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Transportation Engineering & Logistics and Transportation Systems Engineering Education at the Transportation Research Center in Gainsville & Online

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The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state's oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities. UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belongs to the Association of American Universities.

Transportation Research Center: The University of Florida Transportation Research Center (TRC) was established by the former Florida Board of Regents in 1972 to provide a central point through which transportation research could be performed and reported. TRC researchers have been leaders in the transportation field through active participation in various national and international organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Transportation Research Board (TRB), and the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Investigators associated with the TRC have performed sponsored research exceeding million in the past five years.

The Supply Chain Management Centre in the Warrington College of Business Administration focuses on establishing an industry forum of partner organizations so as to facilitate a formal internship program for UF students interested in SCM, identify issues of practical industrial relevance which can be addressed jointly with UF students and faculty and organize a joint annual workshop in SCM.. Another center, the Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering Center (SCALE) at the University of Florida is an interdisciplinary center that encourages joint research and applied projects among faculty from Engineering, Computer Science, and Business Administration in conjunction with industry participants.

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Academic Programs

Graduate Programs

  • MS in Transportation Engineering: The graduate educational program in Transportation Engineering at the University of Florida focuses on a wide spectrum of topics including highway capacity, facilities design, traffic operations, systems analysis, network modeling, travel behavior, demand forecasting, and planning. Additionally, with the wide diversity of programs available within the University, opportunities exist to pursue other areas of minor emphasis. Housed in the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering, the Transportation Research Center (TRC) works with a number of academic units throughout the college and the university, including industrial and systems engineering, urban and regional planning and occupational therapy.
  • MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering - Specialization in Logistics and Transportation Systems Engineering (Online): Systems Engineering takes on many definitions. In its broadest sense, it encompasses the analysis, design, implementation, optimization, and certification of any system. A systems engineer requires technical skills to understand the complexity of a system, application skills to address problems in his or her area of specialization, and managerial skills to integrate input from various engineering disciplines. This program develops the required skills while allowing the student to further explore a desired area of application through various tracks, from communication and information systems to logistics and manufacturing systems.

University of Florida Features

UF's extensive capital improvement program has resulted in facilities ideal for 21st century academics and research, including the Health Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy Building; the Cancer and Genetics Research Center; the new Biomedical Sciences Building; and William R. Hough Hall, which houses the Hough Graduate School of Business. Overall, the university's current facilities have a book value of more than billion and a replacement value of billion.

  • Campus: UF has a 2,000-acre campus at Gainsville and more than 900 buildings (including 170 with classrooms and laboratories). The northeast corner of campus is listed as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Accreditation: The University of Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor, master, specialist and engineer, as well as doctoral and professional degrees. Hugh Graduate School of Business is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Student Research: Graduate education and research go hand-in-hand. The great discoveries of the 21st century will undoubtedly come from the creative efforts of university faculty working closely with bright and motivated graduate students. Graduate students, particular those pursuing the doctoral degree, broaden the knowledge base of their disciplines in countless ways. UF undergrads, through the University Scholars Program, work one-on-one with Florida faculty on selected research projects.
  • Laboratory to Marketplace: The new economy encourages the rapid progression of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace, and UF is a national leader in this area. The success of the sports drink Gatorade is well known, but it is just one of many UF products that have benefited countless people. Other important products include Trusopt, a leading treatment for glaucoma, and the Sentricon Termite Elimination System.
  • Residence Halls: The UF residence halls have a total capacity of some 7,500 students and the five family housing villages house more than 1,000 married and graduate students.