Transportation engineering deals with the application of technology and scientific principles to the setting up, functional design, operation and supervision of facilities for any mode of transportation. They also do so keeping in mind the safety, rapidity, and convenience of people and also transportation of goods from one place to another.
Transportation engineering as a diverse and multidisciplinary field deals with the planning, design, operation and maintenance of transportation systems. Transport engineers are the ones who come up with solutions and ideas to ensure safe, rapid, comfortable, convenient yet economically viable means of transport. Good planning and development of transportation facilities generally raises the standard of living in a community and enhances the value of the community too. In a way, transport engineers are responsible for the regional development as a whole.
Major disciplines of study include Transportation Planning, Geometric Design, Pavement Design and Traffic Engineering. Students also get to learn about Financial and economic analysis, Environmental impact assessment, Accident analysis and reduction.
Basic Civil Engineering
Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Basic Mechanical Engineering
Basic Communication and Information
Mechanics of Structures
Building Technology & Drawing
Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Building Planning & Drawing
Programming and Numerical Methods
Those who have obtained a BE or BTech degree in transportation engineering they can also go for ME, MTech or Doctoral level programs.
Following job profiles can be offered after the completion of the course:
Professor and Teachers
Director of Public Works
Engineers can find job opportunities in all private construction firms, railways projects, military, engineering services, state or central government and consultancy services. Some of the top names are: