Certificate in Transportation Studies

Transportation is vital to our society's proper functioning, providing mobility of people, goods and services. It enables people to access job markets and participate in recreational, cultural, educational, and social activities. It adds value to products by moving them to their destination in time for their use. The transportation field also is a major contributor to the economy, as a consumer of resources and as a supplier of jobs. 


Examines urban travel patterns and community and land activity through case studies, along with various urban problems subject to engineering analysis and the modern techniques used to solve them. Additionally, reviews distribution logistics that emphasize system-engineering techniques to optimize corporate profit and customer service, as well as traffic laws, ordinances, regulatory measures, signal timing, parking and more. 

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Students in the Transportation Studies Graduate Certificate Program will learn a wide range of leadership and management skills in addition to the following skills: 

  •  Survey methods.
  •  Network analysis, assignment and distribution techniques.
  •  Inductive and deductive mathematical methods, and mathematical modeling and simulation.
  •  Principles of transportation system management/administration.
  •  State-of-the-art surveillance and detection devise and techniques.
  •  TRAF/NETSIM and FREESIM (hands-on experience).


Jonathan Smitherson

Chien, I Jy Steven


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Chien, I Jy Steven
Professor, Civil Environ. Eng.
280 Tiernan Hall