Introduction to Transportation Systems OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level Course on the Study of Transportation Systems

Published Dec 30, 2008

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Learn to analyze the effectiveness of transportation systems and how to design systems that are effective and work well in this free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Introduction to Transportation Systems' provides an overview of various transportation systems, their structures and problems associated with each. This course is required for students in the first year of their Master of Science in Transportation program and can be useful to any student or professional interested in learning more about transportation systems.

Introduction to Transportation Systems: Course Specifics

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Introduction to Transportation Systems: Course Description

Traffic jams and rush hour traffic are a part of life, especially for those who live in or near a city. Develop an understanding of today's transportation systems, how different systems work together (or against each other), the components of a transportation system and their design. This OpenCourseWare is provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Engineering in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and covers the social, economic and environmental impacts of transportation as well as the focuses of engineers as they design a system. Students learn how transportation systems are evaluated, using such factors as cost, stability, reliability and safety. Professors Joseph Sussman and Nigel Wilson teach this course from MIT that provides an overview of aspects of transportation systems, including proper structural design and maintenance. Learn how where you live, how you get to work and cost influence the development and usefulness of transportation systems.

Notes, lectures and study materials like tests, quizzes and assignments are available for free online. To take this free OpenCourseWare, visit the introduction to transportation systems course page.

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