Smart Mobility (SM)
The UN predicts that 60% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2030. Updating urban transportation systems to accommodate this population growth is a massive undertaking, especially when many city planners are also concerned with increasing efficiency and reducing environmental impact. Civil engineers play essential roles in developing and executing strategies in AI, big data, and green transportation, and demand for civil engineers with training in these fields is expected to increase in the coming years.
The Smart Mobility (SM) track gives students hands-on experience studying emerging technologies in transportation engineering and related fields. Students will explore techniques for assessing the safety, efficiency, sustainability and societal impacts of smart mobility systems.
Research has shown that engineers with interdisciplinary educational backgrounds perform well in teams and enjoy a broad range of job opportunities. Purdue University – ranked #2 in online civil engineering by U.S. News and World Report 2024 – offers a Master's in Civil Engineering with an SM track, combining top-tier education with interdisciplinary training. Learn more about this track’s unique curriculum below:
Learners are required to take 15 core Civil Engineering course credits. You may pick any from this group:
Technical Electives can be chosen from the CE courses not taken from the above group, or the list below. Nine credits are required:
Six credits of Applied Math and/or Statistics courses can be chosen from this list:
Sample Plan of Study - Smart Mobility