive Subject-Matter Examination  0(P,F)
Total Semester Hours 18

A. Optional Areas

1. Modal Systems Strand

Courses Semester Hours
TRP 630 Transportation Systems 3
TRP 631 Highway Traffic Operations 3
TRP 632 Intelligent Transportation Systems 3
TRP 633 Transportation, Energy and Air Quality 3
TRP 634 Hazard Material Transportation and Risk Analysis 3
Total Semester Hours 9**

2. Transportation Planning Strand

Courses Semester Hours
TRP 640 Transportation and Land Use Planning 3
TRP 641 Application of GIS and GPS in Transportation 3
TRP 642 Environmental Transportation Policy 3
TRP 643 Public Transportation Systems 3
TRP 644 Rural Transportation Planning 3
TRP 634 Hazard Material Transportation and Risk Analysis 3
Total Semester Hours 9**

3. Business Strand

Courses Semester Hours
TRP 650 Leadership and Management of Transportation Organizations 3
TRP 651 International Logistics 3
TRP 652 Transportation Business Law 3
Total Semester Hours 9**

4. Intelligent Transportation Systems Strand

Courses Semester Hours
TRP 660 Introduction to Data Base Design using Object Oriented Programming 3
TRP 661 Study of Transportation Sensors and Controls using Computer Based Virtual Engineering Laboratory 3
TRP 662 Design and Analysis of Intelligent Sensor Integrated Systems Using CBVEL 3
TRP 663 Data Communication and Computer Networking 3
TRP 632 Intelligent Transportation Systems 3
Total Semester Hours 9**

5. Capstone

Courses Semester Hours
TRP 600 Transportation Thesis 3
TRP 601/02 Transprtation Thesis 1
TRP 603 Transportation Seminar/Internship 3
Total Semester Hours 9**


* Continuation of TRP 601
** A total of 9 credit hours required.
 
Total 36

 

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