Transportation Systems OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Study Course on Complex Transportation System Modeling

Published Dec 31, 2008

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Study the political, economic, social and environmental effects of transportation systems in this free OpenCourseWare provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Transportation Systems' identifies the development and history of transportation systems and helps students to understand transportation systems in a broader sense, including their uses, design and place in today's society. This graduate-level course is ideal for students pursuing a master's degree in transportation.

Transportation Systems: Course Specifics

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Transportation Systems: Course Description

Transportation systems are best understood when viewed as a complex series of interconnected systems. This OpenCourseWare provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Engineering offers students an interdisciplinary education focusing on the history of transportation and the development of transportation systems. Transportation systems are influenced by such factors as location, use, safety and cost. Students will learn to identify these, and other, components of systems and their effects. Transportation systems are an integral part of modern society and culture and this course is taught with this idea in mind. Taught by MIT professor Joseph Sussman, this OpenCourseWare provides an overview of effective transportation systems, their design and why they work. Throughout the course, students will develop an understanding of how transportation systems professionals use modeling technologies to predict the success or failures of transportation systems.

Study materials, lectures and notes are available for free online. If you're interested in this free OpenCourseWare, visit the transportation systems course page.

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