Lehman Center for Transportation Research at Florida International University

Education Program

LCTR is an integral part of our graduate transportation engineering program, which has consistently enrolled more than 40 graduate students. The program offers study leading to Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.  The students in our program have also been among the most diverse and competitive, and are believed to be the most decorated in the country.

The transportation program offered at FIU is also considered among the most comprehensive in the nation in terms of the number of courses offered and its multimodal nature.  In addition to traditional courses in traffic engineering and transportation planning, the program offers multiple courses in public transportation, air transportation, maritime transportation, and advanced technologies.  We are also very proud of our ability to serve the working professionals in the transportation community.  Typically, about a third of our students are full-time professionals who seek to advance their education and careers with us.

For admission and additional program information, please visit: http://www.cee.fiu.edu/graduate-programs-prospective

Transportation Planning Courses

TTE 5007 Transportation Systems in Developing Nations. Transportation systems in the Developing Nations. Role of international organizations, technology transfer/choices, orientation of transport networks, socioeconomic and environmental impacts. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or Permission of the instructor.

TTE 5100 Transportation and Growth Management. Theory and principles of transportation and growth management, including the growth phenomena and regional impact planning. Design projects required. Prerequisite: TTE 4201.

TTE 5606 Transportation Systems Modeling and Analysis. Modeling and analysis techniques in transportation. Linear Programming, queuing theory, decision making techniques. Prerequisite: TTE 4201.

TTE 5607 Transportation Demand Analysis. Travel demand analysis and forecasting. Modeling techniques including trip generation and distribution, mode split, and trip assignment. Practical applications. Prerequisite: TTE 4201.

TTE 6650 Transportation and Land Development. Theory and principles of transportation and land development, including site planning, traffic analysis, and access and site circulation. Design projects required. Prerequisite: TTE 4201.

TTE 6755 Port Planning and Development. Theory and practice of port planning and development, including demand analysis, capacity evaluation, ground access, and port development strategy. Design projects required. Prerequisite: TTE 5930 or permission of the instructor.

Traffic Engineering Courses

TTE 4201 Transportation and Traffic Engineering. Transportation characteristics; transportation planning, traffic control devices, intersection design, network design, research. Prerequisites: STA 3033 and SUR 3101C.

TTE 4804 Geometric Design of Highways. Parameters governing geometric design of highways; curve superelevation, widening of highway curves, intersection design; highway interchanges, use of AASHTO design guidelines. Prerequisite: TTE 4201.

TTE 5015 Applied Statistics in Traffic and Transportation. Civil and Environmental Engineering statistics methods as applied to traffic and transportation are covered. Topics include: significance tests, standard distributions, analysis of variance, and regression analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

TTE 5107 Highway Safety Analysis. Accident reconstruction, intersection analysis, highway safety standards, speed estimations from skidding, momentum/energy relationships, human factors. Prerequisites: STA 3033, TTE 4201.

TTE 5205 Advanced Highway Capacity Analysis. Parameters involved in calculating highway capacity and level of service on different highway and transportation facilities. Computer application will be also discussed. Prerequisite: TTE 4201.

TTE 5215 Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering. Speed and volume studies, stream characteristics, traffic flow theory, accident characteristics. Prerequisite: TTE 4201.

TTE 5273 Intelligent Transportation Systems. ITS functional areas, planning architecture, standards, and evaluation. Implementation of selected ITS technologies and strategies. Prerequisites: TTE 4201 or equivalent.

TTE 5805 Advanced Geometric Design of Highways. Parameters governing the geometric design of highways; curve superelevation; widening on highway curves; elements of intersection design; design of interchanges; use of AASHTO design guidelines. Design project required. Prerequisite: SUR 3101C and TTE 4201.

TTE 5925C Urban Traffic Workshop. Selected laboratory problems related to urban traffic. Prerequisite: TTE 4201.

TTE 6257 Traffic Control Systems Design. Theory and principles of traffic control systems design, including both freeway and urban streets. Design projects required. Prerequisite: TTE 4201.

TTE 6267 Traffic Simulation Models. Traffic simulation modeling and analysis. Application of microscopic and mascroscopic traffic simulation models to evaluate and optimize traffic control systems. Prerequites: TTE 6257 or equivalent.

Public Transportation Courses

TTE 6506 Mass Transit Planning. Theories and principles of mass transit planning, include highway transit, rail transit and new transit modes. Design projects required. Prerequisite: TTE 5930.

TTE 6526 Airport Planning and Design. Theory and principles of airport planning and design, include both general aviation and major commercial airports. Design projects required. Prerequisite: TTE 5835 or consent of instructor.

TTE 6528 Airport Terminal Design and Operations. Theory and practice of airport terminal design and operations, including passenger terminal complex, cargo terminal complex, and ground transportation. Design projects required. Prerequisite: TTE 5930 or permission of the instructor.

TTE 6605 Planning and Design of Intermodal Facilities. Theory and practice of intermodal facility planning and design, including facility location, site design and access, and intermodal considerations. Design projects required. Prerequisite: TTE 5930 or permission of the instructor.

TTE 6701 Light Rail Planning and Design. Theory and practices of light rail transit planning and design, including demand analysis, capacity evaluation, geometric design, and track design. Design projects required.  Prerequisite: TTE 4201.

Transportation Materials Courses

TTE 5835 Pavement Design. Analysis and design of subbase, base, and pavement of a roadway. Discussions of flexible pavement and rigid pavement as structural units. Boussinesq's approach. Westergaard's theory. Beams on Elastic Foundations. Prerequisites: CEG 4011 and CES 4702.

TTE 6525 Bearing Capacity of Roads and Airfields. Advanced study of bearing capacity principles and theory; stress strain behavior of pavements; constitutive modeling; and failure histories of pavement. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

TTE 6833 Superpave Asphalt Mixture Design and Analysis. Materials characterization and testing; elastic, viscoelastic and plastic behavior; fracture and fatigue, rutting and design of bituminous mixtures. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

TTE 6834 Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation. Pavement performance assessment; criteria for pavement evaluation, measurement of pavement distress. Analysis and interpretation of pavement condition data. Formulation and evaluation of maintenance and rehabilitation alternative. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

TTE 6837 Pavement Management Systems. Theory and principles of pavement management systems (PMS), including PMS at network and project level, PMS strategies, and PMS software packages used for decision making process. Prerequisites: TTE 5835 or consent of instructor.

Advanced Computer Applications Courses

CGN 5320 GIS Applications in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Introduction to the basics of geographic information systems, their software and hardware, and their applications in Civil and Environmental Engineering, landscape architecture, and other related fields. Prerequisites: CGS 3420, SUR 3101C and consent of instructor.

CGN 6308 Intelligent Civil Engineering System. Application of artificial intelligence and other techniques to build intelligent civil and environmental engineering systems. Develop planning, design, analysis, diagnosis, control, monitoring applications through projects. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

CGN 6325 Advanced GIS for Civil and Environmental Engineering. Advanced GIS concepts and techniques for civil and environmental engineering applications including LRS, temporal GIS, 3D modeling, GIS data accuracy and standards, spatial statistical analysis, and others. Prerequisite: CGN 5930 or permission of the instructor.

CGN 6426 Advanced Computing in Civil Engineering. Advanced computer modeling and programming techniques for civil and environmental engineering applications including data modeling, engineering database design, object-oriented programming, and user interface design. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.