Transportation Engineering
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Transportation Engineering : Eligibility & Course Areas

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Like all other engineers, Transportation engineers must have the basic bachelor’s degree in Engineering. These professionals usually have their graduations in civil engineering. It is after taking a bachelor degree in civil engineering, one opts for specialisation in transportation engineering at the masters level.However, for teaching and research positions master's degrees or doctorate is required. Courses in computer-aided design are also helpful. Transportation engineers usually continue their education throughout their careers through attending various conferences, seminars, and conventions.

The basic eligibility criteria for a BE / B.Tech in Civil Engineering is 10+2 or equivalent examination, with high percentage of marks in Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics). Selection to the graduate courses ( BE / B.Tech ) is based on merit i.e the marks secured in the final exams of 10+2 and through entrance exams. To get admission to undergraduate (bachelor degree) programmes in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) and central technical universities one has to obtain good score in JEE.

After B.Tech, one can go for specialised Post graduate courses in M.E/M.Tech Ttransportation engineering. Selection to post graduate courses is based on GATE scores.

Duration : BE/B.Tech courses are of 4 year's duration. M.Tech courses are of 2 years duration.

Personal attributes

Aspirants needs to have a sharp, analytical and practical mind and give attention to detail. Transportation engineers must be able to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people mostly government officials as their work affects public behavior and policy. He should be good at organizing and solving problems. He may need to work under pressure and have the ability to keep calm during crisis. Ability to work as a team is another requisite as job requires working as a team with a variety of other engineers and professionals. They also need to know building and safety regulations, local authority and government regulations, acceptable standards for construction and how to draw plans.

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