Transportation and Highway Engineering Major

A Transportation and Highway Engineering major/degree program will prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, and operational evaluation of total systems for the physical movement of people, materials and information, including general network design and planning, facilities planning, site evaluation, transportation management systems, needs projections and analysis, and analysis of costs.

Includes instruction in courses such as physics, computer simulation, building technology, road transport management, applied statistics, numerical methods, and transportation engineering.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Transportation and Highway Engineering (use the College Search feature and enter "transportation engineering” or “highway engineering" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Transportation and Highway Engineering?

With a career in Transportation and Highway Engineering, you will likely plan, envision, and execute various systems of transport.  As well, you will look after the maintenance of transportation systems.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Transportation and Highway Engineering

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Transportation and Highway Engineering