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Traffic Engineering, AC

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Traffic Engineering

Anyone who has spent time in a city knows how frustrating it can be to get from one place to the next. Accidents paralyze long stretches of freeway, rush hour congestion slows traffic to a crawl, and crowded intersections can become an obstacle course for pedestrians. Traffic engineers understand how highly functional roads and highways ease such frustrations. It’s their job to properly design and manage our traffic systems, to act as the caretakers of our cities’ economic and social health.

The Advanced Certificate in Traffic Engineering program trains our students to become those caretakers. 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. It also introduces you to the concepts and applications of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and its increasing importance in the field of traffic engineering.

Whether you’re a working professional or a student seeking a highly focused, part-time course of study, our certificate provides specialized knowledge that you can apply immediately in the field. You’ll also have the foundation to pursue further studies in the future: each of our courses can be transferred to an advanced degree program.


Applicants may be students with bachelor’s degrees seeking to specialize in an aspect of transportation or those with advanced degrees wishing additional coursework in a highly focused area of the profession.

You may apply for transfer to degree programs without any loss of credits, assuming you are admitted to the degree program and that the courses are related to the degree.

Admission to this certificate program does not guarantee admission to a full degree program.