PSU Delft Summer Program
Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands
June 27 - July 10, 2015
This 6-credit program presents an introduction to transportation engineering applications in the European context. The course will build on earlier courses with a special emphasis on differences between U.S. and Dutch standards. The curriculum will feature material that provides a contrast between engineering principles and policies focusing on the standards presented in both the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and the Highway Capacity Manual.
Furthermore, specific emphases on engineering principles and practice will be explored through field trips and in guest lectures both while abroad and in Portland. Students completing this course will have a greater understanding of the contrast in policies from the Portland area with communities in the Netherlands.
Peter Koonce (The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation), the course's original creator, was inspired to develop the curriculum after guest lecturing for a Northeastern University course hosted at TU Delft in 2010. Koonce soon realized that he was involved in a course that he should have taken as an undergraduate, and he pledged to create the same experience for students at PSU.
"At the City of Portland, we had been talking about building better bicycle facilities, but it was hard to imagine them. By visiting with Dutch traffic engineers, you could ask them specific questions on what was working for them and how their design philosophies evolved over time."
Faculty: Dr. Robert Bertini (PSU), Peter Koonce (PSU)
Term: Summer 2015
Total Estimated Cost: $5,815
Courses Offered: CE 410/510: Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands
Credit Offered: 6 credits
Open to: Seniors and graduate students from all majors. Non-students are also welcome to apply; non-students should notify faculty should they intend to apply.
Application & Information available on the program webpage
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2015