MSCE Transportation Systems


The Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) Transportation Systems is an interdisciplinary program with Sustainable Infrastructure Systems.

The Sustainable Infrastructure Systems program prepares students for immediate and effective participation in the modern infrastructure workforce through a common core that includes:

  • smart-system design for sustainable infrastructures
  • the societal and regulatory context of infrastructure engineering decisions
  • construction management

Program Requirements

A minimum of 28 units of coursework beyond the Bachelor degree. 

Students who started the program prior to fall 2019 complete a minmum of 27 units of coursework beyond the Bachelor degree.

For detailed course information, please see the Course Catalogue. For a course schedule, please see the Schedule of Classes.

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Students in the Transportation Systems program are expected to have a background in statistics and uncertainty equivalent to ISE 225 or CE 408, and engineering economy equivalent to ISE 460.
  • Admitted students who do not meet these prerequisites can satisfy the requirements by taking appropriate, advisor-approved electives.
Required Courses (16 units)

CE 471: Principles of Transportation Engineering
CE 501: Functions of the Constructor
CE 515: Sustainable Infrastructure Systems
CE 579: Introduction to Transportation Planning Law
PPD 633: Urban Transportation Planning and Management

Electives (4 courses)

CE 583: Design of Transportation Facilities
CE 585: Traffic Engineering and Control
CE 589: Port Engineering: Planning and Operations
PPD 634: Institutional and Policy Issues in Transportation
(other electives upon approval)

Seasonal Offerings:
PPD 692: Transportation and the Environment

Published on February 13th, 2017

Last updated on August 28th, 2020