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Education

Faculty of Transportation Engineering (FTE) offers graduate degrees to national and international applicants. Being a student at FTE is more than obtaining knowledge. It is about giving the opportunity to find potentials and to develop technical and analytical skills as an individual. Studying at FTE has several advantages that are:

  • Small class sizes, qualitative supervision, and directed research, thanks to being a graduate studies faculty
  • Collaboration with national/international research centers and scholars
  • Strong collaborative research with Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical, and Natural Resources Engineering Faculties as well as Mathematics and Physics Faculties at IUT (Isfahan University of Technology)
  • Close working relationships with prominent institutions such as ETH Zurich, EPFL, TUM, University of Illinois at Chicago, and University of Memphis
  • Lectures involving real-world applications and problems, project-based workshops and assignments, seminars, and field trips
  • Stimulating environment for both fundamental and applied research
  • Close ties with national transportation organizations in Iran
  • Close ties with local transportation agencies in different provinces and cities of Iran

Master's Program

Compulsory/optional:

  • Thesis-track students are required to take seminar (2 credits) and eight graduate-level courses (24 credits). Four out of the eight courses are mandatory and four are elective. The latter can be taken from other faculties (e.g. Civil and Industrial Engineering Faculties). Non-thesis students need to take seminar as well as 10 courses, of which four are mandatory.

Thesis:

  • Thesis-track students are required to take 6 credits of MSc thesis.

Examination:

  • Students are required to submit the proposals of their thesis research to the faculty’s director of graduate studies (DGS). Proposals will be reviewed by multiple faculty members and feedbacks will be provided to students. Each proposal must be finally approved by the committee appointed by the DGS.
  • To complete thesis research each student is required to submit his/her thesis to the faculty and defend the thesis in a formal, open-to-public session. Graduation is conditional on approval of the defense committee.

Master's Program

Practice-oriented:

All courses are practice-oriented in the sense that students perfect their knowledge by applying methods that they have learned in the lectures to simple and then real-world problems.

Requirements for technology and environment:

  • Acquiring methodological skills
  • course materials including both lectures and assignments are designed such that students understand and learn the step-by-step process of developing methodologies ultimately leading to an approach or process that can be utilized to solve a real-world problem.
  • Acquiring professional skills
  • Most courses involve one or multiple projects through which the students learn and apply a commercial software widely used in practice. This would give students an edge in competition for jobs as well as continuation of their studies toward PhD.
  • Acquiring Social Skills
  • Some courses involve team projects through which students not only practice how to work in a group but also enhance their social skills.

Faculty of Transportation Engineering welcomes new students from all over the world and currently admits applicants in the area of Transportation Planning for the Master's degree. To know about the requirements, tuition fees, cost of living, and other useful information about the application process please click on the link below:

https://english.iut.ac.ir/how-to-apply