Masters in Engineering & Technology

Transportation Engineering

Information about Transportation Engineering Degrees

Transport engineering is the application of scientific and technological principles in the planning, functional design, operation and facilities management for any means of transport (road, rail, water and air) in order to provide a safe, fast, comfortable, convenient, economic travel for people and goods. Transport engineering is connected to similar disciplines such as: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace and marine engineering.

The main branches of transport engineering are: traffic engineering, highway engineering, port and harbour engineering, airport engineering, infrastructure engineering. Academic study programmes include topics such as transportation safety and design, urban planning, traffic engineering and simulation, highway traffic operations, public transportation systems.

Transportation engineers apply technological knowledge as well as an understanding of the economic, political, and social factors. They usually work directly with urban planners to ensure that the transportation system contributes to the quality of life of the community. Transport engineering students will obtain fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge to perform engineering calculations, demonstrations and applications using specialised transport engineering software. They will assess interdependencies between transport, urban and regional planning following requirements of sustainable mobility.

Graduates can follow careers in railway companies, public transport companies, local roads administration, research institutes, road and rail traffic design.

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Check out our list of Master's degrees in Transportation Engineering. Keep in mind you can also study an online Masters in Transportation Engineering.

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Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017)
Delft, Netherlands 1
Beijing, China 2
Berkeley, United States 3
Leeds, United Kingdom 4
Singapore, Singapore 5
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 6
Sydney, Australia 7
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 8
Austin, United States 9
Cambridge, United States 10
College Park, United States 11
West Lafayette, United States 12
Atlanta, United States 13
Beijing, China 14
Stockholm, Sweden 15
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 16
Montréal, Canada 17
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne Lausanne, Switzerland 18
Shanghai, China 19
Melbourne, Australia 20
London, United Kingdom 21
Brisbane, Australia 22
Vancouver, Canada 23
Copenhagen, Denmark 24
Nanjing, China 25
Shanghai, China 26
Gainesville, United States 27
Urbana, United States 28
Blacksburg, United States 29
Davis, United States 30
Minneapolis, United States 31
Oxford, United Kingdom 32
Singapore, Singapore 33
Southampton, United Kingdom 34
Toronto, Canada 35
Tempe Junction, United States 36
Evanston, United States 37
University Park, United States 38
Athens, Greece 39
Beijing, China 40
Sydney, Australia 41
Beijing, China 42
Wuhan, China 43
College Station, United States 44
Waterloo, Canada 45
Columbus, United States 46
Montréal, Canada 47
Irvine, United States 48
Norfolk, United States 49
Ann Arbor, United States 50
Göteborg, Sweden 51
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 51
Dalian, China 51
Eindhoven, Netherlands 51
Gent, Belgium 51
Harbin, China 51
Leuven, Belgium 51
Loughborough, United Kingdom 51
Hamilton, Canada 51
Tainan, Taiwan 51
Hsinchu, Taiwan 51
Taipei, Taiwan 51
New Brunswick, United States 51
Zürich, Switzerland 51
Haifa, Israel 51
London, United Kingdom 51
Auckland, New Zealand 51
Antwerpen, Belgium 51
Orlando, United States 51
Naples, Italy 51
Wollongong, Australia 51
Logan, United States 51
Utrecht, Netherlands 51
Amsterdam, Netherlands 51
Helsinki, Finland 76
Santiago, Chile 76
Rotterdam, Netherlands 76
Southport, Australia 76
Karlsruhe, Germany 76
Kyoto, Japan 76
Trondheim, Norway 76
Madrid, Spain 76
Troy, United States 76
Toronto, Canada 76
Roma, Italy 76
Melbourne, Australia 76
Brisbane, Australia 76
Buffalo, United States 76
Buffalo, United States 76
Tucson, United States 76
Santiago, Chile 76
Coimbra, Portugal 76
Lisbon, Portugal 76
München, Germany 76
Los Angeles, United States 76
Knoxville, United States 76
Bristol, United Kingdom 76
Seattle, United States 76
Madison, United States 76
Hangzhou, China 76
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