Transportation Systems M.Eng. Projects

Projects provide an unparalleled opportunity to work in a team to address a real engineering problem with the help of faculty, practicing engineers and consultants.

Group Projects

  • Provide opportunities to apply your skills to a real engineering problem.
  • Provide valuable insight to the sponsoring client
  • Involve worldwide traveling for fieldwork
  • Help you define a desired career path after graduation

Examples of Transportation Systems M.Eng. projects


Bikesharing feasibility study with application in Ithaca, NY 
Evaluating the size of the market for bikesharing in Ithaca, NY, including available technology, likely number of riders, and economics of system to be deployed.


Modeling supply chains in China
 By building a model of a hypothetical supply chain in a chosen region in China and considering the characteristics of actual cities (population, level of economic activity, etc.), teams of transportation engineering students gain insights on market characteristics, available transportation and logistics technology, operating cost, and potential for profitability.


Feasibility of service options for Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) in Ithaca and Tompkins County

Student team studied a range of service improvement options including investments that improve customer service and reduce the carbon footprint of TCAT’s bus-based service in the region around Cornell University.