Ghassan Abu-Lebdeh, Coordinator
Transportation is an interdisciplinary field that combines principles of land use, transportation planning, traffic engineering, infrastructure design and operation, transport economics, human behavior, psychology and engineering science to plan, design, operate, maintain and optimize transport systems. Transport systems are powerful means to shaping economies and community life. They enable mobility and accessibility for passengers and goods (freight). Both mobility and accessibility are realized through specialized modes, infrastructure, vehicles, and operations. Transport systems planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance must be approached systematically to ensure they meet societies’ goals within the confines of critical issues of viability as the environment, equity, labor, resource politics, economics, international trade, etc. The objectives of a transportation systems minor is to empower students with the principles and means necessary to understand the functionalities of transport systems and their interactions with surrounding environments as a prelude to sustainably plan, design, operate and maintain those systems.
Students enrolling in the transportation systems minor should have normally completed a minimum of 30 credits and be in good academic standing. The following rules will apply:
Students seeking a minor in transportation systems must successfully complete the following courses or their equivalent. All course prerequisites must be satisfied.
Minor Requirements (9 credits; 12 credits non CVE majors)
Minor electives (minimum of 9 credits; 6 credits non CVE majors)