Transportation contributes to the economical, industrial, social, and cultural development of any country. Transportation is critical for any country’s economic success. Every commodity requires transportation facilities at both the production and distribution stages. Every country’s progress is dependent on the efficiency of its transportation networks. Transportation systems enable the movement of goods, services, and people between sites. It is impossible to overstate the importance of efficient transportation systems. A country’s economic, social, and cultural development requires a functional and adequate transportation system. Rapid changes in the transportation environment, as well as the interrelationships between transportation, urban systems, information services, and production planning, necessitate transportation professionals having a strong background in fundamental disciplines, the ability to adapt to change, and the vision and insight needed to implement through innovative solutions in a fast-paced world. It is felt that a MS program pertaining to transportation sector would go a long way in enhancing the understanding of the students of different transportation systems and how they synchronize together to ensure safe, economical, and efficient transport operations within the country.
The MS Degree Program in Transportation Systems Engineering is being offered by the Center of Excellence in Transportation/Railway Engineering, at PAF-IAST from Fall Semester of 2022. The objective of the MS Program is to impart knowledge and skills to the MS graduates, who are desirous of acquiring an understanding of the intricacies of a multidisciplinary field like road, railways, air, pipelines and marine engineering. The goal of the MS Degree program in Transportation Systems Engineering is to develop our students’ analytic, quantitative, and communication skills so that graduates are well prepared to face the exciting and challenging transportation environment of today and tomorrow. The strong quantitative focus of our program will provide students with skills for analyzing all modes of transportation used for the movement of people and goods, within and between cities, under both public and private operations.