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Ashley Noll
Program Coordinator

Sunanda Dissanayake
Professor and Graduate Program Director
Certificate Program Coordinator
Department of Civil Engineering


The graduate certificate in transportation engineering requires the completion of 12 credit hours of course work.

Core Courses

All students must complete two of the following core courses (6 credits):

CE 774 - Pavement Design (3 credits)
CE 775 - Traffic Engineering  (3 credits)
CE 786 - Land Development for Civil Engineers and Planners  (3 credits)

Elective Courses

In addition to the core courses, students must complete a minimum of 6 additional credit hours of electives.  Students can choose from the remaining core courses and the following approved list of courses.

CE 680 - Economics of Design and Construction  (3 credits)
CE 741 - Civil Engineering Materials II  (3 credits)
CE 771 - Travel Demand Modeling  (3 credits)
CE 777 - Portland Cement Concrete Pavements  (3 credits)
CE 816 - Selected Topics in Civil Engineering (1-3 credits)
CE 872 - Transportation Safety  (3 credits)
CE 874 - Sustainable Transportation Asset Management  (3 credits)
CE 875 - Traffic Flow Theory(3 credits; offering TBD)

Other graduate-level course work (maximum of 3 credit hours) in engineering management or statistics as approved by the program coordinator.

View the complete distance course rotation schedule (pdf).

Course Format

All course work is offered at a distance via K-State Online, the course management system at Kansas State University.

Classes are made up of lectures, readings, videos, discussion boards or other online learning activities. Classes vary in format. There may be quizzes, tests or papers, and students may be required to have a proctor. Students work independently, yet share comments and questions via K-State Online.

Classes are delivered within a semester time frame. Fall and spring semesters are 16 weeks. Summer classes are eight to 12 weeks.

Other Requirements

In addition to the course work requirements, students are further required to demonstrate advanced knowledge and competency in the area of transportation engineering by completing one of the following:

  1. A research paper prepared as part of the requirements of one of the Core or Elective Courses described above. To satisfy this requirement, the research paper must have received a minimum letter grade of “B.”
  2. A presentation of the results of a transportation engineering related study or project to the faculty of the transportation engineering graduate certificate program. To satisfy this requirement, the study or project must have been supervised by the candidate (usually at their place of work).

The required evidence of advanced knowledge and competency should be presented to the certificate program coordinator prior to the beginning of the candidate's final semester of course work.



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Degree: Graduate Certificate
College: Engineering
Credits: 12
Course delivery: Online
Tuition per credit hour: $857.60

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