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Minor in Transportation Systems

American University of Sharjah
Program overview
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
29 May 2022

28 August 2022

Program description

Minor in Transportation Systems

Transportation is an interdisciplinary field that combines principles of land use, transportation planning, traffic engineering, infrastructure design and operation, transport economics, human behavior, psychology and engineering science to plan, design, operate, maintain and optimize transport systems. Transport systems are powerful means to shaping economies and community life. They enable mobility and accessibility for passengers and goods (freight). Both mobility and accessibility are realized through specialized modes, infrastructure, vehicles, and operations. Transport systems planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance must be approached systematically to ensure they meet societies’ goals within the confines of critical issues of viability as the environment, equity, labor, resource politics, economics, international trade, etc. The objectives of a transportation systems minor is to empower students with the principles and means necessary to understand the functionalities of transport systems and their interactions with surrounding environments as a prelude to sustainably plan, design, operate and maintain those systems.

Admission requirements

Students enrolling in the transportation systems minor should have normally completed a minimum of 30 credits and be in good academic standing. The following rules will apply:

  • The minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits, including at least 9 credits in courses at or above the 300 level
  • At least nine (9) credits of the eighteen (18) credits for the minor must be taken in residence at AUS
  • At least six (6) credits of the nine (9) credits at or above the 300 level must be taken in residence at AUS
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 must be maintained in courses completed to satisfy the minor

Students seeking a minor in transportation systems must successfully complete the following courses or their equivalent. All course prerequisites must be satisfied.

Minor Requirements (9 credits; 12 credits non CVE majors)

  • TRS 260 Introduction to Transportation Systems (only for non CVE; Prerequisites: WRI 102 and MTH 103 or MTH 111)
    • CVE 263 Urban Transportation Planning (Prerequisites: CVE 241, or TRS 260 for non CVE majors)
  • TRS 360 Transportation Systems Management (Prerequisites: CVE 263)
  • TRS 361 Public Transport Systems (Prerequisites: CVE 263)

Minor Electives (minimum of 9 credits; 6 credits non CVE majors)

  • UPL 201 Introduction to Urban Planning
    • CVE 363 Highway Design
    • CVE 456 Traffic Engineering
    • CVE 457 Airport Planning and Design
    • CVE 472 Geographic Information Systems
    • UPL 302 Analysis of Spatial Phenomena
    • ENV 311 Environmental Modeling
    • MTH 382 Linear Programing and Optimization
    • INE 433 Logistics Engineering
    • INE 450 Safety Engineering
    • Any approved 300-level or 400-level special topics course. Consult the online course catalog or the online class schedule accessible via the AUS student information system to verify course classifications.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee : AED 96,140 per year

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American University of Sharjah

Founded in 1997, American University of Sharjah (AUS) is an independent, non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education formed on the American liberal arts model. Acclaimed for its academic excellence and multicultural environment, AUS is ranked among the top 10 universities...

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American University of Sharjah

University City PO Box 26666 Sharjah, UAE
26666 Sharjah Ash Shariqah
United Arab Emirates

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