Formulating Learning Outcomes Based on Core Concepts for the Introductory Transportation Engineering Course

The introductory transportation engineering course is required in most civil engineering undergraduate programs in the United States, typically during the junior year. Instructors find the planning and teaching of this course challenging as a result of time constraints and lack of national coordination for content. This need for coordination and collaboration on a national basis led to the Transportation Education Conference held in June of 2009. During this three-day conference participants validated the perceived challenges of this course and a major outcome of this conference was the identification of the need to map out the specific learning objectives for the core concepts for this course. This paper is a continuation of this effort and identifies the critical steps towards the development of a set of core concepts for use when planning the required introductory transportation engineering course. The plan incorporates the use of existing tools such as the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Body of Knowledge, the idea of core concepts, and educational taxonomies to outline an implementation plan and timeline for development of these core concepts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

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    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Authors:
    • Beyerlein, Steve
    • Bill, Andrea R
    • Van Schalkwyk, Ida
    • Sanford Bernhardt, Kristen L
    • Young, Rhonda Kae
    • Nambisan, Shashi S
    • Turochy, Rod E
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2010


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01156945
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-3946
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 12:01PM