UT Tyler



Transportation Engineering covers the full spectrum of activities pertaining to the analysis, planning, design, operation, and management of integrated transportation systems, which form integral building blocks for a modern society. Efficient and safe movement of people and goods ensures a thriving economy and provides for an improved quality of life. The program within our department combines a long tradition of innovation in highway and traffic engineering with cutting-edge research and academic effort in the rapidly evolving transportation systems engineering profession. It provides balanced course offerings and research in most facets of transportation, including roadway geometric design, traffic operations, traffic signal design and coordination, traffic simulation, transportation network modeling and optimization, traffic impact studies, transportation planning and demand forecasting, congestion pricing, transportation-land use studies, transportation data analysis, and freight transportation and logistics.Study in transportation systems engineering often includes work in related areas such as city and regional planning, economics, financing, management, operations research, and systems engineering. Advanced transportation studies are enhanced with the help of the new transportation lab, which are equipped with 14 powerful computers with the most recent versions for many traffic software, including HCS+, Synchro, CORSIM, Passer-V, TRANSYT. Cutting-edge research such as real time signal control, dynamic traffic assignment, and advanced network optimization, can be done under the guidance of the faculty using a few other available software.