The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Graduate Certificate in Transportation Engineering

The Graduate Certificate in Transportation Engineering focuses on applied advanced engineering skills needed by todays practicing transportation engineer. The courses are design focused for immediate transference to design applications in the United States.

Admission Requirements

Successful applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the Transportation Engineering Graduate Certificate program.

  1. Completion of the online graduate application along with the non-refundable application fee.
  2. Submission of an official transcript of the baccalaureate degree directly from an ABET accredited engineering program or approved alternative.

Students who have been admitted to the MSCE with a transportation focus need to apply for the Transportation Engineering Graduate Certificate program (application fee will not be required for those already admitted to the MSCE program).

All material must be received by The Citadel Graduate College office and evaluated by the department to receive consideration to the Transportation Engineering Graduate Certificate program. An undergraduate civil engineering degree from an ABET accredited engineering is required or approval degree from the department head.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete 12 hours of graduate study within a three-year period from the time of registration in their first civil engineering graduate course at The Citadel. Students who fulfill the program requirements will earn a Graduate Certificate in Transportation Engineering.

Graduation Requirements (non-credit bearing)

  • Darkness to Light Training

Graduation Requirements (Course Requirements)
All certificate candidates must:

  1. File a plan of study outlining the intended areas of interest and listing the top four corresponding courses of interest.
  2. Complete 4 courses (12 hours) from the transportation engineering areas of study below.

Transportation Engineering
CIVL 506 Geographic Information Systems
CIVL 575 Traffic Engineering Operations
CIVL 576 Roadway Geometric Design
CIVL 612 Urban Transportation Planning
CIVL 640 Urban Mobility Infrastructure Policy and Planning
CIVL 642 Public Health, Physical Activity, and Design of the Built Environment
CIVL 740 Transportation Safety Engineering
CIVL 741 Travel Demand Forecasting

Course/ Certificate Availability: The courses/ certificates will be offered based on student preferences/ overall demand indicated in your plan of study to be submitted after acceptance. Students should be aware course/ certificate offerings will be based on minimum class size enrollment. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department will continually monitor student interest to expedite completion of your program of study.


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