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Transportation Courses

The following courses are offered in Transportation Engineering:

CEE 470/570: Transportation Fundamentals: This course surveys the current practice of transportation engineering in the United States. It focuses on various ground transportation modes, and covering policy, institutional, planning and operational issues. Students are introduced to planning models, capacity analysis, traffic impact analysis, and parking studies. Prerequisite: None

CEE 471/571: Transportation Operations I: This is the first course in transportation operations and traffic flow theory. Topics include traffic engineering studies, capacity analysis, intersection control, traffic flow models, shockwave analysis, signal warrant analysis, and safety analysis. Course includes applications of modeling and simulation to isolated intersections. Prerequisite: CEE 470/570 or equivalent

CEE 476/576-Transportation Operations Applications: This course deals with operations applications in transportation. It covers theory and practical examples of traffic engineering studies, capacity analysis, intersection control, signal warrant analysis, and safety analysis. Topics discussed also include traffic management, access management, traffic calming, and regional operations management. Prerequisite: CEE 470/570 or equivalent

CEE 770/870: Transportation Safety: This course focuses on major transportation safety issues including transportation safety goals, safety of various transportation modes, identification of problematic locations, selection of safety countermeasures and their evaluation, safety data and modeling issues. Prerequisites: CEE 470/570, CEE 471/571, or instructor's permission

CEE 771/871: Transportation Operations II: This is the second course in transportation operations and traffic flow theory. Topics covered include design of progressive signal systems, queuing theory, car following models, and applications of microscopic traffic simulation to corridor studies. Prerequisites: CEE 470/570, CEE 471/571 or instructor's permission

CEE 772/872: Intelligent Transportation Systems: This course examines how ITS can be used to enhance mobility and safety. The topics covered in the course include systems engineering approach to ITS, traveler response to technologies and information, ITS planning and evaluation, and ITS deployment and operational performance. Prerequisites: CEE 470/570 or instructor's permission

CEE 774/874-Transportation Planning: This course covers transportation planning processes that include policy direction, transportation data, travel demand forecasting models, and decision-making/stakeholders issues. Prerequisite: CEE 470/570 or equivalent

CEE 775/875-Transportation Network Models and Optimization: This course is designed to show the broad applicability of network modeling techniques to the problems of designing and operating various transportation systems. Topics to be covered include fundamentals of graph theory, routing algorithms, network flow problems, assignment and matching problems, facility location problems, traffic assignment algorithms, and relevant optimization techniques.

CEE 776/876-Simulation Modeling in Transportation Networks: This course is designed to cover the principles of simulation modeling and its applications to understand the complex behavior and interactions present in surface transportation networks. Microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic traffic simulation models will be discussed. Driver behavior in networks, model calibration, and model validation will also be covered.