Transportation Engineering


To train professionals in the area of Transportation Engineering who offer integral solutions to the detected problems of mobilizing goods and people, with an interdisciplinary approach to design, build, improve, explore and plan transportation systems. With an overall conception about transport so that there is consistency in driving transport processes at the corporate, national and international level.

Candidate’s Profile

Plan 06

  • Join interdisciplinary teams.
  • Foster change while respecting society and environment.
  • Develop activities with professional responsibility and ethics.
  • Show companionship, ethics, honesty, justice and loyalty.
  • Professional development.
  • Be committed to Mexico, IPN and UPIICSA.
  • Pride for the profession.
  • Ecological vision and preservation of nature

    Plan 07

    In order to achieve a successful training in Transportation Engineering, the candidate should come from the Maths-Physics area and gather the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities required by the Academic Program.

    Know to know

    Methods of solving mathematical problems such as:

  • Arithmetic and algebra.
  • Geometry and trigonometry.
  • Analytical geometry.
  • Differential and integral calculus.
  • Probability and statistics.

    Methods of solving physics problems such as:

  • Background of physics.
  • Kinematics.
  • Dynamics.
  • Properties of matter.
  • Thermodynamics.
  • Electrostatics and electrodynamics.
  • Electromagnetism.
  • Balancing chemical reactions.
  • Problems of stoichiometry.
  • General issues on political, economic and social environment today.
  • General aspects of environment care.

    Know how

    The candidate in Transport Engineering should be able to:

  • Apply appropriately habits and methods of study.
  • Communicate ideas appropriately.
  • Apply ingenuity.
  • Apply abstraction.
  • Apply analysis and synthesis.
  • Apply predictions.
  • Human relations management.
  • Methods management and language of applied engineering and technology
  • Problem solving.
  • Text reading in English

    Know to Be and Living Together

    The candidate to study the academic program of Engineering in Transport must show:

  • Commitment to environment, family and educational institution.
  • Empathy for academic and research work in a cooperative and participatory manner in and outside the classroom.
  • Sense of responsibility and honesty when acting.
  • Extrovert personality.
  • Preference for attitudes oriented towards service and social coexistence.
  • Honesty and respect towards peers.
  • Motivation and drive towards common goals.
  • Work orientation.
  • Responsibility.
  • Sincerity and honesty.
  • Nationalism.
  • Adaptability to change.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and change generator.
  • Contribution with solutions for the development of the country and the people.

    Experience in

  • Study techniques.
  • Reading Techniques.
  • Writing techniques.

Graduate´s profile

The Transportation Engineer of UPIICSA is an interdisciplinary professional who works in any type of public or private organization implementing and managing transport systems at national and international level, providing solutions to the problems that arise in the different modes such as air, land, rail and sea.

The Proposed Academic Program for the Degree in Transport Engineering maintains the conceptual profile of the graduate, but complements and deepens the knowledge related to the environmental impacts of mobile sources and logistics, as well as in which the graduate needs to solve the problems of transport systems in our country.

# Knowledge * Mastery of knowledge in physics, mathematics and chemistry that will allow him/her to develop theories of engineering sciences. * Ability to apply the knowledge of this discipline. * Knowledge for the qualified performance in direction, regulation, election and development of transport systems for the benefit of the country. * Application of practical conceptual tools for the analysis and solution of the strategic and operational problems of transportation management and planning. * Identification and diagnosis of transportation problems; planning of solutions compatible with urban and regional development, taking into account the social, economic and political effects of the country. * Identification of requirements and procedures for the creation, operation and modification of specific situations of the transport sector, based on acquired technical and administrative knowledge. * Management and operation of companies and public bodies and infrastructure in which national and international transport development is involved. * Development of new and more precise means to measure vehicle emissions and model the effect of transport on regional air quality. * Development of complementary applications for the maintenance and operation of transport vehicles. * Analysis and design of the logistics chain of goods and people. * Management of fleets and transportation terminals for better service delivery.

# Abilities * Select routes and means of distribution of products. * Locate concentration and distribution warehouses. * Formulate and evaluate benefits and commercialization of products. * Design and apply models for transport planning and operation. * Design technical and administrative systems of transport systems. * Design and implement salary and incentive systems. * Evaluate and select tools and equipment for transportation. * Evaluate projects of transport systems. * Design and improve systems of planning and control of different ways of transport. * Make studies of plant location and warehouses. * Develop financial planning systems. * Locate and design terminals for passenger and cargo transportation. * Conduct location studies for the installation of sea and air ports. * Make tariff studies. * Design, manage and maintain automotive centres, air terminals and seaports. * Create proprietary technologies through research, adapt and apply external technology for the benefit of the country.

# Attitudes and Values * Foster collaborative work. * Foster discipline, a proactive and entrepreneurial spirit. * Foster responsibility in respect and fellowship. * Foster autonomy, professional ethics and adaptation to the environment. * Foster teamwork. * Foster creativity. * Foster criticism and self-criticism * Foster honesty. * Foster social awareness. * Foster appropriate organizational environments. * Foster the culture of effort and work. * Foster conservation of the environment. * Foster equity. * Foster tolerance. * Foster confidentiality. * Foster freedom of thought.

Academic Requirements

Comply in a timely manner with each of the stages of the admission process highlighted in the call for entry to the university system at IPN and show documents such as: * Official certificate of higher education. * Certificate of secondary education. * Single Population Registry Key (CURP). * Birth certificate. * Pass the entry examination. * 6 small size photos. (4x4)

Work Field

The graduate in Transport Engineering has a wide field of action in the public and private sectors and it enables him/her to perform successfully in: * Multimodal, National and International Transport Companies. * Export Companies. * Shipping Companies. * Airlines. * Transit Agencies of Loading Ports. * Companies of Integral Logistics Services, Freight Forwarders and Transport Operators. * Company with their own transport fleet. * Companies providing services for the mobilization of goods or people, classified as borrowers such as railway companies, Multipack, STC - Metro, etc. * Public sector departments and ministries such as the Communications and Transportation ministry (SCT). * Transport and Roads ministry of the City of Mexico government (SETRAVI). * Communications and Transport ministry of state governments. * Federal Telecommunications Commission (COFETEL). * Mexican Institute of Transportation. * Public Transport, Traffic, Traffic and Traffic Safety Bodies.

The Bachelor of Engineering in Transportation provides the bases to devote oneself to direct productive activity in the provision of transport service, design, planning and administration besides including the bases to become researchers and, if the case may arise, graduates can start business activities with a high professional level.

UPIICSA has therefore the objective of preparing transport professionals capable of achieving international competitiveness in Mexican transport, with a nationalist sense while serving the interests of the Mexican society.

It is important to underline that National Transportation Engineering will acquire a greater impulse as large airport infrastructure projects "Aerópolis"" and marine port ""Punta Colonet"" are being developed by the governments of the states of Hidalgo and Baja California

Curriculum Map

Check the list of subjects, credits and total hours of the program on the website of each school.