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Each year, ShanghaiRanking assesses and ranks universities across 54 different academic subjects, spanning from physics and transportation sciences and technology to finance and hospitality and tourism management. The research-based rankings consider five key indicators, including research volume, quality, impact, international partnerships and academic awards.

UCF’s transportation science and technology program tied for No. 5 among U.S. programs.

Orlando is a transportation gateway for global commerce, and UCF’s transportation sciences program features talented faculty and student researchers who are using technology to drive cutting-edge innovations that are strengthening safety and changing the future of transportation.

Students in the transportation science program benefit from UCF’s location in one of the nation’s major transportation hubs. Central Florida boasts seven highways, three nearby ports, seven international airports within 100 miles, and an expanding rail industry with the addition of Brightline.

Graduates head into the workforce ready for high-demand jobs in designing, building and enhancing transportation systems, all with a strong background in technology.

“The transportation faculty at UCF recognizes the important and up-and-coming areas in the discipline and are invested in developing them,” says Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Pegasus Professor of  Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering. “The diversity of research methods, quality of research, and their applications have allowed the transportation research at UCF to become prominent and internationally recognized.”