Our objective in ITE is to get more students involve in the field of transportation.  One of the ways that we are able to do this is to combine the entire engineering department together.  We believe that transportation, especially in the steps of 21st century, would involve a lot more subjects than civil engineering issues.  With new technologies such as ITS and GIS, more concentration is being given to computer, electrical, and mechanical aspects of transportation.  Thus, having a combination of students from different engineering disciplines will enable us to achieve this transition.