RESEARCH IN TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

Transportation Facilities Engineering

This graduate program deals directly with the design, construction, and rehabilitation of the transportation infrastructure. This program includes advanced study and research opportunities in pavement and geometric design, materials, maintenance, and management. Emphasis is also given to computer modeling, full-scale testing, economic comparisons, rehabilitation, structural analysis, foundations, climatic effects, sub drainage, and characterization of materials for use in pavements for highways, airports, and railroad track systems.


Transportation Systems Engineering

This graduate program emphasizes advanced study and research in the application of quantitative methods for analysis, planning, design, and operation of all modes of transportation systems, including transportation network analysis and evaluation, logistics systems, public transportation, travel demand forecasting, traffic operations and control, transportation safety, traffic flow modeling and simulation, highway capacity analysis, and applications of advanced technologies in transportation.