Certificate in Transportation Engineering

Graduate Certificate Program

Offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the graduate certificate in Transportation Engineering allows students to pursue coursework in one of two focus areas: intelligent transportation systems and congestion mitigation or transportation safety.

Course Structure

The certificate is comprised of 15 credit hours completed through five courses.

Student select from two focus areas to take courses in:

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems & Congestion Mitigation
    • Systems Dynamics Modeling and Controls
    • Traffic Engineering and Highway Safety
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems 
    • Advanced Theory in Traffic Flow
    • Advanced Demand Modeling


  • Transportation Safety
    • Introduction to Biomechanics
    • Vehicle Dynamics
    • Vehicle Standards and Crash Test Analysis
    • Crash Investigation and Analysis
    • Non-Linear Finite Element Modeling and Simulation
    • Systems Dynamics and Control
    • Traffic Engineering and Highway Safety
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Electives
    • Numerical Methods in Engineering
    • Application of Probability Methods in Civil Engineering
    • Advanced Biomechanics
    • Finite Element Analysis
    • Analytical Mechanics

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Admissions Requirements

Prospective students must fulfill the certificate admissions requirements through submission of a complete online application form and other documents as listed by the deadlines noted.

Please note: First-time international applicants may not apply directly to a certificate program. 

Current graduate students who wish to complete a certificate along with their master's or doctoral program must also follow the certificate admissions requirements, but may opt to have their transcripts and documents transferred from their previous application. Please contact [email protected] to make the request.

Transfer to Master's Program

Upon successful completion of a certificate program, students have the option to transfer credits to a full master's program at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, pending successful completion of the master's program admissions requirements.

Please note: You must receive a B or higher in each course in order for it to transfer. Additionally, you must submit a new application for the selected master's program and provide the required documents and exam scores listed as part of the master's program admissions requirements.

For any questions, please contact [email protected].