Developing Transportation Engineering Graduates for Industry

The 2018 United States Bureau of Labor Statistic projects a 1.2% increase in the demand for qualified or licensed transportation engineers with capability to perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities. Current measures taken by Morgan State University to increase the supply of competent transportation engineering (TE) undergraduate students pool to Maryland workforce include: 1) ensuring that majority of students admitted to the program will complete the program of study and graduate; 2) Guaranteeing the pass rates on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying – Engineers-in-Training (NCEES-EIT) will meet or exceed the state or national rate; and 3) improving the employability of transportation engineering (TE) students and meaning contribution to the field. MSU sees a responsibility to give back to the Baltimore community in ways that enrich and deepen the relationship through her products. This project will improve the cutting-edge skills of transportation engineering students for competitiveness in the engineering marketplace. Specifically, the project team will 1. Prepare TE students in impactful careers by engaging them in community service-related projects through organized workshops and activities. Target monitoring and engineering service-learning pedagogy concept will be adopted to address human, community, and environmental needs. 2. Provide workshop and testing on FE-civil subject areas to increase licensure exam pass rate and Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certifications. Also, TE students will be introduced to certifications earnable from professional societies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • MState Fed:$74,976 MState Match: $74,992

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $149968
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551847103

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)

    Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA  United States  16802
  • Project Managers:

    Donnell, Eric

  • Performing Organizations:

    Morgan State University

    1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
    Baltimore, MD 21251, Maryland  United States  21251
  • Principal Investigators:

    Efe, Steve

    Shokouhian, Mehdi

  • Start Date: 20210215
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230213
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01767103
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847103
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 18 2021 11:03AM