M. Tech. in Transportation Engineering

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Overview

Transportation engineering is one of the major branches of civil engineering and it involves planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation facilities. This field imbibes in each student analytic, problem-solving, and management skills suitable for public and private sector professional works. Students are trained on the application of various software and programming skills for simulation of traffic flow and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) to address urban transportation issues. Even though there are a large number of institutions in India producing Transportation Engineers, there is a shortage of quality Transportation Engineering graduates. The graduates will get opportunities in well-known infrastructure companies involved in transportation planning and construction where they exhibit effective and efficient problem-solving skills to provide economical and sustainable solutions in India and abroad. 

The Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) at RUAS plans further development of Transportation engineering and compete with the best universities in the world and attract high-quality graduates as well as teaching talent from all over the country and abroad.


Objective

Our program:

  • Students will acquire advanced know-how concerning the planning, design, operations, performance, evaluation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of transportation systems including their economics and social aspects. 
  • We offer analytic, problem-solving and management skills suitable for public and private sector professional works. 
  • Students are trained in the application of various software and programming skills for simulation of traffic flow and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) to address urban transportation issues. 
  • Addresses the professional service needs of the transportation industry like planning, designing, maintenance and evaluation of various transportation facilities. 
  • Includes study, simulation and the suggesting of remedial measures for various traffic issues. 
  • Includes opportunities in well-known infrastructure companies involved in transportation planning, construction, and management.
  • Includes training in problem-solving skills to provide economical and sustainable solutions in India and abroad. 

Highlights

    • Prudent, Well Qualified, and dedicated faculty members
    • State of the art laboratories for postgraduate studies and research in pavement and traffic engineering
    • More emphasis on projects from industry to maximized employability in transportation engineering
    • Learner centric Outcome-based education
    • World-Class learning facilities and emphasis on applied learning
    • Collaborations with leading academic institutions across the globe
    • Association with leading professional bodies
    • Outstanding industry-institute interaction through guest lectures, industrial visits, internships, and workshops
    • Best Group project award for Fabrication and Digitization of low-cost pot hole quantifying device” at Fourth National conference on road and infrastructure INFRA ROAD TECH 2019.
    • Inception studies for Identification and improvements to black spots at Koppal and Raichur Districts” awarded by
  • Choice Based Certificate Courses

    • Applications of Artificial intelligence and Machine learning in Transportation Engineering
    • Mastering bitumen for bitumen roads and innovative applications
    • Smart cities and Infrastructure
  • Accomplishments:

    • Best paper award to Group projects and dissertations at various National level exhibitions and conferences
    • Specialized courses like Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Transportation and Traffic Engineering
    • Internship for postgraduate students at Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU)
    • MoU’s with international universities like St. Petersburg University of architecture and civil Engineering, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Michigan Technological University
  • Online Elective

    Students can choose elective courses online through MOOCs, SWAYAM, NPTEL and other equivalent platforms, adhering to guidelines prescribed by the University.

  • Group Project

    A group project can involve up to 5 students who can work together in an interdisciplinary gorup of subjects, constituted with members from across faculty. Students are required to develop a report for assessment and also need to demonstrate the working of the product. The IPR rights of all such work lies with the University only. 

  • Industry Internship or Project

    A student can opt for an internship in an industry, a business or research organization during the module. Alternately, can undertake a mini-project requiring self-directed study that can be perused within the affiliated Faculty. It is also necessary for the student to submit a report and make a presentation to the members of the panel constituted by the HoD for assessment.

  • Dissertation and Publication

    This course has two parts, and a student has to undertake thesis work in a chosen relevant topic. The topic needs to be approved by a committee constituted by a HOD. Later, students need to convert their thesis into a technical paper and publication to publish in reputed conferences or journals.

  • Programme Outcomes

    • Evaluate different modes of transportation based on travel demand forecasting and travel demand distribution models
    • Select appropriate materials and technology to design, construct, maintain and rehabilitate highways
    • Apply artificial intelligence and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) to solve urban transportation issues
    • Use various software tools to model and simulate traffic flow to manage traffic issues
    • Analyze and design various types of bridges for road and railway projects
    • Develop and administer project budgets, fiscal control, contract, and quality control provisions
    • Develop a career in the transportation industry
    • Practice teamwork, lifelong learning, and continuous improvement University

  • Prudent, well-qualified and dedicated faculty members. 
  • Learner-centric outcome-based education. 
  • World-class learning facilities and emphasis on applied learning.
  • Includes internship, training and placement support with various universities worldwide.
  • Emphasises projects from industry for maximum employability in transportation engineering. 
  • Offers a vibrant research ecosystem.
  • Includes state of the art facilities in pavement engineering, traffic engineering, concrete and transportation material testing laboratories and computer-aided applications.
  • Includes high standards of outstanding industry-institute interactions through guest lectures, industrial visits, internships, group projects, dissertations and workshops. 
  • Offers association with leading professional bodies.
  • Ensures fully-structured job oriented courses.

  • We offer accommodation in student hostels on our campus, and even offer third-party off-campus hotels where necessary to ensure students can focus on what matters the most. 
  • Our on-campus facilities include WiFi any time of the day, 24/7.
  • From a host of eateries and laundry facilities, we ensure that students have access to all facilities.
  • We encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities on campus which include sports and cultural events, both at a university level and a faculty level.
  • We help students focus on independent and sponsored research with projects and a dissertation. 

Structure

Study Domains

  • CS

    Course Specialisation

    • Includes advanced knowledge and an understanding of transportation engineering with higher order critical, analytical, problem-solving and transferable skills. Ensures the ability to think rigorously and independently to meet higher level expectations of transportation industry, academics, research or take up entrepreneurial route.
  • CC

    Department — Common Course

    An interactive deep dive into the core domain of transportation engineering, including construction planning and contract management artificial intelligence and finite element analysis.

  • MC

    Mandatory Courses

    • An overview of pavement engineering, traffic engineering, transport planning, airport engineering, railway engineering, and intelligent transport systems.
  • GP

    Group Project

    Students can choose from a list of courses offered across the university from multiple disciplines to earn credits.

  • EM

    Elective Module

    • Active participation and output-based projects, seminars and internships in industry.
  • FCM

    Faculty Common Modules

    • Students can choose from subjects offered within civil engineering to develop a sharper skill in any of these electives.

Course Progression

Course Credits
Pavement Engineering

19TRC501A Theory Practicals

4
Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning

19TRC502A Theory Practicals

4
Construction Planning and Contract Management

19TRC503A Theory Tutorials Practicals

5
Refer Elective Course Table

19TRE51XA Theory

4
Refer Elective Course Table

19TRE52XA Theory

4
Research Methodology & IPR

19FET508A Theory

2
Professional Communication

19FET509A Theory

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Intelligent Transport System

19TRC511A Theory Tutorials Practicals

5
Railway Engineering

19TRC512A Theory Tutorials

4
Airport Engineering

19TRC513A Theory Tutorials

4
Refer Elective Course Table / Online Courses / MOOC

19TRE53XA Theory

4
Refer Elective Course Table / Online Courses / MOOC

19TRE54XA Theory

4
Value Education

19FET510A Theory

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Internship / Other activities as specified

19TRP501A Practicals

4
Group Project

19TRP502A Practicals

8

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Dissertation and Publication

19TRP522A Practicals

24

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Semester 4 (Electives)
Stream/​SpecialisationElectiveCourse Title
Group 1E11Geometric Design of Highways and Expressways
Group 1E12Advanced Concrete technology and modern construction techniques
Group 1E13Transportation Geotechnics
Group 1E14Statistics for Transportation Engineers
Group 2E21Direct Stiffness method and Finite element analysis
Group 2E22Green construction and Alternative building materials
Group 2E23Tunnel Engineering
Group 2E24Advanced Structural Materials
Group 2E25Design of Formwork and Precast Structures
Group 3E31Bridge Engineering and Road Projects
Group 3E32Harbours and Dock Engineering
Group 3E33Smart Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure
Group 3E34Environmental Impact Assessment for Civil Engineering Projects
Group 4E41Application of AI in Transportation Engineering 
Group 4E42Pavement Construction, Evaluation, Maintenance and Management Systems
Group 4E43Highway Economics, Finance and Road Safety Management
Group 4E44Construction Equipment and Management

*Elective Courses

There are 4 electives in the programme. The electives are grouped such a way that a student can choose a set of electives to specialize in a chosen field/​stream. However, if the student wishes to opt for elective course that spans multiple streams, the case may be considered subject to the affordability of academic logistics and approval by the course leader, HODs and Deans. For every elective offered, there will be a minimum and a maximum number of registrations that is decided by the department. There is also a provision for the students to choose Electives through on-line mode such as MOOC’s, SWAYAM, NPTEL and other equivalent platforms. The guidelines prescribed by the University for such Courses to be adhered to. The student can also earn 3 or 4 credits by participating in the international competitions like technical presentation/​conference/​publications in the journal etc and winning the award in that. In that case he/​she can be exempted from one of the elective courses of the programme.

Teaching and Assessment

During each semester, students’ performance is assessed through Continuous Evaluation (CE) which includes teacher interaction, session examination and a Semester End Examination (SEE). CE and SEE weightages carry equal weightage.

Students are awarded grades based on the marks scored.

Key Skill Development

  • Ability to evaluate different modes of transportation based on travel demand forecasting and travel demand distribution models .
  • Ability to develop and administer project budgets, fiscal control, and contract and quality control provisions.
  • Ability to select appropriate materials and technology to design, construct, maintain and rehabilitate highways.
  • Ability to apply artificial intelligence and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) to solve urban transportation and traffic issues.
  • Ability to use various software tools to model and simulate traffic flow to manage traffic issues.
  • Ability to analyse and design various types of bridges for road and railway projects.
  • Ability to develop a career in the transportation industry.
  • Ability to practice teamwork, lifelong learning, and continuous improvement.

Admissions

Eligibility

Indian Nationals

  • Candidates must have a BE/B.Tech. or equivalent degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction Technology, Mechanical, Aeronautical, Transportation Engineering, Automotive/​Automobile, Industrial Production Engineering or allied disciplines related to Civil Engineering.
  • Candidates who belong to SC/ST categories are given a different qualifying mark as per government notifications.

Application Process

University Quota

All students seeking admission are required to contact the admissions department for more details.

Through Government of Karnataka Quota

  1. PGCET, Counselling and Selection (PGCET Code T945)
  2. Download the admission form 
  3. Submit completed form and documents at the University Admissions Office
  4. Pay fees online or through DD at the University admission office. 

Fees & Scholarships

Government Seats:

Government Seats:

  • As per Government of Karnataka for Indian nationals

University Seats:

  • Rs 2,13,550 per annum for Indian nationals

Eligibility

International Students/​OCI/​NRI

  • Candidates must have passed in equivalent and eligibility equivalence from AIU (Association of Indian Universities).
  • Candidates should have proof of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 8.

Application Process

University Quota

All students seeking admission are required to contact the admissions department for more details.

Through Government of Karnataka Quota

  1. PGCET, Counselling and Selection (PGCET Code T945)
  2. Download the admission form
  3. Submit completed form and documents at the University Admissions Office
  4. Pay fees online or through DD at the University admission office. 

Fees & Scholarships

NRI/ Foreign Students:

  • USD 6000 + Other fee Rs.38,550 per annum

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Director - Admissions
Mr. S L Narasimhan
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