Graduate studies in engineering at the University of Hartford lead to the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.). The program emphasizes applied design and stresses communication, which is very important for a successful career. The Master of Engineering program includes independent study requirements, which offer the opportunity to pursue design projects or self-directed study. The program, which offers specialty course work, applied mathematics, engineering management, and design project independent study, provides excellent preparation for an engineering career and for continued graduate study.
The graduate program stresses applied research for the practicing engineer. The goal is to prepare you to solve more sophisticated design problems that will help you advance in your engineering career. Small classes promote interaction with the faculty and keep you up to date with the most recent technology. This is combined with research projects that offer you the opportunity to become an expert in your chosen field.
Transportation engineering is the application of scientific principles and technologies to the planning, design, operation, and management of transportation systems for a full range of modes of transportation, e.g. highway, urban transit, air, rail and water, in order to provide for the movement of people and goods from one place to another in a safe and efficient manner. As a sub-discipline of Civil Engineering, this specialty is organized around society’s need to provide an adequate transportation system and involves broad interaction with other disciplines.
The transportation engineering track of the civil engineering graduate program at the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Hartford offers the opportunities for advanced education and research in a variety of transportation engineering areas: geometric design, traffic engineering, transportation safety, simulation and modeling, GIS analysis and pavement. The program has laboratories with state-of the-art computer programs and equipment for conducting laboratory and field transportation engineering research. The program also uses a multidisciplinary approach to ensure that students have a broad knowledge base that enables them to solve the wide range of problems facing transportation professionals.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges; Board of Higher Education of the state of Connecticut; Member of ASEE, American Society for Engineering Education.
International Student Requirements:
International applicants need to submit their TOEFL official scores. Min score: 550 paper-based; 79-80 iBT. IELTS is also accepted; min score 6.5. A certified Guarantor’s Statement of financial support is also required.