Undergraduate Education

C2M2  brings together the most prominent higher education institutions in South Carolina, and experts from a multitude of disciplines: civil engineering, computer science, automotive engineering, industrial engineering, city planning, and policy analysis. The center has a strategic advantage in that it includes access to nearly the entire student population in South Carolina. Given the facilities, resources, and expertise at each institution, the center is positioned to develop unique tracks within existing programs, and to create new programs, for those who wish to work in transportation whose major is not necessarily in engineering. Our affiliated institutions each bring a different focus to our Center and expand the breadth of research that undergraduate students are exposed to, giving them a chance to gain hands on experience with research and provide an avenue to recruit fresh, young students into our affiliated graduate programs.  In the past year our researchers have taught 24 undergraduate courses throughout our five schools, and 17 students worked with Center funded researchers on transportation research.

Clemson University: Clemson University is classified as a doctoral university with “Highest Research Activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. Its Glenn Department of Civil Engineering offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering with a specialization in transportation systems. The department has a total of 29 faculty members, with eight specializing in transportation. The department also provides undergraduates with an opportunity to focus on transportation through elective courses. The department graduates 20 students with MSCE or Ph.D. degrees per year. In addition, the City and Regional Planning Program offers MAs to students in transportation planning.

University of South Carolina: USC is recognized as the state’s most productive research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, which placed USC on an elite list of universities with “very high research activity.” The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers four degrees (BS, MS, ME, Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C2M2) UTC Tier 1 Proposal

and Ph.D.), all in Civil Engineering. The department currently has 18 faculty members and approximately 300 undergraduates and 80 graduate students.

South Carolina State University: SCSU’s offers an MS in Transportation (MST), which includes multidisciplinary course work and experiential learning that emphasizes the theme of the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center: “Building Professional Capacity in Intermodal Transportation.” Over the past five years, an average of 6 students has graduated annually with an MST degree. MST students choose one of the following tracks: Transportation Planning, Business Management, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Multi-Modal Transportation.

The Citadel – The Military University of South Carolina: The Citadel’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department offers a broad-based curriculum at both the BS and graduate levels which provides students with an appropriate background for entering professional practice. The institution offers an ABET-accredited BS in Civil Engineering. Also, the MS in Project Management (MSPM) provides students with advanced instruction focusing on organizational effectiveness, principled leadership, innovative analytical procedures, and solutions to emerging engineering resource issues.

Benedict College: BC’s Department of Physics offers a B.S. degree in Transportation Engineering and Logistics Studies. This program was designed in collaboration with governmental agencies and transportation industry partners. The program offers courses in traffic engineering, transportation planning, traffic flow theory, highway design, Intelligent Transportation Systems, algorithm design, data structures, optimizations, hazardous materials, air pollution control, GIS, applied probability, and statistical methods under the transportation engineering track. Urban economics, supply chain management, advanced logistics, and production are offered under the logistics studies track.