Transportation Engineer

About the job:

What you do

As a Transportation Engineer, you design and plan new transport infrastructure such as highways, airports, and railways. You first have to gather research information and then create innovative solutions based on your research, analysis, and mathematical skills to help your country acquire better and easier ways to commute.

The tough stuff

As a Transportation Engineer, you will have to:

  • Work some weekends and evenings as your job requires a lot of time
  • Be aware of any mistakes since you are responsible, and any error can cost your company big losses
The cool stuff

As a Transportation Engineer, you will get to:

  • Be a central figure in your community's development!
  • Enjoy an above average salary
Typical work hours
  • 40 hours a week
  • Extra hours might be required

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Math
  • Physics
Best high school track(s)
  • General Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required

In order to become a Transporation Engineer, you will need a: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering. Some universities offer Transportation Engineering as an undergraduate degree focus or concentration. An accredited bachelor's degree program in civil or transportation engineering may last 4-6 years.

Coursework often includes calculus, physics, chemistry, solid-fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, as well as professional studies in traffic control, optimization and environmental issues.

  • Master's Degree, since some employers require it




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