TOP Certificate Program

TOP Certificate Program

The Transportation Operations and Planning (TOP) Certificate Program has been established for transportation professionals with interests in transportation systems management, operations and transportation planning. This is a 9-credit program, taught by faculty in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering who are affiliated with the UF Transportation Institute. The program is administered through the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering (CCE) Department which is housed in the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE).


Students must complete 3 of the following 8 courses with a B or better in each course:

  • TTE 6267 Traffic Flow Theory (3 credits)
  • TTE 5256 Traffic Engineering (3 credits)
  • TTE 6205 Freeway Operations and Simulation (3 credits)
  • TTE 6315: Highway Safety Analysis (3 credits)
  • TTE 5305 Advanced Transportation Systems Analysis (3 credits)
  • TTE 5006 Advanced Urban Transportation Planning (3 credits)
  • URP 6716 Transportation Policy and Planning (3 credits)
  • CGN 6905 Special Problems in Civil Engineering (3 credits)


Credit hours are semester hours.


All courses are taught at the University of Florida campus and through the EDGE program. CLICK HERE for more information.


Completion of a BS degree in civil engineering or transportation-related field from a regionally accredited US institution or international equivalent, or alternatively, a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of practical experience in transportation. The undergraduate GPA must be 3.0 or higher.

To apply

  • Students will need to submit a transcript, curriculum vitae (CV), and two letters of recommendation for this program. A letter of recommendation can come from a supervisor, academic advisor, etc.
  • Once you have your application materials you can apply at the University of Florida’s website.
  • For questions on how to apply send an email to
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