CIVL 3510 - Transportation Engineering
Junior/senior student level course. Offered every SPRING semester. This course will provide an introduction to transportation engineering practice with an emphasis on transportation systems, geometric design, traffic flow, transportation planning, and life-cycle costing. Prerequisite: CIVL 2010
CIVL 5410/6410 - GIS in Civil Engineering
Junior/senior/graduate student level course. Offered rotating SPRING semesters. Basic principles and the development of geographic information systems and practical experiences in the field of civil engineering. Prerequisite: CIVL 2010
CIVL 5560/6560 - Planning for Multimodal Transportation Systems
Junior/senior/graduate student level course. Offered rotating SPRING semesters. This course aims to develop a solid understanding of sustainable transportation policy and planning analysis, including a firm mastery of the key quantitative methods and models applied in practice. Substantive topics include: planning objectives and data requirements; planning inventories; travel demand forecasting, modeling of trip-making behavior, development and evaluation of alternate plans; cost-effectiveness evaluation, and multimodal applications. Additionally, students will utilize geographic information system (GIS) and statistical software to apply their knowledge to real-world applications. Prerequisites: CIVL 3510 and STAT 3010.
CIVL 7970 - Graduate Research Methods
Graduate student level course. Offered every FALL semester. This course is for graduate students seeking to improve their communication and analysis skills in research. Topics included in this class will be: statistical analyses, data visualization and infographics, abstract writing, literature reviews, manuscript writing, proposal writing, and powerpoint/poster development and delivery. This is a very interactive class that will require students to be actively engaged both in and outside the classroom, with large amounts of writing required. However, the objective of this class is to develop useful products, and the final project for this course will be a journal paper submission. Due to this interactivity, this course will only be able to accommodate 10-students, and students must be ready with a project or data-driven analysis they are currently working on to use throughout the semester.
CIVL 5970/6970 - Transit Planning, Design & Operation
Junior/senior/graduate student level course. Offered SUMMER semesters by demand. This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the planning, design and operation of public transportation systems in urban settings. Important topics include: collecting, by-hand or from existing sources, data to measure transit performance; quantifying changes in capacity and reliability caused by changes in ITS and right-of-way; quantifying route-level transit service characteristics; describing factors influencing transit ridership and predicting demand for service in a region; scheduling vehicles and crews to maximize transit productivity; and selecting transit routes that meet the needs of the ridership. Prerequisites: CIVL 3510.