• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Transportation Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison teaches you to conduct research and disseminate knowledge for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods.

Because of energy constraints, population growth, capacity constraints, and environmental awareness, there is an industry need for engineers who understand traditional engineering principles and can also adapt and embrace innovative opportunities in the field.

The Transportation Engineering master’s degree focuses on technology-based learning and utilizes UW–Madison’s prominence in cutting-edge scholarly research. Learn how to drive the discovery, planning, design, development, operation, maintenance, and safety of intelligent transportation systems and play the important role in connected and autonomous transportation.

What You Learn

Your coursework will provide you with expertise in theoretical and practical methods, teach you how to apply science to solve problems, expand your research methods, and help you learn to disseminate your knowledge. You will also learn how to:

  • Apply the latest technologies, evaluate options, and recommend solutions to civil and environmental engineering problems.
  • Demonstrate creative, independent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Exhibit best practices of safety, sustainability, environmental protection, ethical, and professional conduct.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Environmental Impacts in Transportation
  • Transportation Planning
  • Geometric Design of Transportation Systems
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Transportation Seminar
  • Advanced Topics in Transportation Safety
  • Site Planning and Traffic Impact Analysis
  • Advanced Topics in Transport Demand Modeling
  • Advanced Topics in Transportation Operations
  • Advanced Topics in Traffic Model and Simulation

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

GPA 3.0

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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from an ABET-accredited engineering program or from a recognized international institution
  • Submit a 1,000 word or fewer statement of purpose; include your technical areas of interest, coursework emphasis, research experience, professional goals, faculty members you are interested in working with, and any other items relevant to your qualifications for graduate school
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12668 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6005 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Nonresident/International Tuition: $12,668/semester + $6,329 for 6 summer credits
  • Wisconsin Resident Tuition: $6,005/semester + $2,997 for 6 summer credits

Living costs for Madison

  • 1015 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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