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Transportation
Administered By: Executive Committee for the Interdisciplinary Program in Transportation
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Administration
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Program Director bladikas

Administration
Program Director Athanassios Bladikas

Faculty
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Professor Spasovic,Chien
Associate Professors Bladikas, Daniel,rliu, Yang

Faculty
Professor Lazar Spasovic, I J. Chien
Associate Professors Athanassios Bladikas, Janice R. Daniel, Rongfang Liu, Jian Yang
 
Degrees Offered: Master of Science in Transportation; Doctor of Philosophy in Transportation
NJIT's transportation program prepares students to be transportation planners, engineers, and managers who can plan, design, operate, and manage transportation systems capable of satisfying society's transportation needs.

Transportation is vital to our society's proper functioning, providing mobility of people, goods and services. It enables people to access job markets and participate in recreational, cultural, educational, and social activities. It adds value to products by moving them to their destination in time for their use. The transportation field also is a major contributor to the economy, as a consumer of resources and as a supplier of jobs.

Transportation functions in a very complex environment which, at the beginning of the 21st Century, is characterized by constant change in the technological, regulatory and legal frameworks. Transportation professionals must not only be able to meet the technological challenges of new systems, they must also be capable of fitting these systems into the social, economic, and physical environments in a manner that improves the quality of life for all.

Through the NJIT-based Institute for Transportation, the transportation graduate program provides excellent opportunities for students to engage in research on all forms of transportation, including all phases of activities concerned with the provision of services and the movement of people and goods. The Institute for Transportation is a major resource for public and private organizations and is well-known for its academic programs and research activities.

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Master of Science in Transportation 9
 
Master of Science in Transportation
This is a program for students from diverse educational backgrounds with a variety of career goals that prepares them for careers in designing, planning, operating, maintaining and managing urban and rural transportation systems. The master's degree is a valued professional credential for individuals engaged in the transportation field.

Off-Campus Programs: At the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJ DOT), in Trenton, NJIT offers sufficient courses to fulfill all degree requirements. All courses are taught by NJIT faculty and are open to non-DOT employees. For further information about extension programs, call the associate vice president of continuing and distance education, Division of Continuing Professional Education, 1 (800) 624-9850 or (973) 596-3060; e-mail cpe@njit.edu

Admission Requirements:
Applicants should have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with some undergraduate background in economics, mathematics, probability and statistics, and computers.

Bridge Program: Students who lack an appropriate background may be admitted and required to make up deficiencies by taking a program of courses designed in consultation with graduate advisors. These courses are taken in addition to the degree requirements. See the undergraduate catalog for descriptions of 100- to 400-level courses. Students may be required to take or demonstrate that they already have taken courses equivalent to the following:

ce350[p1],cis101,econ265,math105,math309
 * CE 350Transportation Engineering (3-0-3)
  CIS 101Computer Programming and Problem Solving (2-1-2)
  Econ 265Microeconomics (3-0-3)
  Math 105Elementary Probability and Statistics (3-0-3)
  Math 309Mathematical Analysis for Technology (4-0-4)
Degree Requirements:
Students must select one area of specialization and take a minimum of 30 credits. Tran 792 Seminar is required for all students who receive departmental or research-based awards. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken from the 500-level courses for the master of science.

Three general areas of specialization are available. While they share a common methodological core, each is designed to suit various interests:

Transportation Engineering focuses on traffic engineering, physical design and operational aspects of transportation systems. This area is best suited for students with an undergraduate engineering degree.

Transportation Planning emphasizes the analysis and planning aspects, in particular the integration of transportation systems with urban and regional considerations such as economics, land use, and the environment.

Advanced Transportation Systems and Technologies emphasizes the use of emerging technologies such as intelligent transportation systems in planning, design and operations of multi- and inter-modal transportation systems.

Core:
Required for all specializations

9 credits:

tran603,{tran610|econ565},{tran650|em602}
  Tran 603Introduction to Urban Transportation Planning ( 3 credits)
 Tran 610Transportation Economics (3 credits) or
 Econ 565Managerial Economics (3 credits)
 Tran 650Urban Systems Engineering (3 credits) or
 EM 602Management Science (3 credits)
Project, Thesis (optional):
Students may elect to complete a master's project or thesis. These courses are considered as electives. tran700,tran701
  Tran 700Master's Project (3 credits)
  Tran 701Master's Thesis (6 credits)
Areas of Specialization:
Additional elective courses for all areas of specialization may be taken with approval of the graduate advisor.

Transportation Engineering:
Required:
9 credits:

tran615,tran625,tran752,
  Tran 615Traffic Studies and Capacity (3 credits)
  Tran 625Public Transportation Operations and Technology (3 credits)
  Tran 752Traffic Control (3 credits)
Elective:
Select 6 credits if completing a master's thesis; 9 credits if completing a master's project; 12 credits if not completing either a master's project or thesis, from: ce611,em691,ene671,hrm601,ie651,math661,me635,mgmt692,mis648,mrkt632,tran552,tran602,tran608,tran640,tran653,tran659,tran700,tran701,tran753,tran754,tran755,tran760
  CE 611Project Planning and Control (3 credits)
  EM 691Cost Estimating for Capital Projects (3 credits)
  EnE 671Environmental Impact Analysis (3 credits)
  HRM 601Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  IE 651Industrial Simulation (3 credits)
  Math 661Applied Statistics (3 credits)
  ME 635Computer-Aided Design (3 credits)
  Mgmt 692Strategic Management (3 credits)
  MIS 648Decision Support Systems for Managers (3 credits)
  Mrkt 632Marketing Strategy for Technology-Based Organizations (3 credits)
  Tran 552Geometric Design of Transportation Facilities (3 credits)
  Tran 602Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
  Tran 608Behavioral Issues in Transportation Studies (3 credits)
  Tran 640Distribution Logistics (3 credits)
  Tran 653Traffic Safety (3 credits)
  Tran 659Flexible and Rigid Pavements (3 credits)
  Tran 700Master's Project (3 credits)
  Tran 701Master's Thesis (6 credits)
  Tran 753Airport Design and Planning (3 credits)
  Tran 754Port Design and Planning (3 credits)
  Tran 755Intelligent Transportation Systems (3 credits)
  Tran 760Urban Transportation Networks (3 credits)
Transportation Planning:
Required:
9 credits: tran655,{tran625|tran705},tran765
  Tran 655Land Use Planning (3 credits)
 Tran 625Public Transportation Operations and Technology (3 credits) or
 Tran 705Mass Transportation Systems (3 credits)
  Tran 765Multi-modal Freight Transportation Systems Analysis (3 credits )
Elective:
Select 6 credits if completing a master's thesis; 9 credits if completing a master's project; 12 credits if not completing either a master's project or thesis, from: ce611,ene671,fin630,hrm601,hrm606,hrm662,math661,mgmt691,mgmt692,mis620,mrkt632,tran602,tran604,tran608,tran615,tran640,tran643,tran653,tran720,tran740,tran753,tran755,tran760
  CE 611Project Planning and Control (3 credits)
  EnE 671Environmental Impact Analysis (3 credits)
  Fin 630Applied Business Econometrics (3 credits)
  HRM 601Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  HRM 606Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  HRM 662Organizational Diagnosis and Development (3 credits)
  Math 661Applied Statistics (3 credits)
  Mgmt 691Legal and Ethical Issues (3 credits)
  Mgmt 692Strategic Management (3 credits)
  MIS 620E-Commerce Technologies (3 credits)
  Mrkt 632Marketing Strategy for Technology-Based Organizations (3 credits)
  Tran 602Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
  Tran 604Public and Private Financing of Urban Areas (3 credits)
  Tran 608Behavioral Issues in Transportation Studies (3 credits)
  Tran 615Traffic Studies and Capacity (3 credits)
  Tran 640Distribution Logistics (3 credits)
  Tran 643Transportation Finance (3 credits)
  Tran 653Traffic Safety (3 credits)
  Tran 720Discrete Choice Modeling for Travel Demand Forecasting (3 credits)
  Tran 740Management of Transportation Carriers (3 credits)
  Tran 753Airport Design and Planning (3 credits)
  Tran 755Intelligent Transportation Systems (3 credits)
  Tran 760Urban Transportation Networks (3 credits)
Advanced Transportation Systems and Technologies :
Required:

9 credits: tran615,tran755,tran765
  Tran 615Traffic Studies and Capacity (3 credits)
  Tran 755Intelligent Transportation Systems (3 credits)
  Tran 765Multi-modal Freight Transportation Systems Analysis (3 credits )
Elective:
Select 6 credits if completing a master's thesis; 9 credits if completing a master's project; 12 credits if not completing either a master's project or thesis, from: cis610,cis651,cis661,ece609,ece642,em714,ene671,hrm601,ie624,ie642,ie644,ie651,ie705,ie706,math661,me635,mis648,mrkt632,mrkt636,mrkt640,tran602,tran608,tran625,tran640,tran752,tran760
  CIS 610Data Structures and Algorithms (3 credits)
  CIS 651Data Communications (3 credits)
  CIS 661Systems Simulation (3 credits)
  ECE 609Artificial Neural Networks (3 credits)
  ECE 642Communication Systems I (3 credits)
  EM 714Multicriteria Decision Making (3 credits)
  EnE 671Environmental Impact Analysis (3 credits)
  HRM 601Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  IE 624Heuristic Methods (3 credits)
  IE 642Network Flows and Applications (3 credits)
  IE 644Application of Stochastic Modeling in Systems Control (3 credits)
  IE 651Industrial Simulation (3 credits)
  IE 705Mathematical Programming in Management Science (3 credits)
  IE 706A Queueing Approach to Performance Analysis (3 credits)
  Math 661Applied Statistics (3 credits)
  ME 635Computer-Aided Design (3 credits)
  MIS 648Decision Support Systems for Managers (3 credits)
  Mrkt 632Marketing Strategy for Technology-Based Organizations (3 credits)
  Mrkt 636Design and Development of High Technology Products (3 credits)
  Mrkt 640Industrial Marketing Management (3 credits)
  Tran 602Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
  Tran 608Behavioral Issues in Transportation Studies (3 credits)
  Tran 625Public Transportation Operations and Technology (3 credits)
  Tran 640Distribution Logistics (3 credits)
  Tran 752Traffic Control (3 credits)
  Tran 760Urban Transportation Networks (3 credits)
Doctor of Philosophy in Transportation 1
 
Doctor of Philosophy in Transportation
The doctoral program is for well-qualified students who are mature in scholarship and purpose. It offers a well-balanced mixture of theoretical studies and experimental research. A student must demonstrate creative thinking, self-motivation, and ability to do independent research. In their research, students are expected to deal with complex issues, effectively formulate difficult problems, devise new methodology, and achieve new and exceptional results.

Admission Requirements:
Students should have adequate preparation in mathematical and other analytical techniques, and substantial knowledge of the ideas and techniques of synthesis. A thorough understanding of the social and economic factors intrinsic to the functioning and development of transport in urban areas also is necessary. It is expected that students will have earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 in a master's degree program in engineering, planning, or business administration from an accredited university. Outstanding students with baccalaureate degrees also may be accepted. All applicants must take the GRE. Full-time study is preferred for doctoral studies.

Degree Requirements:
Requirements consist of a minimum of 54 credits of course work beyond the bachelor's degree, including at least 12 credits of 700-level courses, passage of a qualifying examination, a minimum of 36 credits of Tran 790 Doctoral Dissertation and Tran 791 Doctoral Seminar. Independent original research must be conducted by the candidate in a specific area of transportation. Dissertation work must be of publishable quality.

Dissertation: A program committee must approve a dissertation topic and an NJIT faculty member, approved by the program, must be available to supervise the dissertation research. An oral defense of the dissertation is required after the dissertation committee accepts the written document.

Qualifying Examination: All doctoral students must pass a doctoral qualifying examination. To prepare adequately for the examination, students should take appropriate course work in transportation engineering, transportation planning, and advanced transportation systems and technologies, as well as other related subjects.

The examination has four parts: the first three are written, and the fourth is oral. The oral part is given after the written parts are evaluated.

Part I Analytical Techniques

Part II Transportation Facilities and Operations

Part III Transportation Planning and Technologies

Part IV Oral (includes a field problem)

For additional information about doctoral degree requirements, refer to the Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.



*  Students who have demonstrated professional transportation work experience may have this course wavied.
 


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