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Design best management practices for water systems.

Resilient Water Infrastructure—Graduate Certificate

Resilient Water Infrastructure

Explore treatment for society's infrastructure as it relates to water.

Learn to manage water and sewer systems, stormwater, low impact development, and stream restoration. Recognize the necessity of resilient infrastructure for our society due to urbanization and climate change. Examine the issues related to dams, embankments, diversions, and cross drainage. Study levees, water distribution systems, sewer systems, and restoration of rivers to a more natural state. Environmental engineering jobs pay a median annual wage of about $92,000.

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
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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.

CEE 3620 - Water Resources Engineering

Introduction to hydrologic engineering, including rainfall-runoff modeling and hydrologic frequency analysis. Analysis and design of hydraulic systems such as pipe networks and storm water management systems. Computational, field, and experimental laboratory sessions reinforce lectures and provide hands-on learning opportunities.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ENG 3200 and (MA 3710(C) or CEE 3502(C) or CEE 3710(C))

Take 9 credits of elective courses.

CEE 5665 Stream Restoration (3 credits) is also available as an elective.

CEE 5507 - Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection

Application of basic principles in civil and environmental engineering to the analysis and design of water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and their appurtenances. Analysis of research on some topic of the course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring

CEE 5640 - Stormwater Management and LID

Design techniques for stormwater collection, conveyance, infiltration, and detention storage systems are discussed, both traditional stormwater management systems and newer approaches based on the philosophy of low impact development (LID) that seek not to alter the natural ecology of a site.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 3620

CEE 5650 - Hydraulic Structures

Application of basic principles fluid mechanics in civil and environmental engineering to the analysis and design of hydraulic structures. Analysis of research on some topic of the course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 3620(C)

The minimum completion time is two semesters.

Here are typical schedules.

Option A

Fall Spring
CEE 5650 CEE 5507 or CEE 5665
Summer  
CEE 5640  

Option B

Fall Spring
CEE 5650 CEE 5507 and CEE 5665

Option C

  Spring
  CEE 5507 or CEE 5665
Summer Fall
CEE 5640 CEE 5650

Option D

Spring Summer
CEE 5507 and CEE 5665 CEE 5640

Option E

Summer  
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.

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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

Brian Barkdoll, PE

Professor, 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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Melanie Watkins, PE

Melanie Watkins, PE

Research Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Teaching Statement

Dr. Kueber Watkins teaches river and floodplain hydraulics, water resources modeling, and design of water, wastewater, and storm systems.

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Veronica Webster, PE

Veronica Webster, PE

Associate Professor, Water Resources Engineering