Transportation Studies Certificate


A Joint Offering of the
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
and
The School of Engineering
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

 

Background

The Rutgers University Board of Governors has identified transportation education and research as an important component of the strategic plan, A New Vision of Excellence. While the university has performed transportation-focused research, teaching and public service for thirty years, efforts have coalesced significantly during the past decade. In 1991, the National Transit Institute (NTI) was started at Rutgers as a congressional mandate under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. In 1998, the Board of Governors established the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, combining NTI with a newly formed Transportation Policy Institute to create a focal point for transportation research and outreach at the university. The School of Engineering, through the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, has created the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT), a U.S. Department of Transportation research center, focusing on technology-based solutions. There are other transportation-focused organizations, such as the Rutgers Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory and the Transportation Local Technical Assistance Program, that have also emerged over the past decade.

 

The Program

The Graduate Certificate in Transportation Studies is a cross-disciplinary graduate program established in 2000 and administered by the School of Engineering and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The certificate will be open to matriculated graduate students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and in the two graduate programs (Urban Planning and Policy Development, and Public Policy) of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. In general, students will be enrolled at the master's level and receive the transportation studies certificate signifying completion of the program at graduation. Under some circumstances, doctoral students may be admitted to the certificate program.

 

The Structure of the Graduate Certificate
The certificate will be offered with two concentration options, emphasizing different aspects of the transportation area.

The course options are presented below.

 

Admission

Graduate students interested in pursuing the certificate in transportation studies apply to the co-director of the program from their respective unit.  In general, students in good academic standing pursuing a degree will be admitted to the certificate program. Students must exhibit proficiency in basic statistical skills and quantitative methods as demonstrated by successful completion of appropriate undergraduate or graduate courses.

 

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Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy students please contact:

Professor Robert Noland
Director, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
33 Livingston Avenue, Rm. 449
Civic Square Building (downtown NB)
(848) 932-2859
email: rnoland@rutgers.edu

 

Contact for School of Engineering students TBA

 

Certificate Requirements
Both concentrations in the certificate program, Technology and Design and Policy and Planning, require that the student take five courses in transportation or transportation-related topics from the list below. Since the certificate program is a joint effort of the School of Engineering and the Bloustein School, it is expected that students in the program will take courses in both academic units. Bloustein School students are required to take at least one School of Engineering course, while Engineering students must take at least one course in the Bloustein School.  The courses taken for certificate credit will count toward the degree program in which the student is enrolled.

 

The faculty and students in the program will meet periodically during the academic year to discuss transportation issues and to hear guest speakers.  Students pursuing the certificate program are expected to attend these meetings.

 

Technology and Design Concentration
Students must complete five courses overall, including two Analysis courses, one Design course, one course in Policy and Planning, plus one additional course from any category:

 

Analysis:

 

 

16:180:531

Traffic Engineering

 

 

16:180:532

Transportation Planning

 

 

16:180:537

Intelligent Transportation Systems

 

 

34: 970:556

Urban Transportation Planning

 

 

16:180:530(F)

Maritime Transportation

 

 

16:180:538(S)

Freight Transportation Systems

 

 

16:180:540

Port Planning, Management and Operations

 

 

16:180 or 34:970

Course on information technology, including GIS

 

 

 

 

 

Design:

 

 

16:180:533

Traffic Operations

 

 

16:180:534

Design of Transportation Facilities

 

 

16:180:539

Advanced Transportation Economics and Modeling

 

 

16:180:540

Port Planning, Management and Operations

   

 

Policy and Planning:

 

 

34:970:555

Urban Transportation Policy Analysis

 

 

34:970:553

Transportation and Environment

 

 

34:970:554

Transportation and Land Use

 

 

34:970:557

International Transport Policy

   

34:970:558

Public Transit Planning and Management

    34:970:660 Seminar in Urban Planning: Walking and Cycling

 

Policy and Planning Concentration
Students must complete five courses overall, including two Analysis courses and two Policy and Planning courses, and one additional course from either category:

 

Policy and Planning:

 

 

34:970:555

Urban Transportation Policy Analysis

 

 

34:970:553
34:970:554

Transportation and Environment
Transportation and Land Use

 

 

34:970:557

International Transport Policy

 

 

34:970:558
34:970:660

Public Transit Planning and Management
Seminar in Urban Planning: Walking and Cycling

 

 

Analysis:

 

 

16:180:531

Traffic Engineering

 

 

16:180:532

Transportation Planning

 

 

16:180:537

Intelligent Transportation Systems

 

 

16:180:539

Advanced Transportation Economics and Modeling

 

 

16:180:536(S)

Transportation Systems Analysis

 

 

16:180:538(S)

Freight Transportation Systems

 

 

16:180:529

Security and Safety in Maritime Transportation and Port Operations

 

 

34:970:556

Urban Transportation Planning

 

 

16:180 or 34:970

A course on information technology, including GIS in either program

 

Graduate Certificate in Transportation Studies

 

School of Engineering - Core Transportation Faculty

Eric Gonzales, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Transportation engineering, traffic flow theory, public transportation
systems, network modeling and control, pricing and transportation economics

 

Ali Maher, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, Soil/site improvement, soil composite materials, geosynthetics, environmental geotechnology

 

Hani Nassif, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Infrastructure health monitoring, bridge engineering, structural engineering

 

Trefor P. Williams, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Construction management, computer aided analysis, expert systems


 

Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Robert Noland, Professor of Urban Planning and Director of the Voorhees Transportation Center
Transport policy, environmental impacts, travel behavior, non-motorized transport, safety analysis, energy and climate change, transport economics

 

John Pucher, Professor of Urban Planning
International comparisons of travel behavior and transport policies, public transport, bicycling and walking, public health, transport finance, equity issues in transport

 

Paul Larrousse, Director of the National Transit Institute
Public transit management, operation, planning, and policy

Michael Smart, Assistant Professor
Uurban modeling, GIS, immigrant neighborhoods

 

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