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What is Transportation Engineering?

Transportation engineers are involved with the safe and efficient movement of both people and goods. They design and maintain all types of transportation facilities, including highways and streets, mass transit systems, railroads, airfields, ports and harbors.

Transportation engineers apply technological knowledge as well as an understanding of the economic, political and social factors in their projects. They must work directly with urban planners because the quality of a community is directly related to the quality of the transportation system. 

Degree Information

Students can earn B.S. degree in civil engineering in the transportation engineering division of emphasis.

Undergraduate Requirements

To fulfill the common civil engineering program degree plan, undergraduate students declaring a specialty in transportation engineering are required to complete a technical elective plan. See the undergraduate advising page for more information.