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University of Pittsburgh    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jun 16, 2024
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Transportation Engineering

Civil Engineering undergraduate students in the Transportation Engineering Concentration gain a solid civil engineering foundation through a wide array of courses, and then focus on elective courses to individualize the program and best suit their career goals. In addition to the required course CEE 1703, which introduces the student to basic principles of transportation engineering, there are a variety of electives available to go beyond this introduction.  Courses are available in transportation operations, planning and design. These three specialization area courses are taught by faculty currently practicing in these areas to provide students with the basic knowledge and application in these fields. The transportation courses place an emphasis on class projects that apply the principals learned in the transportation environment. 

Students are encouraged to combine the transportation program with associated programs in geo-technical and water resources engineering, civil, and applied mechanics. Graduates of the transportation program have found opportunities with consulting firms and public agencies as well as in research and academia.


Area of Concentration Program Course Design Project Electives
Transportation Engineering CEE 1703   CEE 1733  
  1. One design course in two of the five different areas (*)
  2. Two additional courses from (**): CEE 1700 , CEE 1710  , CEE 1711 , CEE 1714 , CEE 1715 , CEE 1717 , CEE 1718 , CEE 1720  , CEE 1725 , or CEE 1730 .

(*) One course from two of the following areas

  1. Structural design elective (CEE 1335 )
  2. Water resources design elective (CEE 1401  or CEE 1410 )
  3. Environmental design elective (CEE 1505  , CEE 1513  or CEE 1515 )
  4. Geotechnical design elective (CEE 1821  , CEE 1714  , CEE 1715 CEE 1717 , CEE 1718  or 2814 )
  5. Transportation design elective  (CEE 1700  or CEE 1730 ).

(**) If a course was used to fulfill any requirement (design elective, sustainability or engineering elective), it cannot be used as an Area of Concentration elective.

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