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Transportation & Urban Systems

Core Courses

TL 751 Transportation Systems Security (3). This course examines security threats and solutions related to transportation systems. Specific focus is placed securing passenger and freight modes of transportation including railroad, highway, aviation, maritime and pipelines from acts of terrorism and intentional disruption.

TL 752 Transportation Planning and Environmental Compliance (3). This course provides an overview of the procedures of transportation planning and environmental compliance, to include an understanding of the related policies and procedures as they relate to transportation systems, and compliance with local, state, and federal laws. A discussion of emissions, hazardous cargo, and permitting also will be provided.

TL 753 Transportation System Modeling (3). This course focuses on quantitative techniques used for planning and operation of transportation systems. Topics include: system capacities and flows, comprehensive models of transportation and urban systems, and understanding how political processes, new technologies, and economic considerations affect transportation decisions.

TL 754 Urban Transportation Systems Analysis (3). This course provides students with an understanding of system analysis tools used in urban transportation. Students will work with analytical techniques employed in urban transportation planning, such as traffic forecasting and system capacity analysis and apply these techniques using real-world data for analyzing both the demand and supply of transportation.

TL 755 Context Sensitive Solutions (2). Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) examine, in addition to traditional transportation engineering factors, impacts on the community as well as the natural and human environment. This course will introduce students to the main principles of CSS and allow them to learn how they are applied through use of case studies.

TL 756 Transportation Systems Laboratory (3). This course applies urban transportation, traffic engineering, and data collection methods to real-world case studies in small urban areas. Students will work with a community to conduct a comprehensive urban transportation study, including data collection, assessment of current conditions, evaluation, alternative solutions, and presenting the findings.

TL 786 Public Transportation (3). History and development of transit. Transit modes. Transit facilities. Services planning. Routing and scheduling. Demand forecasting. Intelligent Transportation Systems. Transit and urban land use. Rural transit systems. Intercity rail passenger service. Policy and management.

TL 787 Public Transportation II (3). This course focuses on concepts and modeling procedures used when planning and operating public transportation systems. Topics covered include transit demand analysis, quality of service concepts and estimation, bus and rail capacity, and service planning.

TL 797 Masters Paper

TL 798 Masters Thesis

Spatial Analysis Focus

GEOG 455/655 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. (3) Application of the principles of Geographic Information Systems, integrally related mapping and remote sensing technologies to solve problem related to environmental site characterizations, resource exploration, soil and groundwater contamination, geological and geotechnical investigations, waste management, construction, urban site characterizations, hydrologic analyses, risk assessment, policy making, disaster response and strategic defense techniques etc.

GEOG 456/656 Advanced Georgraphic Information Systems. (3) Advanced Geographic Information Systems. Application and analysis of advanced techniques and principles of Geographic Information Systems, integrally related mapping and remote sensing technologies to fully address spatial and time related problems related to urban site characterizations, hydrologic analyses, risk assessment, policy making, disaster response and strategic defense techniques etc.

TL 785 Spatial Analysis in Transportation. (3) This revised course focuses on applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to transportation networks and problems. The emphasis is on data modeling. Topics include: linear referencing, dynamic segmentation, network analysis, urban and land use planning, routing of hazardous materials, and asset management applications.

Transportation Planning Focus

CE 780 Transportation Planning. (3) Development and trends in travel demand forecasting; trip generation, trip distribution, mode choice, and traffic assignment; transportation plans for modal, multi-modal, and paratransit alternatives; policy formulation and analysis.

Information Systems Technologies Focus

TL 725 Technology Advances and Logistics. (3) New technologies that help shape logistics, including automated systems that support supply-chain planning through the use of RFID and other data-capture technologies. Addresses the new technologies that help shape advanced logistics and the advantages that such technologies have brought to the end users, suppliers, and a broad spectrum of related industries. Develop the understanding of requirements for effective integration of system and components for automated systems in support of logistics through the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) and other data capture technologies.

Emergency Response and Diaster Focus

TL 719 Crisis Analysis and Homeland Security. (3) Integrated approaches to crisis response and management within the contexts of military logistics, disaster response, and homeland security. Provides an integrated approach to crisis response and management within the contexts of military logistics and homeland security. Focus is on problems of natural, technological, civil hazards, and disasters. The role of technology is emphasized and the National Incident Management System is utilized.

Enterprise Management Focus

TL 715 Enterprise Resource Planning. (3) Enterprise-wide coordination of strategies and functions, including business tactics and implementation alternatives. Covers material essential to the successful implementation of an ERP, addressing enterprise-wide functionality as well as required tactical functions such as project management and project planning, and provides an overview of implementation alternatives.

TL 727 Organizational Change Management. (3) Processes for making incremental or radical changes to an organization's operations for purposes of enhancing organizational and individual effectiveness. An overview of change management as the process of making either incremental improvements or radical changes to an organization's operations for the purpose of enhancing both organizational and individual effectiveness. A systems perspective and leadership implications are stressed.


TL 711 Logistics Systems. (4) Supply-chain management concepts, including inventory theory, forecasting, planning, and quality and project management. Covers foundation material on topics critical to establishing effective supply chains. Topics include inventory theory, forecasting, aggregate planning, quality management and project management.

TL 721 International Logistics Management. (4) Offers a coherent perspective on contemporary global logistics from raw materials through production to the customer. Addresses the roles of governments and intermediaries, international sourcing, and the application of local trade laws.

TL 723 Advanced Supply Chain Planning. (3) Flexible supply chains are considered. By understanding both current capabilities and evolving needs of the enterprise, the appropriate modifications to the supply chain can be identified.

TL 729 Adaptive Planning in Logistics. (3) A systems view of supply-chain dynamics, with a focus on remote sensing technologies, and sense and respond logistics. Presents a systems view of organizations with a focus on how remote sensing technology enables sense and respond logistics. Military applications are emphasized at both the strategic and operational levels. Organizational structure, strategic alliances, quality, and programmed decision making will be addressed at the strategic level, while supply chain dynamics, inventory management, and the value of information transparency will be addressed at the operational level.

TL 731 Logistics Research Methods. (3) Risk, uncertainty, and decision analysis with applications to problem-solving in supply chain and transportation planning. Covers key research concepts including: principles of scientific research; experimental, quasi-experimental, and observational studies; and continuous-dependent variable, discrete-choice, and network models. The focus is on applications and problem-solving in logistics and transportation.

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Last Updated: Friday, March 27, 2015 2:03:15 PM