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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transportation Engineering Graduate Certificate

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Contact: Eric Fitzsimmons
Email: fitzsimmons@ksu.edu 
Home Page: http://global.k-state.edu/engineering/transportation/

The provision of a safe, efficient and environmentally sound transportation system is critical to the physical, environmental and economic health of the nation. A pool of highly qualified transportation professionals is required to plan, design, operate and maintain our nation’s transportation infrastructure, facilities, and services. There is a need for educational programs designed for transportation professionals who want to expand their knowledge and skills through a program of graduate study that is less extensive, and different from, a traditional master’s program. Offered through the Civil Engineering  graduate program, the transportation engineering certificate program will provide transportation professionals with the opportunity to pursue a focused collection of courses that, when completed, allows the student to receive recognition of their continued effort in the area of transportation engineering, or to cumulate credit hours toward their master’s degree.

Certificate Requirements:

The Graduate Certificate in Transportation Engineering requires the completion of 12 credit hours of course work as described below.

Core Courses:

All students must complete two of the following Core Courses (6 credit hours):

Elective Courses:

In addition to the Core Courses, students must complete a minimum of 6 additional credit hours of electives from the remaining core course and the following approved list of courses.

Other Requirements:

In addition to the course work requirements described above, students are further required to demonstrate advanced knowledge and competency in the area of transportation engineering by completing one of the following:

  1. A research paper prepared as part of the requirements of one of the Core or Elective Courses described above. To satisfy this requirement, the research paper must have received a minimum letter grade of “B.”
  2. Presentation of the results of a transportation engineering related study or project to the faculty of the Transportation Engineering Certificate Program. To satisfy this requirement, the study or project must have been completed under the supervision of the candidate for the Graduate Certificate in Transportation Engineering.

The required evidence of advanced knowledge and competency should be presented to the Program Coordinator prior to the beginning of the candidate’s final semester of course work.

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