Transportation Engineering Degree Requirements 2018-2019

Transportation Engineering Degree Requirements 2018-2019

Print version: Transportation Engineering degree requirements

Research track (Thesis Option) Professional Master's Program
  • 33 credits of coursework
  • 9 credits of CEE 700 – Master's Thesis (max 12 credits with faculty approval)
  • 39 credits of coursework
  • 3 credits of CEE 600 – Research Report

Coursework requirements

  • 1 credits of CET 599 seminar
  • 18 credits minimum 500 level coursework
  • 18 credits minimum of 400-500 level coursework
  • All CET coursework (except seminars) taken for numeric grade
  • 3 credits minimum outside CEE
  • 499 credits do not count toward a graduate degree
  • 300 and below coursework does not count towards a graduate degree

GPA requirements

  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA overall
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA in CET coursework
  • 2.7 minimum grade for a course to count

Other requirements:

  • 6 year max to complete degree (including official On Leave status)
  • 6 credits maximum of approved transfer credits

Note: All students in Transportation are required to take CET 584 (prev CEE 584) Analytical Methods in Transportation or alternative (see faculty adviser for alternative options).

Planning course Operations & ITS Freight and Logistics
CET 580 (prev. CEE 580) Urban Transportation and Planning (4)
CEE 581 (prev. CEE 581) Travel Demand Forecasting (4)
CET 590 (prev. CEE 590) Traffic Systems and Operations (3)
CET 512 (prev. CEE 599) Transportation and Data Management (3)
CET 591 (prev. CEE 591) Freight Transportation (3)
CET 587 (prev. CEE 587) Global Trade, Trans, and Log Management (4)

The remaining course requirements for the MSCE degree can be satisfied by any 5XX and some 4XX courses in the CESG program, as well as a variety of relevant courses from other departments at the UW. Students are encouraged to explore the availability of these courses and decide on an individual plan of study that balances depth and breadth, in line with the student's career goals, with guidance and approval from their faculty adviser.

Note: This is not a comprehensive list but rather suggestions for some relevant departments. Refer to the UW Time Schedule or the corresponding department for course offering details. Students should always confirm their elective choices with their faculty adviser.

Transportation suggested electives

Course # Course Name Credits
CEE 404 Infrastructure Construction 4
CEE 410 Traffic Engineering Fundamentals 3
CEE 421 Pavement Design and Construction 4
CEE 441 Transportation & Construction Capstone 5
CEE 498 Roadway Geometric Design 4
CEE 498 Traffic Simulation 3
CET 582 (prev CEE 580) Intelligent Transportation Systems 3
CET 583 (prev CEE 583) Transportation Energy and Sustainability 3
CET 585 (prev CEE 585) Analytical Methods in Transportation II 3
CET 586 (prev CEE 586) Pedestrian Travel, Land Use, and Urban Form 3
CESI 588 (prev CEE 588) Energy, Infrastructure, and the Environment 3
CET 589 (prev CEE 589) Transit Systems Planning 3
CET 594 (prev CEE 599) Travel Survey Methods 3

Suggested electives from other departments

Course # Course Name
Econ 482 Economic Theory and Practice
GEOG 426 Advanced Quantitative Methods
INDE 424 Simulation
INDE 521 Quality Control in Manufacturing
STAT 421 Applied Statistics and Experimental Design
STAT 423 Applied Regression and Analysis of Variance