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Transportation Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Stillwater, OK, United States
The design aspects of Transportation Engineering at Oklahoma State University include the sizing of transportation facilities (how many lanes or how much capacity the facility has), determining the materials and thickness used in pavement, designing the geometry (vertical and horizontal alignment) of the roadway (or track).
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Overview

Transportation Engineering is the science of safe and efficient movement of people and goods (transport). The planning aspects of transportation engineering relate to urban planning, and involve technical forecasting decisions and political factors. 

Technical forecasting of passenger travel usually involves an urban transportation planning model, requiring the estimation of trip generation (how many trips for what purpose), trip distribution (destination choice, where is the traveler going), mode choice (what mode is being taken), and route assignment (which streets or routes are being used). More sophisticated forecasting can include other aspects of traveler decisions, including auto ownership, trip chaining (the decision to link individual trips together in a tour) and the choice of residential or business location (known as land use forecasting).

While passenger trips are often the main focus of transportation engineering since these often represent the peak of demand on any transportation system, the field also has a focus on freight transport - the movement of goods from their point of manufacture to their point of sale.

Operations and management involve traffic engineering, so that vehicles move smoothly on the road or track. Older techniques include signs, signals, markings, and tolling. Newer technologies involve Intelligent Transportation Systems, including Advanced Traveler Information Systems (such as variable message signs), Advanced Traffic Control Systems (such as ramp meters), and Vehicle Infrastructure Integration. Human factors are an aspect of transport engineering, particularly concerning driver-vehicle interface and user interface of road signs, signals, and markings.

Career

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transportation Engineering
  • Systems Analysis for Civil Engineers
  • Highway Traffic Operations
  • Urban Transportation Planning
  • Design and Planning of Airports
  • Design of Traffic Control Systems
  • Geometric Design of Highways
  • Asphalt Materials and Mix Design
  • Pavement Design and Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed Admission/Scholarship application
  • Copy of Passport Bio page
    • English proficiency test (PBT/IBT TOEFL or IELTS)
    • Official high school transcript (average GPA 3.0 and above). Transcripts must be submitted in original language and translated to English.
    • College transcript from each institution attended (if you have earned college-level credit). Transcripts must be submitted in original language and translated to English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    23180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23180 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Stillwater

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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