Certificates and Specializations

Environmental Engineering

This certificate program provides practicing professionals an opportunity to expand their knowledge base in environmental engineering. It is designed for people who cannot make the full time commitment to the graduate degree program but would like to receive recognition of their continued effort in the area of study or would like to cumulate credit hours toward their ultimate graduate degree goal.

Admission Criteria
This certificate is designed primarily for students with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.

Program of Study
Civil Engineering students may earn a Environmental Engineering Certificate by completing a total of 15 credit hours.

Civil Engineering students may earn an Environmental Engineering Certificate by completing five of the following courses:

4300:523 Chemistry for Environmental Engineers, 3 Credits
4300:526 Environmental Engineering Design, 3 Credits
4300:527 Water Quality Modeling and Management, 3 Credits
4300:623 Physical/Chemical Treatment Processes, 3 Credits
4300:624 Biological Wastewater Treatment Processes, 3 Credits
4300:631 Soil Remediation, 3 Credits


Geotechnical Engineering

This certificate program provides practicing professionals an opportunity to expand their knowledge base in geotechnical engineering. It is designed for people who cannot make the full time commitment to the graduate degree program but would like to receive recognition of their continued effort in the area of study or would like to cumulate credit hours toward their ultimate graduate degree goal.

Admission Criteria
This certificate is designed primarily for students with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.

Program of Study
Civil Engineering students may earn a Geotechnical Engineering Certificate by completing a total of 15 credit hours.

At least three (3) of the following courses must be taken:

4300:612 Advanced Soil Mechanics, 3 Credits
4300:614 Foundation Engineering I, 3 Credits
4300:615 Foundation Engineering II, 3 Credits
4300:617 Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, 3 Credits
4300:717 Soil Dynamics, 3 Credits

Four of the following workshop courses may be taken and substituted for two (2) of the courses above:

Load and Resistance Factor Design of Foundations and Geotechnical Features, 1.5 Credits
Ground Improvement Methods, 1.5 Credits
Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls and Reinforced Soil, 1.5 Credits
Slopes, 1.5 Credits
Deep Foundations, 1.5 Credits
Students interested in these workshop courses should contact the Department of Civil Engineering.


Structural Engineering

This certificate program provides professionals an opportunity to expand their knowledge base in the design and behavior of structural systems. It is designed for people who cannot make the full time commitment to the graduate degree program but would like to receive recognition of their continued effort in the area of study or would like to cumulate credit hours toward their ultimate graduate degree goal.

Admission Criteria
This certificate is designed primarily for students with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.

Program of Study
Civil Engineering graduates may earn a Structural Engineering Certificate by completing the following five courses:

4300:551 Computer Methods of Structural Analysis, 3 Credits
4300:554 Advanced Mechanics of Materials, 3 Credits
4300:605 Structural Stability, 3 Credits
4300:684 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design, 3 Credits
4300:685 Advanced Steel Design, 3 Credits


Transportation Engineering

This certificate program provides practicing professionals an opportunity to expand their knowledge base in the design and operation of transportation systems. It is designed for people who cannot make the full time commitment to the graduate degree program but would like to receive recognition of their continued effort in the area of study or would like to cumulate credit hours toward their ultimate graduate degree goal.

Admission Criteria
This certificate is designed primarily for students with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.

Program of Study
Civil Engineering students may earn a Transportation Engineering Certificate by completing the following three courses:

4300:564 Highway Design, 3 Credits
4300:565 Pavement Engineering, 3 Credits
4300:566 Traffic Engineering, 3 Credits

and two of the following courses:

4300:663 Advanced Transportation Engineering I, 3 Credits
4300:664 Advanced Transportation Engineering II, 3 Credits
4300:665 Traffic Detection and Data Analysis, 3 Credits

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