Transportation Engineering (CERT)

Admission Standards

The admission standards for the Graduate Certificate program in Transportation Engineering are as follows:

  1. All admission applications for the Graduate Certificate program must include:
    • A completed graduate application for the Graduate School,
    • An application fee, and
    • Official transcript certifying at least a bachelor's degree.  All transcripts not in English must be certified as authentic and translated verbatim into English.
  2. The minimum requirement for admission is a baccalaureate degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
  3. The successful applicant will typically have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above (on a 4.00 scale).
  4. International students whose primary language is not English must show English language proficiency. Applicants must either submit an official TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo score, or demonstrate a degree award from an acceptable English language institution.  The successful applicant will typically have a total TOEFL score of 80 or higher, an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or higher or a Duolingo score of 105.

Students can enroll in a Graduate Certificate program either as a non-degree seeking student or as a student simultaneously enrolled in a graduate degree program and this graduate certificate program.  Students who wish to earn a graduate degree must meet all admission criteria for the degree program.

All students enrolled in a graduate certificate program are expected to make steady and satisfactory progress toward the completion of the certificate. Students who are not enrolled for a period of more than 12 months will be considered to have withdrawn from the certificate program. Students who seek to return after such a period of time must contact the graduate program director.

Certificate Requirements

Core Courses
CEE 560Traffic Engineering3
CEE 562Geometric Design of Highways3
CEE 664Fundamentals of Intelligent Transportation Systems3
Approved electives
Students will choose one of the following:3
Transportation Planning and Urban Development
Environmental Analysis of Transportation Systems
Airport Planning & Design
Advanced Traffic Operations
Pavement Design
Minimum Total Hours12

The certificate program of study must be completed with a 3.00 GPA or better for all graduate courses used to satisfy certificate requirements. 

Graduate certificate students must take all certificate course work at the University of Louisville. No transfer credits will be accepted toward a Transportation Engineering graduate certificate.