Transportation Planning - Certificate

The graduate certificate in Transportation Planning is a multi-disciplinary program aimed at providing 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 four critical areas: Multimodal Systems Planning, Transportation & Urban Design, Transportation & Public Policy, and Transit Management. This program will be open to any graduate student at Texas A&M University with an interest in transportation. The certificate is housed in the Center for Housing & Urban Development in the College of Architecture, and is developed as a partnership between the College of Architecture, the Department of Civil Engineering, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), and the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Students who complete the certificate will be able to identify planning needs and use specialized knowledge to solve transportation planning challenges. Completing the certificate provides students with the substantive base of knowledge needed to be broadly successful in the transportation profession as well as specialized knowledge in one of the four critical areas mentioned above.

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

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
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 one of the following:3
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 Hours9