Transportation Management Engineering
Department of Transportation Management Engineering is one of the earliest teaching and research institutions in the field of railway transportation design and management. Its history can be traced back to 1951 when the Shanghai Railway Secondary Vocational School established. In 1958, Shanghai Railway University set up transportation department which was renamed as transportation management engineering department in 1987. In 2000, the university merged with Tongji University. Then the department was renamed as Department of Transportation Management Engineering.
The department has traffic transportation major and logistics engineering major. In the background of transportation planning & management of rail system and logistics engineering, these majors put emphasis on the fields of transport management modernization, transportation economy & policy, simulation & analysis of transportation system, planning & design of transportation system, multi-modal transport & international logistics, planning & design of logistics system and logistics information system & management of rail system ( including railway, high-speed railway, intercity railway, city rail system, maglev transportation.
After the departments adjustment of Tongji University and Shanghai Jiaotong University, Traffic transportation major was established. Up to now it has gone through the teaching history of nearly 60 years. From 1950s to 1980s, the major mainly aims to train railways transportation professionals. In the request of talents, we added international trade transportation major on the basis of railway transportation major. In 1998, Ministry of Education adapted the undergraduate subject catalogues and the railway transportation major was renamed to traffic transportation major. In 2000, after the merging of Tongji University and Shanghai Railway University, the department showed the teaching and research advantages in the field of land transportation. In December 2010, transportation major obtained the National Engineering Education Certification. In the same year, Educating and Training Outstanding Engineers Plan was approved by Ministry of Education and began to enroll students.
Logistic engineering’s former is traffic transportation major. At the end of 1990s, in order to fit the trend of international logistics development and meet the requirements of related talents, School of Transportation Engineering established the logistic engineering major. In 2001, logistic engineering major was added to the traffic transportation majors and in 2003, after the approval of the Ministry of Education, Tongji University became one of the first colleges which set up the logistic engineering in our country.
In recent years, the logistic engineering major focused on the planning of railway transportation system by the supports of the Nation Science and Technology Support Project, National High-Technology Project (863) and NSFC, etc. On the base of urban railway and high speed railway networks in metropolis like Shanghai, Peking, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, the department has carried out the research works on the key technologies of operation management & decision aids and achieved significant progress. Lots of scientific achievements had been applied to the field of our UMT network system and got the first-class prize of National Technology Progress Award, the first-class prize of Shanghai Technology Progress Awards and many other awards. Nowadays, the majors has wide influences on our society, leading the way of our country in the field of urban railway transportation.
At present the department has 20 staffs in total, including 5 professors, 8 associate professors.