The George Washington University

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Transportation Engineering


Phillips Hall, Room 107, 801 22nd Street, N.W.

Funger Hall, Suite 301


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Transportation Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The certificate program in transportation engineering is particularly appropriate for those who wish to gain specialized knowledge in one of the following tracks: Intelligent Transportation Systems & Congestion Mitigation or Transportation Safety. Upon completion of the certificate program in transportation engineering, students will be able to design, analyze, and evaluate systems in transportation engineering. For the intelligent transportation systems and congestion mitigation track, students will be able to apply commands, controls and communications in modern multimodal transportation; infrastructure/highway and vehicle automation, advanced traffic management, vehicle control and safety systems; information, data, and sensory requirements; practical applications and projects. Students will learn to apply roadway traffic capacity and network performance measures; steady and unsteady traffic flow phenomena; traffic control signalization theory and practical implementation; monitoring techniques, instruments, and data processing for highway safety; and traffic related highway safety design concepts. For the transportation safety track, students will be able to explain the dynamic performance of an automotive vehicle using engineering principles and analytical methods. Students will also learn about vehicle standards and crash test analysis, perform crash investigation and analysis, and apply dynamic nonlinear finite element methods with contact algorithms for modeling crash phenomena. To obtain the certificate in transportation engineering, students must complete a total of five courses.


Middle States

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.

Locale: Large City

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