Dec 01, 2022  
USC Catalogue 2018-2019 
USC Catalogue 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Transportation Systems Certificate

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The graduate Certificate in Transportation Systems is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Department of Civil Engineering. The certificate program allows students to specialize in transportation applications, while simultaneously receiving a degree in their home department. The certificate in transportation systems combines elements of transportation engineering with transportation policy, planning and project management. The program is especially appropriate for students intending to pursue careers as developers of transportation technologies or as implementors of technologies within government agencies.

Students electing the certificate program apply to the Department of Civil Engineering.

Course prerequisites for the program are:

  1. one course in statistics or uncertainty, equivalent to CE 408 , ISE 225  or PPD 404 x;
  2. one course in engineering economy, equivalent to ISE 460 ;
  3. one course in microeconomics, equivalent to ECON 203 ; and
  4. one course in a high level programming language, such as C or Fortran.

These prerequisites may be satisfied after enrollment in the certificate program by taking the indicated courses or their equivalent. Graduate students cannot receive credit for courses numbered below 400. Detailed admissions requirements are published by the Department of Civil Engineering.

Requirements for Completion

The curriculum consists of five graduate courses for a total of 17 units.


Qualified students holding a bachelor’s degree also have the option of enrolling in the certificate program without receiving a separate graduate degree.

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