M.Tech in Transportation Engineering


The program aims at preparing students for positions in industry, government, and future Ph.D. students by equipping them with analytical, practical, and technical skills will be instrumental in serving current and future technologies, research, and innovation in Transportation Engineering. The curriculum was designed by the faculty who work closely with transportation professionals to ensure that all necessary transportation aspects are covered.
The courses in the curriculum provide the knowledge and skill set in topics like intelligent transportation systems, road safety engineering, travel demand modelling, traffic operations, freight transportation, and transportation data analytics. Students also get hands-on experience in particular areas like vehicle and pedestrian simulation, highway design, transportation systems planning, etc.

About the Program

The M. Tech. in Transportation Engineering offered by the Department of Civil Engineering at Mahindra University comprises thirteen teaching course units worth 47 credits (including practical components) and a thesis worth 15 credits out of a total of 62 credits. The teaching courses will cover fundamental and advanced aspects of theoretical and practical orientation of transportation. All traditional course contents are upgraded and new courses are introduced as per industry needs. Most of the courses are embedded with laboratory which provides the students with hands-on experience which makes them confident while solving real-world problems. Another highlight of this course is that students can choose the internship period (depending on the requirements and student interests) of 8-12 weeks/6 months/one year, which will enhance the student’s understanding of practical problems.

The uniqueness of the curriculum is the strong emphasis on Transportation Systems and their modelling along with conventional transportation courses and laboratories (both computational and experimental), interdisciplinary elective courses, and programming and software skills required for industrial applications. The students are trained in various popular transportation software which makes them industry ready. Electives can be chosen from a wide variety of options across various departments of the University. Overall, the course content is designed to suit the industry needs of the transportation engineering profession.

Program Outcomes

  • Plan, analyze, design, and execute transportation infrastructure projects.

  • Apply the knowledge of basic science, engineering, and optimization techniques to solve transportation engineering problems.

  • Become a member of an interdisciplinary team and execute projects of multidisciplinary nature.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the transportation engineering and management principles and apply these to manage projects

Vision of the Programme

  • To nurture future engineers and equip them with state-of-the-art technologies for ensuring safe, efficient, inclusive, and sustainable transportation systems.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • To impart comprehensive knowledge on the elements of transportation to meet current and future challenges.
  • To prepare for working in an interdisciplinary environment with advanced technologies to solve complex transportation problems
  • To inculcate social responsibility, reflective learning, and professional ethics throughout their careers.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

  • Apply fundamental knowledge of transportation for planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of sustainable infrastructure
  • Utilize modern equipment and software to progress a career in academics, industry, and research in the field of transportation
  • Exhibit leadership qualities with an ethical attitude and ability to engage in lifelong learning

Course Structure

The curriculum of the proposed program has a balance of courses in Transport planning, traffic engineering, and pavement design. Students undergo mandatory ‘core’ courses in the basics of all the streams in the first and second semesters and apply the knowledge in the capstone project. Further, students have the option of choosing electives that would deepen their knowledge in selected streams. The curriculum is designed to make the graduates future-ready by incorporating differentiators such as Intelligent transport systems in the basic requirements. Further, the program is structured in such a way that an extended internship/ research project can be carried out in the second year.

Eligibility Criteria

B.Tech./ BE (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 60% marks

Expected Intake: 15 Nos

Expected Tuition Fee: 1 lac/ annum

Stipend: 18000 (+ Lodging and boarding).

Admission Procedure

  • Shortlisting of applications is

    • Based on the percentile score in the GATE examination.
    • Based on the performance in the written test conducted by Mahindra University.
  • All shortlisted candidates will have to appear for a personal interview for final selection.

Career Roles

Graduates of the program are expected to function as Highway Engineers, Traffic Analysts, Transportation Planner, and Researchers in any of the following verticals

  • Consulting Companies

  • Academics and Research

  • Government Agencies

  • Entrepreneurs

Curriculum & Detailed syllabus

Semester 01

S.No. Code Course Name L T P Credit
01 TE 5101 Urban Transportation Planning 03 00 00 03
02 TE 5102 Traffic Engineering and Management 03 00 02 04
03 TE 5103 Highway Materials, Testing, and Characterization 03 00 02 04
04 TE 5104 Geometric Design of Transportation Facilities 03 00 02 04
05 TE 5105 Transportation Data Analysis 02 01 00 03
06 TE 5106 AI Applications in Transportation Engineering 01 00 02 02
Total Credits 15 01 08 20

Semester 02

S.No. Code Course Name L T P Credit
07 TE 5201 Pavement Design and Management 03 00 02 04
08 TE 5202 Optimization models and methods in Transportation Engineering 03 00 00 03
09 TE 5203 Transportation Software Laboratory 00 00 04 02
10 TE 52XX Elective – I 03 00 00 03
11 TE 52XX Elective -II 03 00 00 03
12 TE 52XX Elective – III 03 00 00 03
13 Open Elective 03 00 00 03
Total Credits 18 0 06 21

Semester 03

S.No. Code Course Name L T P Credit
14 TE 5141 Industry seminars 00 00 00 00
15 TE 5142 Industry Internship / Online Certification Course 00 00 00 00
16 TE 5150 Thesis – I 00 00 36 12
Total Credits 12

Semester 04

S.No. Code Course Name L T P Credit
18 TE 5250 Thesis – II 00 00 36 12
Total Credits 12

Total Number of Credits in the programme – 65 (Sixty Five)

Elective – I
  • TE 5221 Road Safety Engineering
  • TE 5222 Airport Infrastructure Planning and Design
  • TE 5223 Sustainable Transportation Materials
  • TE 5224 High-Speed Rail Infrastructure Planning and Engineering
  • TE 5225 Sustainable and Green Mobility systems
  • TE 5226 Transit Oriented Development
Elective – II
  • TE 5227 Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • TE 5228 Traffic Flow Modelling and Simulation
  • TE 5229 Freight Transportation Systems and Modelling
  • TE 5230 Low Volume Roads
  • TE 5231 Future Mobility Innovations
  • TE 5232 Pavement Evaluation and Rehabilitation
Elective – III
  • TE 5233 Transportation Asset Management
  • TE 5234 GIS for Transportation Systems
  • TE 5235 Behavioural Travel Modelling
  • TE 5236 Environmental Impacts of Transportation
  • TE 5237 Pavement Drainage systems
  • TE 5238 Transportation Economics
  • TE 5239 Transportation Economics, Policies, and Financing
  • TE 5240 Big data analytics in Transportation
  • TE 5241 Mass Rapid Transportation
  • TE 5242 Introduction to Multi-Modal Transportation Systems
Open Electives (2nd semester)
  • Autonomous and connected vehicles
  • Wireless sensors and their applications (IoT applications)
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Electric vehicles and their infrastructure
  • Any relevant / HSS elective