The Division of Transportation Engineering (formerly Urban Systems Development) of the Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University Chennai, offers a M.E Programme in Urban Engineering. The last batch of students are in 4th Semester. This programme was introduced in 1974. The programme was designed to train Civil Engineering graduates to plan, implement, monitor and manage urban development activities with special thrust on urban transportation.
Realizing the need of the hour, now the Programme is renamed as M.E Transportation Engineering from 2009 onwards and the course is oriented towards Traffic Engineering and Management, Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Sustainable Urban Transport and Development, Road Safety Audit, Transportation Economics, Design and Construction of Flexible and Rigid Pavements, Highway Planning, Maintenance of Roads etc.
In addition to theory courses, students have hands on experience by conducting Laboratory Experiments in I and II Semester of M.E (Transportation Engineering) Programme. The students are also made to undergo Practical Training in any one of the reputed organization at the end of their Second Semester for a period of four weeks to have an Industry Related Experience.