This research was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, or NITC, a program of TREC at Portland State University. Funding was also provided by Oregon Tech College of Engineering, Technology and Management.
Transportation -- Planning -- Study and teaching (Higher), Oregon Institute of Technology -- Curricula
Three civil engineering professors at the Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) undertook a project during the 2014-15 academic year to develop a series of transportation-related graduate courses and to modernize Oregon Tech’s Traffic Engineering Laboratory. Courses were developed in the areas of transportation water resources, transportation structures and traffic engineering. At the completion of this project, Oregon Tech is now capable of increasing the number of students educated in three key civil engineering sub-disciplines that are directly related to transportation. This project, therefore, contributes to all three U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Center (UTC) purpose statements: Advance transportation expertise and technology in the many disciplines that comprise transportation through research, education and workforce development, and technology transfer; Provide a critical transportation knowledge base outside the USDOT; and Address vital workforce needs and educate the next generation of transportation leaders. A total of eight graduate-level courses were developed or significantly revised; one course in transportation water resources, three courses in transportation structures, and four courses in traffic engineering. Oregon Tech’s Traffic Engineering was modernized with the purchase of 16 dual-screen computer workstations and traffic planning and engineering software licenses.
Lindgren, Roger, Thaemert, David, and Riley, Charles. NITC-ED-853. Graduate-Level Civil Engineering Transportation Course Development – Oregon Tech. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.15760/trec.127