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Transportation Education at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Surveying Degree with Marine Surveying Elective

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Founded in 1881, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) history spans the Industrial Revolution to the Information Age. Newark was a factory town when the tuition-free evening school was founded to support local industries. The first 90 students - including machinists, draftsmen, carpenters, printers, electricians and clerks - studied algebra, geometry, trigonometry, chemistry, physics and drawing. The range of courses offered is testimony to the fact that, from the beginning, NJIT's programs have provided a broad-based foundation to prepare students for success in the workplace. From those early days, science and technology have been the engines fueling the university's development.

Today, continuing a fourfold mission of instruction, research, economic development and public service, NJIT is among the leading comprehensive technological universities in the nation. With well over 8,000 students, NJIT is the largest technological university in the New York metropolitan region. The university has state-of-the-art facilities with more than 2 million square feet located on a 45-acre campus in Newark, and a solar observatory in Big Bear, California. With robust extension and distance education programs, NJIT's degree and non-degree programs are available throughout the state and world.

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering through NJIT based Institute of Transportation conducts these unique, interdisciplinary programs at the masters and doctors level to augment the research and studies in the field.

Academic Programs



Bachelor Degree Program

  • BS in Engineering Technology, Surveying Engineering Technology (with Marine Surveying Elective): The Surveying Engineering Technology (SET) curriculum stresses the technical, theoretical and legal aspects of surveying. Technical surveying courses include theory and application of Global Position Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET).

Graduate Program

  • MS in Transportation: The transportation field also is a major contributor to the economy, as a consumer of resources and as a supplier of jobs. NJIT's transportation program prepares students to be transportation planners, engineers, and managers who can plan, design, operate, and manage transportation systems capable of satisfying society's transportation needs.

PhD Program

  • PhD in Transportation: This is a program for superior students with master’s degrees in transportation or allied fields who wish to do advanced research in an area of transportation. It offers a well-balanced mixture of theoretical studies and experimental research. A student must demonstrate creative thinking, self-motivation, and ability to do independent research. In their research, students are expected to deal with complex issues, effectively formulate difficult problems, devise new methodology, and achieve new and exceptional results.

NJIT Features

NJIT is designated as a "Research Intensive" University by the Carnegie Foundation and ranks among the "best national universities" by U.S. News and World Report. The university expends more than million in panoply of research and development partnerships with industry, government and other universities. NJIT researchers are making important advances in a wide range of areas, including the biosciences, manufacturing, microelectronics, multimedia, transportation, computer science, solar astrophysics, environmental engineering and science, and architecture and building science.

  • Campus: Located in the University Heights section of Newark, NJIT's 45-acre campus is adjacent to the campuses of Rutgers-Newark and Essex County College and a short distance from UMDNJ. The campus is reached easily via interstate highways and public transportation. New Jersey Transit's City Subway stops on campus, the Pennsylvania Railroad Station is 5 minutes from campus and Newark International Airport is within 5 miles of NJIT.
  • Accreditation: NJIT is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS) Commission on Higher Education. Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
  • Computing-Intensive Campus: As one of America's most computing-intensive universities, NJIT is nationally recognized as a pioneer in the use of information technologies from developing complex algorithms to reducing simulation times on large-scale parallel computers, to advancing the frontiers of visualization technology in computer-aided design, to patenting optics-based sensors, to developing computer-based infrastructure management systems, to developing advanced computer-mediated communications systems.
  • Residence Life: Over 1450 students live on campus in four co-ed residence halls. Approximately 50 graduate students live on campus. Rooms are fully furnished, air-conditioned and wired for networking to the University's main computer system and to the Internet. Graduate students are not required to have meal plans and they usually live in Laurel or Oak halls.
  • Student Exchange/Study Abroad: : NJIT offers a number of international exchange opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students throughout the world. Through established exchange agreements, participants are provided with opportunities to enhance their technological skills, expand their cultural horizons, and gain educational experience from an international perspective. Students gain firsthand knowledge of political, social, and economic systems of a rapidly changing world.
  • Community Service Work Study: Off-campus employment that is course- and major-related in non-profit and governmental agencies and community-based organizations for eligible Federal Work Study graduate students.
  • Housing Scholars: Merit-based, competitive full-time summer employment in community-based organizations that design and develop plans for affordable housing projects around the state.
  • International Intermodal Transportation Center: IITC is a university-based resource program that will work closely with public and private sector transportation stakeholders to facilitate economic development and quality of life improvement efforts linked to the intermodal transportation corridor. High on the list of priorities will be support for Portway - a critical State program to strengthen and improve the immediate access corridor between the Newark-Elizabeth Seaport/Airport complex , nearby rail and trucking warehousing terminals, and the interstate and international surface distribution network.

Last updated Jul 9, 2019