Course Offerings

OREN 104 Freshman Orientation for Engineering - Two hours lecture; 1 credit. This course is designed to prepare students for the rigors of earning an engineering degree. It introduces students to the expectation and demands of higher education, to the legacy and traditions of Morgan State University, to college success strategies, and to the broad array of career opportunities in the fields of engineering. Students enrolled in this class are required to attend selected University convocations, School of Engineering programs, and other prescribed activities. They are also required to hold conferences with their faculty advisors. Students transferring 24 or more credits to the University when admitted are exempt from this requirement. (Fall, Spring)

ENGR 101 Fundamentals of Engineering I - Four hours lecture, one hour laboratory; 4 credits. This is the first part of a two course sequence designed to provide students with the analytical and problem solving skills needed as a foundation to enter into Calculus I (MATH 241), Introduction to Probability (MATH 120), and/or Finite Mathematics (MATH 118). Math concepts at the pre-calculus level (MATH 141) are accompanied by a contemporary engineering problem lab. MATH 141 is considered to be the equivalent to the two semester sequence of MATH113 and MATH 114. Prerequisite: MATH 113 or higher placement score or special permission from the program chair.

ENGR 102 Fundamentals of Engineering II - Four hours lecture, one hour laboratory; 4 credits. This is the second part of a two course sequence designed to provide students with more time to develop the analytical and problem solving skills needed as a foundation to enter into Calculus I (MATH 241), Introduction to Probability (MATH 120), and/or Finite Mathematics (MATH 118). Math concepts at the pre-calculus level (MATH114) are accompanied by engineering problem solving labs. Prerequisite: ENGR 101. Students must pass ENGR 101 with a grade of "C" or better.

TRSS 105 Seminar on Professional Practice - One hour lecture; 1 credit. This is a seminar arrangement intended to continually arouse the interest of first year students in transportation and maintain their interaction with the transportation faculty and transportation professionals as they take the majority of courses outside the department to satisfy the general education requirement. The seminar will involve presentations on professional ethics, current and future state of the transportation profession, and roles of the different transportation modal agencies by invited guests from the public and private sectors. (Spring)

TRSS 301 Introduction to Transportation Systems - Three hours lecture; 3 credits. This is the introductory course for transportation systems. It will discuss the basic concepts and strategies in the study of systems, key issues pertaining to the different areas of transportation including planning, engineering, management, and logistics. The historical, physical, economic, social, and environmental aspects of transportation will be covered. (Fall, Spring)

TRSS 305 Urban Land Use Planning - Three hours lecture; 3 credits. This course deals with the basic concepts, principles, strategies, and tools of urban land use planning. Emphasis will be on the interaction between transportation and land use variables, including modeling requirements, impacts, and data needs within the context of good community planning and economic development. (Fall)

TRSS 307 Freight Transportation Systems and Logistics - Three hours lecture; 3 credits. The course will provide basic concepts of supply chain management, including customer service, transportation, inventory, location theory, etc. The relationship between components of supply chain management is also examined. (Fall)

TRSS 318 Transportation Planning and Policy - Three hours lecture; 3 credits. This course will cover the relationship between land use and transportation, landmark transportation planning-related policies, traditional four-step planning process and the respective mathematical models and algorithms, noise and air quality issues, and transportation systems capacity analysis. (Spring)

TRSS 319 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Three hours lecture and lab; 3 credits. This course will expose the student to the concept of spatial analysis using GIS tools. Topics covered will include GIS need assessment, mapping of spatial entities, linear referencing, development of a GIS-based decision support system, and applications in asset management and planning. (Fall)

TRSS 399 Transportation Practicum - Three hours lecture; 3 credits. This course will provide practical experience in the field of transportation by placement with a transportation agency or a faculty mentor. The student will have the opportunity to work on and complete a real project under the direct supervision of a transportation planner, engineer, manager, or faculty for a minimum period of three months. Prerequisite: Junior status. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

TRSS 402 Economics of Transportation - Three hours lecture; 3 credits. This course reinforces the microeconomic tools necessary for understanding, analyzing, and managing transportation firms and industries. The subjects covered will include costs, pricing behavior, inter-modal competition, and strategic decision making. Prerequisite: ECON 212 or ECON 211 and MATH 114 or equivalent, and Junior status. (Fall)

TRSS 406 Public Transportation Systems - Three hours lecture; 3 credits. The role of the various types of public transportation systems including bus, rail, and other new modes will be examined. The technology, planning, operation, management, and policy aspects of public transportation will be covered. Prerequisite: TRSS 301 or permission of the Instructor, MATH 114 or equivalent, and Junior status. (Fall)

TRSS 408 Advanced Logistics and Supply Chain Management - Three hours lecture and lab; 3 credits.
This course will offer in-depth analytical tools for supply chain management, including linear programming, manufacturing procedures, network analysis, inventory management, location theory, etc. The course will comprise computer applications, case studies and seminars. Prerequisite: TRSS 307 and MATH 118. (Spring)

TRSS 410 Management of Transportation Systems - Three hours lecture; 3 credits. This course will discuss managerial issues and problems in the transportation industries, including economic, marketing, operational, financial, labor relations, and institutional components. Prerequisite: Junior status. (As needed)

TRSS 412 Transportation Infrastructure/Asset Management - Three hours lecture and lab; 3 credits.
This course will be designed to discuss the use of geo-spatial analytical tools, inventory control and equipment replacement models to develop decision support systems for making informed decisions in maintaining and replacing transportation infrastructure and assets. Prerequisite: TRSS 319, MATH 118 or higher, and Junior status. (Fall)

TRSS 414 Traffic Engineering - Three hours lecture and lab; 3 credits. This course will cover the basic concept of traffic flow theory, collection and analysis of traffic data, level of service concept, capacity analysis of interrupted and uninterrupted flows, traffic control devices, accident analysis and countermeasures, traffic impact studies, and pedestrian and parking facilities analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 241 and Junior status. (Fall)

TRSS 415 Highway Engineering - Three hours lecture and lab; 3 credits. This course will be designed to provide the basic concept of highway systems performance analysis and design. Topics covered will include human factors; vehicle and roadway characteristics; engineering properties of highway materials; highway geometric, structural and drainage design; and capacity analysis of freeway, multilane and two-lane highways. Prerequisite: MATH 241 and Junior status. (Fall)

TRSS 416 Microcomputer Applications in Transportation - Three hours lecture and lab; 3 credits. This course will discuss a collection of state-of-the-art software packages that are commonly used in the different transportation professional areas including the Highway Capacity Software (HCS), and software for traffic engineering, transportation planning and distribution logistics. Prerequisite: TRSS 414, TRSS 415, and Junior status. (Spring)

TRSS 417 Intelligent Transportation Systems - Three hours lecture; 3 credits. This course will be designed to expose the student to the role of new technology in transportation particularly in the areas of travel information, traffic and incident management, public transportation, freight transportation, and inventory control. The history and cross-cutting issues in intelligent transportation systems deployment in the U.S. will be examined. Prerequisite: TRSS 301 and junior status. (Spring)

TRSS 418 Advanced Transportation Planning - Three hours lecture and lab; 3 credits. The course will reinforce the subjects covered in the Transportation Planning course with case studies and hands-on applications. Discussions will include the 3-C process, travel demand simulation, transportation plan development and project programming, noise and air quality analysis, and environmental justice. Prerequisite: TRSS 318 and Junior status. (Spring)

TRSS 420 Transportation Systems Evaluation - Three hours lecture; 3 credits. This course will focus on analytical methods commonly used in transportation planning. Discussions will include transit, highway and traffic-intersection capacity analysis, the transportation planning process, benefit-cost analysis, and environmental impact assessment process. Prerequisite: TRSS 301, MATH 114 or equivalent, and Junior status. (Spring)

TRSS 497 Senior Transportation Seminar - One hour lecture; 1 credit. This is a seminar arrangement intended to expose students to the art of developing research proposals, including identifying topics for senior projects; using statistical and other quantitative methods for data collection and analysis; and making oral presentation. The concepts and experience gained from TRSS 105, including ethical, contemporary, and global issues in transportation will be reinforced. Prerequisite: Math 120 or higher and Senior status. (Fall)

TRSS 499 Senior Transportation Project - Three hours lecture; 3 credits. This course will provide the student the opportunity to apply engineering, planning, and management tools in defining and solving a credible transportation problem, and presenting a final report to a panel of faculty members and invited transportation professionals. Prerequisite: TRSS 497. (Fall, Spring)