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Bachelor of Science (BS), Transportation Systems Engineering

Overview

The Bachelor of Science degree in Transportation Systems Engineering is designed to accelerate the production of diverse, well-trained transportation professionals who are skilled in the field of transportation engineering, exposed to the related fields of planning, management, and logistics, and capable of pursuing senior-level positions by having the skills necessary to obtain professional licensure. It is the only program of its kind in the country. The University is the only known institution nationwide with an academic transportation department offering three degrees (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) in transportation.The Bachelor of Science degree in Transportation Systems provides a non-engineering option for students interested in pursuing a career in transportation planning, management, and logistics. You will utilize mathematics, science, technological tools, and principles of engineering, planning, and management to solve complex transportation-related problems. The curriculum offers a broad foundation in planning, engineering, economics, management, and logistics to prepare you for a career in related transportation fields.

Program Objectives

The program graduate will be able to:

  • 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

Student 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

 

General Education Requirements 

Course # Course Title Credits
ENGL 101 Freshman Composition I 3
ENGL 201 Freshman Composition II 3
MATH 241 Calculus I 4 (MQ*)
XXXX HH General Education Requirement  3 (HH)
EEGR 161 Introduction to C Programming 3 (IM*)
PHYS 205 University Physics I 4 (BP*)
PHYS 205L University Physics I Laboratory 1 (BP*)
TRSS 301 Introduction to Transportation Systems 3 (BP*)

ECON 211

or

ECON 212

Principles of Economics I

or

Principles of Economics II

3 (SB*)

3 (SB*)

XXXX  SB General Education Req. 3 (SB)
XXXX CI General Education Req. 3 (CI)
XXXX AH General Education Req. 3 (AH)
XXXX CT General Education Req. 3 (CT)
XXXX AH General Education Req. 3 (AH)
OREN 104 Freshman Orientation for Engineering Majors   1
XXXX Phys. Ed. Activity or FIN 101 or MIND 101 1
TOTAL CREDITS   44

     

Mathematics and Science Requirements

Course # Course Title Credits
CHEM 110 General Chemistry for Eng & Lab  4 (BP)
MATH 242 Calculus II 4
MATH 312 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 331 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
MATH 340 Differential Equations 3
PHYS 206 University Physics II + Lab I 5 (BP)
TOTAL CREDITS 22

 

Transportation Requirements      

Course # Course Title Credits
ENGL 357 Business Writing 3
TRSS 105  Seminar on Professional Practice  1
TRSS 307  Freight Transportation Systems and Logistics 3
TRSS 318 Transportation Planning & Policy 3
TRSS 319 Geographic Information Systems 3
TRSS 399 Transportation Practicum 3
TRSS 406 Public Transportation Systems 3
TRSS 410 Management of Transportation Systems 3
TRSS 414 Traffic Engineering 3
TRSS 415 Highway Engineering 3
TRSS 417 Intelligent Transportation Systems 3

TRSS 420

or

IEGR 350

Transportation Systems Evaluation

or

Engineering Economy

3

3

TRSS 497 Senior Transportation Seminar 1

TRSS 498

or

CEGR 492

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Seminar

or

Senior Review and Project Proposal

1

2

TRSS 499

Senior Transportation Project

3

XXXX

Engineering Elective

3

XXXX

Engineering Elective

3

XXXX

400 level TRSS Technical Elective

3

XXXX

400 level TRSS Technical Elective

3

XXXX

400 level TRSS Technical Elective 3

TOTAL CREDITS

56