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.

Programs Offered: MEng, MASc, PhD

Total Credit Requirements:

credits
MEng: Core courses requirement: 10
Elective courses (minimum): 20
Total (minimum): 30
MASc: Core courses requirement: 10
Elective courses (minimum): 8
MASc thesis: 12
Total (minimum): 30
PhD1: Core courses requirement: 10
Elective courses (minimum): 20
PhD thesis: 0
Total (minimum): 30

1Note: for the PhD degree, credits shown are for all coursework beyond the Bachelor’s degree level; up to 18 credits of coursework exemptions may be approved for courses taken through a Master's degree.

General Coursework Requirements

Coursework requirements fall into two categories:

  • Core course requirement.  This corresponds to specific courses or combinations of courses that must be taken in the manner specified.
  • Elective course requirement. The remaining course credit requirements may be met by selecting courses from additional courses available to meet the core course requirement, or by securing Specialty Advisor / Supervisor approval for other courses.

Please see the MEng / MASc / PhD requirements pages 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 approval of transfer credits for the MEng or MASc programs or of credit exemptions for the PhD program.

Specialization Course Requirements (MEng, MASc and PhD programs)

Core course requirements

All four courses CIVL 582, 583, 586 and 597-006 as listed below

Elective course requirements

Electives may be taken from the List of Approved Electives below, or other electives may be taken with approval of the Specialty Advisor / Supervisor.


 

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

N/A1

CIVL 584

Appl. of Adv. Computer Techniques in Civil Eng

3

N/A

CIVL 589

Traffic Flow Theory

3

N/A

CIVL 598P

Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Design

2

1

MINE 578

Industrial Expert Systems

3

N/A

PLAN 580

Urban Transportation Planning

3

2

 

1N/A - not offered in 2019/20.