Transportation Engineering & Climate Policy

NRE 567

This course will give students a solid understanding of the transportation sector as needed to address energy and climate challenges. Topics include:  characteristics of the transportation sector (personal vehicles, freight and air); energy and emissions data at global, national and state levels; the structure of transportation markets (for vehicles, fuels and travel demand); and perspectives of businesses, institutions and other sector interests. It will cover past, present and proposed public policies that influence the sector; discuss case studies of key policies; and provide experience with pertinent techniques of energy and environmental analysis.  The course will equip students to advise, manage and assist in developing and implementing transportation-related energy and climate programs and policies, and prepare students to excel as analysts, planners, engineers or managers tasked with addressing the subject in industry, government, consultancies and nonprofit organizations.

Credits: 
3.0
School(s)/College(s): 
Environment and Sustainability
Semesters: 
Winter 2014