CEE - Transportation Engineering Emphasis

Transportation engineering is a sub-discipline of civil and environmental engineering that focuses on the analysis and design of transportation systems to efficiently move people and goods. With a B.S. in Civil Engineering and elective courses in transportation engineering, a graduate will be able to obtain a job in the following areas:
  • Government and state agencies, including departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and city and county governments
  • Private consulting firms that design highways, transit infrastructure, or other civil infrastructure (for example HDR, Lamp Rynearson, Olsson Associates, WSP, AECOM)
  • Private companies that design and manage transportation services and data analytics (Uber, INRIX, etc.)
Transportation engineering requires a strong background in statistics, physics, and material sciences. A student in the B.S. Civil Engineering program will be further required to complete the key 300-level course, Highway Engineering, to support a transportation engineering focus. In addition, students intending to focus on transportation engineering are encouraged to enroll in 400-level electives. These courses are listed below, for reference. Transportation engineering faculty are happy to further discuss these and other complementary courses to best prepare students for success in this field.

Required Course:

  • CIVE 361 Highway Engineering (3 credits)

Elective Courses:

  • CIVE 461: Urban Transportation Planning (3 credits)
  • CIVE 462: Highway Design (3 credits)
  • CIVE 463: Traffic Engineering (3 credits)
  • CIVE 468: Airport Planning and Design (3 credits)