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Design best management practices for water systems.

Resilient Water Infrastructure—Graduate Certificate

Resilient Water Infrastructure

Enhance the resilience and sustainability of society's water infrastructure.

Learn to analyze, design, and manage water and sewer systems, stormwater, low impact development, and stream restoration projects. Recognize the necessity of resilient infrastructure for our society facing challenges due to urbanization and climate change. Examine environmental and economic issues related to dams, embankments, diversions, and cross drainage. Study levees, flood risk management, and restoration of rivers to a more natural state. Environmental engineering jobs pay a mean annual wage of $105,840 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

  • Figures from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), dated May 2023.

3 courses in 3 semesters.

Department Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
Admissions requirement Civil engineering, environmental engineering, or related degree.
Contact Angela Keranen
Length 3 courses in 2-3 semesters
Effort 3 hours per credit per week
Each course 3 credits
Total credits 9
Course type Online or on-campus
Modality Watch class recordings on demand
Cost Based on credits and course type
Already enrolled? Speak with your advisor.


Progress quickly with a compact curriculum.

Work with the program advisor to select courses that fit your interests and prerequisite skills.

Check your preparation.

Students without civil, environmental, or related degree should have taken CEE 3620 Water Resources Engineering (4 credits including the lab or equivalent) OR CEE 3650 Hydraulics and Hydrology.

Take 9 credits of elective courses.

Take 3 out of the 4 courses.

The minimum completion time is two semesters.

Here are typical schedules.

Option A

Fall Spring
CEE 5650 CEE 5507 or CEE 5665
CEE 5640  

Option B

Fall Spring
CEE 5650 CEE 5507 and CEE 5665

Option C

  CEE 5507 or CEE 5665
Summer Fall
CEE 5640 CEE 5650

Option D

Spring Summer
CEE 5507 and CEE 5665 CEE 5640

Option E

CEE 5640  
Fall Spring
CEE 5650 CEE 5507 or CEE 5665

Interested in taking a single, online course? Enroll as a non-degree seeking student.

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

Design resilient water infrastructure systems.

Michigan Tech was founded in 1885.

The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and widely respected by fast-paced industries, including automotive development, infrastructure, manufacturing, and aerospace. Michigan Tech graduates deliver on rapid innovation and front-line research, leaning into any challenge with confidence.

The College of Engineering fosters excellence in education and research.

We set out as the Michigan Mining School in 1885 to train mining engineers to better operate copper mines. Today, more than 60 percent of Michigan Tech students are enrolled in our 17 undergraduate and 29 graduate engineering programs across nine departments. Our students and curriculum embrace the spirit of hard work and fortitude our founders once had. Our online graduate courses are the same, robust classes taken by our doctorate and masters candidates, taught directly by highly regarded faculty, with outstanding support from staff. We invite working professionals to join these courses, bring their own experience and challenges as part of the discussion. Leverage the national reputation of Michigan Tech to advance your career in tech leadership.

Meet the online certified instructors.

Students have the flexibility to review class recordings later.

Brian Barkdoll, PE, BCEE

Brian Barkdoll, PE, BCEE

Interim Chair, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Teaching Statement

Dr. Barkdoll teaches courses in water resources engineering, hydraulic structures, water distribution and wastewater collection, and stream restoration.

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David Watkins, PE

David Watkins, PE

Distinguished Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Teaching Statement

Dr. Watkins teaches on topics of water resources, natural resources, field service, and engineering with developing communities.

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Veronica Webster, PE

Veronica Webster, PE

Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Teaching Statement

Dr. Webster teaches uncertainty analysis, advanced hydrology, probabilistic analysis and reliability, environmental engineering, and water resources engineering.

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