Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Engineering—Graduate Certificate

Help protect human health in developing world and disaster-relief settings.

Apply fundamental scientific principles and engineering design approaches for the protection of public health and environmental quality. Build skills in community engagement, sustainability-based decision-making processes, and social science. Expand your career options in environmental engineering consulting firms, environmental compliance, engineering departments in industrial firms, and regulatory agencies. Become successful in improving WASH engineering through effective communication in order to bridge technology and community.

Stand out by graduating from the #18 national university for public service (Washington Monthly).

Progress quickly with a compact curriculum.

Work with the program advisor to select courses that fit your interests and prerequisite skills. This is a 9-credit certificate.

Check your preparation.

Here are some of the pre-requisite courses for this certificate.

Take a 3 credit required course.

Take 6 credits of elective courses.

Select two of the following courses. At least one elective course must be at the 5000 level and only one SS course may be selected. ENG 5510 may be taken instead of ENG 5515.

The minimum completion time is two semesters.

Here is a typical schedule.

Fall Spring
CEE 5993
ENG 5515
SS 5325

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

Understand and engage the local community, communicate effectively, and identify technologies and human behaviors that are appropriate within a particular cultural context to solve WASH engineering problems in developing-world and disaster-relief settings.