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Online Graduate Certificate in Transportation Engineering

The online Graduate Certificate in Transportation Engineering is designed for professionals with a bachelor’s in civil engineering who want to gain superior proficiencies in the field of transportation engineering.

Offered by the J.B. Speed School at the University of Louisville, this program delivers advanced technical knowledge in transportation engineering areas such as highway design, traffic engineering and transportation systems. Taught by expert faculty, this is an excellent opportunity to expand your professional credentials and increase the breadth of your expertise with less time commitment than earning a master’s degree.


Complete this certificate on your own time through fully online classes.

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Take only 4 courses to earn your TE certificate.

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Earn a valuable industry-specific credential in less than a year!

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"This certificate makes it possible for you to gain the expertise and credentials needed to be an engineer leader in your organization"


How Much Will I Pay?

$764 per credit hour
$250 per credit hour active-duty rate

Tuition & Aid    


  • Earn a prestigious professional credential and increase your marketability.
  • Learn from full-time faculty at J.B. Speed School of Engineering, who are experts in the transportation engineering field.
  • Complete your certificate in just under a year of study.
  • Skip the GRE – not required for admission into the certificate program.
  • Apply any credits earned during your certificate program toward UofL’s online Master or Science in Civil Engineering (must apply and be admitted to the master’s program separately).


ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card indicates that the U.S. needs to develop a more resilient and sustainable infrastructure, and civil engineers must lead the charge to accomplish this goal. Raising the grades on the U.S. infrastructure will require a skilled workforce able to seek and adopt a wide range of solutions. To that end, civil engineering careers are expected to grow by 11% through 2026 (BLS.gov).

With practical training and formal education in the area of transportation engineering, civil engineers can stand out in the marketplace and find employment in fields related to transportation, public works, traffic engineering, traffic design, modeling, arterials, urban transportations, and many other areas.


Application Deadline Term Start Date
August 1 Fall August
December 1 Spring January
April 1 Summer May

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete graduate application
  2. Submit $40 non-refundable application free
  3. Submit official transcripts certifying the undergraduate degree from a regionally-accredited institution

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75

Send all materials to:
Graduate Admissions
University of Louisville
2211 S. Brook Street
Louisville, KY 40292

International Students – Additional Notes/Requirements

  • Bachelor's degrees earned internationally must be assessed to ensure that entrance requirements are met.
  • If you live outside of the United States and intend to complete an online academic program from your home country, be sure to view special requirements for international students.
  • A total TOEFL score of 80 or higher or an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or higher for all foreign students from counties in which English is not the native language.
  • International students will not be issued a U.S. visa if admitted to the online structural transportation certificate program, since there are no campus attendance requirements.

For more information on the admission and application process, please contact our Online Learning Enrollment Counselor at 800.871.8635 or by email at online@louisville.edu.

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The Transportation Engineering Certificate is comprised of 4 courses (3 required core courses and 1 elective) for a total of 12 credit hours.

Core Options

Course Hours
CEE 562 Geometric Highway Design 3
CEE 664 Fundamentals of Intelligent Transportation Systems 3
CEE 560 Traffic Engineering 3
Total Required Hours 9

Elective Courses

Course [choose 1] Hours
CEE 660 Transportation Planning and Urban Development 3
CEE 661 Environmental Analysis of Transportation Systems 3
CEE 662 Airport Planning and Design 3
CEE 663 Advanced Traffic Operations 3
CEE 665 Pavement Design 3

Course Descriptions

Explore course options in the master’s degree in civil engineering.

CEE 562 Geometric Design of Highways
Prerequisite: CEE 460. The concepts of geometric design for rural and urban highways, as well as utilizing proprietary design software are introduced and applied.

CEE 664 Fundamentals of Intelligent Transportation Systems
Examines the elements of traffic flow theory, incident/emergency management, dynamic route guidance, in-vehicle systems and traffic signal systems.

CEE 560 Traffic Engineering
Prerequisite: CEE 460. Examines characteristics of the vehicle, the driver and the traffic stream. Also covers highway and intersection capacity, theory of traffic flow, parking and traffic safety.

CEE 660 Transpiration Planning and Urban Development
Prerequisite: CEE 460. Focuses on the principles of transportation planning in the urban environment, including land use planning, with emphasis on the orderly development of the transportation system.

CEE 661 Environmental Analysis of Transportation Systems
Prerequisite: CEE 460 or equivalent introductory transportation engineering course. An examination of the various impacts that transportation systems and projects may have on the natural and human environment. A detailed review and application of transportation noise analysis.

CEE 662 Airport Planning & Design
Prerequisite: CEE 460. The principles of location, planning, design, and evaluation of airports are examined from the engineering perspective. In addition, laws and regulations concerning airports and the aviation system are thoroughly studied.

CEE 663 Advanced Traffic Operations
A continuation of CEE 560, with an emphasis on mathematical and computer techniques to solve traffic problems.

CEE 665 Pavement Design
Prerequisite: CEE 450 and CEE 460. Design of flexible and rigid pavements, base courses and subgrades. Effects of loading on pavement life. Investigation of pavement distress and rehabilitation. Introduction to pavement management systems.