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Transportation Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1037 (BCR) , MA,
The program in Transportation Engineering offers courses in planning, design and operation of multi-modal transportation facilities. It emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the subject, supplementing engineering concepts with techniques from management, economics, operations research and environmental studies. 

About

It is designed to provide students with advanced technical knowledge for addressing transportation problems in a variety of practical situations. Specialization in a specific area can be achieved through thesis and project work.

Graduate study plans are designed based upon student interest, professional needs and undergraduate preparation. Students are expected to have completed or show proficiency in the following courses in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

Courses from other appropriate disciplines such as engineering, management, and pure and applied science may be taken to form a coherent program in Transportation Engineering. A graduate plan of study will be designed to meet the professional needs of each student; however, at a minimum, each student is expected to have completed or show proficiency in the following courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Transportation Planning
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Engineering Systems Analysis
  • Stochastic Concepts
  • Statistical Applications in Civil Engineering
  • Fundamentals of ITS and Traffic Management
  • Transportation Planning Practice
  • Public Transit Planning and Design
  • Pavement Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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).

General Requirements

  • Completed Online Application form with signature.
  • Felony Disclosure Form
  • Certified copies of university academic transcripts and final degree certificate.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL score ONLY).
  • Three signed letters of reference – academic or professional.
  • CV/resume.
  • Statement of purpose (student’s full name clearly stated on each page).
  • Original Bank Statement/Financial Documents (no older than 6 months), if the bank statements are not in student’s name, please provide a letter of support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22401 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22401 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14590 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lowell

  • 1130 - 2350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation is pleased to announce this year's Internal Seed Funding Program. The goal of this program is to support faculty: (a) in developing multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative efforts leading to sustainable research and scholarship; (b) in generating preliminary results and supporting innovative ideas leading to external funding and long term success; and (c) in generating high quality scholarship and creative work leading to external recognition and long term success. Proposals that involve collaborations across multiple colleges/schools are particularly encouraged to apply.


The budget for submitted proposals should not exceed $10,000. 

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