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.