Transportation Concentration

The transportation concentration is all about analyzing and designing solutions for our transportation systems, including urban, long-distance, and international levels. 

Successful transportation engineering is vital because it helps people to get where they need to go and at the same time delivering goods we need for our quality of life, all while taking on challenges of shifting to low-carbon energy sources to protect the climate and modernizing our aging infrastructure. 

It is an incredibly exciting time to work in this field. Many new technologies and services are emerging, from the electrification of cars and trucks to self-driving vehicles, all happening in wirelessly connected smart cities. A transportation engineer can work in the public or private sector, incorporating these new innovations into solutions for roads and infrastructure, public transportation, freight transportation and logistics, and many other complex applications. Society benefits from this branch of engineering because it delivers access to opportunity, all while seeking to lower cost, reduce harm to the environment, and improve livability of communities.

Transportation Concentration Roadmap

Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3Semester 4Semester 5Semester 6Semester 7Semester 8
ENGRI and CS 111x (Take in any order)ENGRI and CS 111x (Take in any order)Math 2930

ENGRD 3200c,e

CEE 3040c,fCEE 3230Advisor Appr ElectAdvisor Appr Elect
Math 1910Math 1920ENGRD 2020Math 2940CEE 3410CEE 3720Major Appr Elect.Major Appr Elect.
Chem 2090 and Phys 1112 (Take in any order)Chem 2090 and Phys 1112 (Take in any order)Phys 2213Phys 2214bCEE 3310

CEE 4640

Tech CommgCEE Design Elect
Freshman Writing SeminarENGRD 2110BEE 2510cCEE 3610CEE 4630MAE 2030or CEE 4780dAdd'l ScienceLiberal Arts

Freshman Writing Seminar

Liberal ArtsLiberal ArtsLiberal ArtsLiberal ArtsLiberal Arts 

aMust take one additional basic science course.  This course may simultaneously satisfy another requirement such as advisor approved elective.  Courses meeting that requirement are:  BIOG 1440, BIOEE 1610, BIOMG 1350, EAS 1540, 2200, 3030, 3410, 3420, and 3530. 

bMay substitute CHEM 2080 or CHEM 1570 for PHYS 2214.

cStudents taking BEE 2510, ENGRD 3200 or CEE 3040 as the 2nd distribution course must take an additional Major-approved elective.

dMAE 2030 (S) may be taken in the second year; CEE 4780  (S) should not be taken until the third or fourth year. Note that MATH 2940 is a co-requisite for CEE 4780.

eENGRD 3200 (S) may be taken in semesters 4 or 6

fENGRD 2700 may be accepted (by petition) to substitute for CEE 3040 if taken prior to affiliation in the Major or if necessary because of scheduling conflicts.

gIf the technical communication requirement is met with a course that fulfills another requirement, then and additional advisor approved elective is required.

For a PDF version of the Transportation Focus Roadmap, please contact the undergraduate coordinator.