A good background in science and mathematics, the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form, and a basic understanding of government are all beneficial skills in becoming a transportation engineer, planner or technologist.
Transportation engineers, planners and technologists should prepare for their careers through post-secondary education, with most transportation engineers enrolling in engineering programs – primarily transportation or civil engineering – but also electrical, mechanical or industrial engineering. However, because of the diverse nature of the profession, many transportation planners and technologists have backgrounds in urban planning, science, environmental planning, computing and a number of other fields.
Many Canadian universities and colleges offer programs with a transportation component, or related courses and programs in transportation. If in doubt, contact the Registrar’s Office of the institution directly.
Scholarships & Awards
CITE offers several annual Scholarships & Awards for ITE Student Members enrolled in transportation programs at accredited Canadian universities and colleges.