Transportation Engineering

To solve the transportation problems of complex modern societies, Transportation Engineering analysis needs to be integrated with other disciplines. To meet this need, the graduate program in Transportation Engineering is organized to enable students to supplement basic Civil Engineering studies with courses and research in other departments of the University. In this way, sound training at an advanced level in design, construction and operations is combined with a wide range of elective courses related to the planning, evaluation and management of transportation facilities.

The graduate program in Transportation Engineering provides advanced training and research facilities for both graduate students in mid-career and for those who wish to concentrate primarily on research. Graduate students whose undergraduate degrees are outside of Civil Engineering, or whose degrees are in other Engineering disciplines, may qualify for admittance depending upon background.

Transportation Engineering Course Requirements

**Note: the course lists below have not been finalized and are subject to confirmation

Programs Offered: MEng, MASc, PhD

Total Credit Requirements:

credits
MEng: Core courses: 10
Elective courses (minimum): 20
Total (minimum): 30
SPACE
MASc: Core courses: 10
Elective courses (minimum): 8
MASc thesis: 12
Total (minimum): 30

SPACE

PhD1: Core courses: 10
Elective courses (minimum): 20
PhD thesis: 0
Total (minimum): 30
SPACE

1Note: for the PhD degree, credits shown are for all coursework beyond the Bachelor’s degree level.

Specific Course Requirements

These are given in the following table for all three programs in the specialization – the MEng, MASc and PhD programs.  Courses to be taken include Core Courses that must be completed, and Approved Elective Courses that contribute to the remaining course credit requirement.  Please see MEng Requirements, MASc Requirements or PhD requirements as appropriate for the associated coursework regulations.  These include the need for the Coursework Plan to be approved by the Research Supervisor or Specialty Advisor prior to registering in courses, specific registration/attendance requirements re. CIVL 597, requirements for the approvals of prior course / transfer credits or course exemptions (PhD program only), and the selection of elective courses.

 

Core Courses

Credits 

Term

CIVL 582

Transportation Engineering Impacts

3

1

CIVL 583

Urban Engineering Methods and Models 3 2

CIVL 586

Urban Transportation System Analysis 3 1

CIVL 597-006

Graduate Seminar (Transportation) 1 1 & 2

 

Total core-course credits:

10

 

 

Approved Elective Courses

Credits 

Term

CIVL 518

Reliability and Structural Safety

3

1

CIVL 520

Construction Planning and Control

3

1

CIVL 522

Project and Construction Economics

3

2

CIVL 555

Optim. & Heuristic Approaches for Civil Eng Sys

3

2

CIVL 589

Traffic Flow Theory

3

N/A 1

CIVL 584

Appl. of Adv. Computer Techniques in Civil Eng

3

N/A

CIVL 598A

Transportation Emissions and Air Quality

3

2

MINE 578

Industrial Expert Systems

3

N/A

PLAN 580

Urban Transportation Planning

3

2

 

1N/A:  not offered in 2017/18.