Transportation Planning - Certificate

The certificate in Transportation Planning program provides students with a substantive base of knowledge needed to be broadly successful in the transportation profession, as well as with specialized instruction tailored to building student skills and capabilities in three critical areas: Transportation Systems Planning, Transportation and Urban Design, and Transportation Policy. Students enrolled in the certificate program will further take a comprehensive capstone course. The Certificate is one of the few educational programs that address the field of transportation in a truly comprehensive, interdisciplinary manner. It is a partnership among the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning (LAUP) in the College of Architecture, the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), the Department of Civil Engineering, and the Bush School of Government and Public Service. The Certificate is housed in the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center in the College of Architecture. This program will be open to any graduate student at Texas A&M University with an interest in transportation. Certificate Coordinator: Dr. Eric Dumbaugh.

For more information, see http://laup.arch.tamu.edu/academics/certificates/ctp/.

Required Courses
PLAN 612Transportation in City Planning3
Focus Area
Select nine semester credit hours of a focus area9
Capstone
PLAN 678Applied Transportation Studio: Site Planning and Traffic Impact3
Total Semester Credit Hours15

Focus Area

Multimodal Systems Planning

Required
PLAN 670Urban Public Transportation Planning 13
Electives
Select six semester credit hours from the following:6
Traffic Engineering: Operations
Engineering and Urban Transportation Systems
Advanced GIS in Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
Disaster Response Planning
Design for Sustainable Transportation
Transportation System Analysis
Transportation Investment Decisions
Total Semester Credit Hours9
1

Students are advised to take PLAN 670 if available, but PLAN 673 will also satisfy this requirement.

Transportation and Urban Design

Required
PLAN 673Design for Sustainable Transportation3
Electives
Select six semester credit hours from the following:6
Traffic Engineering: Characteristics
Traffic Engineering: Operations
Street and Highway Design
Engineering and Urban Transportation Systems
Visual Quality for Design and Planning
Urban Public Transportation Planning
Transportation System Analysis
Transportation Investment Decisions
Total Semester Credit Hours9

Transportation Planning and Public Policy

Required
PLAN 676Transportation Investment Decisions3
Electives
Select six semester credit hours from the following:6
Public Policy Formation
Managing Workplace Diversity in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
U.S. State and Local Government: Institutions and Policy
Public Finance
Public Management
Disaster Response Planning
Total Semester Credit Hours9

Transit Management

Required
Select one of the following:3
Urban Public Transportation Planning 1
Design for Sustainable Transportation
Electives
Planning and Civil Engineering:
Select one of the following:3
Traffic Engineering: Operations
Transportation Engineering: Economics
Engineering and Urban Transportation Systems
Transportation System Analysis
Management, Policy and Finance:
Select two of the following:6
Behavior in Organizations
Negotiations in Competitive Environments
Survey of Management
Managing Projects
Leadership in Organizations
Transportation Investment Decisions
Public Policy Formation
Public Finance
Public Management
Grant and Project Management in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
Performance Management in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
Total Semester Credit Hours12
1

Students are advised to take PLAN 670 if available, but PLAN 673 will also satisfy this requirement.