The Transportation Management: Vulnerability, Risk and Security (TM:VRS) Certificate is offered through the Bloustein School. It is recognized by, developed with and presented by a coalition of faculty and staff from the School of Engineering, the School of Arts and Sciences and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS).
The fifteen-credit program is designed to provide students with a risk analysis approach to transportation policy. Participants in this program will develop expertise through the multi-disciplinary approach, providing them with skills that will apply to future work sites and enrich their research in the field of transportation planning and management. The approach followed by this program offers students a background in the disciplines of engineering, health, sociology, geography, environmental planning and risk management. The research and training associated with the certificate will enable certified students to apply their classroom experience in a comprehensive approach to reducing risk exposures and developing efficient interdisciplinary networks in response to complex problems related to system vulnerabilities.
The certificate has two required courses, the initial course in Transit Management and Planning, which will be offered by the Bloustein School in the fall semester, and an Interdisciplinary Seminar, typically offered in the spring semester, that challenges students to draw from all their courses and background to complete a research paper. The remaining three electives can be satisfied from a series of courses from the Bloustein School, the Engineering School, RBHS, or from the College of Arts and Sciences programs in Geography and Sociology.
The two required courses are the first and final courses in the certificate.
- 970:558 Transit Management and Planning: introduces overall issues of management for all transit sectors and the role of planning in creating effective long-term transportation operations.
- 970:559 TM:VRS Seminar: an interdisciplinary course of planning, risk communication, modeling, public health, and engineering. This capstone course focuses on bringing the disciplines together in a final project on transportation-related security issues.
Students can choose from the following to meet the electives requirement (minimum of three):
- 970:553 Transportation and Environment
- 970:556 Urban Transportation Planning
- 970:618 Environmental Planning and Management
- 180: 529 Security and Safety in Maritime Transportation and Port Operations
- 180:530 Maritime Transportation
- 180:552 Engineering Risk Analysis in Multimodal Transportation Systems
- AMS 302 Disasters, Culture and Society
- 378:501 or 450:03 Human Dimensions of Environmental Change
- 01:450:311 Natural Hazards
- 920: 524 Sociology of Organizations
- HEBS 0678J (School of Public Health) Risk Communication
- ENOH 0696, 0697 Public Health Preparedness 1 and 2
Students can apply for this certificate through their university advisor and the Bloustein School. Applications and additional information are available in the Student and Academic Services office at the Bloustein School, and the Dean’s Offices at SEBS, Engineering, GS-NB and at RBHS. Please direct questions to:
Coordinator for Graduate Student Services