Transportation Degree Programs | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Transportation Degree Programs

NYU offers a number of graduate degree and advanced certificate programs designed to equip students with the skills needed to succeed in today's evolving transportation landscape.

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Master's in Transportation Systems

The revamped and master's in Transportation Systems program features concentrations in Mobility Engineering and Transportation Systems Management based on students' desired learning plans. Graduates of the master's program in Transportation Systems program join the ranks of one of the oldest networks of transportation engineering alumni in the United States. Students are trained by an internationally renowned, award-winning faculty with expertise ranging from traditional traffic engineering to the latest state of the art in smart and connected cities, and alumni gain access to one of the biggest transportation job markets in the country.

Recommended Educational Background: BS/BE Engineering, BS/BE Civil Engineering, BS/BA

Doctoral Degree in Transportation Systems

The Ph.D. program in Transportation Systems pairs students with experts to solve real mobility problems facing society. Students in this program can work with C2SMARTER, NYU Tandon's University Transportation Center, to conduct research funded by the National Science Foundation, USDOT, and other agencies. Having a Ph.D. from this program opens opportunities to work with agencies or nonprofit organizations like the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Transportation, or RAND Corp; or with top technology firms like IBM, Google, Amazon, or Ford.

Recommended Educational Background: MS Transportation Planning and Engineering, MS Civil Engineering

Master's in Civil Engineering (Highway and Traffic Engineering)

Today’s populations are growing at exponential rates. The pace strains the built environment, with our shared civic infrastructure nearing capacity levels. Civil engineers respond to the issue by improving existing systems and designing projects that answer the new challenges raised by modern society. Our MS program in Civil Engineering trains you to join their ranks.

Recommended Educational Background: BS/BE Civil Engineering , BS/BE Transportation Engineering

Advanced Certificate in Traffic Engineering

The Advanced Certificate in Traffic Engineering program trains our students to properly design and manage our traffic systems and act as the caretakers of our cities’ economic and social health. As one of the world’s busiest and most populous regions, the New York City metro area provides a natural testing ground for the study of traffic systems. Our curriculum focuses on urban freeway and intercity networks, the management of arterial and street space, and the design and control of intersections. 

Minor in Transportation Engineering

The purpose of the undergraduate minor in Transportation is to open new avenues to students from all disciplines to be involved in exciting developments in transportation engineering and planning. Students will have the opportunity to learn to use advance simulation and spatial data analysis and visualization tools to assess the effects of implementing emerging transportation systems, such as self-driving vehicle infrastructure.

Doctoral Degree in Civil Engineering

Growing and established cities are continually meeting new infrastructure needs and maintaining older systems, such as highways, bridges, and airports. The School of Engineering's Ph.D. in Civil Engineering program produces graduates dedicated to enriching the field. Ph.D. candidates choose from several sub-disciplines, which include highway and traffic engineering and urban infrastructure systems.

Recommended Educational Background: MS/ME Civil Engineering, Master of Science in related field